Oct 7, 2016

National Security Manager , South Sudan

Employer:  Food for the Hungry 
Location: South Sudan
Closing date: 02 Nov 2016

Purpose Of The Job 
The South Sudan National Security Manager (referred to as Security Manager) is expected to provide overall safety and security expertise, standards practices, response, training, and support of safety and security across FH South Sudan. The Security Manager is responsible to ensure appropriate development and adherent of organizational and operational priorities for safety and security in FH South Sudan. The goal is to create and maintain industry standard excellence in security practices, crisis management, safety, and prevention of critical incidents and risk management for this field. The Security Manager will facilitate standards, resources, and training that are in the best interest of FH’s leadership and individual staff members.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Key Result #1 – Support the implementation of FH’s minimum operating security standards (MOSS).

Ensure the staff, and offices are compliant to FH’s MOSS and duty of care standards and procedures;
Strive to effectively integrate security practices into existing programs to include food distribution and security, education, protection, WASH, and peacebuilding;
Facilitate the development of location-specific security plans. Review and update security plans on a quarterly basis;
Conduct risk assessments as well as program specific security assessments on an ongoing basis;
Develop, train, implement, monitor and evaluate staff compliance to standard operating procedures and offer adjustments as needed;
Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep the Country Director, staff and the Global Security Director informed of potential events, including response management options and program impact;
Develop and conduct trainings that include: travel and road movements, communications, emergency response, security and other related topics relevant to the context, risks and staff capacity;
Conduct incident reporting and analysis;
Implement journey management systems and monitoring;
Provide regular security updates and briefings to staff, including visitors’ briefing and new staff inductions.

Key Result #2 – Influence and leadership.

FH South Sudan values team collaboration. The Security Manager will be responsible to integrate security into the operations so that administration and programs are strengthened and not hindered;
Have a strong understanding of all our programs in country. Have a strong understanding of community acceptance;
Devise strategies for enabling safe programming and access to beneficiaries;
Responsible for security decisions when the Country Director is out of the country;
Active participation and coordination with the SLT;
Work with Country Directors, Senior Leadership Team, and Program Managers, to ensure that security training and resources are included in new funding proposals;
Work with the Global Security Director on standards, practices, incident response and analysis;
Represent FH externally and in interagency forums;
Build the capacity of security focal points through training, coaching, and close collaboration.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Has a vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ;
Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Food for the Hungry;
Basic knowledge of high frequency radio communications, satphones, and cell phone burst messaging;
Experience developing and implementing NGO safety and security policies and procedures;
Strong assessment and analysis skills, report writing skills, organizational skills, and people skills;
Ability to think clearly and work well under pressure;
Demonstrated ability and desire to train and build capacity of expatriate and national staff;
Willingness to live in a team house;
Ability to plan, manage, and complete projects and work under little supervision;
Proficient in MS Office Suite;
Able to lift up to 25 pounds on a regular basis;
Able to do repetitive hand motions on a keyboard for up to 4 hours per day;
Ability to think clearly and work well under pressure;
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team with various different styles and personalities;
Ability to anticipate and discern potential problems, identify and offer possible solutions and facilitate resolution;
Ability to travel up to 50% of time per year, to insecure countries or locations (potentially in the US and internationally), and work for extended periods of time in challenging and rigorous conditions;
Completion of a medical screening is required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B.S.) from four-year College or university; Three years work experience in INGO safety and security management, and 1 year in a high risk environment; International experience living as an expatriate in a developing country strongly preferred; Certificate in psychological first aid or trauma care desired; Certification in first aid and CPR desired.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position does not have direct supervisory responsibilities. However the position will be responsible for all security decisions when the Country Director is not available.

LANGUAGE SKILLS Proficiency in spoken and written English. Arabic language skills desired. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret conflict and incident reports, research, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and security plans. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from various groups.
MISSION STATEMENT Motivated by Christ’s love, this position plays a key role in promoting the wholistic ministry of Food for the Hungry (FH) through the framework of the organization’s vision, “God called and we responded until physical and spiritual hungers ended worldwide”. In order to accomplish this vision, FH’s mission is to “walk with churches leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation”.

For a complete version of the job description, qualifications, benefits, and to apply, access our Employment page on the FH website: http://www.fh.org/get-involved/employment