Security Consultant

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Job Purpose
A client facing and fee earning role to provide direct support to Control Risks’ clients from within our crisis and security consulting practice. The consultant will be required to deliver security risk consulting and crisis management services principally across Southern Africa. The consultant may also be required to deliver or support projects across the wider Europe/Africa region.
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Tasks and Responsibilities

Consulting
The consultant will be expected to:
Undertake consulting tasks such as operational security reviews and security audits.
Deliver security awareness training and conduct security planning tasks.
Support senior team members in undertaking broader crisis and security consulting tasks as directed.
Support the maintenance of a network of appropriately skilled subcontractors who may be used to deliver CSC work if required

Contribute to the development of the service by identifying opportunities for improving the value our services provide to clients.
Liaise closely with relevant country experts, colleagues from other departments, and the client directly to ensure the services we provide are high-quality and answer client needs.

Task Management
 Service consultancy assignments
 Lead and participate in client engagement
 Ensure that practices, policies, strategy and services are fully aligned with client need
 Maintain and develop long-term client relationships; acting in conjunction with key account managers
 Maintain time and expense records to ensure accurate invoicing in accordance with company procedure

Task Delivery
 Delivery of tasks for clients on time, on budget, to the highest standards
 The role will involve significant travel to client sites in Southern Africa and additionally to other Control Risks offices
 From time-to-time the role may require consultants to support in crisis or emergency evacuation situations, sometimes requiring short-notice and/or extended deployment to the field.

Business development
 Work with the Director and relevant account/relationship managers and partners to identify and qualify new business opportunities for clients in the region.
 Deliver or oversee consultancy proposals and responses to client requests in a timely manner and to a high standard to maximise chances of success both through direct proposal-writing and submissions to clients or assistance to proposal-writers in other departments.
 Contribute to marketing activities
 Participate in client meetings and develop long-term client relationships

Team/Practice Development
 Work effectively with Control Risks’ diverse departments and offices in Africa and beyond to develop business
 Actively contribute and support activity within CSC Europe and Africa team
 Be the regional SME for CSC


Knowledge and Experience
Essential
 Strong management consulting and communication skills (including concise and accurate written skills).
 Project management skills
 Ability to rapidly build relationships with senior-level clients and other Control Risks consultants globally.

Experience of working independently; a ‘self-starter’
Knowledge of relevant international / security risk standards
Practical crisis management experience
Commitment to continuous professional development
Excellent presentational and training skills
Languages: English


Preferred
Extensive experience on-the-ground in developing countries and emerging markets, working with international companies
Management consultancy experience
Knowledge of current standards and practices used in security risk management


Qualifications and Specialist Skills
Minimum Qualifications
Educated to degree level or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications
Appropriate professional membership or qualification


Problem Solving / Decision Making
 Information gathering
 Analysis and judgement
 Ability to manage sensitive situations with care


Relationship / Personal Impact
 Strong interpersonal skills – building trust and rapport
 Influencing
 Managing clients


Communication
 Excellent communication
 Report writing in English to the highest professional standard
 Ability to communicate using range of techniques with clients and colleagues alike


Other
Attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Proven ability to prioritise work
Administration and organisational skills
Sound knowledge of all Microsoft programmes

Competencies
Behaviours
Problem Solving
Owns problems, identifies and works collaboratively with the right people to solve problems quickly within own remit and in a matrix organisation.
Implements plans to ensure objectives are achieved or exceeded; focuses on delivery. Shows and encourages a determination to achieve high standards.

Client Centric
Uses own and wider knowledge and contributes to others to enable and make sound judgements which impact client and team.
Anticipates the needs of clients and addresses those.

One Firm
Builds strong relationships, through common goals, individual contribution and support in times of need.

Commercial Acumen
Understands how and where own activities and projects contribute to the financial success of organisation; understands and acts upon the financial factors that influence the business.

Personal Effectiveness
Operates effectively and with resilience in changing or ambiguous situations, contributes to changing environments, and actively assists those around them to adapt.
Communicates clearly and concisely using language appropriate to audience, displays sensitivity to develop constructive relationships with others; Plans and organises workload of own and others, suggests priorities as necessary.

All employees are expected to display behaviours reflective of our company values: Integrity and Ethics, Collaboration and Teamwork, Commitment to People and Professionalism and Excellence.

How to apply
If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements please email a covering letter and C.V., stating your current salary to : xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.com