Response Security Manager – Bangladesh Refugee Response

12998-16N25027
Cox's Bazar
04-Apr-19
International Role - Yes
1-2 Years

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To support the Response Manager in ensuring that effective security measures for Operational Response Office programmes are both appropriately planned for and addressed within the Response Context. Lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by establishing security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy & Planning:

  • Develop and implement the Operational Response Office security strategy in alignment with BRCRP Response Strategy and WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the Response Office are appropriately supported.

  • Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Country Risk Ratings and Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training.

  • Develop and maintain critical security incident contingency plans based on Country Risk Rating and Response Context.

Security Operations:

  • Conduct Security Risk Assessments in consultation with the Response Director, Operations Director, Director- Corporate Security, WV Bangladesh and Regional Security Director.

  • Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Country Risk Ratings.

  • Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Country Risk Ratings.

  • Support the Response operation and program managers in carrying out HISSCAM assessments to ensure Civ-Mil relationship between the Response Operation and armed actors in the environment does not impact on the safety and security of staff or WV profile management in the community.

  • Develop effective contingency and response plans to mitigate the impact of any critical security incident on WV staff, assets and operation in the response area, taking into account diversity of risks and access issues across various

  • locations.

  • Conduct timely investigations on critical security incidents when they occur.

  • Working closely with Response Director, and upon her approval, issue security advisories and guidance to staff using bulk SMS and other means.

Networking and External Liaison/Engagement:

  • Represent WV at local NGO security network meetings and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff.

  • Convene and lead local NGO security network meetings as leader among peers, and provide summary briefing once a month to INGO response directors’ forum.

  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination, including appropriate and diverse sources of information from local law enforcement, government, UNDSS, community, and other credible sources. Oversee assigned staff and colleagues to gather and triangulate information in real time and offer recommended course of action to Response Director based on latest information.

Capacity Building and Technical Training:

  • Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the Response Office capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.

  • Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff compliance.

  • Plan and run evacuation and other safety drills at WV’s two response offices on regular basis or as new risks emerge.

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Provide a regular security report to the National Office, Region and Office of Corporate Security.

  • Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.

  • Conduct performance reviews of the field-based security focal persons.

  • Collect, analyse and disseminate security information appropriately.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. (General Management studies also considered).

  • Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

  • Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • Strong command of Verbal and Written English Language.

  • Understanding of setting threat or risk levels for specific contexts, considering the strategic and tactical situation as applied to humanitarian operations.

  • Understanding of programme delivery in humanitarian relief operations, including humanitarian principles.

  • Internationally recognized qualifications in Risk Management or Business Continuity would be an advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Relevant bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. General Management studies also considered.

  • Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

  • Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

  • 5+ yrs in a relevant security management role in NGO, Private or Govt Sectors.

  • International security management experience in a Regional and/or Global role in large multinational organization.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to move between local base and local field locations on a daily basis or as required.

  • Must be prepared to travel to ‘high risk’ security environments at short notice.

  • Will be expected to manage high stress security events.

  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.