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Security Manager, Lake Chad Basin Response

Job Description

*Position to be located in Chad or Niger.

*Position is subject to funding approval.

*Initially 6 months international contract.

*All staff that are recruited must have HEAT, SAINT or equivalent security training.


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.


Strategy & Planning:

  • Develop and implement the Operational Response Office security strategy in alignment with LCB 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:

  • Work with the Response Manager, Response Zonal Managers, Regional Security Director, and other relevant OCS stakeholders to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.

  • Country Risk Ratings/Designated Security Zone Risk Ratings are established based on Response Operational Strategy and updated as required.

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

  • Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents.

  • Conduct security investigations when required/directed. Ensure security.

  • Conduct CIV-MIL-POL coordination to gain access to operational programme areas as required.

  • Provide leadership/ management of the security team in country.

Networking and External Liaison/Engagement:

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

  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination.

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.

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.


  • 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.

  • 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.

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


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

  • Capacity in Verbal and Written French Language

  • 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 travel internationally up to 33% of the time.

  • 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.