World Vision International

Field Security Officer

Job Description

Field Security Officer

To support the National Director in ensuring that effective security measures for the National Office programs are both appropriately planned for and addressed within the national 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.

The Package

  • The position is based in National Office

  • The position comes with an attractive salary package.

  • S/He reports to the HEA Manager/Operations Director

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the National Office security strategy in alignment with WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the National 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

  • Provide leadership/ management of the security focal person’s in country.

  • Work with the National Director/Country Security Manager to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.

  • Country Risk Ratings are established 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.

  • 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.

  • Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the national 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.

  • 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, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately.

Education / Work Experience / Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in a proven security field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors)

  • Minimum (2) years’ experience working with UN Agency / NGO plus field security experience.

  • Radio and/or Satellite phone communications experience, operations and management

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation)

  • Ability to communicate well in English (verbal and written) – particularly in a crisis situation

  • First Aid qualified

  • Professional - behave in professional manner at all times and demonstrate ability to represent the organization well at interagency meetings

  • Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values