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Security Manager



Position : (01) Security Manager

Reports to: National Director

Location: Bamako

Purpose of the position:

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 so WV Mali mitigates operational risks and institutionalizes an organizational culture and practice of safety and security.

Major Responsibilities:

Strategy & Planning

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 team in country. 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.

Security Operations

Work with the National Director and Regional Security Director 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.

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 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.

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, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Minimum Educational level required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. (Possible alternate education: Vocational studies Certificate with a military or police background.)

Technical Training qualifications:

  • A diploma in security training. (preferred)

  • First Aid qualified (preferred)

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong technical competencies in safety and security systems management;

  • Abilities to communicate effectively,

  • Fluent in French and English, and ability to communicate orally and in writing (particularly in a crisis situation)

  • Report writing skills,

  • Basic knowledge of HF Radio, SAT Phones, Codan and Cell Phone burst messaging.

  • Good driving skills and driver’s license

  • Computer literate (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


  • Minimum 2 years in a similar position (preferred) or minimum 4 years experience in project management, ideally in relief or development agency, ideally based outside of the capital

  • No previous criminal record or convictions (essential)

  • Minimum three (3) years experience working with UN Agency / NGO (preferred)

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

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

  • Abilities to train others

  • Perform other duties as required

Attitude and Behavior:

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. World Vision does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.