Response Security Manager – SAFCER

13284-16N25027
Beira
25-Apr-19
International Role - Yes
Less Than 1 Year

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

On 14 March 2019, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall near Mozambique Beira City, leaving devastating loss of life and large-scale destruction of assets and infrastructure in its wake. In the following days, some entire villages were submerged as flood waters rose across the central region of the country in the provinces of Sofala, Zambezia, and Manica. An estimated 1.85 million people have been affected by the cyclone and the subsequent floods within the three provinces.

World Vision has established an Emergency Management Structure based in Beira (Sofala Province) for the Mozambique response in order to effectively coordinate efforts across multiple levels of the organization and through the UN Cluster system. The Mozambique Response Plan aims to reach 150,000 affected people through the provision of support in the following sectors: WASH, Child Protection, Health and Nutrition, Food and NFIs, Livelihoods, Protection and Education.

To support the Response Director in ensuring that effective security measures for Operational Response Office programmes within the Three SAFCER (Southern Africa Floods and Cyclone Emergency Response) Operational Countries of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe 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 SAFCER MULTI COUNTRY 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 Director, Response National Directors, National Security Managers and Focal Points, 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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. Or 5 years equivalent field experience (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.

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 travel internationally up to 40% 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.