World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 15 Districts across the country.
At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.
We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.
VACANCY – COUNTRY SECURITY MANAGER
The purpose of the Country Security Manager (CSM) is to ensure that effective security measures for the National Office and field programs are appropriately planned for and addressed within the national context. The CSM needs to have an understanding of the complexity of the operating context and manage security risks to an acceptable level so as ensure that WV programs can be delivered effectively and safely.
The CSM is also expected to provide leadership and manage any Field Security Officers and/or Security Focal points in country.
Another purpose is for the CSM to 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.
Lead the development and implementation of the National Office security strategy to ensure the operational priorities of the national office and field officers are aligned with WV security policy.
Provide Technical Support
Provide Operational Support
Provide Capacity Building
Internal Liaison & Co-ordination
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Relevant Master’s degree or other advanced degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management or other management discipline
A good network of contacts in academia, government or humanitarian security fields
Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services)
At least 5 years or work related experience in the professional security, resilience, business continuity, NGO or UN working at international level with international agencies, INGO’s, governments, military, law enforcement or private sector in a leadership role
Working knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in security risk assessments, security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context
Direct application of security and risk management framework within complex NGO operating and organizational environments
Understanding of implementing Core Security Requirements, Minimum Operating Security Standards or equivalent
Effective communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to establish effective relationships at senior levels, gain credibility and influence senior decision makers
Solid interpersonal, negotiating and networking skills
Good analytical (tactical & strategic), organizational and problem solving skills
Ability to work under pressure
Demonstrated ability to influence and deliver effective organizational outcomes related to all aspects of security and risk management
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office computer programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Must be able to coordinate work and interface efficiently and effectively in remote locations.
Strong administrative skills, with effectiveness in developing tasks and managing to achieve target dates
Must be a productive team player
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time and includes travel to high risk locations with minimal notice
Role will require successful completion of Hostile Environment Awareness Training provided by employer
Depending on location the position may require home based working with some
unsociable hours due to global coverage and online meetings
Will be expected to manage high stress security events
Flexibility in work hours is expected
World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees.
Only short listed candidates will be notified.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice.