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Security Manager

Job Description

Position: Security Manager

Report to: Finance and Support Services Director

Location: Kampala - National Office

Purpose of the position:

To support WV Uganda National Office 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.

Key Outputs/Responsibilities.

Strategy & Planning

  • Provide overall leadership/ management of the security team in World Vision Uganda

  • 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.

Security Operations

  • Work with Finance and Support Services Director and Regional Security Director to carry out Security Risk Assessments and other security measures

  • Establish and regular review WV Uganda Country Risk Ratings.

  • 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 necessary security investigations

Networking and External Liaison/Engagement

  • Represent World Vision at 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.

  • Ensure proper security training are provided to relevant staff, these includes Hostile Environment, Security Risk Assessment, First Aid, etc

Reporting and Documentation

  • Provide a regular security report to Finance and Support Services Director and East Africa Regional Security Director.

  • Ensure that all security incidents are reported in Integrated Incident Reporting System (IIMS) 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • At least five (5) years’ experience in a proven security field or emergency service field (public, private, and government or NGO sectors).

  • Proven leadership /management skills.

  • Managerial experience – demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation).

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.

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

  • First Aid qualified and has knowledge of core humanitarian principals

  • Demonstrates basic Microsoft skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Good verbal/written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.