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Security Officer West Nile

Job Description

Position: Security Officer

Report to: Response Manager

Location: Yumbe Distict


To support the National Director in ensuring that effective security measures for WVU West Nile 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.

Main Duties and responsibilities:

  • Implement the National Office security strategy in alignment with WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the WVU West Nile Programmes are appropriately supported.

  • Ensure Security Risk Assessments, 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 the West Nile Region.

  • Provide support and coordination to the National Safety and Compliance Officer as requested.

  • 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 in the Region.

  • Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the WVU West Nile capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.

  • Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff compliance in the region.

  • Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.

  • Collect, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field

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

  • 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.