International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training, relief and development programs. Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, non-political, non-sectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
- The Country Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions, assist and provide direction to country management teams and Security Focal Points (SFP’s).
- The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation
- Develop and update the Security Risk Assessments (SRA’s), SOP’s and Contingency Plans
- Supervise and train National Security Manager and Security Focal Points
- Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
- Ensure that all field staff is fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats
- Design and drill warden systems, emergency communications networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel
- Ensure internal incident tracking system is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis
- Collects security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to sites and communicates with Director of Global Security (DGS) and Country Director (CD) as appropriate
- Monitors the security preparedness of country staff and works with CD to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs
- When directed by the DGS, carry out investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings
- Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented
- Ensures logistics follows a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles
- Audits communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary.
- Recommends changes in country security plans to CD and DGS as needed
- Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers
- Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
- Conducts and submits Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.
- Conducts and submits full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.
- Conducts and submits Trip Reports of all high-risk field deployments.
- The above should be completed using the Security Department approved templates, and be submitted to the Director of Global Security and the other HQ security staff.
- Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position
- Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director
- Make frequent site visits to facilities to carry out security assessments and ensure appropriate care and training are being conducted. Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff
Training/ Capacity Building:
- Determine training needs for the security staff
- Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities in order to build capacity and ensure sustainability
- Works with DGS and CD to conduct any staff security training that is warranted.
- Maintain excellent working relationships as a member of the country team senior management.
- Build strong professional relationships with UN agencies, local authorities and other NGO’s
- Maintain local networks to ensure community acceptance and local information
- Attends security coordination meetings and updates CD on current security issues
- Contribute to the creation of a positive image and overall credibility of the organization, notably through the application of the organizations Code of Conduct, ethics, values and stand-point with regard to internal and external actors
Compliance & Ethics
- Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.
- Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.
Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
- Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within International Medical Corps and amongst beneficiaries served by International Medical Corps.
- 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments
- Previous experience working in NGO
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently
- Extremely flexible with the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations
- Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively
- Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
- Must work independently under difficult conditions.