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19-310: Security Manager
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

In Libya, IMC has been operational for since February 2011 and serving to the vulnerable communities from migrants and refugees and IDPs and host-community. IMC has been responding the humanitarian crisis in Libya through medical services and integrated protection activities   implemented for two different target groups – migrants/refugees and IDPs. Since 2011 security situation in the country is very volatile, with frequent armed clashes between different groups of militia as well as more structured conflicts between the Tripoli base Government and the Eastern Libya Government. In addition, from April 2019 onwards, the country witnessed a severe deterioration in the security situation due to the escalation of this conflict. This resulted in the scaling up of the humanitarian crisis. On 3 April 2019, the Libyan National Army (LNA), loyal to the General Khalifa Haftar has launched a military offensive into western Libya with the objective to take control of Tripoli. The LNA incursion towards Tripoli and the military resistance from the Government of National Accord (GNA) and affiliated armed groups have caused a progressive escalation of the conflict inside and outside the capital. Armed clashes including disproportional and indiscriminate use of medium and heavy weapons have resulted in the displacement of approximately 90,500 persons, 156 casualties among civilians, as well as the destruction or disruption of the already fragile health facilities .

The Country Security Manager works at the direction of the Country Director and the Director of Global Security. The primary function of the Country Security Manager is provide assistance to the Country Director and country programs, as assigned, on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff at a program site. The Country Security Manager oversees daily security management of a country program site and manages the National Security Officers, as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points.  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 Country Director is the line manager of the Country Security Manager and the Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.


         To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

Security Management

•        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 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


•        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

Human Resources 

•        Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with 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 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

Working Relationships

•        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