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18-147: Security Manager - Ituri
Country:Democratic Republic of Congo
Department:Global Strategies
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

The Security Manager works at the direction of the Country Director/Team Leader and the Director of Global Security. The primary function of the Security Manager is to provide assistance to the Country Director/Team Leader and country programs, as assigned, on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff at a program site. The Security Consultant will design, implement and oversee daily security management of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) country program.  The Security Consultant will monitor and assess security conditions and assist and provide direction to country management teams.  The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Security Manager.


The ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached catastrophic levels with millions facing severe hunger in some parts of the country, the recent outbreak of violence and resulting displacement in Ituri Province is now considered to be the worst humanitarian crisis across the country. There are huge gaps in every humanitarian sector (Health, Nutrition, WASH, NFI, Shelter).

As a result, International Medical Corps has determined there is a critical need for essential health services and will contribute to the reduction of morbidity and mortality of the impacted population in the humanitarian crisis in the DRC by providing basic Primary Health Center services to both adults and children with provisional essential drugs via Medical Mobile Units in the Ituri province in the DRC to those who have been impacted by the Humanitarian Crisis.

In addition to PHC services we will implementing emergency preparedness and response activities via health education and hygiene promotion with CHWs (especially with the risk of cholera) as well as nutrition counseling and education.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. Specifically, you will:

1. Security Management

  •  Assessments (SRA’s), SOP’s and Contingency Plans
  • Supervise and train National Security Manager and Security Focal Points (if applicable)
  • Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented
  • Ensure that all field staff are 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 and communicates with Director of Global Security (DGS) and TL/CD as appropriate
  • Monitors the security preparedness of country staff and works with TL/CD to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs
  • Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team when required during a crisis
  • Ensures all aspects of vehicle/fleet management are implemented
  • Audits communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary
  • Recommends changes in country security plans toTL/ CD and DGS as needed
  • Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers
  • Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive staff movement tracking system

2. Compliance 

  • Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to HQ Security Department, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incident
  • 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
  • We require our staff to actively adhere to and promote International Medical Corps shared responsibility and obligation to report matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, Trafficking in Persons, Child Safeguarding and any suggested violation to our Code of Conduct which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment.If you see, hear or are aware of any suggested activities then you have an obligation to report.

3. Training/ Capacity Building

  • Train senior national staff and permanent expatriate 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.

5. 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

6. Representation

  • 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

The duties and responsibilities listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive. This job description is subject to review to ensure that it truly reflects the strategic direction requirements of International Medical Corps

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.

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. 

  • 5 years of field security experience in hostile environments
  • 1 to 3 years in DRC
  • 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

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