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
• Draft Security Risk 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 weekly security reports are completed and sent to HQ Security Department, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents
• Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position
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
• 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
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.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.