Regional Security Manager Job Opportunity – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:         Regional Security Manager
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Global Director of
Security, Washington DC
   
About Us:
The International Justice Mission is a global organization that
protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. International
Justice Mission partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence,
bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice
systems.  The International Justice
Mission (IJM) Uganda is working to eliminate property grabbing in Uganda by
bringing rescue and restoration to individual victims, accountability to their
perpetrators, and transformation to the public justice system as a whole.
Job Summary: The Regional
Security Manager will provide technical leadership in regional security
management across our Africa operations. The Regional Security Manager, Africa
will assist IJM Field Offices to embed sound security practices to enhance the
safety and security of IJM staff, assets and programs, and minimize operational
risks. This individual will provide dedicated safety and security expertise and
support in the Africa region that is in the best interest of IJM’s global
security strategy, leadership, and individual staff members. S/he will provide
safety and security expertise and standards application across the IJM programs
throughout the Africa region, to include but not limited to: risk assessment
and analysis, risk treatment plans, contingency plans, monitoring and
evaluation, training and development, incident management, policy
implementation, and strategic innovation.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Lead Field Office Security Strategy:
  • Keenly review, revise and implement
    comprehensive security strategies and operational protocols for IJM Field
    Offices, including evacuation and contingency plans for each office;
  • Carry out regular and ongoing reviews and
    inspections of current security procedures, policies and systems;
  • Work closely with field office and
    regional leadership to ensure Regional and Field Office security
    strategies appropriately support IJM program priorities.
  • Creates a regional risk assessment, risk
    mitigation plans, monitoring systems, and evaluates the consequences of
    risk and risk mitigation measures;
  • Keenly monitors change in context across
    the region and triggers for mitigation;
  • Develops, from conception to
    implementation, a community acceptance strategy framework that can be
    applied across the region;
  • Oversees and coordinates country security
    plan updates, ensuring countries maintain realistic and current risk
    assessments, mitigation measures, and emergency action plans;
  • Ensures risk assessments for new project
    or emergency response locations are conducted accurately and timely;
  • Identifies training opportunities for
    regional and country staff, and ensures staff has adequate time to engage
    in appropriate level training opportunities; and
  • Provide in-country surge capacity for
    fields when required.
Threat Analysis & Response:
  • Evaluate current political, social and
    climatic conditions for possible threats to the safety and security of
    Field Office staff;
  • Provide guidance to field office staff and
    leadership, including recommendations for the safety, security and
    protection of staff at all times.
  • Offer technical oversight and strong
    support to the country security managers / focal points;
  • Train, coach, and mentor staff at all
    levels on integrated security and leadership development, in order to
    strengthen their skills in their own professional area. This is toward the
    goal of mainstreaming / integrating security management into all project
    designs, country strategies, and departmental policies and procedures;
  • Lead an internal regional security focal
    point network for the purpose of coaching, peer support, and personal
    development;
  • Represent IJM externally and in
    interagency forums; and
  • Support the Global Director of Corporate
    Security in the implementation of Security and Threat Assessments using
    standard tools and processes, as and when needed.
Operational Support & Crisis Management:
  • Ensure security of IJM staff and clients,
    ensure implementation of all security protocols;
  • Establish and monitor office access
    control mechanisms for IJM premises;
  • Assist in the selection/supervision of
    office guards, where relevant;
  • Ensure compliance with fire regulations
    and train office staff in fire/building evacuation plans;
  • Provide on-the-ground leadership in
    response to critical incidents in the region, and provide input to office
    and regional leadership on crisis management;
  • Provide on-the-ground leadership during
    potential security risks and threats arising from changing political,
    social or economic contexts where IJM field offices are located;
  • Monitor national and regional security
    incident reporting and ensure appropriate dissemination of information
    during emergencies;
  • Manage security requirements for special
    events, including Trips to the Field visits by donors, VIPs, etc;
  • Provide early warning updates and
    mitigation expertise to the country offices;
  • Manage the incident impact on the region;
  • Support the Global Security Director and
    Country Directors with incident response, reporting and post-incident
    action and follow-up;
  • Conduct yearly drills and scenario
    exercises to build incident response capacities in the field;
  • Lend expertise to country security
    managers during and after incident; and
  • Maintain updated staff lists, including
    details of visitors and consultants.
Capacity Building:
  • Mentor and train field office staff in
    security strategies and operational and travel protocols;
  • Ensure security and contingency plans are
    incorporated into all IJM programming in the region;
  • Facilitate communication to ensure field
    office staff are equipped with adequate knowledge, tools and resources to
    comply with security protocols and best practices throughout the region.
IJM-internal coordination: Work closely with Field Office
Director, Regional HQ team and Global Director of Corporate Security to provide
regular reporting and updates on security issues in the region.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The Regional Security Manager should have
    at least five years’ experience in managing security operations,
    preferably for non-profit or foreign-based organizations;
  • Previous experience in security guard
    supervision preferable;
  • Prior experience in VIP protection
    preferable;
  • Expertise in the analysis of security
    threats, risks and vulnerability in Africa Region;
  • Experience in crisis management preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communications
    skills;
  • Computer literacy i.e. proficiency in
    Microsoft Word and Outlook.
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined
    by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Professional demeanor;
  • Attention to detail and disciplined with
    priorities;
  • Patient; work well under stress;
  • Personable; sustained positive attitude;
  • Diplomatic and flexible;
  • Effective team player and decisive leader;
  • Able to achieve goals in a cross-cultural
    setting.
  • Fluency in oral and written communication
    in English;
How to Apply:
All applicants are encouraged to send their applications, updated CVs
and Statement of Faith via E-mail (preferred method) to:
ugandarecruiting@ijm.org
OR by mail:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 502 Ntinda, Kampala, UGANDA
By Hand:
International Justice Mission
Attn: Human Resources
Plot 15 Suuna Road, Ntinda
Kampala, Uganda
NB: A statement of faith
should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your
involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover
letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a
description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your
current fellowship or place of worship.
Deadline: 31st May 2017
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