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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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