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Country Security Manager

Closing date30 Jun 2024
OrganisationInternational Medical Corps
LocationPalestinian Territory
External URL https://internationalmedicalcorps.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/2439

JOB SUMMARY: The primary function of the Country Security Manager is to provide assistance to the Country Director on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff and programs in the country in which they work. The Country Security Manager over sees daily security management in their country program and manages National Security Officers as well as trains and mentors Security Focal Points. The Country Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions and makes recommendations to the Country Director as appropriate. The Country Director is the direct supervisor to the CSM, but the Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the CSM.

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


Security Management:

  • Develop and update the Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Contingency Plans for their country program
  • Supervise and train national counterpart and security officers in their country program
  • 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 radio networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel
  • Ensure internal Incident Management System© (IMS) is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis
  • Collects security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to IMC sites and communicates with the 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/CD/Compliance/HR, carry out or assist with 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
  • 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
  • Manage all aspects of physical security of IMC facilities
  • Participates in program development process, to include identification of security needs and budgets


  • 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 field deployments.
  • The above should be completed using the Security Department approved templates, and be submitted to the Country Director, Director of Global Security and the Security Specialist.
  • Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position
  • Reports security incidents into the Incident Management System © (IMS) as per policy

Human Resources

  • 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 all field staff
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action and termination of staff in consultation with the Country Director
  • Assist HR in investigations, if/when requested

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 others NGO’s


  • Attends security coordination meetings and updates CD on current security issues

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.



  • Typically a 4-year University degree in related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate
  • 7+ years of work experience in Security Management;
  • Must have experience in unstable resource-deprived environments
  • Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the country region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments
  • Experience in management of disaster relief personnel in hazard areas
  • Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessments and personal Security Management
  • Strong negotiation. interpersonal and organization skills

How to apply

Please apply here: https://internationalmedicalcorps.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/2439


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