Director of Physical Security
|Closing date||1 Aug 2020|
|Organisation||Human Rights Watch|
|Location||Multiple Locations Considered|
|Downloads|| Director of Security Job Description (54 KB PDF)|
Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking a forward-thinking, innovative and experienced senior security professional who can guide a globally dispersed organization that reports on the most sensitive human rights issues. The Director of Physical Security will lead the organization to optimal and inclusive physical security risk management practices for the complex environments in which it operates.
This position is the organization’s lead on all physical security matters, providing support and leadership across a wide range of areas including crisis and incident response, asset protection, programmatic work, travel safety and event security. In partnership with the Director of Information Security, this role provides unified security risk management leadership across HRW.
The successful candidate will understand the threat landscape facing Human Rights Defenders or similar constituencies and have a proven track record of enabling work in challenging operational contexts. They will continue to lead the organization towards best practices and further embed and promote a proactive security culture; collaborate with both internal and external security groups; and have experience in crisis management, operational security and training.
The role will require international travel, including to areas that might be considered high risk. This position will be based in one of HRW’s main offices and will report to the Chief Operating Officer or their designee.
HRW is keen to consider applicants from communities who are under-represented in the security sector, even if they feel they only meet some of the qualifications.
For more information, please see the Director of Security Job Description.
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