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Global Security Desk Officer

Closing date
OrganisationProject Hope
External URL https://www.projecthope.org/job/global-security-desk-officer/

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment.  Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

Position Summary:

Project HOPE is seeking a Global Security Officer who will develop and coordinate activities in support of Project HOPE’s duty of care policy which endeavor to protect the safety and security of employees against reasonably foreseeable dangers in the workplace.

Principal Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support in occupation health, safety and security management for Project HOPEs HQ and Country offices globally.
  • Monitor compliance with safety, security and emergency preparedness-related organizational policies and procedures.
  • Review the effectiveness and efficiency of safety, security, and emergency preparedness-related activities.
  • Develop and manage Global Security SharePoint Page.
  • Develop and manage incident report/tracking tool that utilizes Microsoft Forms, Microsoft flows and SharePoint.
  • Develop and Manage HEAT Training and ISOS sign up tool using SharePoint and Microsoft flows.
  • Manage tracking of all safety and security trainings completed by Project HOPE DC and international staff, and assist in the scheduling and contracting for outside training providers.
  • Liaise with training providers to create Project HOPE -specific course content and ensure feedback is integrated into course offerings.
  • Update information included in the ISOS Travel Tracker to include message manager, expat, and international traveler’s tracker, building tracker and other communications.
  • Assist Global Security Manager in the contracts management of the department, and technical services Support Global Security procurement and payment of subscribed services.
  • Provide support and manage incident tracking to ensure proper functioning, and assist in the creation of reports and information sharing on security trends within Project HOPE.
  • Assist with the creation and writing of security guidance tools and policies
  • Support Global Security Manager with security briefing and trainings for new hires related to the safety and security department and procedures.
  • Represent the Global Security department internally and externally at meetings and presentations.
  • Assist in the creation of safety and security presentations.
  • Administrative functions, including invoicing and expense reconciling
  • Network with Security and Safety staff in similar positions within the INGO/NGO/IO sector.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, security or related discipline, security risk training
  • Knowledge of organizational security
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Previous experience with the humanitarian sector and security/safety components of INGO operations.
  • Strong working knowledge in travel and security management concepts.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other standard computer-based tools; experience with SharePoint is preferred.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal close supervision.
  • Communication skills both speaking and writing and the ability to communicate positively and effectively in English in a variety of international and cultural settings.
  • Knowledge of Spanish and French is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”


Project HOPE offers comprehensive benefits as part of the total compensation package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 403(b), paid leave, and much more. For more information about our benefits please visit our benefits page.


Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.


Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.


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