Security Manager

at Catholic Relief Services
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted October 9, 2021
Category Security
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Job Summary:

The Security Manager is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of CRS Country Program staff, facilities, and assets. The Security Manager coordinates with the Country Program’s HOOP or CR to provide technical leadership and oversight on all matters related to security and safety of CRS personnel and assets. The Security Manager is responsible with developing, updating, maintaining, disseminating, and ensuring staff compliance with the Country Program Security Plan (FSP) as well as security and safety policies, procedures and advisories for all CRS Country Program staff.

Roles and Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, update and maintain standard operational procedures (SOPs) and Contingency Plans for security operations within the Country Program.  Conduct on a regularly basis, Security Risks assessments and update policies related to Country Program security level.  Ensure security is part of all new staff orientation and all visitors traveling receive security briefings.
  • Participate in recruitment, management and evaluation of security service providers and personnel.
  • Advise on security and safety policies and procedures in line with the Country Program’s National Government and CRS’ guidelines, policies, and procedures. Establish and update as necessary a system that monitors security reports for immediate CP action as appropriate.
  • Provide coordination, management, and direction in all areas of security capacity building including preparedness, training, orientation, learning, technical assistance, and advises on specific security situations.
  • Gather and analyze security information and forward to the Country Program leadership with recommendations as appropriate.
  • Ensure all trips and movement are conducted in line with CRS Safety and Security Standards. Including creating and maintain an effective system for tracking all CRS travel and movement.
  • Establish and maintain effective liaison with local police, security forces, embassies and other relevant organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with Fire Safety standards and preparedness, including availability, placement and adequacy of relevant equipment and signage, as well as appointment and training of Fire Marshals, conducting fire-drills, etc.

Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):

These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

  • integrity
  • Continuous Improvement & Innovation
  • Builds Relationships
  • Develops Talent
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Accountability & Stewardship

Department: Operations

Band:  VIII

Reports To: Operations Manager

Disclaimer:  This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

Job Requirements

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in security management or related field. Preferably with experience in developing and implementing security management systems at an INGO.
  • Strong management and analytical skills.
  • Strong customer service and effective communication skills (good listener, positive, supportive, clear, constructive, and accessible) both written and verbal.
  • Excellent Knowledge of MS Office package (Excel and Word) and mapping software.

Required Languages

  • List languages required to perform the job

Travel -

  •  include percentage of required travel, if applicable. Could be stated as Must be willing and able to travel up to X %.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Strong attention to detail with good organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Ethical conduct in accordance with recognized organizational codes of ethics
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, resourceful, solutions oriented and results oriented.
  • Ability to prepare training materials and to present training materials.
  • Ability to learn fast and adapt quickly to change.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in Security Management

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