Security Manager Jobs – International Justice Mission (IJM)

Job Title:         Security Manager
Organization: International
Justice Mission (IJM)
Duty Station: Gulu, 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 Security
Manager will provide technical leadership in security management across our
Uganda operations. The Security Manager, Uganda will support IJM Field Offices
in Uganda 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
Uganda that is in the best interest of IJM’s global security strategy,
leadership, and individual staff members. S/he will work with the regional
security director Africa to provide safety and security expertise and standards
application across the IJM programs throughout Uganda, 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
Lead Field Office Security Strategy:
  • Review, revise and implement comprehensive
    security strategies and operational protocols for IJM Field Offices,
    including evacuation and contingency plans;
  • 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.
  • Create risk assessments, risk mitigation
    plans, monitoring systems, and evaluates the consequences of risk and risk
    mitigation measures;
  • Prepare daily and weekly security reports
    and had hoc reports
  • Work closely with Regional Security
    Director to identify training opportunities for country staff and ensure
    staff has adequate time to engage in appropriate level training opportunities;
  • Implement IJM Global security protocols;
  • Maintain detailed records of Field Office
    security work and policies.
  • Brief all incoming visitors on matters of
Threat Analysis & Response:
  • Evaluate current political, social and
    climatic conditions for possible threats to the safety and security of
    Field Office staff;
  • Offer guidance to field office staff and
    leadership, including recommendations for the operational safety, security
    and protection of staff at all times;
  • Perform safety, security and threat
    assessments for IJM staff, clients and casework;
  • Coordinate with RSD to represent IJM
    externally and in interagency forums;
  • Assist the Regional Security Manager and
    Global Director of Corporate Security in the implementation of Security
    and Threat Assessments using standard tools and processes, as and when
    needed; and
  • Develop, implement and review risk
    mitigation strategies and operational security plans for field work in
    collaboration with other IJM teams.
Operational Support & Crisis Management:
  • Ensure security of IJM staff and clients,
    ensure implementation of all security protocols;
  • Work closely with Regional Security
    Director to establish and monitor office access control mechanisms for IJM
  • Assist in the selection/supervision of office
    guards, where relevant;
  • Ensure compliance with fire regulations
    and train FO staff in building evacuation plans;
  • Provide on-the-ground leadership in
    response to critical incidents in the country, and provide input to office
    and country leadership on crisis management;
  • 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 Field
  • Support the Regional Security Director,
    Global Security Director and Country Directors with incident response,
    reporting and post-incident action and follow-up;
  • Work closely with the Regional Security
    Director to conduct yearly drills and scenario exercises to build incident
    response capacities in the field;
  • Monitor the location and verify the safety
    of staff in the field;
  • Carry out surveillance and counter
    surveillance to identify possible threats to staff, client or office
  • Gather intelligence pertinent to the
    security of the IJM office, clients or staff;
  • Ensure that concise, thorough and timely
    written reports are provided on all security-related activities.
  • Develop, maintain and manage a network of
    operatives and informants
  • Attend Security briefings and prepare
    operational reports.
  • Monitor communication and operations
Capacity Building
  • Mentor and train field office staff in security
    strategies and operational and travel protocols;
  • Ensure security and contingency plans are
    incorporated into IJM programming in the country;
  • 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 country.
IJM-internal coordination:
  • Liaise with Field Office Director,
    Regional Security Director and Global Director of Corporate Security to
    provide regular reporting and updates on security issues in the region.
  • Participate in IJM programs of
    professionalism and Christian spiritual formation.
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the
    Field Office Director

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
    in security management or related field;
  • At least three years’ experience in
    managing security operations, preferably for non-profit or international
  • Demonstrated ability to design, implement
    and review tactical security operations in the field;
  • Expertise in the analysis of security
    threats, risks and vulnerability.
  • Experience in crisis management preferred;
  • Previous experience in security
    guard/contractor supervision preferred;
  • Experience in VIP and/or witness
    protection preferred;
  • Previous experience working in
    multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural environment;
  • Experience in program management and
    strategic planning preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Fluent in oral and written English
  • Computer literate with a high level of
    proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook;
  • Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined
    by the Apostles’ Creed;
  • Professional demeanor;
  • Attention to detail and disciplined with
  • 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
  • Committed team player, able to develop
    effective working relationships in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Pro-active, creative problem solver;
  • Exceptionally high levels of honesty and
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong service ethic and a passion for
    IJM’s goals;
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an updated resume, cover letter &
statement of faith* to quoting the Position Title and
Vacancy Announcement No. “UGANDA/SEC/MNGR/01/ 2017” in the subject line.
Deadline: 2nd October

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