Africa Regional Security Manager Non-profit Careers – Food for the Hungry (FH)


Job Title:        Africa Regional Security

Food for the Hungry (FH)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Food for the Hungry
(also known as FH) is a Christian international relief, development, and
advocacy organization with operations in more than 20 countries. Food for the
Hungry was founded in 1971 by Dr. Larry Ward. Food for the Hungry’s stated
mission for long-term development is to graduate communities of extreme poverty
within 10–15 years. The organization does this by going to some of the hardest
places with an exit strategy, empowering local leaders and walking
“together” with them, as they lead their communities into being
thriving, self-sustainable places to live.


Job Summary:  The Regional Security Manager (RSM) is
primarily responsible for security management in the region. The RSM is
responsible for providing leadership on safety and security policy management
and operational support to enable the safest and most effective implementation
of FH programs and activities. The RSM will do this by facilitating and
delivering high quality, standards driven security risk management practices
including training, influencing all staff and response.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Track and support
the implementation of FH’s minimum operating security standards (MOSS) at the

  • Monitor, evaluate and report security risk management, travel
    security and duty of care application and adherence of policy, standards
    and processes.
  • Perform regional threat reviews, risk assessments and analysis, and
    deliver solutions and recommendations to leaders.
  • Oversee the facilitation, development and review of country-level
    security plans according to FH standards and using established processes,
    forms and templates.
  • Conduct risk assessments to support country offices as needed, with
    an emphasis on moderate and high-risk countries.
  • Standardize templates and processes for site-specific security
    assessments for FH offices, warehouses, and other property locations.
  • Ensure risk assessments for new project or emergency response
    locations are conducted accurately and timely using established processes.
  • Develop and conduct trainings and drills that support security awareness,
    standard operating procedures, contingency plans and emergency response.
  • Promote international travel security standards to and from the
    region, and ensure countries are knowledgeable and can execute travel
    security standards.
  • Maintain compliance records and communicate compliance to the
    Security Department and Regional Directors.
  • Ensure operational plans and budgets reflect responsibilities for
    staff management, training, support, security and well-being. This may
    include reviewing grant proposals and evaluating security needs for safe

Training and

  • Provide functional supervision and support to the country security
    managers / focal points.
  • Ensure regions / country offices receive training support for their
    staff in order to help meet our duty of care and minimum security
  • Strengthen security awareness and skills of staff, through
    motivational and creative learning opportunities.
  • Support the regions and countries in delivering in-person trainings
    where there is limited or no local capacity to do so.
  • FH values team collaboration. The RSM will train, coach, and mentor
    staff at all levels on integrated security and leadership development in
    order to strengthen their skills in their own professional area.
  • This is toward the goal of mainstreaming / integrating security
    management into all project designs, country strategies and departmental
  • Long-term mentoring and coaching of country-level security focal
    points. This includes but is not limited to regular field visits, creating
    intentional training and coaching opportunities, developing individualized
    learning plans and continual encouragement. Collaboration with the
    Security Department on the security focal point (SFP) development program.
    Dialog regularly with the Security Department and Country Directors on
    SFPs development progress.
  • Provide technical direction, advice, and support to the RDs, CDs and
    others on security issues and its likely impact to programs and people.
  • Maintain the global security training register using established
    criteria and registers.
  • Promote recognition and teamwork to retain country-level security
    managers and focal points.
  • Promote in-country learning and networking by identifying
    interagency forums. Promote CD leadership in security forums such as OSAC.
  • Active participation and regular coordination with the regional
    senior leadership team.

Threat and Incident

  • Collaborate with security team members to effectively mitigate
    incidents. Incidents may include a wide range of issues, including natural
    disasters, extreme weather, demonstrations, terrorism, crime, workplace
    violence, kidnapping, detention and imminent threat to events, locations
    and personnel.
  • Ensure threats / incidents that could potentially impact regional
    operations or personnel are being formally communicated and escalated to
    relevant stakeholders in a timely manner, and conduct incidence analysis
    and share the information with country leadership and the Security
  • Responsible for information management during a critical event and
    maintain all notes, logs, and information.
  • Conduct yearly drills and scenario exercises to build incident
    response capacities in the field.
  • Report and update incidents using the established protocols and IR
  • Support the Security Department and regional leaders with incident
    response, reporting and post incident action and follow-up.
  • Perform surge capacity in region during sudden-onset critical


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Food for the Hungry job placement must
    hold a University degree in a related field with at least five (5) years
    of working experience in security management with an International
    Non-Governmental Organization or other international organization and (1)
    one year in a high-risk environment; or equivalent combination of
    education and experience.
  • Training or teacher certification and experience desired.
  • Project management desired.
  • Vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Christ and Christian
    commitment to serving the poor and in full agreement with FH’s Christian
    foundation and beliefs as expressed in The Heartbeat: our Values, Vision,
    and Purpose.
  • Excellent people skills including warmth and sensitivity,
    conversational, able to relate to and effectively communicate with people
    from different cultures (at various levels within the organization).
  • High integrity and a strong sense of professional ethics.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule (including weekends, holidays and
    non-business hours).
  • Must be able to deploy on short-notice for extended time.
  • Ability to manage large-scale demanding and dynamic projects.
  • Substantial demonstrated experience and desire to train and coach
    all staff levels using various training methods.
  • Experience developing and implementing security risk management
    standards in NGOs.
  • Strong analytical (tactical & strategic), organizational, and
    problem solving skills.
  • Excellent planning, coordination, and reporting skills, with the
    ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse
    tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong communication, both verbal and written, people management and
    interpersonal skills in English, with experience in leading multicultural,
    multi-location, values-driven teams.
  • Demonstrated computer-operating skills, including proficiency in
    Microsoft Office products, Google platform, and virtual technologies such
    as Skype and/or other virtual meeting software.
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to plan and coordinate
    work, ensure the efficient flow of projects and processes.
  • Competency in field-based communications systems such as HF Codan,
    Motorola VHF, Thuraya, satellite and incident mapping platforms desired.
  • Medical fitness to live and travel in rural and urban areas with
    extreme conditions and limited medical support.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of time per year in the US and
    internationally, to insecure countries or locations.
  • Language: Proficiency
    in spoken and written English. For positions in French speaking countries,
    fluency in French required. For positions in Latin America, Spanish
    fluency required. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business
    periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government
    regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
    procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond
    to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




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