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[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

International Development Law Organization

Deadline of this Job:
02 July 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Kampala , East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed





JOB DETAILS:
The position
• Directly oversee security infrastructure and daily operations in the Uganda country office;
• Monitor, review and oversee security risk management for IDLO in sub-Saharan Africa (except for the Sahel region), ensuring that it is adapted to the local security environment, capable of responding to emergent security concerns, and is harmonized across the region, providing technical support and direction to FSOs, as required;
• Review regional security procedures and guidelines and ensure that they are in line with the Security Risk Management Policy Framework (SRMPF) and the in-country Security Risk Management (SRM) processors and recommend adjustments as may be required in order to sustain effectiveness;
• Assess program strategies in terms of exposure and risk and determine the appropriate risk mitigation measures and posture;
• Advise Security Management Team (SMT) in-country and/or at the regional level and IDLO staff of risks associated with the work and with the local environment, and on mitigation measures as well as to develop a culture of security.
• Collaborate with the Security Adviser HQ on security regional risk management developments in order to facilitate his/her advice and ensuring a clear understanding of regional security issues;
• Build networks of collaboration with security representatives of other international organizations, security providers, diplomatic services, and local government security forces in order to ensure that a support infrastructure is in place to respond emergencies and anticipate emerging security issues;
• Represent Uganda and sub-Saharan Africa (except for the Sahel region) at global security meetings.

Expected Outcomes:
1. Directly oversee security infrastructure and daily security operations in the Uganda country office:
• Establish and update local security policies, ensuring adaptation to the local security environment in order to mitigate risks to IDLO staff and partners in the implementation of the organization’s work in line with the Security Risk Management Policy Framework (SRMPF);
• Identify threats and advise IDLO staff on risks associated with projects (and movement) in the locality in order to establish heightened awareness and uniform compliance to strengthen a culture of security in the country office;
• Build staff capacities related to security and safety and risk mitigation;
2. Monitor and review IDLO security risk management in sub-Saharan Africa (except for the Sahel region), ensuring that it is adapted to the local security environment, capable of responding to emergent security concerns, and harmonized across the region, providing technical support and direction to FSOs, as required;
3. Review regional security procedures and guidelines and ensure that they are in line with the Security Risk Management Policy Framework (SRMPF) and the in-country Security Risk Management (SRM) processors and recommend adjustments as may be required in order to sustain effectiveness;
• Provide advice to SMT in-country/region and direct Field Security Staff to ensure that IDLO security policies and procedures are in line with the SRMPF and that practices appropriately support the Organization’s field operational program priorities;
• Advise SMT in-country/region and program staff of the assessed security risks and of the development of security risk management measures to mitigate assessed risks to IDLO’s operations;
• Develop a culture of security within the region;
4. Assess program strategies in terms of exposure and risk and determine the appropriate risk mitigation measures;
5. Advise SMT in-country and/or region and IDLO staff of risks associated with the work and with the local environment and on mitigation measures in order to develop a culture of security;
6. Maintain a collaborative relationship with Security Adviser HQ, especially on security regional risk management developments, and facilitate his/her clear understanding of regional security issues;
7. Build networks of collaboration with security representatives of other international organizations, security providers, diplomatic services, and local government security forces in order to ensure that a support infrastructure is in place to respond to emergencies and anticipate emerging security issues;
8. Represent the region at global security meetings.

Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree in a related or equivalent discipline;
• A minimum of –seven (7) years of experience in UN/NGO/IGO Security Management.
• Experience working in an international context is highly desired.
Languages
• Excellent spoken and written knowledge of English and French is required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Actively develops and leverages a productive network of client relationships (external or internal) to anticipate business needs.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Proficient use of other ICT software and internet software.
• Excellent team leadership and general management skills.
• Contributes encourage and motivate others to become involved in team activities.
• Provides constructive feedback and willingly helps others. Contributes to a fair environment that fosters collaboration and cooperation.
• Works effectively across and within IDLO organizational boundaries.
• Acts as a role model and offers guidance to colleagues. Takes initiative to share knowledge, experiences, and information with others. Accepts and gives constructive feedback (up, down, and across) to develop and motivate others.
• Proven ability to see through tasks set and deliver results.
• Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, flexibility, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
• Ability and willingness to travel to the region, if required.
• Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment to IDLO’s mandate.
• Self-motivated and dynamic with a willingness and ability to use initiative to assist the organization to achieve its objectives.


Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 84

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
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