Security Coordinator

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TITLE: Security Coordinator

REPORT TO: Finance and Operations Director, FHI 360 in Bangladesh

Location Dhaka, Bangladesh

FHI 360 is a non-profit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Security Coordinator for the Tuberculosis project based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This position is dependent on receipt of funding.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Finance and Operation Director an, the Security Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management and implementation of the FHI 360’s security policies at the country level. Assist to develop and manage the FHI 360’s safety and security strategy and policies to ensure high performance and the implementation of the project in an assigned geographic area. Responsible for providing security coordination for members of the FHI 360’s Senior Management Team Emergency Management Team (EMT) in response to incidents, emergencies, and crises on behalf of the organization. May serve as the primary advisor to the Country Representative or Chief of Party regarding security matters. Conduct training on site for project staff and partners and facilitate development and implementation of country security management plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct threat and risk assessments of the environment and provide recommendations for context specific security management requirements to project staff and partners.
  • Produce, roll out and maintain updated security management planning policies for field employees, ensuring compliance to the organization’s global safety and security standards. Establish and ensure all security management components including incident reporting and trend analysis inform program design, implementation, employees’ movement, and contingency responses.
  • Construct a communications infrastructure for the site and/or project.
  • Identify, establish, and manage context appropriate approaches to assure facilities and assets are secure.
  • Stays abreast of social, cultural, legal, and criminal issues, nationally and internationally, and their impact on the organization and its business.
  • Compile and submit security reports that track incidents and trends within the country and submit daily security updates as needed.
  • Ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with a written report.
  • Provide technical security advice in consultation with senior management including site selection and establishment of effective physical and procedural security measures.
  • Conduct security risk assessments for program expansion areas, and update security risk assessments regularly for existing areas.
  • Manage physical security, fire safety and office evacuation drills periodically.
  • Conduct Hotel assessments in liaison with travel office for a safety and security approval process.
  • Establish a network with other key security players for information sharing and joint lobbying on security matters where possible.
  • Conduct onsite training for employees in the field of safety including personal safety, emergency evacuations, travel safety, relocation, and evacuation.
  • Work with program/country employees in seeking security clearance for asset/cargo movements to operational areas including facilitating necessary movement permissions.
  • Provide advance security advice, security briefing to employees and visitors, ensure plans for tracking arrival, departure, and accommodation.
  • Draft security advisories with advice on mitigation for circulation to senior management on general situation, specific incidents, and periods of heightened threat.
  • Conduct periodic briefing to and all employees keeping them up-dated on security developments and/or risks that may affect the organization’s operations and make recommendations to minimize risks.
  • Serve as the part of the security unit, coordinator emergency/employees incidents involving employees and assets, inform senior management and recommend response actions. Maintain and periodically test the security tree for the offices in region covered.
  • Organize safety & security awareness, fire, and life safety training for all employees. Maintain and/or create a travel management system to track the location and contact information for all visiting employees and consultants.
  • Be part of the security management Team (SMT).
  • Plan for both security and medical evacuation for all locations and develop evacuation plan including roles, relocated employees, collection points, routes etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Finance and Operations Director.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or its International Equivalent in Criminal Justice, Security Administration or Related Field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience designing and coordinating security for international organizations working in high-risk contexts; multiple geographic locations preferred.
  • ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation preferred.
  • Understanding of principles and code of conduct associated with a specific sector and/or sub-sector of work such as, development, humanitarian, etc. linked to NGO contexts. Advanced level of knowledge of communications technology.
  • Ability to gain a precise understanding of the various local, regional, country, and international policies, operational positions, and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and unfolding security and political situations when they occur.
  • Understanding of the political, contextual, and ethical issues in assigned areas.
  • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis, and strategic planning skills.
  • Substantial prior experience as a trainer and training skills – the ability to develop, implement, facilitate, and impart learning to a wide range of audiences.
  • High level of experience, ready to learn developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems as well as able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Experience in developing security strategies for humanitarian operations, previous security experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and work under stressful conditions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with the team and partners.
  • Prior work experience in a non-governmental organization (NGO), government agency, or private company of progressive program management experience in humanitarian assistance or related industry experience in a relevant technical area.
  • Ability to communicate in English and fluent in Bengali language is required.
  • Position open to Bangladeshi nationals or individuals who have the legal authority to work in Bangladesh.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work and are subject to modification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran with respect to policies, programs, or activities.

This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

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