Chemonics International seeks a Security Specialist for a newly awarded, USAID-funded project promoting economic growth in the West Bank and Gaza through expanded economic development, trade, commerce, and applied research. The five-year project has three main objectives:
- Objective 1: Facilitate Cooperative Exchange and Knowledge Sharing
- Objective 2: Foster New Markets
- Objective 3: Enhance the Capacity of Targeted Entities
We are looking for a dynamic individual with a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.
The objective of the Security Specialist is to develop security protocols for project-related operations and keep project teams informed with up-to-date local information that affects security procedures and day-to-day operations. S/he will be responsible for building and enhancing strategic relationships with relevant stakeholders, including developing relationships with local security professionals and NGO/IP security managers. The Security Specialist must be exceptionally familiar with security dynamics and operating environment in the West Bank and Gaza. S/he must also be able work with and coordinate with all relevant regional stakeholders in the West Bank and Gaza and in the Chemonics Washington DC corporate office, while demonstrating sound judgment and a high level of discretion.
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Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
- Security Networking, information collection, assessments, and reporting
- Establish and maintain relevant relationships and monitor all other information sources, including open source, providers, and others, needed to obtain the most current information affecting the security of Chemonics programs in the West Bank and Gaza for the purposes of identifying potential program risk elements and developing mitigation strategies.
- Conduct and maintain dynamic risk assessments in the project’s areas of operation.
- Compile and disseminate timely and accurate security updates, recommendations for changes in posture or activities, and other relevant information to senior management teams and/or staff in-person or via e-mail, phone, or SMS as well as to the Home Office and Security Management Unit, as appropriate.
- Safety & security policies and procedures
- Provide security guidance for office and residence selections throughout the life of the project, including site security assessments and appropriate mitigation measures.
- Establish and maintain written standard operating procedures (SOP) for project offices in coordination with project leadership on topics including but not limited to, COVID-19 safety, access control, asset control, visitor procedures, usage of safety equipment, IT infrastructure security, and any other relevant systems to ensure optimal safe handling and training.
- Establish a full journey management plan for all project-related travel in the West Bank and Gaza including, but not limited to, pre-travel assessments, an approval process, and movement tracking.
- Establish and maintain a full emergency action plan that includes crisis and incident management preparations
- Ensure all staff are appropriately briefed on all security requirements and SOPs and that all security-related trainings have been completed appropriately.
Basic qualifications include but are not limited to:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent demonstrated experience (industrial/commercial security or with the security forces) required;
- Three or more years’ experience in management and oversight of security platforms that were implemented in high-threat countries and utilized low-profile techniques;
- Proven expertise in West Bank and Gaza security issues, including current threat environment, security policy/regulations, key actors, risk assessment, and best practices;
- Experience providing security oversight to an international donor program desirable;
- Demonstrated ability to generate and leverage network connections in high threat countries to promote an accurate understanding of risk and strengthen knowledge of country context;
- Well-connected with local authorities, and possessing a high ability to build strategic relationships and expand network;
- Ability to report to and coordinate with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external;
- Experience in training civilians on safety and security measures;
- Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
- Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
- Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel and other basic computer applications.
To apply, please complete the form online through Apply Now-button below
by October 26, 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only finalists will be contacted.