Jamaica: Security Manager

Organization: Creative Associates International
Country: Jamaica
Closing date: 08 Feb 2020

Category: Programs
Req ID: SECUR01886
Posted Date: 2020-01-08
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Kingston, Jamaica JAM

Background:

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Project Summary:

The Community Violence Prevention (CVP) activity in Jamaica aims to support communities, parents and families to prevent youth violence and develop pathway programs for youth at risk of violence. It intends to achieve this by working with communities and strengthening the ability and authority of targeted families to maintain discipline and reinforce prosocial conduct among their children and supporting desistance programs that will keep youth out of violent and criminal lifestyles.

Position Summary:

The Security Manager will work with the HQ Security Manager to manage and coordinate all Creative security and safety programs, plans and policies relevant to the project including detailed security procedures that comply with Creative security policies. This will include emergency response drills and communication procedures for the project.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide security, safety and risk mitigation and ensure that project staff complies with project security procedures;
  • Monitor and analyze the ongoing threat environment faced by the project and brief the leadership accordingly. Distribute threat warnings to all staff as appropriate. Ensure that appropriate risk migration measures are taken by the project to respond to the threats or changes in threats faced by the project, including physical protection measures, safe working routines, movement restrictions, protection equipment and security staff provision, as required;
  • Oversee movement control and coordination for the project, including driver and vehicle deployment and staff whereabouts;
  • Oversee any security provider contracted by the project to ensure contractual compliance and performance of their duties, and act as the focal point of contact with the security provider;
  • Report security incidents, violations and recommended corrective actions, as appropriate, to the Chief of Party (COP), the appointing authority and the HQ Security Department;
  • Ensure all new employee/contractor personnel receive appropriate security orientations and briefings;
  • Verify that all security devices such as locks, alarms, access systems and physical force protection measures are operational or reported for repair;
  • Ensure visitor access and vehicle control systems are effective and appropriate for the threat environment;
  • Work with the HQ Security Manager to maintain the project Crisis Response Plan in coordination with the COP and ensure that the contact information contained therein is always up-to-date;
  • Provide a weekly security report to project leadership and HQ Security Department;
  • Be able to assist with out-of-hours emergency response at the project, if needed;
  • Serve as the liaison with the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and/or equivalent U.S. Government personnel for project security matters;
  • Assist the project with business continuity planning, as required;
  • Ensure that the Creative Sensitive Information (CSI) Plan is distributed to and is being followed by project staff;
  • In conjunction with program staff, oversee administration and logistical support to program activities, including program events and general program workshops;
  • Manage project team in an open and respectful manner, working with local staff to build their competencies and capacity; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
    Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree;

  • At least six (6) years of general work experience with at least three (3) in security management in the context of international development;

  • Experience implementing security policies, procedures and protocol;

  • Previous experience with USAID-funded projects preferred;

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and in a collaborative environment;

  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and flexible work style;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;

  • Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office software;

  • Ability to multitask;

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information;

  • Ability to work effectively in diverse work environments;

  • Field-based security and crisis management experience; and

  • Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Local and regional candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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