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Security management unit senior manager, GHSCO

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    Closing date:
    16 Dec 2019

    Chemonics seeks a Security Management Unit (SMU) Senior Manager to work with the Operations Division of the Global Health Supply Chain Office (GHSCO) out of Arlington, VA. This is an exciting management opportunity to handle all aspects of security for all country offices connected to the GHSCO by liaising with external clients and contractors and working closely with home and field office staff. We are looking for individuals who have a proven track record of versatility, leadership, and integrity to lead complex security operations. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Work to achieve operational targets with a significant impact on project safety and security and departmental results

    • Manage safety and security processes, standards, and operational plans throughout the region

    • Responsible for a full understanding of and making improvements to existing safety and security processes and systems to enhance performance and mitigate identified risks

    • Take leadership role in advancing safety and security internally and externally

    • Undertake short-term technical assignments to the region in support of safety and security strategy, policy, and procedures

    • Maintain a deep subject matter expertise on safety and security risks and vulnerabilities throughout the designated region

    • Monitor, assess, and analyze regional security trends through open-source reporting and field security engagement and share this knowledge with relevant field and home office departments, projects, and external stakeholders

    • Regularly report to project leadership, staff, support units, and field staff to communicate regional safety and security risks or emerging issues

    • Support the visible and continual awareness of and focus on employee safety and security in the region

    • Manage the security management response to regional emergencies or crises by working with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate efforts and to ensure that all crisis responses efforts have timely, accurate information on the security and risk situation as it develops to reduce the impact on staff, operations, and reputation

    • Work closely with field offices to ensure all regional safety and security incidents are reported and responded to accurately and timely, and develops guidance and mitigation measures to prevent incident recurrence

    • Support the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of regional project’s security platforms, assessing the specific needs of the context, threats, project vulnerabilities, and identified risks

    • Coordinate with other departments, units, stakeholders, and individuals to ensure that projects and personnel maintain the proper safety and security procedures in accordance with client and Chemonics policies

    • Support the development of all relevant project security assessments, action plans, recommended mitigation measures, and evaluation material, and liaises with field security staff to ensure all projects comply with designated security requirements

    • Review all new business opportunities to identify key regional risks, access limitations, complex technical areas, and recommended security platform, including defining all staffing and budgetary requirements

    • Ensure travelers are researching the risk environment through the information security provider before travel or fielding and deliver pre-departure briefings to designated regional locations

    • Coordinate with regional staff on travel and fielding processes and staff tracking through internal tools and resources and engaging with external partners

    • Supervise, develop, and evaluate security management unit associates; ensure associates receive regular constructive performance feedback, prompt resolution of problems, and time and opportunity to grow and develop in key competency areas

    • Participate in the recruitment, hiring, and monitoring of regional security management unit associates, safety and security focal points, and field security staff, ensuring personnel selected meet appropriate requirements

    • Backstop field security staff and serves as acting security management unit director, as needed

    • Provide technical support to security subcontract procurement, management, and administration for new and ongoing projects and new business development needs

    • Support the capacity development of the security management unit associate and designated regional staff in core safety and security technical skills

    • Design and lead relevant safety and security trainings for regional staff through one-on-one mentoring, small group trainings, and information dissemination

    • Ensure effective security management of Chemonics-occupied workspace and actively serve as a floor warden

    • Actively engage in internal or external professional associations and represents the company at conferences, educational workshops, industry meetings, and through personal networking in the security industry


    • Minimum 4 years of operational, risk, and project management and/or technically relevant work experience

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field; Master’s degree preferred

    • Knowledge of and previous working experience with development projects under USAID, DFID, FCO, and/or Global Fund preferred

    • Experience living, working, researching, or managing projects and/or staff in the relevant region is preferred

    • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise department staff, multiple project teams, and other initiatives

    • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings

    • Ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and manage significant activities, budgets and resources to produce and take responsibility for results

    • Demonstrated ability in implementing security platforms for civilian operations in conflict zones, to include successful crisis management

    • Willingness to work overseas for up to 4-8 weeks per year and to consider long-term overseas assignments

    • Ability to solve complex technical, managerial or operational problems and evaluate options based on relevant information, resources, well-rounded experience, and knowledge

    • Strong knowledge of MS Office applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Planner, and PowerBI

    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

    • Demonstrated leadership, versatility and integrity

    • Demonstrated independent thinking, judgment, and respect for others

    • Fluency in English required; Proficiency in French strongly preferred

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