CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort) is a relief organization based in Los Angeles, California. CORE is currently providing its support in multiple states in the United States and communities around the world. CORE's efforts are driven by a focus on equity, locally hired staff, and an investment that starts from within the community and adapts to its dynamic needs.
CORE is actively seeking an experienced Director of Global Safety and Security to oversee and implement the organization's global safety and security strategy. This role reports to the Sr. Director of Global Procurement and Logistics. The Director of Global Safety and Security will be responsible for identifying and mitigating safety and security risks, ensuring the continuity of operations and programs, managing incidents, and safeguarding the well-being of all employees and assets. Additionally, in this role, you will provide security risk recommendations to our Country Directors, Regional Directors, and the Senior Management Team (SMT) on strategic, operational, programmatic, partnership, and cross-cutting risks. You will also establish protocols and mechanisms to address unique safety and security risks and challenges for our operations in high-risk countries such as Haiti and Ukraine.
We require all employees to comply with our Mandatory Vaccination Policy. As a condition of employment individuals will be asked to provide proof of compliance to this policy.
- Prepare, review, implement, and support safety and security planning, security risk management documents and risk management-based security solutions through innovation and creativity.
- Develop Country security profiles for all CORE field locations and provide substantive inputs in the forecasting of the evolving safety and security conditions in the environments and field locations in which CORE operates.
- Ensure that all staff are aware of prevailing safety and security threats and advised on means to reduce their vulnerability to those threats.
- Develop site security plans, SOPs, and contingency plans.
- Conduct regular safety and security training to assess established protocols and procedures and to keep CORE at a high-level of emergency readiness.
- Contribute to the strategic and programmatic discussions with the management team by providing continuous analysis of the security, economic and political context in country and field operations.
- Provide written analysis of security trends and reporting of incidents.
- Participate in meetings, committees, and task forces, prepare reports on security issues, deliver briefings, and provide responses, as needed.
- Collaborate closely with peers and colleagues, non-governmental organizations, diplomatic missions, and Host Government representatives with a view to understanding what CORE is trying to achieve, obtaining the best security support, and staying abreast of existing and emerging threats and how they may affect/impact CORE's activities, personnel, dependents, premises, residences, and property.
- Support organizational resilience through contingency planning, crisis decision-making, and the development of disaster recovery and business continuity plans, by providing information and analysis including situational monitoring and updates. Assist with internally relocating personnel and assets in a conflict zone or supporting the development and implementation of evacuation plans from a country.
- Conducts site safety/security surveys and assessments, creatively leveraging tools and processes, identifying, and recommending the most simple, reasonable, effective, and efficient safety and security measures to address findings and prevent avoidable safety and security incidents.
- Work closely with country office field security managers/officers to advice, guide, train and ensure appropriate S&S mechanisms, SOPs and to ensure staff safety and implementation of programs.
Travel: 10 - 50 percent
- Bachelor's degree in business or public administration, political/social science, psychology, criminal justice, law, international relations, security management or a related field is required.
- Desired: Master's degree
- Language: Proficiency in English is necessary, and proficiency in French and Spanish is an added advantage.
- 8+ years of security and project management experience at an INGO, private organization, or a security consultancy organization in which a minimum of 2 years should be working in an insecure environment and humanitarian response context.
- Experience creating safety and security plans and SOPs.
- Experience working in a multicultural setting is desirable
Skills and Competencies:
- Ability to prioritize, manage, and implement multiple high-level projects in a timely manner, even in fast-changing contexts.
- Ability to make quick decisions in emergencies or when rapid response is needed.
- Ability to communicates complex concepts effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Familiar with MS. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Smartsheet, and Outlook