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Country Security Manager, WV Democratic Republic of Congo

Closing date
OrganisationWorld Vision
LocationKinshasa DRC
External URL https://worldvision.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WorldVisionInternational/job/Kinshasa-Congo-The-Democratic-Republic-Of-The/Country-Security-Manager--WV-Democratic-Republic-of-Congo_R19923


To support the National Director in ensuring that effective security measures for programmes within the Democratic Republic of Congo are appropriately planned for and addressed within the Country Context.  Be lead in the optimization of organizational security and the mitigation of operational risks for ministry effectiveness by establishing security systems and mechanisms for institutionalizing an organizational culture and practice of safety and security. The candidate will work with a wide range of stakeholders across multiple functions in support of key projects and will be responsible for ensuring end-to-end security capability and operational delivery to the field, based on the changing context and work requirements. This position will supervise Deputy Country Security Manager, Officers and Focal Points. The Country Security Manager will provide analysis and intelligence to the National Director and Programmes in order to make timely strategic programming decisions.



Strategy & Planning

20% of time

  • Develop and implement the Operational Country Office security strategy in alignment with WV DRC Strategy and WV security policy so as to ensure the operational priorities of the Country Office are appropriately supported.
  • Ensure Security Risk Assessments, Country Risk Ratings, Strategic Programme Budgeting, Core Security Requirement standards, processes and procedures are completed in accordance with current Office of Corporate Security guidelines and training.
  • Develop and maintain critical security incident contingency plans based on Country Risk Rating and Country Context.
  • Provide security analysis and information to senior leadership in order to support strategic and operational decision making.

Operational Country Office is aligned with Country Strategy and all current World Vision security policies and strategies.


Security Operations

40% of time

  • Work with the National Director, Deputy Country Security Manager, Officers and Focal Points for DRC, Regional Security Director, and other relevant OCS stakeholders to carry out Security Risk Assessments as required/directed.
  • Country Risk Ratings/Designated Security Zone Risk Ratings are established based on Country Operational Strategy and updated as required.
  • Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in line with Country Risk Ratings.
  • Provide input and support to management in crisis situations and critical incidents.
  • Conduct security investigations when required/directed.
  • Conduct CIV-MIL-POL coordination to gain access to operational programme areas as required.
  • Provide leadership/ management of the security team in country.
  • Work in close coordination with Programmes, Operations and Finance to ensure all security personnel, equipment and any other costs are included in programmes budgets.

Operational Country Office is applying all current security requirements in accordance with World Vision security policy and procedures.


Networking and External Liaison/Engagement

15% of time

  • Build ongoing networks for sharing security information and coordination.
  • Represent WV at relevant security network meetings and ensure information from these groups is disseminated to relevant staff.

Security Relationships with other NGOs and relevant partners are established and maintained.


Capacity Building and Technical Training

15% of time

  • Coordinate the assessment, development and implementation of the Country Office capacity building plan for security management based on local security risk assessments.
  • Seek to develop a culture of security awareness and monitor staff compliance.
  • Conduct Training including, but not limited to SAINT, First Aid and Fire prevention.

Country staff are trained in alignment with the Office of Corporate Security and current international good practice standards.


Reporting and Documentation

10% of time

  • Provide a regular security analysis to the National Office, Region and Office of Corporate Security.
  • Ensure that all security incidents are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.
  • Conduct performance reviews of the field-based security focal persons.
  • Collect, analyse and disseminate security information appropriately.

All documentation is prepared in a clear and concise manner and disseminated in accordance with World Vision policies and procedures.



Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Relevant Bachelor’s degree (Master preferred) in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. Or 3 years equivalent field experience in organizational Security Risk Management senior role.

Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

Sound understanding of Security Cost Identification and how to incorporate proposal writers into the Cost/Budgeting allocation of their proposals.

Computer proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is essential.

Demonstrated personal values, attitudes and behaviors that are consistent with World Vision Core Values.

Valid Passport and Driver’s License.


Understanding of setting threat or risk levels for specific contexts, considering the strategic and tactical situation as applied to humanitarian operations.

Understanding of programme delivery and security cost identification in humanitarian relief operations.


License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

Fluency in written and spoken in both English and French is required.

Internationally recognized qualifications in Risk Management or Business Continuity would be an advantage.


Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Relevant Master’s degree in Security Management, Risk Management, Strategic Studies, International Relations or Emergency Management. General Management studies also considered.

Previous experience in the professional security arena (INGO, Corporate, Military, Law Enforcement, or Emergency Services).

Sound knowledge of INGO security practices with proven experience in Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.

Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering training.

Demonstrated experience in security analysis.

Demonstrated project management stills and the ability to work effectively under pressure (particularly in a crisis situation).

First Aid Certified.

Sound understanding of Security Cost Identification and how to incorporate proposal writers into the Cost/Budgeting allocation of their proposals.


Preferred Work Experience 

5+ yrs in a relevant senior security management role in NGO, Private or Government Sectors.

International security management experience in a Regional and/or Global role in large multinational organization.


Work Environment

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally up to 40% of the time.
  • Must be prepared to travel to ‘high risk’ security environments at short notice.
  • Will be expected to manage high stress security events.
  • Flexibility in work hours is expected.



  •  Leadership level:


  •  Achieving quality results & service.
  • Practising accountability & integrity.
  • Communicating information effectively.
  • Thinking clearly, deeply & broadly.
  • Understanding the Humanitarian Industry.
  • Practising innovation & change
  • Demonstrating Christ-centred life & work.
  • Learning for growth & development.
  • Maintaining work/life balance & effectiveness.
  • Building collaborative relationships.
  • Practising gender & cultural diversity.
  • Influencing individuals & groups.
  • Understanding World Vision’s mission & operations.





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WV DRC   National Director

Direct Reporting – Strategy & policy development & implementation, reporting on security operations.

Weekly/Monthly and as required

WV DRC  Integrated Programmes and Zonal Directors

Inform – to assist and provide security support and advice in situations of increased insecurity. Ensure appropriate deployment of Security assets as per SRA. Ongoing analysis of ‘high risk’ contexts.

Daily/Weekly or as required

Regional Security Director (RSD)

Matrix Reporting – to provide security updates, seek guidance and technical support for security related issues. Ongoing operations, deployments, Regional Oversight and OCS Policy Guidance

Weekly, or as required.

OCS Country Security Group Global Security Advisor

Provide security updates, seek guidance and technical support for security related issues. Ongoing Response operations, deployments and current Operations.

Weekly, or as required.

External (to WV) stakeholders: International Organizations, Local NGO, Implementing partners, UN, INGO’s, Embassies, Local and international CivMil

Coordination, Gather information on inter-agency security issues.

Weekly or as required

Global Centre – Office of Corporate Security (OCS)

Coordination, consultation & advice. Liaise with other OCS staff.

As required

Key internal departments

Coordination on security incidents & investigations,

As required



The position is expected to act with a high degree of autonomy and display sound decision making skills in sometimes stressful situations. Expected to resolve complex security issues with limited information to protect WV staff and lessen the impact of an event on the organization. Will be required to display strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills and apply those independently. Ensure all operational security plans for all WV DRC operations are implemented.

The WV DRC Country Security Manager will be expected to take control of a number of complex Country events, ensuring that the appropriate resources are deployed to allow aid delivery. These events will require escalation via direct communication with the WV DRC National Director. Normal activities will be reported via email and regular calls.

This role will assign work to the WV DRC Security Staff in the DRC Operational Zones, on a regular basis and establish work plans with the Security Managers/Officers/Focal Points via written communication and will follow up on implementation and completion of work. Provides ongoing coaching and mentoring on deliverables for direct and matrix reports via meetings, calls and email.


Major Challenges

Challenge Approach/Solutions

Required to influence change across complex matrix relationships.

Requires very strong influencing skills and ‘political nous’ with business acumen.

Monitor ongoing and developing security threats to WVI operations

Has to collate multiple sources of information and prioritise the allocation of resources, providing advice to operational line managers on Country to threats.

Provide Guidance and advice to the Crisis Manager, or National Director, in ‘crises management’ situations in an organization that is highly consultative.

Ability to switch from an influencing relationship to a more directive approach when required.


Interpersonal Skills

1. Solid interpersonal, negotiating and networking skills – proven ambiguity tolerance.

2. Strong influencing, managing capacity development with the ability to motivate and lead staff in a change process.


Financial Responsibility

1. Responsibility for WV DRC  Security budget


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