Country Risk Manager, South Sudan

Start date: 01/06/2017

Under the direct supervision of PSI South Sudan’s Country Representative, and working closely with PSI Africa Regional Security Manager, the South Sudan Country Risk Manager will ensure that PSI staff in South Sudan can accomplish project goals in a safe and secure manner. The Country Risk Manager will develop appropriate relationships which will foster the establishment of a security- and risk-related information-gathering network, plus careful analysis of such information, to derive appropriate responses that will help to ensure the safety of all PSI staff throughout South Sudan.

Further, he/she will develop and review policies and procedures that include minimum security guidelines, security protocols and safety standards, and collaborate with the Programmatic and Operational staff to ensure full implementation in all PSI South Sudan offices. The individual will work closely with the business operations unit to ensure all staff are regularly trained and adherence to security standards which will be monitored and reviewed regularly and updated as necessary given the changing security context.

He/She will provide ongoing advice and guidance in relation to establishing and reviewing curfews, money management policies and practice, dealing with checkpoints, vehicles and staff movement plans and tracking, general transportation policies and staff preparedness for handling acts of violence. He/She will also liaise with sub-contracted security company(ies) to ensure smooth and timely provision of guard forces, personal security details, and transport convoys, as required.

This position is based in Juba, South Sudan, with travel to select field locations as security permits to advise on program campaigns.
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  • Conduct threat, risk and vulnerability assessments, and provide associated follow-up on all recommendations for all programs and locations.
  • Develop and/or update PSI SS’s Security Management Plan (SMP) which includes risk and evacuation plans, ensuring that they include a detailed threat assessment, standard operating procedures (personnel movement & transport, telecommunications, incident reports, etc.), physical security, contingency plans, medical plans, evacuation plans, and details measures to be taken in the event of emergencies.
  • Ensure adequate safety and security training to PSI in-country staff, as well as visiting staff and consultants as required. This includes providing ongoing training, mentoring, and raising awareness to new or changing policies as-needed.
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness training, including evacuation, first aid and firefighting training, for both international and national staff.
  • Conduct regular reviews of safety and security procedures and assist senior management in enhancing standards to meet policies in accordance with PSI’s Security Management Plan.
  • Disseminate and review security reports on a weekly basis at a minimum and more frequently if required.
  • Line management of the Fleet Manager position.
  • In close collaboration with the Country Representative Africa Regional Security Manager, oversee the development and implementation of a consistent Security Incident Reporting process including collection, dissemination and storage of country-wide information.
  • Collaborate with other actors (state, military, UN, NGO, etc.) on all matters pertaining to safety and security information and support.
  • Build capacity of staff to understand individual and collective responsibilities for security and safety; ensure that security planning becomes an integral part of day-to-day operations.
  • Advise senior management team on all aspects of incident and crisis management in-country, including mitigation and response.