Head of Security

Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1582
Date Posted:Aug 24, 2021
Closing Date:Sep 8, 2021
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration ,Social Science ,Security/Safety
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:10 - 15 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Permanent
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About FMFB:


Founded in 2004, The First Microfinance Bank - Afghanistan (FMFB-A) is part of the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance (AKAM), which has programs in over 10 countries throughout the developing world. FMFB-A's vision is to be recognized as the leading microfinance services provider contributing to poverty alleviation and economic development through the provision of sustainable financial services primarily targeting micro/small businesses and households. The bank provides credit and deposit products to a wide range of clients including micro, small and medium enterprises along with commercial banking and international remittance services.

The bank is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) - an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable economic, social, and environmental development. Our values-based banking agenda focuses on providing affordable financial services that promote entrepreneurship, agriculture, incremental housing, and clean energy in Afghanistan.

With over 1,100 employees (20% women), FMFB-A operates in 14 provinces of Afghanistan through 39 branches (including one women-only branch). The number of FMFB-A clients across 14 provinces reaches about 180,000 (23% women) both in rural and urban areas. The FMFB-A loan outstanding and savings values reach to over AFN 6.2 billion and AFN 2.5 billion, respectively.

Job Summary:

The Head of Security (HoS) supports FMFB-A to provide and implement the required security and safety measures, i.e. to its personnel, visitors, buildings, information, and other assets. The post holder will implement holistic and dynamic security provide for the Bank, advising on activity and covering all areas of risk. The HoS collaborates with other departments to fulfill a wide variety of strategic initiatives to ensure the protection of the staff, customers, and assets of the Bank.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To provide detailed strategic analysis and security risk assessments for current and perceived threats for all bank activities at least monthly to the CEO. Assess FMFB-A location security needs and provide detailed reports providing security solutions, advisories, and direction in mitigating threats and risks.
  • To propose appropriate and cost-effective security mitigation models that will allow the bank's infrastructure to remain protected within financial restrictions.
  • Develop and Implement the approved security documentation, security planning, and incident business continuity at a country level in support of FMFB-A.
  • To provide oversight management of all bank employee security, asset security, and the protection of
  • FMFB-A reputation in the face of security incidents. In addition, to manage the secondary security contract providers and offer advice in times of contractual renewals.
  • The implementation and maintenance of a Threat Warning System by SMS that provides all staff members real-time information about risks or incidents in their areas.
  • To ensure that FMFB-A has all the required security-related documentation, that incidents or shortfalls are captured when documents are reviewed, and that documentation is correctly stored in the Security Shared Drive.
  • To ensure that the reactive and active procedures are in place should there be a security-related incident.
  • To be the bank's main point of contact with regards to security-related issues and when needed to provide detailed reports or analysis to external agencies supporting FMFB-A.
  • To act as a specific advisor concerning staff threats and as a support advisor in internal crime not covered by Internal Audit Department FMFB-A.
  • To provide technical and physical direction during incidents and maintain the FMFB-A Crisis Management approach.
  • Staff Management & Development:
  • Ensure the overall effective management of the staff under supervision, ensuring that staff members have clear objectives and focused work plans.
  • Participate in the recruitment of new staff and actively contribute to their onboarding and development.
  • Cultivate and work on developing a high-performance team, by proactively engaging in career development discussions, mentorship, coaching, and other development measures.
  • Other Duties:
  • Represent the Bank in industrial and professional associations, community organizations, local business groups, etc., and promote the Bank's favorable image.
  • Perform any other activity that may be required aligning with the responsibilities of the post.

Job Requirement:


  • Security Management; Business Administration; Political Science; Social Science; International Relations; or other relevant fields.
  • Relevant professional training or certification is desirable.


  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in the field of security and at least 5 years at a senior level.
  • A strong background in physical security and safety, executive or hostile close protection, crisis management, business continuity planning, security risk assessment, and security awareness training.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the local political, security, and ethnically related issues in Afghanistan.
  • Excellent management skills, including scheduling tasks and supervising staff.
  • Innovative, technical, and analytic problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong relationship-building skills and ability to create excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Have high ethical standards and integrity in both personal and professional dealings.
  • Exhibit a high level of emotional intelligence and embrace pluralism and inclusiveness.
  • Show humility and authenticity in the relationships at all levels.
  • The incumbent should possess excellent communication skills (oral and written) in English and Dari. Any other languages are an asset.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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