Security Manager

  Roots of Peace
Bachelor's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1594
Date Posted:May 17, 2017
Reference:ROP23
Closing Date:May 28, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Any
Functional Area:Administrative
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:No
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:

About Roots of Peace:

Founded:  

Roots of Peace (ROP) is a humanitarian, not-for-profit organization focused on the removal of land mines and the restoration of agriculture in former conflict zones. ROP implements the Commercial Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Program (CHAMP), which is a four-year program, funded by USAID in Afghanistan. The Program is implemented in the following Provinces: Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul, Uruzgan, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kunar, Nuristan, Ghazni, Logar, Wardak, Bamyan, Paktya, Paktika, and Khost. CHAMP offers farmers the opportunity to establish new orchards and new vineyards and/or to install trellising on existing vineyards. The Program will be quite similar to the World Bank MAIL-HLP orchards establishment program being implemented by ROP in Northern and Central Afghanistan. CHAMP will be responding to farmer demand for the species of trees and grapes to plant. We expect that in the higher altitudes, farmers will demand apples, almonds, apricots, walnuts and some grapes. In the lower altitudes, farmers will demand citrus, apricot, pomegranate and some almonds. We will select farmers for participation based on their agreement to pay a portion of the cost of the saplings, trellising and/or other materials provided by CHAMP.

Job Summary:

Security manager is responsible for assuring a safe work environment for all ROP-CHAMP personnel, and for the safety of Ex Pat residences and movement of Ex Pat personnel within Afghanistan. For this purpose, The Security manager will maintain an effective security management system, which includes continuous assessment of Afghanistan’s operational environment, and ensure it is in accordance with Roots of Peace minimum operating security standards.

Duties & Responsibilities:


Assess program areas, office and residential areas relative to their impact on staff safety and security, and recommend specific protocols and practices to reduce staff risk and vulnerability.

Overall oversight over security, including leading the process of developing and reviewing security policies, guidelines, and Standard Operating Procedures.

Ensure that all staff is familiar with the security policies and procedures content and agree to abide by it.

Continuously strengthen and apply office and residential facilities security standards and ensure enforcement of facility access procedures/practices.

Provide security awareness for all national and expatriate staff.

Assessment of hospitals, hotels and restaurants in Kabul and prepare list of acceptable hospitals, accommodation and restaurants for ROP staff, visitors and consultants.

Regularly review and recommend as well as take actions with regards to security measures already in place at the offices and guesthouse.

Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures.

Reports matters pertaining to major security incidents in Kabul, program areas and other locations in Afghanistan to all relevant staff.

Regularly monitor local and international media related to security issues and bring relevant issues to organization’s attention.

Liaison with other NGOs, USAID, Government Ministries, UN agencies, ANSO and other stakeholders in relation to security management and implementation, and report back on knowledge gained from related meetings.

Ensure that that evacuation and crisis management plans are in place and regularly updated.

Ensure communication equipment is well maintained, functional and usable at all times.

Serve as a key resource in times of emergencies, such as natural or man-made disasters.

Manages and trains security guards and provides training to ROP-CHAMP drivers on safety and security. This includes development, implementation and monitoring of weekly roster of security guards, so that there are adequate guards available at all times on office premises and guesthouses.

Job Requirement:


An excellent command of both written and spoken English

Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, including ability to collaborate with police, military and government officials on a wide array of security matters.

High flexibility and availability to work outside regular working hours.

Dedication, pro-active/creative thinking, flexibility and aptitude to work in team-oriented structures

Bachelors degree in related field

Minimum 7 years’ experience in security management with at least 3-5 years experience in managerial role.

Advanced knowledge of security rules and regulations is required.

Working in a similar position for an international NGO or organization is essential.

Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word, Excel and Power Point

Highest level of integrity

Effective people management skills.

Solid training skills

Solid organizational skills.

Flexible and able to work under pressure.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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