Field Security Officer


CTG overview:

  • CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.
  • CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.
  • Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.
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Overview of position:

  • CTG is looking to hire an experienced Field Security Officer for our operations in South Sudan.

Specific responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Security management.
  • Operational management.
  • Personnel management.
  • HR management.

Security management:

  • Undertake analysis of the security situation in South Sudan.
  • Develop & maintain relationships with the client security managers, UNDSS & other security organisations in South Sudan.
  • Induction training, providing security awareness briefs to all staff.
  • Vetting & status check on all consultants as required.
  • Review & movement requests & tack staff movements.
  • Maintain & improve a security information network to receive & then send out security advisories.
  • Provide security advice to projects, staff & consultants.
  • Provide timely threat reporting incident reporting to staff, by sms & email.
  • Keep updated contact list / database of staff, consultants & security focal points.
  • Improve & develop an emergency call out procedure for each project so CTG can track & react to incidents.
  • Conduct field work across different provinces of South Sudan for risk assessments & training of staff & consultant located in different parts of South Sudan.
  • Incident management, fill out incident reports, be on call to deal with emergencies & undertake investigations as directed.
  • Manage visa & work permit applications for international consultants.
  • Prepare all necessary documents to apply for work permit & visa by coordinating with Account Managers.
  • Handle all problems which are related to any visa & work permit issues.

Operational management:

  • Ensure establishment of CTG in operation centre (with administrative management).
  • Provide assistance with ensuring compliance with local labour law.
  • Ensure an understanding of CTG’s Duty of Care (DOC), evacuation & medevac plans.
  • Management of the safety of our consultants in the field from mobilization to demobilization with the support of the Account Director & Regional Field & Operations Manager where required.
  • Management of 3rd party security, accommodation & other local service providers & fixers.
  • Understand the contracted terms of all accommodation, security, logistics support, etc. with the assistance of the HR Director & Regional Field & Operations Manager where required.
  • Management of crisis in accordance with the CTG crisis management SOP.

Personnel management:

  • Mobilization, responsible for deliverables against the provided mobilization plan for new contracts.
  • Recruitment, support the recruitment department for new deployments.
  • Induction training, ensure all consultants are issues with country specific operational guidelines & receive a full CTG induction prior to commencing work for the client.
  • Duty of Care (DOC), responsible for consultant DOC & knowledge sharing on security threats & incidents.
  • Act as a focal point between insurers & consultants / emergency liaison persons in instances of medevac & or major incident. Supporting documentation collection for such incidents.

HR management:

  • Accountable for managing assigned clients.
  • Responsible for ensuring deployment plans, administrative documents, system & personnel management SOPs are in place & complied.
  • Handle all disciplinary issues related to the personnel.
  • Other tasks as directed by the CTG South Sudan Country Manager, their deputy or delegate.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Country Manager & is required to produce weekly reports to the Account Director & Regional Field & Operations Manager.

Key competencies:

  • University Degree in the field of International Relations, Humaitarian Action, Business Administration, HR or related field.
  • A relevant HR qualification & / or experience may be waived in lieu of a degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant human resources / security experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Africa / South Sudan (an advantage).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Incident & response handling (problem solver).
  • Integrity.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Arabic is an asset.
  • Experience in HR processes & applications, exposure & expertise in HR systems data analysis & analytical skills required.
  • Must be well versed in all MS Office applications & experienced in producing reports for management.
  • Self starter with good initiative & multi tasking skills who pays attention to the details, demonstrated ability to troubleshoot & resolve problems, excellent spoken & written communication.

Team management:

  • The selected candidate is expected to manage CTG consultants working on different UN as well as INGO projects in South Sudan.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

Closing date: 11-Oct-22