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Head of Security Training Programmes

The Opportunity

  • We recognise that our staff and associates may work in or travel to hostile and complex environments that present unique safety and security risks, and we are proactive in identifying and mitigating these risks. We understand that security management should be an enabler rather than a barrier. Plan International is committed to fulfilling its duty of care to our staff and providing a safe and secure environment so that we can better fulfil our purpose and objectives.  
  • As the Head of Security Training Programmes you will work within the Plan International Global Safety and Security Team and will oversee design and delivery of our security training courses, certification of trainers, security manager induction and development programs, and other training initiatives. A substantial component of the role will involve travel to Plan International offices to support delivery of these training courses.
  • You will be required to provide support and guidance to Regional and Country Management Teams increasing capacity in local security functions.
  • You will promote a positive security culture, focused on advancing our Security for All initiative to create a more inclusive and intersectional approach to security risk management. As well as encourage staff to report security concerns and incidents, follow-up and/or investigate as needed, and ensure management incorporates lessons learned into future operations.

The Requirements

  • Experience teaching or training security courses and workshops
  • Experience developing complex and technical training material, e.g. first aid and medical trauma, crisis management, security analysis
  • Deep conceptual understanding of security risk management and risk assessment processes
  • Experience working in high-risk areas, including disasters and fragile and conflict affected states
  • Experience working in an international NGO
  • Experience leading diverse and geographically dispersed teams
  • Able to build networks and relationships under challenging conditions
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Comfortable in challenging at all levels
  • Able to deliver on time, to work under long term pressure and to prioritise
  • Able to work with standard IT equipment and software suites (e.g. Office)
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Instructor or teacher certification as well as the ability to work in an additional language, e.g. French or Spanish are highly desirable

Head of Security Risk Analysis

The Opportunity

  • We recognise that our staff and associates may work in or travel to hostile and complex environments that present unique safety and security risks, and we are proactive in identifying and mitigating these risks. We understand that security management should be an enabler rather than a barrier. Plan International is committed to fulfilling its duty of care to our staff and providing a safe and secure environment so that we can better fulfil our purpose and objectives.  
  • As the Head of Security Risk Analysis you will be working within Plan International’s Global Safety and Security Team, and will oversee the creation of a new analysis function to further professionalise and be more predictive in our organisational security risk management.
  • You will be required to provide analysis and advice to the Plan International Leadership Team and Regional and Country Management Teams on key security trends facing our staff and operations.  
  • You will promote a positive security culture, focused on advancing our Security for All initiative to create a more inclusive and intersectional approach to security risk management. As well as encourage staff to report security concerns and incidents, follow-up and/or investigate as needed, and ensure management incorporates lessons learned into future operations.

The Requirements

  • Deep knowledge of security risk and geopolitical analysis methodology
  • Experience building analysis systems and products
  • Deep conceptual understanding of security risk management and risk assessment processes
  • Experience working in high risk areas, including disasters and fragile and conflict affected states
  • Experience working in an international NGO
  • Experience leading diverse and geographically dispersed teams
  • Able to build networks and relationships under challenging conditions
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Comfortable in challenging at all levels
  • Able to deliver on time, to work under long term pressure and to prioritise
  • Able to work with standard IT equipment and software suites (e.g. Office)
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Risk management and/or project management certification, as well as ability to work in an additional language, e.g. French or Spanish is highly desirable.

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