International Justice Mission (IJM)

  • Kampala, Uganda
International Justice Mission (IJM) Uganda
Full time Regular Position
Regional Security Officer, Africa and Europe Category Other Position Type Jobs | Regular Full-Time The Need IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global revolution that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable. Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve. Following the creation of a new Region – Africa Europe, IJM is seeking a highly experienced security professional for its security operations in the Region. Reporting to the Global Vice Presient of Safety and Security, the Officer will lead strategic and operational safety and security initiatives in the region. He/she will be the primary point of contact for the Regional President, Africa/Europe on safety/security, and will be responsible for coordinating safety and security initiatives, policies, and procedures across the region. The Regional Security Officer is responsible for providing subject matter expertise as appropriate during incident response, as well as for mentoring office-based Safety and Security Focal Points. The Officer’s subject-matter support can include, but will not be limited to, initiatives designed to build safety and security culture, harmonize and contextualize safety and security policies, and adaptively respond to incident scenarios. He/she will assist in: risk assessment and analysis, risk treatment plans, contingency plans, monitoring and evaculation, training and development, incident management, policy implementation, and strategic innovation. The position will be based in Uganda with frequent travel both within the Region and globally. Requirements Secondary degree in relevant field preferred. Minimum 7 years’ experience in managing security operations, preferably for non-profit or foreign-based organizations; Experience living or working in a safety/security function in Europe  and  Sub-Saharan Africa; Expertise in analysis of security threats, risks and vulnerability in Africa  and  Europe Region, particularly Eastern Europe, and/or Eastern and Central Africa; Experience in crisis management preferred; Strong oral and written communications skills; Fluency in oral and written communication in English is required and French is preferred; Competent in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Critical Qualities Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed; Professional demeanor; Attention to detail and disciplined with priorities; Patient; works well under stress; Personable; sustained positive attitude; Diplomatic and flexible; Effective team player and decisive leader; and Able to achieve goals in a cross-cultural and cross-religious setting.  Application Instructions Send your Resume, Cover Letter and a statement of faith* in one document to  quoting “Regional Security Officer: Africa/Europe) in the subject heading before January 31, 2020. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. *What is a statement of faith? A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.   Learn more...