Security & Risk Manager (Virtual Position - Work From Home!)

Nurture Project International
  • Location
    Buffalo, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 30

Position description

Nurture Project International is seeking a Security & Risk Manager to serve as the primary focal point for safety and security for all global projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical support to the field in the following areas:
  • security/risk assessments;
  • scenario planning, security plan development;
  • crisis/contingency planning; and
  • other security-related functions.
  • Develop and update security plans, business continuity plans and crisis management plans, and policies and procedures, in accordance with best practices and ensure their implementation;
  • Provide advice and counsel to management on matters relating to employee and property safety and security;
  • Investigate all safety, security and risk management related issues;
  • Develop and facilitate security and safety training online and in field offices;
  • Conduct training needs assessment with key stakeholders resulting in increased safety, security and risk management capacity; and
  • Monitor security conditions and liaise and coordinate with external agencies - private security contractors, UN, peacekeeping missions, NGO coordinating bodies, local governments, etc.

To be successful, the candidate must have the following skills and attributes:


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Criminal Justice, or related area or ability to demonstrate a work-based equivalent;
  • NGO security, military or law enforcement background;
  • Strong knowledge of security management in complex environments;
  • Experience working in conflict and post-conflict settings;
  • Experience with Private Security Companies and Contractors;
  • Experience conducting training for small groups;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of regional security issues. (e.g. Europe and Middle East)
  • Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns and appropriate responses to such emergencies;

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional communication skills for explaining complex security concerns, policies, protocols, and procedures to senior management, employees, consultants, volunteers and consistently apply them at all levels;
  • Written and spoken fluency in English required; second language a plus; and
  • Willingness to travel to post-conflict and high-risk environments as required.

Application instructions

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