To coordinate on a full time basis all security-related requirements for the Asian Development Bank’s staff, facilities and operations in Afghanistan. To provide advice, guidance, support and training to ensure security at Afghanistan Resident Mission (AFRM) is maintained at an appropriate level as well as responding to emergency situations and extending assistance to mission travelers and staff members. Coordinate with national and international security and emergency agencies for preparation and response to security situations. Provide support and coordinate as needed with the Office of Administrative Services (OAS) to address ADB’s overall institutional security requirements outside of Afghanistan. Work with broad policies and objectives, working directly with clients, with supervision for critical tasks.
This is a three-year special fixed-term appointment. A special fixed-term appointment will automatically and without prior notice expire at the end of the original or extended term.
a. Security Services
Monitor and analyze the political and security situation in Afghanistan and neighboring countries in order to identify and assess potential threats to AFRM and ADB Afghanistan operations.
Develop, institute, and manage appropriate safety and security policies, programs and procedures at AFRM to provide full security oversight and support to staff and operations.
Liaise with the United Nations (UN) to ensure compliance and accountability in accordance with the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the coordination of security arrangements between the ADB and the UN.
Oversee security arrangements for visiting missions at AFRM and in the field.
Review and help develop plans and other security arrangements related to ADB operations in Afghanistan in cooperation with the government and development partners.
Provide timely and appropriate advice and responses to emergency security threat situations. Supervise and coordinate actions to provide continuing review and contingency planning to enable operations in the event of natural disasters, civil disorder, conflict and/or terrorist problems affecting AFRM.
Disseminate appropriate and timely security and safety related information to personnel.
Oversee and provide security and emergency related training and conduct drills for ADB staff.
Manage deployment and operational procedures for the AFRM guards force including private/contracted guards and government supplied guards.
Liaise with senior personnel and officials of security and emergency agencies of the host government, UN and other international organizations, embassies, as well as private security consultants.
Contribute to the implementation of a program to continuously improve the physical security, surveillance, and deterrence measures to improve overall security at AFRM and for ADB missions and operations.
Provide support and coordinate as needed with Principal Director, OAS and Unit Head, Business Continuity and Government Relations Team (OAOD-SBG), to address ADB’s overall institutional security requirements outside of Afghanistan.
b. Staff Supervision
Provide leadership and support to reporting staff.
Supervise the performance of reporting staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance.
Ensure the on-going learning and development of reporting staff.
Application of Technical Knowledge and Skills
Achieving Results and Problem Solving
Communication and Knowledge Sharing
Innovation and Change
Master's degree, or equivalent, in Security Management, International Relations, Political Science, International Law or related fields. University degree in Security Management, International Relations, Political Science, International Law or related fields combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree
Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level
At least 8 years of relevant experience in managing security programs and liaison with military or police authorities in a government organization, international institution, corporation, or other relevant organization.
Demonstrated experience and exposure to the international security arena dealing with safety and security issues
Solid understanding of international security structures and practices, in particular, a good understanding of the UN and other international organization security structures is required
Thorough understanding of physical, technical and information security best practices
Demonstrated high level understanding and implementation of security risk management principles
Good understanding of political systems/government administration
Excellent interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with staff, Management, staff of other local and international organizations, and senior government officials
Demonstrated cultural sensitivity and ability to develop consensus within a multicultural organizational work environment particularly in high stress environments
Emotional maturity to understand the impact and sensitivity of security and safety issues
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
International experience working in several countries
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