21 Mar 2022

Security Specialist at World Bank

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Job Description


Security Specialist

Job #: req16582
Organization: World Bank
Sector: General Services
Grade: GF
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 4/2/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

 

Description

Do you want to build a truly worthwhile career? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  Visit www.worldbank.org.

The Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) department provides a broad range of shared corporate services that are needed for the effective functioning and mission of the WBG to include: Corporate Security; Corporate Real Estate & Facilities, and Corporate Services.  Corporate Security (GCSSC) staff serve at both WBG Headquarters in D.C. and in Bank Group offices in more than 40 countries. The division’s mission is to support global operations by employing risk mitigation strategies and promoting the principle of a shared responsibility for security and safety. The World Bank office in Myanmar consists of national and international staff and visiting mission staff based in the city of Yangon. The complex and extensive security program is appropriate for the protection of staff, visitors and facilities in a critical threat environment and includes physical, procedural and technical security, armored vehicles and contract guard services (nationals and armed third country and international personnel).          

General

The position of Country Security Specialist – Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe is based in the World Bank Country Office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The position is within the Corporate Security division of the Global Corporate Solutions Department of the World Bank Group (WBG). The incumbent will report to the Manager of Global Operations through the Regional Senior Security Specialist based in Nairobi, Kenya and advise and consult with Country Office management. The incumbent will serve in a full-time capacity and on-call for emergencies.

 The incumbent may be required to provide back-up support to WBG Country Offices and Security Specialists in East and South Africa and other regions.

The duties of the Security Specialist are to provide security support to WBG Country Office staff in the following areas:  a) security risk management; b) security awareness; c) contingency planning; d) protective operations.  

Roles & Responsibility :

Security Risk Management

  1. Develop and maintain a Security Risk Assessment within the GCSGO specified frequency for the area of responsibility.
  2. Assist Country Office management in developing and overseeing the day-to-day conduct of the office security programs and ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents and natural and man-made disasters.
  3. Provide technical security advice to and coordinate with Corporate Real Estate, in consultation with the Manager of Global Operations, for existing facilities and any potential new offices to include site selection and installation of effective physical and procedural security measures.
  4. Manage the video surveillance, card access and other physical security and fire/life safety systems. Carry out evacuation drills periodically.
  5. Monitor and advise on residential security upgrades for newly acquired and existing residences of international staff.
  6. Provide general residential security advice to all staff.
  7. Provide advice on security arrangements at hotels, restaurants, ministries, diplomatic/international organizations which staff may be permitted to visit for recreation or business purposes.
  8. Liaise with host government security and law enforcement officials as appropriate and with security advisors for diplomatic/international organizations and private security firms.
  9. Assist staff and visiting missions in reporting incidents (GCSCS, UNDSS, host government, etc). 
  10. Ensure a viable system is in place to track staff, note arrival/departure/residence changes, and to coordinate with UNDSS and the WBG Security Operations Center. 
  11. Manage the Country Office security guard services contract to include the procurement process, contract extensions, conducting periodic reviews with guard services contract management, certification of invoices, documentation of non-performance and other issues, modifications of the contract and required reporting and documentation in coordination with Corporate Security (effective July 1, 2014 primarily through the World Bank headquarters based GCSOS Security Specialist – Guard Services) and Corporate Procurement.
  12. Manage the Country Office major security equipment program (portable items such as handheld/ walk-through metal detectors, package screening devices, communications and ECM equipment and armored vehicles) to include the procurement process when applicable, contract extensions, documentation of non-performance and other issues, certification of invoices, modifications of the contract, training guards and drivers on use of equipment and required reporting and documentation in coordination with Corporate Security (effective July 1, 2014 primarily through the World Bank headquarters based GCSOS Security Specialist – Equipment) and Corporate Procurement.   

Security Awareness 

  1. Provide newly arriving staff and visiting missions with practical security advice and contact information in advance of their visit and briefings upon arrival specific to the current situation and their mission.
  2. Provide briefings, communications, and logistical support for field missions.
  3. Draft staff security advisories on risk mitigation in response to the general security situation, following significant specific incidents and during periods of heightened risk.
  4. Conduct periodic security awareness briefings for all staff.
  5. Deliver or coordinate relevant security training for all staff.

Contingency Planning

  1.  Coordinate revisions of the Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plan (ERBCP) on a bi-annual basis or more frequently as required or directed.
  2. Serve as advisor to, and conduct training for, the Country Office Emergency Management Teams.
  3. Maintain and update as necessary all Country Office contingency planning material, reference documents and annexes.  
  4. Organize periodic tabletop exercises to test the ERBCP.
  5. Maintain and periodically test the staff telephone tree and warden system. 
  6. Organize security and fire/life safety training and briefings for all staff.
  7. Maintain and enhance the Country Office emergency contact and locator systems and ensure coordination between the Country Office Operations Center, UNDSS Tanzania and the WBG Security Operations Center.
  8. Continually assess in-country relocation and out-of-country evacuation options. 

Protective Operations

  1. Manage and document the entire range of protective operations to include the coordination of vehicle movements, the level of protection required for specific movements, the site advance security assessments and arrangements.
  2. Plan emergency response actions in the event of an emergency or a direct or indirect threat to staff. Take proactive measures to prevent involvement in such activities and perform reactively to avoid/escape from those in progress.
  3. Review daily staff travel schedules and projected travel itineraries to identify potential security and safety-related issues
  4. Arrange the appropriate level of security for visiting senior World Bank officials.
  5. Arrange continuing or special host government protective services support for staff, visiting missions and facilities as necessary.
  6. Coordinate security arrangements for World Bank Group sponsored conferences and training events held across the area of responsibility.
  7. Recommend security policies and procedures to management to include, as appropriate, curfews and approved/prohibited locations and ensure a mechanism is in place to keep staff informed and to document and report to management violations of policies and procedures.  
  8. If approved in writing, maintain proper custody, qualification, maintenance, and storage of GCSSC firearms assigned to the Security Specialist.

Selection Criteria

 Education:

  •  Master’s degree with 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  5 years of relevant experience
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Windows applications, namely, Excel, Word and Power Point. Demonstrated ability to learn new technology quickly and effectively use it for maximum productivity.

Competencies:

  •  Project Management – Understands and utilizes the basic concepts of project management, as they relate to the implementation of a project.
  •  Negotiation Skills – Has good working experience of planning and preparation of negotiation, of setting clear objectives and tactics to achieve them.
  •  Leadership and Supervision – Supervises team by planning and organizing a course of action that will lead to the accomplishment of team and project objectives.
  •  Risk Mitigation and Security Management – Can conduct risk assessment and develop. recommendations for security, risk mitigation programs and procedures with operations in a high-risk environment.
  •  Crisis Management – Maintains and periodically tests crisis management related communications, and business continuity systems.
  •  Client Orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  •  Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
  •  Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work. 

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Closing Date : 30th March , 2022.







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