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Regional Risk Manager - West Africa

Closing: May 23, 2024

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Published: Apr 26, 2024 (30 days ago)

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Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Security or Risk Management (essential).
  • Membership of a professional risk management body (desirable).
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant leadership experience (essential).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in complex or conflict-afflicted environments in West Africa (essential)
  • Fluent in English & French (essential).

Competencies required for this role:

  • Leadership.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Strong verbal & written skills.
  • Networking ability.

Team management:

  • The selected candidate will be managing CTG's country Field Security Officers, based in various regions.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.
Responsibilities

Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Security or Risk Management (essential).
  • Membership of a professional risk management body (desirable).
  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant leadership experience (essential).
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in complex or conflict-afflicted environments in West Africa (essential)
  • Fluent in English & French (essential).

Competencies required for this role:

  • Leadership.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Strong verbal & written skills.
  • Networking ability.

Team management:

  • The selected candidate will be managing CTG's country Field Security Officers, based in various regions.

Further information:

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

Assigned, but not limited to:

  • Collaborate with the Regional Director on safety & security issues & program planning for the region.
  • Establish a 24 / 7 Regional Security Operations Centre, supervise Field Security Officers (FSO's) & provide back up during leave periods.
  • Conduct field visits, risk assessments & audits to identify gaps & recommend corrective actions.
  • Evaluate and communicate potential risks associated with business operations within the region to the relevant stakeholders.
  • Support country teams with project implementation & attend planning & mobilisation meetings.
  • Attend routine management meetings across countries of operations.
  • Attend weekly team management meetings & conduct 6 x TTX on various emergency scenarios each calendar year.
  • Participate in incident response & crisis management teams.
  • Support the Assist360 24 / 7 Global Response Centre to respond to client requests.
  • Standardize Duty of Care (DOC) Standard Operating Proceures (SOP's) in alignment with the global safety & security policy. 
  • Ensure consistent use of Duty of Care (DOC) functions (TAYO safe trip & incident management) & prepare up to date risk assessments across the region.
  • Ensure the presence of trained first aiders & safety focal points at key CTG locations.
  • Prepare & deliver initial security inductions within 72 hours of first day of work of all employees & consultants, record attendance for initial security inductions.
  • Ensure mandatory quarterly security briefings are prepared, delivered & recorded for all consultants.
  • Ensure weekly security reports are prepared for each country of operation.
  • Prepare risk assessments for each country of operation on a quarterly basis or within 72 hours of a major incident (e.g. coup d'etat, kidnapping, major aviation disaster etc).
  • Conduct regular security reviews of airlines & airports, hotels, medical facilities.
  • Identify & build a database of security vendors (e.g. equipment suppliers, first aid training suppliers, etc.) & supervise those that are engaged by CTG.
  • Build & maintain a network of key security stakeholders.
  • Build strong relationships with clients’ safety & security leaders.
  • Upon request, support the HR Manager on interview boards for Field Security Officers (FSO's).
  • Upon request, support the Regional HR Manager with disciplinary reviews.
  • Perform any other assigned duties.

Project reporting:

  • Line Manager - Global Risk Manager.
  • Functional & administrative reporting - Regional Director – West Africa.

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