Global Security Officer

Voluntary Service Overseas
Closing date: 22 November 2018
Job Type: Paid
You will work in a small Global support team reporting directly to the Director of Safety and Security.

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

You will work in a small Global support team reporting directly to the Director of Safety and Security. You will be responsible for overseeing the risk assessment and management of staff and volunteers, working closely with senior managers and in-country programme staff. You will be monitoring risk and helping to ensure that VSO remains within its risk appetite. When unexpected events happen, you will be supporting crisis management teams and providing safety and security advice and direction. There will be an expectation for you to travel periodically in order to support staff or further assess mission critical areas. You will be expected to work out of hours occasionally and cover an emergency phone through a team roster.

Skills, qualifications and experience

The ideal applicant should be a safety and security professional with overseas experience and able to demonstrate that they have worked in challenging environments. The applicant will need to be able to demonstrate, through a series of online and face to face (video) exercises during the recruitment process, that they can work under pressure and within a tight timeline. Ideally the applicant should have previously worked in an INGO safety and security role. The applicant must be able to travel abroad and work in challenging environments. 

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies: 
Ability to be open minded and respectful 
Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations 
Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships 
Ability to seek and share knowledge 

Application notes

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in one of the locations mentioned above before you apply. 

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.