Country Security Manager needed in Kampala, Uganda

jobsnearmeafric Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)


Fixed term | 6 months | ASAP


For the past 30 years, international NGO Acted has been going the last mile to save lives. Currently, Acted supports 20 million people across 43 countries to meet their needs in hard-to-reach areas – and pursues a triple mandate as a humanitarian, environmental and development aid actor. Acted relies on an in-depth knowledge of local territories and contexts to develop and implement relevant long-term actions, with a wide range of local and international partners, building together a “3ZERO” world: Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty

ACTED Uganda

Acted in Uganda is committed to supporting the development of climate-sensitive livelihood activities, with a primary focus on agricultural activities throughout the Karamoja region and Northern Uganda. Acted Uganda’s actions aim to enhance resilience through climate sensing and community engagement and to support agricultural livelihoods. In 2017, Acted opened its operations in the West Nile region to meet the needs of the refugee populations in the region.

You will be in charge of

The Country Security Manager is responsible for overseeing daily security management of all Acted premises and project sites, ensuring a permanent monitoring and assessment of the security situation in country, as well as reviewing and implementing Acted security management guidelines and protocols. He/she will also advise the Country Director and Senior Management Team on all issues of safety and security and provide appropriate security training and mentoring.

Main duties

1. Department management

2. Context & Risk analysis

3. Develop and update Country Security Plans, SOPs and Contingency Plans

4. Daily Security Management

5. Crisis management

 Adapt crisis management protocols to the local situation;
 Act as a key member of the Crisis Management Team so that safety policies and procedures are implemented;
6. Reporting

7. Training and briefing

 Conduct security briefing for each new international staff arriving in country;
 Design security training modules for Country Director’s approval and HQ endorsement;
8. Develop and maintain a security network

9. Ensure external representation

Expected skills and qualifications

 At least 2-3 years of working experience in insecure environments; preferably in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East;
 Extensive experience in security management and procedures;
 Demonstrated communication and organizational skills;
 Ability to train, mobilize, and manage both international and national staff Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
 Ability to work well in unstable and frequently changing security environments;
 Willingness to work and live in often remote areas under basic conditions; 
 Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office;
 Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English;
 Knowledge of local language and/or regional experience highly desirable.


 Salary between 2800 and 4000€ monthly (before income tax), depending on the level of education, security level, etc as well as a monthly living allowance of $300
 Accommodation and food provided in Acted guesthouse
 Pension, health insurance, life insurance and repatriation assistance (& unemployment insurance for EU citizens)
 Flight tickets every 6 months & visa fees covered
 Contribution to the luggage transportation: up to 100 kgs, depending on the length of the contract
 Annual leave of 25 to 43 days per year
 One week pre-departure training in Acted HQ, including a 4-days in situ security training
 Tax advice (free 30-minute call with a tax consultant)
 Psychological assistance

Join us

Please send your application (CV and letter of motivation) by email ([email protected]) or below, including the reference: CSM/UGD Please note that ACTED will never charge a fee for the recruitment process.

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