Jobs: Security Specialist - World Bank - Egypt


The position of Security Specialist – will be located initially in the World Bank Middle East North Africa Office in Cairo, Egypt until the security situation permits the WBG to resume physical operations in Sana’a Yemen. The position could be directed by GSDCS management to relocate to Sana’a, Yemen to support of WB operations. The reassignment will include a full WB fragile states premium and a 6/2 week Rest and Recuperation benefits. The incumbent will be responsible for the full oversight of Yemen security operations and could also be directly involved in overseeing and supporting security operations at other World Bank Group Country Offices across the MENA region. The position is within the Corporate Security (GSDRS) division of the General Services Department (GSD) of the World Bank Group (WBG).

The position of Security Specialist – will be located initially in the World Bank Middle East North Africa Office in Cairo, Egypt until the security situation permits the WBG to resume physical operations in Sana’a Yemen. The position could be directed by GSDCS management to relocate to Sana’a, Yemen to support of WB operations. The reassignment will include a full WB fragile states premium and a 6/2 week Rest and Recuperation benefits. The incumbent will be responsible for the full oversight of Yemen security operations and could also be directly involved in overseeing and supporting security operations at other World Bank Group Country Offices across the MENA region. The position is within the Corporate Security (GSDRS) division of the General Services Department (GSD) of the World Bank Group (WBG).

The incumbent will report to, and receive support and direction from, the Head of Global Operations through the Senior Security Specialist for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The incumbent will advise and consult with management in each of the Country Offices of responsibility and will discharge his assignment under the direct authority and guidance of the IBRD and IFC Country Office Managers.

The incumbent will serve in a full-time capacity and on-call for emergencies.

The incumbent may be required to provide occasional back-up support to WBG Country Offices and Security Specialists in the MENA region and other regions, which will require travel on short notice.

The duties of the Country Security Specialist are to provide security support to WBG Country Office management and staff in the following areas: a) security risk management; b) security awareness; c) contingency planning; d) protective operations; e) guard force contract management; f) advise staff on residential security; g) provide 24-hour on call emergency security support to WBG Country Office staff.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Duties and Accountabilities:

A. Security Risk Management

1. Develop and maintain a Security Risk Assessment within the GSDCS specified frequency for Yemen or other MENA countries as directed.

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, natural disasters and crisis events occurring.

3. Provide technical security advice to and coordinate with Corporate Real Estate, in consultation with the Security Specialist for Real Estate and the Senior Security Specialist, 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 testing and 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 and other locations which staff may visit for business or recreation 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 to establish a network of contacts.

9. Assist staff and visiting missions in reporting incidents (GSDCS, UNDSS, host government, etc.).

10. Ensure a viable system is in place to track staff, note arrival/departure/residence changes, contact details while at the field location, and to coordinate with UNDSS and the WBG Security Operations Center.

11. Where applicable, manage the Country Office security guard services contracts 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, primarily through the World Bank headquarters based GSDRS Security Specialist managing Guard Contract Services and Corporate Procurement.

12. Manage the Country Office major security equipment programs (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, primarily through the World Bank headquarters based GSDCS Security Specialist and Corporate Procurement.

B. 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.

C. Contingency Planning

1. Coordinate revisions of the Crisis Management Plan / Emergency Response (CMT) on an annual basis or more frequently as required or directed.

2. Serve as advisor to, and conduct training for, Country Office Crisis 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 CMT.

5. Maintain and periodically test the staff telephone tree, warden system and other local contingency plans.

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, UNDSS and the WBG Security Operations Center.

8. Continually assess in-country relocation and out-of-country evacuation options.

D. Protective Operations

1. Manage and document the entire range of armed protective operations, when applicable, 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 in Yemen and other MNA offices as required.

7. Recommend security policies and procedures to management to include 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. E. Guard Force Contract Management

1. Manage the Country Office security guard services contracts 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 GSDCS Security Specialist - Guard Services) and the Senior Security Specialist (Middle east and North Africa).

F. 24-Hour on call Emergency Security Support

1. Provide 24-hour on call emergency support to the responsible WBG Country Offices and staff (to include Visiting Mission staff). Other Responsibilities As May Be Assigned and the ability to travel on short notice to high risk locations.

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