Location: Arbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Position: Senior Management
Salary: Not Specified
Type: Permanent : Ref: 853
Please note that this is a permanent ‘employed’ position
Minimal Risk has a continuing requirement to support our client in providing suitable candidates for ongoing expanding operations within the Oil & Gas Sector in Kurdistan.
The Security Superintendent is responsible for all operational security related activities in Kurdistan and supports development of New Business, Exploration and Production execution plans through the provision of expert advice on security related risks and control plans. (In this context, security related risks include any issues relating to:
people and fixed asset security and protection;
country and travel risk;
explosive remnants of war;
crisis and emergency management.
This position will supervise the in-field security team, act as an alternate member of the Incident Management Team (IMT) and deputise for the Security Manager Iraq.
The role is accountable for the following:
Establishing, documenting and maintaining operational relationships and networks to ensure effective access to security related information, intelligence and (if applicable) resources.
Through the assessment of external analysis and best practice, the role uses judgement and expertise to enable current and proposed activities.
Ensuring security threats are well understood, communicated to key stakeholders and regularly assessed.
Identifying, documenting, communicating and reviewing security risk events and controls.
Participating in all operational workshops and operational planning.
Developing, implementing and ensuring appropriate security and journey management controls, approved procedures, plans and inductions are in place and regularly reviewed.
Monitoring the effectiveness of critical controls, initiating improvement, interventions and conducting periodic self-assessments.
Providing timely and accurate incident, critical control verification, periodic and situational reports, briefings and functional advice to the Security Manager Iraq.
Collecting and communicating security lessons learned from internal and external sources.
Overseeing and/or leading investigations into breaches of security, criminal activity or any incident impacting the security of personnel, assets and/or operations.
Ensuring effective internal relationships are established and maintained with a key focus on the delivery of client objectives and work programs.
Managing key operational security related contracts and services.
Providing financial management and cost visibility of all in country operational security related activities.
Ensuring all activities are performed in accordance with Company Policies, Standards and Procedures whilst adhering to relevant national and international legislation.
Academic / Language
Qualifications in a security and/or crisis and emergency management related discipline.
Must be fluent in written and spoken English, some verbal Arabic and Kurdish skills would be preferable.
Strong ability to interact and communicate effectively with management, business partners, colleagues and external stakeholders in multi-cultural environments.
Minimum ten years experience in a Military, Police or Security Services background with subsequent commercial experience for a minimum of five years preferably within the oil and gas industry.
Significant tactical and operational experience in challenging, remote and/or non-permissive environments preferably in the Middle East and North Africa.
Demonstrated staff supervision (coaching and mentoring skills) with the ability and experience to build capacity with national staff.
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently, under pressure and to meet deadlines.
Able to manage work priorities, tasks and duties in an effective and efficient manner.
Good communication, organisational and time management skills – able to identify and solve problems and escalate them as and when required.
Sound computer literacy.
Prepared to continue personal development.
Able to maintain effective relationships within internal and external security related stakeholders.
Apply sound judgement, initiative and to be proactive in approaching issues.
Maintain confidentiality at all times.
Please ensure that your CV is up to date and contains the relevant skills required for this position.
Flights are Business class/return to home hub.
You must be a flexible and adaptable person as each day on the ground will be different.
Successful candidates will be required to be interviewed in Hereford initially and contact will be made on an individual basis.
Security / Crisis Management qualification is essential
Fluent written & spoken English
Verbal Arabic / Kurdish language skills are preferable
Minimum of 10 years military experience
Tactical & Operational experience in non-permissive environments preferably in the Middle East or North Africa
Demonstrated coaching and mentoring skills
Computer literacy (MS Office) is essential
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