Security Officer, Ministry of Labor Training of Underserved Program, Libya

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 March 2013
Company Profile: MSI is a Washington, D.C.-based international development firm providing specialized short- and long-term technical assistance. Since its 1981 founding, MSI has grown in size and technical scope, now implementing and managing more than 70 projects worldwide. More than 30 are long-term,
many in conflict-prone or fragile states that include Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, our range of technical expertise includes analytical and field projects in democracy and governance, economic growth, strategic planning, organizational capacity building, health and the justice sector.

MSI focuses on helping our local partners foster progress, manage change and improve the effectiveness of development assistance. We expanded our global footprint in 2008 by becoming part of Coffey International Development, a leading development firm that is part of Coffey International Limited, a publicly traded company on the Australia Stock Exchange. Alongside Coffey, MSI has corporate offices in 17 countries. Together, MSI and Coffey International Development employ more than 1,400 professionals worldwide. For more information on MSI, please visit our website at

Project/Proposal Summary:
MSI-Libya will design and implement a program that provides domestic English language and employability skills training for 2,000 participants and an initial international training course targeting up to 300 participants, as well as 50 international scholarships for a short study course. In addition, MSI-Libya will help the Government of Libya plan for expanding international training opportunities, building domestic capacity to train Libyans in employability skills and improve ministerial oversight to manage large-scale training programs.

Position Summary: The Security Officer, in close coordination with MSI Libya Director, manages the security and security-related needs for all program operations of MSI Libya.

Manage, supervise, and coordinate all aspects of security for in-country operations.
Receive, analyze, and disseminate threat and vulnerability information and reports to program and site managers operating throughout Libya.
Identify threats and vulnerabilities and provide recommended actions that should be taken to mitigate them.
Develop and maintain program security standards, policies, plans, and directives.
Ensure compliance with all related military and/or government directed security policies and directives.
Overseeing operations and movements of all project vehicles and staff, supervising dispatcher, drivers and or other staff responsible.
Manage all aspects of operational, information, and physical security.
Supervise security/vulnerability assessments and inspections; inspect and assess fixed site guard forces, personal security detachments, and convoy security detachments.
In coordination with HR and Administrative Directors recruit and select office and housing guards or select security subcontractor providing guard services and supervise and monitor work of subcontractor
Coordinate background checks and vetting of personnel and sub-contractors.
Liaise with Libyan security officials and offices to build relationships and draw upon additional support where appropriate.
Provide Director and MSI HO with bi-weekly security assessment and project operations reports.

Bachelor's degree in an associated discipline.
Former Public Safety/Police, Military or International Security Operations experience no less than a combined total of 10 years.
Must possess at least three years experience in managing/supervising security guard operations overseas and in a hostile environment.
Able to accurately and concisely write reports of serious incidents and communicate in writing other documents such as Site Security Analyses and Risk Assessments.
Able to develop, amend and describe to others Standard Operating Procedures for appropriate for the threat level and force protection level.
Able to communicate verbally with others in a concise and understandable way.
Demonstrates a strong ability to read and understand intelligence reports.
Demonstrates the skills to instill confidence and commitment during stressful situations.
Demonstrates the skills, training and experience necessary to serve as the Security Subject Matter Expert.
Demonstrates the communication skills necessary to brief an audience on issues related to security.

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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