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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Tunisie

Title: Security Manager  

Length of Assignment: Long-Term 

Location of Assignment: Tunis, Tunisia 

Position Objective: 

The objective of the Security Manager (SM) position is to develop security protocols for  Chemonics operations in Tunisia (primarily the Tunisia JOBS and Visit Tunisia projects) and keep  project teams informed with up-to-date local information that affects security procedures and day to-day operations. S/he will be responsible for building and enhancing strategic relationships with  the Tunisian security sector, including developing relationships with local security professionals,  NGO/IP security managers, and security forces. The SM must be exceptionally familiar with  Tunisian security dynamics and operating environment. S/he must also be able work with and  coordinate with various stakeholders in country and in the Chemonics Washington DC corporate  office, while demonstrating sound judgment and a high level of discretion. 

The SM position will be a Chemonics shared resource. Although the SM will primarily support  Chemonics projects (primarily Tunisia JOBS and Visit Tunisia and to a lesser extent Libya  Transition Initiative 4), s/he will also be required to support other Chemonics initiatives on an ad  hoc basis, including but not limited to, business development support and special event planning 

to include, on-site support and facilitation, collaboration and coordination with Tunisian law  enforcement. 

  1. Reporting:

The SM will report directly to the Chemonics home office Security Management Unit (MENA  SMU) Manager or designee. Day-to-day instruction will come from the Chemonics Tunisia-based  project COPs, DCOPs and project Operations Directors, but the MENA SMU will be responsible  for overall management and supervision of the SM. S/he will maintain daily or as needed  communications with the JOBS Deputy Chief of Party for Grants and Operations, Visit Tunisia  Operations and Finance Director, and LTI 4 ORM (or their respective designees) and any other  Chemonics operation, for example, New Business, special events or other program initiatives to  discuss current security conditions. On occasion, the SM must also include communication and  coordination with other Chemonics operations in cases of new business, special events, and other  program initiatives. S/he will provide regular briefings to in-country staff and will also conduct  check-ins with SMU. 

  1. Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Security Networking, information collection, and assessments 

  • Establish relationships with national/local law enforcement, civil authorities, government  ministries and development organizations to obtain the most current information affecting  the security of Chemonics programs in Tunisia. 
  • Liaise with local security forces, beneficiaries and members of our team and establish a  network of contacts who can provide information on a regular basis. 
  • In coordination with the projects’ senior leadership, continue rigorous liaising and  networking with appropriate international security sources, other donors, and their projects. Conduct and maintain dynamic risk assessments and information collection/networks of  the project’s main areas of operation.  
  • Develop a broad and comprehensive information collection capability and risk matrix and  share with project leadership for the purposes of identifying potential program risk  elements and mitigation strategies. 

Office safety & security policies and procedures 

  • Establish and maintain written standard operating procedures (SOP) for each project office in coordination with project leadership on topics including but not limited to, COVID-19  safety, access control, asset control, journey management, visitor procedures, and usage of  safety equipment, IT infrastructure security, and electrical systems to ensure optimal safe  handling and training. 
  • Coordinate with project leadership and operations teams to ensure the enforcement of all  SOPs and maintenance of access control equipment, alarm & video monitoring system,  smoke/CO2 detectors, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, AEDs, and satellite phones. 

Site Security Oversight 

  • Provide security guidance for office and residence selections during project start-up Conduct site security risk assessments in coordination with the SMU for selected project  offices and international staff residences to identify gaps and required upgrades.  
  • Advise project leadership of essential upgrades and/or repairs of security equipment and  coordinate with operations/procurement teams to ensure the prioritization, selection,  implementation of all enhancements. 
  • In coordination with operations/procurement assist & advise with safety & security  enhancements, installations and repairs by vendors/technicians to ensure security  equipment and systems are installed to a high standard, and that procurement/inventory  compliance meets Chemonics/USG standards.  

Journey management 

  • Establish and maintain protocols to include NO-GO & GO areas for project-related  movements around Tunisia. 
  • Coordinate with operations teams and project leadership to review and approve movement  requests.
  • Provide guidance with threat information and recommendation on travel prior to any field  trips outside of Tunis, to include providing area specific emergency contact information  (local hospitals, police stations, etc.). 
  • Review and approve international staff travel around Tunisia, providing travel  recommendations and instructions as appropriate.  


  • Compile and disseminate timely and accurate security updates, recommendations for  changes in posture or activities, and other relevant information to senior management teams  and/or staff in-person or via e-mail, phone, or SMS. 
  • Transmit security alerts for emerging situations and report all security-related incidents  involving Chemonics staff 
  • Provide reports as requested to senior management teams that capture major events and  any impact on staff or program delivery. 
  • Maintain regular contact with local police as to criminal/security conditions in the general  area of the office(s) and make recommendations to program leadership. 

Incident/emergency preparedness and coordination 

  • Assist with program leadership with crisis and incident management preparations and  response in Tunisia. 
  • In coordination with project leadership, maintain each project’s Emergency Action Plan  (EAP) and update on a bi-annual basis or as required.  
  • Coordinate emergency building evacuation drills (fire and earthquake) on at least a bi annual basis with all staff. 
  • Coordinate IMT drills (tabletop or field rehearsals) on a quarterly basis with each project to ensure that key personnel have a firm understanding of what do in the event of an  incident, emergency, or crisis, based on the project office EAP. 
  • Complete incident reports and submit to the HO SMU and PMU, and collect post-incident  data and present after-action reports to project leadership as necessary. 

Security briefings and training 

  • Deliver verbal safety and security briefings to Chemonics staff traveling to Tunisia and  continuously update briefing packets.  
  • Train staff on SOPs and issue notice to all staff if SOPs are updated. 
  • Work with the MENA SMU to coordinate first-aid & AED training for relevant staff. Present monthly security updates to project staff at staff meetings to cover including, but  not limited to, Tunisia security atmospherics, communication and office security protocols,  SOP refreshers, and personal safety and travel precautions.  
  1. Duration of Assignment: Long-Term, Full-Time (5 days per week). The Security  Manager is expected to be on-call to respond to safety and security incidents except when  on annual leave. 
  2. Qualifications: 
  • Tunisian citizen/resident required;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent demonstrated experience (industrial/commercial security or military) required;
  • Demonstrated ability to generate and leverage network connections in high threat countries to promote an accurate understanding of risk and strengthen knowledge of country context; Well-connected with local Tunisian authorities, and possessing a high ability to build strategic relationships and expand network; 
  • Proven expertise in Tunisian security issues, including current threat environment, security policy/regulations, key actors, risk assessment, and best practices;
  • Three or more years’ experience in management and oversight of security platforms that were implemented in high-threat countries and utilized low-profile techniques;
  • Experience providing security oversight to an international donor program desirable; Ability to report to and coordinate with multiple stakeholders, both internal and external; Experience in training civilians on safety and security measures;
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; and 
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required. French proficiency preferred.


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