Manager, Global Security at Population Services International

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Manager, Global Security

Based in Washington DC, PSI approved US State or country where PSI is registered

26-50% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to Director, Global Security and Safeguarding

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

The Global Security team at PSI is highly involved in providing security and operational advice, guidance, support, and information so that staff and operations can continue to safely deliver our programs and objectives. We maintain close connections and stay acutely informed of what is happening in PSI countries to alert teams and decision-makers of political, criminal, health, or natural disaster issues and how best to respond to emerging risks.

Our work requires a passion for learning as well as for teaching. Our small team is intellectually and strategically curious, and we strive to make connections and partner with others internally and externally to get the job done.

PSI seeks a Manager, Global Security that will Manage the safety and security for a portfolio of countries, to include incident management, capacity-building, risk assessments, and compliance with PSI security policies and furthering PSI’s duty of care to staff. The Global Security Manager will work to reduce the risks faced by PSI personnel, assets and programs through the provision of specialized, coordinated and focused safety and security preparedness and management support. They will develop a strong knowledge of PSI’s programs and have a good understanding of development program approaches and principles.

Responsibilities****Your contributions

-Serve as primary point person for all matters of safety and security to a portfolio of countries with varying degrees of complexity 40% of the Time
-Provide remote and in-person security capacity building to country teams and HQ staff 25% of the Time
-Contribute to the success of the department by drafting or performing analysis, reports, newsletters, and briefings for internal and external stakeholders 15% of the Time
-Perform remote or in-person security incident management and after-action reviews to produce updated mitigation measures and learnings 20% of the Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

-Bachelor’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., International Relations; Risk Management; Area studies; Politics; Military Science; MBA).
-Master’s Degree (or international equivalent) in a related field (e.g., International Relations; Risk Management; Area studies; Politics; Military Science; MBA) preferred.
-At least 7 years of related experience. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted.
-At least 5 years managing security with increasing responsibility including high risk countries.
-At least 2 year working overseas in developing country contexts preferred.

– Professional level French and English skills required; fluent in one language and the ability to conduct business in the other.

– Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis, and strategic planning skills

– Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions.

– Experience developing security-related technical tools, guidelines, systems, and SOPs.

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

**Measurement:**You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
**Honesty:**You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
**Collaboration:**You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
**Trust:**You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
**Commitment:**You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check. For domestic positions: Must be authorized to work in the United States. N.B. PSI will not consider work visa sponsorship for this position**.**

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to: or call (202)785-0072.


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