Project Risk Manager

Berlin, Germany
Apply by 11 July 2018
Posted on 11 June 2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Project Risk Manager (PRM) will support Creative’s programs operating from Turkey and Germany. The role will be based at the project’s office in Berlin, Germany, with occasional travel to and within Turkey.

The PRM’s overall mission is to keep all project personnel and assets safe from harm. He/she has delegated responsibility for the day-to-day management and coordination of operational field security activities, ensures compliance with corporate security policies, and maintains liaison with the Creative Regional Security Manager. The PRM will provide: security oversight, training, mentoring, supervision, support and advice for project staff in the Middle East region. The PRM will work with the project Chiefs of Party (COPs), the Creative Turkey Branch Officer Director (CD), and any other security staff working on the programs.

Reporting & Supervision:

The PRM will report to and discharge his/her assignment under the authority of the Creative Regional Director for Turkey and Jordan (RD) and the Creative HQ Security Department (CHQ) in Washington, DC, who will also provide technical guidance. Operational support, direction and technical supervision will be provided by the RD and the CHQ.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Maintain, with periodic updates, the:
    • Security Assessment and Plan, clearly identifying risks and mitigation measures.
    • Crisis Response Plan, including scenario planning.
  • Produce and maintain procedures for: project access control, communications, journey management, emergency and fire response drills, relocations, and field events & tasks.
  • Deliver pre-arrival, arrival and ongoing security briefings to new and existing staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support the regional platform and have daily contact with Creative HQ Security
  • Ensure appropriate project emergency response plans and procedures are in place, to respond to the different types of threat, criminal acts, safety emergencies, and man-made and natural disasters. The plans and procedures should be documented, with all staff briefed and trained, and periodically practice;
  • Monitor and analyze the ongoing and changing threat environment as faced by all levels by the programs, and brief all management accordingly;
  • Act as the on-the-ground focal point for immediate emergency and crisis response;
  • Support program operations by providing information and analyses to the program and HQ Security
  • In country (Germany) security support to all project and visiting Creative staff
  • Advise Creative HQ and Turkey platform senior managers of Turkey security risks and policies, and provide safety and security advice and recommendations
  • Develop and expand the security reporting platform
  • Deployment and testing of the remote security management platform
  • Oversee the program’s security compliance with Creative’s Field Policy and Procedures Manual, and the changing threat environment;
  • Manage and coordinate all project security and safety programs, plans and policies;
  • Serve as liaison with the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officers and OSAC Country Councils for project risk management and security matters;
  • Ensure the Creative emergency communications system is maintained and periodically tested for proper functioning;
  • Travel between Berlin and Istanbul as needed to support the Creative Office in Turkey
  • Serve as advisor to the RD, CD, COPs, CHQ and Crisis Management Teams; and
  • Train Creative security managers and implement the security platform to expand to other Creative projects.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • At least five (5) years of experience with program management, with three years of reporting, research, M&E and management of staff;
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access, Excel;
  • Ability to analyze political work, define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, and the ability to think innovatively;
  • Familiarity with Middle Eastern political, economic, and humanitarian contexts;
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills;
  • Written and spoken English required; and
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Desired Skills & Qualifications:

  • Previous experiences working with Middle East local councils and civil society preferred;
  • Arabic language is a plus;
  • Master’s degree preferred.

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

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