VAC-11877 Regional Risk Manager – East & Southern Africa

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  • Contract
  • Nairobi

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Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

The Regional Risk Manager supports the Regional Managers to provide Duty of Care (DOC) to staff & consultants working in the field. The position has supervisory responsibility for a network of security & safety professionals & oversight of any third party suppliers & supports the work of the Global Response Centre (Assist360).

Role objectives

Assigned as but not limited to:

  • Evaluate & communicate potential risks associated with business operations within the region to the relevant stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with Regional Directors on safety & security issues.

  • Attend routine management meetings across countries of operations.

  • Standardize Duty of Care (DOC) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) in alignment with the global safety & security policy across the region.

  • Support country teams with project implementation & attend planning & mobilisation meetings.

  • Conduct field visits, risk assessments & audits to identify gaps & recommend corrective actions.

  • Recruit & train security professionals.

  • Supports & guides Field Security Officers (FSO’s) in country & provides back up when they are on leave.

  • Manage security vendors and build strong relationships with clients’ safety & security leaders.

  • Ensure consistent use of Duty of Care (DOC) functions (TAYO safe trip & incident management) & up to date risk assessments across the region.

  • Participate in incident response & crisis management teams & establish a Regional Security Operations Centre.

  • Ensure the presence of trained first aiders & safety focal points at key CTG locations.

  • Standardize & regularly refresh consultant safety inductions.

  • Support the Assist360 24 / 7 Global Response Centre to respond to client requests.

  • Ensures disciplinary action reporting across the region.

  • Ensure reporting is up to date when going across to the legal team.

  • Keeps network updated with key security stakeholders in the region. 

  • Expands current medical network, facilities, clinics to be used.

  • Perform any other assigned duties.

Project reporting

  • Line manager – Global Risk Manager.

  • Functional & administrative reporting – Regional Director – Southern Africa

  • Functional reporting – Regional Director – East Africa.

Key competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in international development, security or risk management (essential).

  • Membership of a professional risk management body (desirable).

  • Minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant leadership experience (essential).

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in complex or conflict afflicted environments in East & Southern Africa (essential)

  • Fluent in English (essential).

Required competencies:

  • Leadership.

  • Strategic thinking.

  • Analytical skills.

  • Financial acumen.

  • Strong verbal & written skills.

  • Networking ability.

Team management

The selected candidate will be managing CTG’s country Field Security Officers, based in various regions.

Further information

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.


· At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.

· CTG has a zero tolerance to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) which is outlined in its Code of Conduct. Protection from SEA is everyone’s responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to CTG’s Code of Conduct at all times.

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