Population Services International

Manager, Global Security

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/21/2021 10:13 AM)
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Manager, Global Security

Based in Africa (preference), but Asia, London, or USA are possible (must be a country where PSI has an office).

26-50% international travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = Eligible

Reports to the 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 PSI Global Security Department is a small, highly-collaborative team that actively contributes to the organization’s global agenda. We partner closely with country and regional leadership to facilitate program delivery while upholding strong duty of care principles. We are motivated by new ideas and emerging best practices while being strongly pragmatic to reduce barriers. The Global Security department are seen as problem-solvers with deep knowledge who seek creative solutions to problems.


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.


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.


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.
-Independently conduct a thorough security risk assessment and comprehensive mitigation plan 
-Independently manage country-level incidents to resolution with minimal supervision 
-Ability to plan and conduct remote or in-person security trainings on a number of topics for personal security and security management 
-Write and review situation and context analyses for proposals and internal or external stakeholders 
-Experience in planning and executing successful medical and security evacuations


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: newhiresupport@psi.org or call (202)785-0072.


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