Security and Logistics Manager
- The Carter Center
- Tripoli, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
- Non Profit
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- Mid Career / Advanced
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- Date Posted
The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.
The Carter Center is seeking highly-qualified candidates to serve as Security and Logistics Manager with the Center’s core team in Tripoli. The Security Manager is primarily responsible with assisting the Field Office Director (FOD) to design, implement and evaluate the security aspects of the Center’s presence in Libya during the constitution-drafting and referendum period. The Security and Logistics Manager will report directly to the FOD, as well as the Atlanta-based project manager, on operational and logistics matters, as well as security and overall work performance.
The position requires relocation to Tripoli, anticipated to be in early January/late February, and travel within the country. The position will be contracted for approximately 6 months (with the possibility of extension). These dates are subject to change. Candidates who can commit to the full deployment period will receive first consideration.
· Establish and facilitate contacts with the relevant security forces and all international organizations on security, medical, and health matters. Liaise with key government officials and international organizations regarding the security environment and its repercussions on Carter Center activities. Represent the field office on all operational and security matters in meetings.
· Gather and analyze security-related information from all relevant sources, and stay updated of the security situation in the country of work with particular attention to its impact on the political environment and security of Carter Center staff and observers.
· Advance future observer deployment sites; visit observer sites in Libya as necessary to assess and provide deployment recommendations (political and security climates, determination of go/no go status, security contacts, logistics details, etc.). Accompany FOD and/or other expatriate staff on field visits to conduct security and logistics assessments.
· Contribute to daily, weekly, and monthly project reporting on security, logistics, and operations as relates to the country of work. Produce ad hoc security updates/analysis and recommendations in case of political and security events threatening Carter Center staff, project partners, or national security.
· Train and supervise security-related field office staff. Provide security training to drivers, guards and other staff if needed, on continuous basis; Train staff in the use of all communication equipment (HF radios, VHF radios, sat phones, and cell phones) and provide detailed instructions for all communications methods.
· Locate and assist in making arrangements for evacuation assets with international and local government agencies as well as private companies. Negotiate and/or review security contracts with local providers for security guards, and advise FOD on procurement of health and security related services.
· Assist in the design and oversight of security protocols for field staff and observers (as relevant). Provide input into the design of operations and deployment plan for field staff and future observers. Develop field office policies and procedures relating to staff travel and security, requests for transportation, communications, etc.
· Oversee logistics for core team in Tripoli and Atlanta staff during field visits, including managing accommodation and transportation requirements. Liaise with the relevant election management bodies for travel permits, accreditation, etc.
· Perform any other duty requested by the FOD or project manager.
Qualified candidates should have seven to ten years of experience working in security and logistics or related fields, preferably with previous experience working on an election observation mission. Knowledge of Libyan culture and Arabic language is highly preferred. Cross-cultural understanding, leadership skills, ability to work as part of a team, and demonstrated organizational skills are encouraged. Strong writing/communication skills in English and competence with technology required. Salary is commensurate with experience.
- Elizabeth Plachta
Please send cover letter, CV, contract requirements, and list of references:
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
Note: Because this is an international election observation project, Libyan nationals are not eligible to serve as Security and Logistics Manager. Additionally, due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for additional consideration will be notified by the Center.