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Published 2023-10-19

Global Security & Risk Lead – Remote

Type of job: Remote
Country: United Kingdom
City: Glasgo
Company: Mary's Meals International

Description of the offer

We are recruiting for an experienced Global Security & Risk Lead to join our Risk & Assurance team. In this impactful and varied role, you will have responsibility for the oversight of all security arrangements and incident responses across our global network.

Reporting to our Head of Risk & Assurance, you will have responsibility for enhancing our existing framework of security processes, working with our Programme based Security & Risk Managers to drive continuous improvement and prompt appropriate responses to emerging global security risks, incidents, and crises. With proven experience of working in a complex security and risk focussed role for an NGO, ideally working across a geographically dispersed remit, you will bring a calm, confident and person focussed approach to effectively safeguarding our people, assets, and resources. We reach children in 18 countries including Malawi, Zambia, Liberia, Kenya, Haiti, South Sudan and Ethiopia.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Guiding our local Security & Risk Managers on the security measures necessary to safeguard our people and assets within our offices and in the field.
  • Taking the lead on Mary’s Meals initiatives and projects requiring a security and risk perspective.
  • Maintaining, reviewing, and refining our processes for responding, tracking, and reporting of security and risk incidents for MMI, our affiliates and our programme partners.
  • Identifying and developing solutions to address knowledge and compliance gaps relating to our security processes and incident responses
  • Leading on the development and maintenance of comprehensive Disaster and Crisis Management Plans (DCMP) for MMI and our programme affiliates and support local Crisis Management Teams as required.
  • Developing and implementing a regular testing programme to ensure our plans are effective and staff are prepared to handle a live crisis.
  • Acting as a whistleblowing contact for MMI through regularly monitoring, triaging, and responding to concerns of suspected wrongdoing that are raised through our whistleblowing routes.
  • Supporting on risk & security strategy development, annual planning, and implementation.

With extensive experience of advising on global security protocols and effective crisis and incident management, in a variety of environments, you will have experience of developing strong relationships and demonstrate fantastic stakeholder management skills. Positive, flexible, with an analytical approach, you will bring proven experience of detailed reporting and managing investigations. You will have a desire to share your knowledge and build capacity across the Mary’s Meals family, training and supporting staff and volunteers. Approachability and the ability to influence at all levels is essential.

This is a global role and we are happy for you to work remotely from UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Canada, Malawi, Kenya, Zambia or Liberia. There will be a requirement for some travel to countries where Mary’s Meals operates, as part of your role.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 2.4 million children who today will receive a Mary’s Meals. We believe in the innate goodness of people, respect the dignity of every human being and family life and believe in good stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.

In line with our values, Mary’s Meals is fully committed to a culture of safeguarding. Mary’s Meals is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work and we expect all the Mary’s Meals family to share this commitment and work in the best interest of the communities we serve. Our safe recruitment practices ensure that only those that are committed to our high standards join our movement.

This is a fantastic role, where your daily work has real impact, if you are looking for more from your role, then we would love to hear from you. Please click Apply and tell us why you would be a great Global Security & Risk Lead.

To apply, please click Apply, sending your CV and a covering letter in support of your application – outlining what attracts you to Mary’s Meals International and this post in particular.

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