Open Society Afghanistan is a donor organization and part of the global Open Society Foundations (OSF). OSA works to build a vibrant and tolerant society whose government is accountable and open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen rule of law and increase respect for human rights, minorities’ rights, and diversity of opinions. We support democratically elected governments and a civil society that keeps the government’s power in check. We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, human rights, constitutionalism, and independent media. We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of marginalized people.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. OSA may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time:
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
To establish required safety and security procedures and protocols for internal and external use, based on OSA’s security policies and new security assessment in consultation with the Country Director
To establish a plan for implementation of the recommendations from the security assessment and take required action accordingly
To establish the crisis management committee, based on the guidelines and organize crisis management drills to ensure the committee is well prepared to respond
To conduct provincial security assessment in consultation with logistics department and to develop security protocols for provincial visits
To organize and facilitate security trainings and security briefings regularly for all staff, including but not limited to HEAT training.
To advise OSA staff as needed regarding general security-related procedures; plan and conduct periodic emergency drills
To ensure all physical security measures are in place for OSA premises and come up with advices to enhance security measures
To coordinate appropriate situational response for on-site and off-site security situations.
General Tasks and Supervision of Security Guards:
To supervise four (4) security guards; ensure guards are performing duties according to job descriptions and the posted guard orders and guidelines
To prepare monthly rooster and timetable for security guards on duty and ensure implementation
To ensure that newly appointed guards receive appropriate basic training on proper vehicle mirror searches, fire extinguisher use, and other security tasks. Provide routine refresher training for all guards.
To conduct regular meetings and briefings with guards to provide updates on security and safety incidents.
To test security equipment and alarm systems on a monthly basis; troubleshoot and liaise with systems providers as necessary to ensure quick resolution of problems.
To monitor security camera displays and verify/clear alarms and access control transactions;
To maintain daily security operations records, to include: shift activity log, security incident sheets, facilities incident sheets, and miscellaneous reports.
To provide security briefings/orientations for visitors and new staff.
To update security procedures and tools on a regular basis in accordance with OSA policy including threat assessments, standard operating procedures for personnel movements and transportation, telecommunications, cyber security, and data privacy, incident reporting, as well as physical security and contingency plans.
To ensure contents of emergency first aid kit is kept stocked and up to date; inspect fire extinguishers for proper pressure levels and function; periodically review all security equipment for correct storage and readiness.
To represent OSA at all security related events/programs within the relevant security institutions at the national level (UN, INGO, INSO, etc.); represent OSA at OSF Global Security.
To work closely with OSA drivers in the following areas: brief them on security protocols, provide required trainings, inform and alert them on security and movement incidents, keep a live record of their movement
To assist the Country Director as required with dignitary and distinguished persons visits with emphasis on liaison/coordination/access for personal protective security details.
To perform other duties as assigned by the OSA Country Director