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Country Security Manager, Colombia

Location: Norte Santander, Colombia
Job ID: 11777
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

Job Description

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Seeking a Security career with impact? Serve as a Country Security Manager with Samaritan's Purse in Cucuta, Colombia to oversee the safety and security of our staff and operations. With your expertise, we'll be able to keep working to share the good news of Jesus Christ while meeting the physical needs of the people we're serving.  Join us, today, for an opportunity to put your skills to work in a first-class organization with an eternal purpose!


A day in the life of a Country Security Manager:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 


In the role of Country Security Manager, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse personnel who may impact security of SP personnel. These include, but are not limited to, local leaders, police, military, other NGOs, UN and government leaders
  • Analyze open source and confidential information to continually update the national and local threat levels
  • Maintain up to date information on political, economic and social status on a national level and report to the regional security manager and in country leadership on a regular basis
  • Develop, manage and train a team of national security officers
  • Maintain disaster response plan, evacuation plan and other contingency plans as required
  • Work closely with country leadership in advising on travel restrictions and program hibernations
  • Ensure efficient use of funding and accurate financial reporting, preparing and evaluating budget with base manager
  • All other duties as assigned


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Qualifications & Experience:

 Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum of one year of management experience, preferably in a disaster location
  • Ability to coordinate activities with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Ability to understand complex security situation and advise program design accordingly
  • Possess ability to analyze information to develop a complete picture of security situations
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to lead direct reports in their growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (required)
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies (required)


Job Location: Cucuta, Colombia

Accompaniment:  Spouse and Family

Type:  Full Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English and Spanish (required)

Travel Expectations: TBD



  • Medical, prescription, dental & vision coverage
  • Disability insurance
  • Term Life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan (after 1yr)
  • 10 paid holidays (holiday observance will depend on the host country)
  • 12 vacation days per year
  • Annual home leave – usually about 3 weeks paid time/flight paid by SP

         *If provided, R & R determined by country realities


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Location: Norte Santander, Colombia
Date Posted: Oct 21, 2020

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