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Country Security Manager - Colombia

Location: Norte Santander, Colombia
Job ID: 11777
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2021

Job Description

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Are you 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 will be able to continue working to share the Good News of Jesus Christ while maintaining programming that meets the physical needs of the people we are serving.  Join us and use your skills and passion to make an impact 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
  • Monitor potential and present emergencies and keep all staff informed of events
  • Work closely with country leadership in advising on travel restrictions and program hibernations
  • Maintain disaster response plan, evacuation plan and other contingency plans as required
  • 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
  • Spiritual maturity; ability to lead direct reports in their growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Diplomacy and negotiating skills; coordinate with other agencies, build and maintain positive working relationships
  • Understanding of complex security situations and ability to advise program design accordingly
  • Ability to analyze information, develop a complete picture of security situations, and communicate effectively to leadership, in both verbally and written form
  • Flexibility and adaptability; critical thinking skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with people of different educational, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • 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 


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Location: Norte Santander, Colombia
Date Posted: Apr 9, 2021

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