Head of Security Risk Analysis at Plan International


About "Head of Security Risk Analysis at Plan International "

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

We are recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Head of Security Risk Analysis at Plan International

Job Location:

Not specified.

Job Type:

Contract Jobs

Job Description

  • Plan International is a rights-based development and humanitarian organization working for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We are independent of government and have no political or religious affiliation.
  • We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected. Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.
  • We recognise that our staff and associates may work in or travel to hostile and complex environments that present unique safety and security risks, and we are proactive in identifying and mitigating these risks. We understand that security management should be an enabler rather than a barrier. Plan International is committed to fulfilling its duty of care to our staff and providing a safe and secure environment so that we can better fulfil our purpose and objectives.
  • The Head of Security Risk Analysis works within the Plan International Global Safety and Security Team and will oversee the creation of a new analysis function tofurther professionalism and be more predictive in our organisational security risk management.

Dimensions of the Role

  • The role is not anticipated to have any direct reports. However, based on operational needs other security resources may be assigned to this role in certain contexts.
  • No budget responsibility is required for this position.
  • Occasional travel (up to 25%)
  • The position will provide analysis and advice to the Plan International Leadership Team and Regional and Country Management Teams on key security trends facing our staff and operations.
  • They will promote a positive security culture, focused on advancing our Security for All initiative to create a more inclusive and intersectional approach to security risk management
  • They will encourage staff to report security concerns and incidents, follow-up and/or investigate as needed, and ensure management incorporates lessons learned into future operations.


  • Design and implement a professional, sector-leading security risk analysis function to support key leaders in operational decision-making and risk reduction.
  • Create high-quality analysis products and briefings, from global trends to new and emerging risks that can affect regional and country office operations.
  • Work with Regional Security Advisors and the Head of Security Training Programmes to develop and deliver security analysis workshops for country security managers.
  • Work with the Delivery, Performance, and Accountability team to identify innovative ways to integrate and repurpose existing data sources to support security risk analysis.
  • Manage external subscription-based analysis platforms and vendor relationships.
  • Build and maintain and extensive professional source network to support information sharing across sectors.
  • Ensure security risk analysis is linked with our Security for All strategy to identify and address unique risks to our staff in all their diversity.
  • Work with the Disaster Risk Management team to incorporate security data into hotspot analysis products.
  • Champion the global security strategy and promote a positive security culture, ensuring and enabling a balance between organizational responsibility and individual ownership of security.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant government departments, UN agencies and NGOs.
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Inclusion are fully embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.

Key relationships:

  • GH, RO, CO Safety and Security
  • GH, RO, CO Logistics and Procurement
  • GH and RO Disaster Risk Management
  • Regional Directors and Directors of Sub-regions
  • Country Directors
  • Emergency Response Managers


  • Peer-based safety and security networks
  • Third-party security resources or support systems
  • Technical expertise, skills and knowledge


  • Deep knowledge of security risk and geopolitical analysis methodology
  • Experience building analysis systems and products
  • Deep conceptual understanding of security risk management and risk assessment processes
  • Experience working in high-risk areas, including disasters and fragile and conflict-affected states
  • Experience working in an international NGO
  • Experience leading diverse and geographically dispersed teams
  • Able to build networks and relationships under challenging conditions
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Comfortable in challenges at all levels
  • Able to deliver on time, to work under long-term pressure and to prioritize
  • Able to work with standard IT equipment and software suites (e.g. Office)
  • Strong written and spoken English


  • Risk management and/or project management certification
  • Ability to work in an additional language, e.g. French or Spanish
  • Plan International’s Values in Practice

We are Open and Accountable:

  • We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organisation by being open, honest and transparent. We hold ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

We strive for lasting impact:

  • We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, responsive, focused and innovative.

We work well together:

  • We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams, across Plan International with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.

We are Inclusive and Empowering:

  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programs and our workplace. We support children, girls, and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.

Physical Environment:

  • [In this section, state “typical office environment”, or conditions such as “must work outside in an extremely hot and humid climate”. Also note if any protective equipment is required.]
  • This post may be based at any Plan International Office with good communications links.  The post-holder will be expected to deploy, occasionally at short notice, to high risk areas. This may include fragile or conflict affected states, disaster zones, or remote locations.

Level of contact with Children:

  • No contact with children


  • We will be happy to disclose the salary and applicable benefits to applicants as part of this process, however, please kindly note that the salary and employment benefits will be set according to your location and therefore it is not possible to include full details here. 

Job Requirement

Not specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • Please respond to the requirements of the role in your cover letter.
  • Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted.


July 25, 2023
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