Global Security Advisor, Training – World Vision


Job Description

OrganizationWorld Vision 
Job TitleGlobal Security Advisor, Training
Industry SectorSecurity
Type of contractOpen-ended, Full-time
Closing Date27/04/2021

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country) where WVI is registered to operate.

*Please submit your CV in English.


Office of Corporate Security (OCS) GSTT is continuously building and improving systems to train towards and maintaining an effective end-to-end security culture throughout the Partnership. GSTT maintains a portfolio of products, services and tools which includes On-Ground Training (not limited to HEAT, RAST, SAINT, SRMT, ToT, Crisis Management, Incident Management, Family Support Training), Virtual Training, Security Management Toolkits, Advising Services, Security Manuals, On-line Training, and OCS’s presence on WV Central and social media.

These programs are continuously being tailored and delivered to international and local staff members at the individual office and program level with an emphasis on offices and programs operating in Medium and High Risk environments around the world.

The Global Security Advisor will provide adult educational assessment, testing, and instruction; completion of related documentation and reports; maintaining on-going student contact; maintaining student retention activities; and participation in staff and professional development activities. This will include technical competence in the field of humanitarian field security (including training), collation and subsequent analysis of information relating to upgrading and expanding the OCS training module portfolio. This position will work closely with the Director and Deputy Director of Training in the ongoing development and maintenance of training modules, venue selection, staff participation and future development. The Global Security Advisor is expected to provide educational instruction in assigned subject/topic areas to include crisis and incident management, risk and threat assessments, hostage incident management, travel and fleet safety, civ-mil relations, personal security, disaster management, radio communication, first aid, gender security, basic survival, navigation skills, and other topics as assigned.

As a member of the Integrated Security Team, the Global Security Advisor is the cornerstone of training oversight, liaising between OCS and field/support office entities to ensure security training culture is being maintained at a standardized safe and professional level throughout the WV Partnership. The Global Security Advisor functions as an OCS desk officer for an assigned region(s), leading development and delivery of all necessary security training. This position provides security training and subject matter expertise for all GSTT trainings, projects, and products, as required (HEAT, , RAST, SRMT, SAINT, Fleet, Security Manuals, etc) to ensure training products are utilized and implemented in the field. Assist in effectively identifying and mitigating critical security threats and risks faced by the organization. This position assists in standardization and facilitation of all security related workshops and training events to enhance the safety & security of World Vision staff, assets & programmes and to minimise operational risks to World Vision.


Training Delivery:

Facilitation and instruction of security training courses. Provide educational instruction in assigned subject/topic areas for HEAT, SAINT, SRMT, Crisis Management, Incident Management, RAST, Family Support, Gender Security, Fleet Safety, ToT, Personal Security, Support Office Security, or other courses as developed and assigned.

Regional Integrated Security Team Management:

  • Oversee the delivery of security training to WV staff in all contexts.
  • Consult with Regional Security Directors (RSD), Security Response Global Security Advisors, and Regional and National leadership to coordinate the provision of culturally and contextually appropriate security training advice and capacity development, including but not limited to the review and approval of SRA’s, schedules, training content and support documents; data collection, etc.
  • Act as a member of crisis management team(s), when required, within desk officer’s region.
  • Support the integration of ongoing local security training initiatives with relevant WV leadership and management training programs.
  • Backfill and support all OCS divisions and regional operational requirements regularly as required by team. Such as, deployments and standing in for Regional Security Director, Country Security Managers or provide emergency response support.
  • Determine the scope and need for security training to be provided at the National/Program Office level within Medium and High-Risk contexts.

Training Strategy Development:

  • Collaborates in the development of an effective global security training strategy that reflects WV’s strategic direction, operational threat environment and international best practices.
  • Analyze incidents and trends specific to WV context for the purpose of updating OCS training programs.
  • Maintain awareness of all IO/NGO security training programs being delivered within the Regions and Globally.
  • Based upon this identification process, develop and coordinate tailored security training programs to be implemented throughout Regional/National Program Office locations.

Knowledge Management and Quality Assurance:

  • Lead the process of continuous learning on international best practice in security training and adult learning and identify tools and processes that can be implemented into WV training globally.
  • Review all operational procedures in WV operations that promote alignment with WV’s security risk management framework and incorporate them into training material i.e. Policy, Security Plans, CRRs, SRAs. CMT/IMT.

Team Dynamics and Administrative Duties:

  • Provide leadership and management support within GSTT and OCS regularly as requested by Director and/or Deputy Director.
  • Maintenance and development of office and travel supplies, gear/kit, administrative documentation, reports, data, and policies.


  • 5 years of relevant operational experience in the field of professional security (NGO, Military, Police or Private).
  • 10 years of Adult Education curriculum development or relevant work experience in education.
  • 2-3 years of Adult Education curriculum development or relevant work experience in education.
  • Sound knowledge of the security (training, education, risk management & program implementation). Understanding of the Security Risk Assessment process, security planning and crises management in the humanitarian context.
  • Relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Professional instructor license or certification.
  • English language required.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Excellent oral and written (English) communication skills.
  • Language skills in Spanish, French or Arabic preferred.
  • Adult Learning Skills and Presentational Training including organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently on globally oriented goal related projects with a minimum of supervision.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

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