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Security Management For Country Directors

This 5-week course focuses on what senior field managers need to do to manage security well in their country programmes. You will learn key management approaches to enhance your thinking about security management, how to keep your staff safe and your programmes running.

Suitable for country Directors and Deputy Country Directors.

Course description

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You will learn

The training has a fixed start date and you will work through the course with a group of other like-minded individuals. The course content is delivered in daily chunks using different methods: sub-titled videos, podcasts, reading assignments, knowledge checks, interactive projects, and live webinars. You will be assigned to a learning group, and you will meet weekly and discuss your learning with your peers. By doing this you both deepen your contact with others who manage security at a senior level and share ideas and insights on different practical ways to manage security at a CD level.

The training is led by Ian Woodmansey, the founder of Crucial Safety. Ian has worked in the humanitarian and development space since the mid-1990s, and has worked for the UN, ICRC, MSF-Holland, Save the Children, Oxfam and RedR UK (as Country Director for South Sudan, Global Security Manager and Lead Security Trainer). For the past decade Ian has been a security trainer and consultant with clients including Mercy Corps, Save the Children, Tearfund and GIZ.

If you are a Country Director or Deputy Country Director and you haven’t yet received security management training appropriate for your strategic responsibilities join us for the next course on your journey to better security management. Sign up today.

Nota Bene: If you are a CD or DCD who does not manage security staff and does all of the technical work surrounding security yourself we advise you to consider taking our Essentials of Field Security Management Course. link this to the Essentials of Field Security Management course

How you will learn?

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Who is this course for?

As a CD or DCD you have overall responsibility for the safe and secure delivery of your organisation’s programmes, the welfare of your staff and the protection of assets in your country of deployment. It is vital that you receive good-practice security management training on how to carry out these responsibilities effectively.

As senior management in the field, you have both a moral and legal responsibility for the duty of care of your staff. They must be able to safely and securely deliver programmes, and you must put in place measures to shield them from certain risks. To do this, you need a good understanding of what duty of care means, what your responsibilities are, and what approaches and tools you can use to meet your duty of care responsibilities.

The 5-week training covers essential security practices that you, as senior level field security management, should follow and focuses on the key knowledge, attitudes and skills you will need to manage security more effectively across your country programme in order to better:

The course looks at the hard ‘technical’ skills you need to manage security at a senior level, and the soft ‘people’ skills you need to build networks and communicate effectively about security both within and outside your organisation. We will look at management structures that help improve your understanding of the security situation and your reaction to it

Learning is based on best practice from the Global Interagency Security Forum as well as the relevant ISO standards on risk management. It also draws from the pioneering work ‘Operational Security Management in Violent Environments’ by the Overseas Development Institute.

Your trainer

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Course content

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