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Project Security Manager

  • Valar Frontier
  • 05/02/21
  • Madagascar
  • 00502
  • Will depend on experience / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Title: Security Manager
Type: Permanent position and rotational to site
Location: Madagascar
Requirements: Candidates must have or be able to obtain a Madagascar work permit
Experience working in Africa, preferably in the mining sector
Salary: Competitive rates based on past experience
Languages: English, French (preferred), Malagasy (nice to have)


Valar is recruiting a Security Manager for a key client. The position will be required to provide a variety of
ongoing security services, including development and maintenance of a proactive security program,
provision of technical advice, support to the client in the implementation of security management
frameworks and engagement with government security. The Security Project Manager will provide ongoing
regional threat monitoring and reporting, advise senior management on crisis management, VPSHR. The
Security Manager will directly manage four security superintendents, and guide the recruitment, training
and capacity-building of in-house security personnel while overseeing the management of additional
contracted external guardforces. The Security Manager will be required to brief senior management on a
daily basis and, at times, senior executives of the company. This is a Valar position embedded with a client
located in Madagascar. The position will be working remotely full time until access is restored to
Madagascar, at which point rotation schedules will be restored.
Roles and Responsibilities
Lead engagement on security planning with client heads of departments
Provide security oversight, support, and assistance to all work locations and directly lead
security operations when required
Be the pivot point for management of all security partners and contractors and take a hands-on
approach to their development, compliance and reporting
Build effective networks of companies and individuals with shared security concerns
Work closely with the general managers, department heads, and supervisors to assess risks,
identify gaps in security posture and develop security strategies and plans
Maintain a detailed knowledge of the regional security and operating environments, the
changing security dynamics and trends, and how these may affect operations
Directly lead training and mentorship to further develop staff skills for promotion
Produce maintain, and monitor security systems and SOPs; The Manager must take a handson approach in developing the security architecture and each deliverable to Valar and the client
Take a hands-on approach to developing VPSHR strategies and the materials and training that
support VPSHR
Ensure timely dissemination of information on security issues and directly report to the client
and Valar
Develop and conduct security training for new and existing staff
Advise the client on budgets for security operations and monitor expenses against performance
Act as the focal point in the event of larger scale general emergencies or crisis
Maintain awareness of developments within the community as they relate to security and liaise
with local law enforcement agencies
Directly lead and manage engagement with government security
Investigate and prepare reports on incidents, suspicious activities and maintain written logs
Conduct performance appraisals and implement and/or recommend progressive disciplinary
Analyze data to form proposals for improvements (e.g. implementation of new technology


Education: Masters Degree or professional training in security management or a related field
(relevant years of experience may supersede educational requirement)
Professional Certification: Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Security Project
Manager (CSPM), Security Risk Management Consultant (SRMC), or similar
Security Management: A minimum of 10 years of progressive security management experience
with a combined total of 15 years of experience in the security industry
Project Management: Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or the equivalent of
3 years of project management experience
Awareness of the current political and economic landscape in Madagascar
Proven ability to work well with and mentor local nationals in developing countries
Experience working with the international community
Experience in static and dynamic international security programs
Excellent overall communication skills, including expertise in writing and reviewing security
policies, procedures, and plans
Fluent in both written and spoken English
Fluent in both written and spoken French
Computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Geographic Information System (GIS) experience


The following items must be attached to your application:
> Curriculum Vitae
> Cover Letter (Please specify your qualifications, address why you want to work at Valar, and
illustrate what differentiates you from other potential applicants)

Please submit all materials to:

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