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National Security Coordinator (NSC)
The Carter Center

The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

 Supervisor: Senior Country Representative
 No. of Post: 1
 Duty Station: Khartoum
 Closing Date: 25 Sept 2022



This Job Description concerns the post as National Security Coordinator (NSC) at The Carter Center (TCC), Sudan. 

This Job Description aims to provide a general description of the objective and content of the job as NSC. It shall be considered a guiding document that needs to be regularly updated to stay relevant to changes in the security situation, associated changes in the TCC priorities, and the resources available. In this context, the verbal and written communication between the NSC, the Senior Country Representative (SCR), and the Deputy Country Representative (CR) shall be considered additional guidance to the NSC in the planning and conduction of his/her work.


The objective of the post as NSC is to contribute to ensuring the safety of the people at and property of the TCC, Sudan (Health and Peace Programs). The NSC will contribute towards this objective through several activities among which the most important are the management of the relations with:

  • The contracted security company for the provision of guards and security services; 
  • National security authorities; and 
  • Security staff of other international representations. 

The NSC is part of the TCC administration team. It should be expected that up to 25% of the NSC’s time can be administrative tasks, including, for example, planning and use of vehicles and drivers. 

The section below on key responsibilities provides more information on typical tasks and activities. 

 Duties and responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the NSC include, but is not limited to the following tasks: 

  1. Initiate/develop, Review, implement and update all security plans and measures at the TCC, the Programme Offices and residences;
  2. Advise on security issues and prepare security reports and threat assessments upon request;
  3. Manage the relation and day-to-day cooperation with the contracted security company, its representatives and posted guards;
  4. Liaise with and maintain effective relations with national security authorities such as the police, and military, as well as other relevant local entities, such as the fire department and hospitals;
  5. Liaise with security staff of international representations in Sudan, including NGOs, within the field of security;
  6. Monitor the compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) by posted security guards at the TCC, the Programme Offices, Regional Offices and at all residences;
  7. Monitor and ensure staff compliance with Mission Specific Security Instructions, Travel Instructions, and relevant SOPs (including for drivers) in consultation with the SCR, Deputy CR, Head of Health Program and Head of Peace Programs;
  8. Conduct regular staff briefings and provide staff training as required relating to security procedures, including Mission Specific Security Instructions, Travel Instructions, and key emergency procedures, in close cooperation with the SCR, and the Deputy CR;
  9. Provide as required regular security briefings to staff in consultation and close coordination with the SCR and the Deputy CR;
  10. Design and conduct (in cooperation with the representative of the security company) specific competency development activities for posted security guards to ensure that posted security guards understand and are capable of performing specific required security tasks;
  11. Monitor, document, log, report and investigate all security incidents using the Incident Tracking System; 
  12. Document the condition and use of the security equipment and ensure proper maintenance and timely replacement; 
  13. Assist with the security clearance process for all new staff to the appropriate level;
  14. Brief visitors on security matters within 24 hours of arrival; and
  15. Ensure and monitor the availability of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), First Aid and Safety Equipment on TCC Premises
  16. Arrange security for staff and visitors.
  17. Ensure field missions compliance with security procedures/ approval prior and during the field (in close coordination and consultations with SCR, Deputy SCR, and the relevant Head of the Office. 
  18. Contribute to Peace Office’s Sudan Weekly Report by providing relevant security update in the country as a sub-section in the report. 

 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

The following requirements are considered essential:

  • Demonstrable operational security experience, preferably in a security management role; 
  • Good communication skills, with fluency in spoken and written Arabic and a working command of spoken and written English;
  • Good conflict resolution skills and understanding of local culture and context
  • IT literate with a good command of the Microsoft Office package, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel);
  • Good knowledge of the functioning and operational set-up of national security authorities; 
  • Ability to work independently, under minimal supervision, as well as a part of a team;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure to tight deadlines;
  • Capacity to deal patiently and effectively with a wide range of situations;
  • Good interpersonal, communication, organisational and line management skills; and
  • Valid driving license.

The below additional requirements are desirable:

  • Experience of crisis management;
  • Certified ability to drive armoured vehicles;
  • Certified completion of HEAT and CAC courses; and
  • Practical experience as a trainer on security related issues.

Interested applicants should submit their applications online, no later than 25 September,at the below link

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