Security Manager

The Carter Center

Consultant – Security Manager


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.  Through this call for applications, we are seeking qualified candidates to serve as Security Manager in an anticipated Tunisia 2019 international election observation mission. This consultancy position, contingent on funding, is tentatively scheduled from May 1 through January 2020; applicants must confirm their availability for deployment for the entire duration of the project. The consultant will report to the Tunis-based Mission Director and Atlanta-based Associate Director of the Carter Center’s Democracy Program.

The Security Manager will have seven to ten years of relevant security background, and demonstrated experience managing logistics and security in an EOM or similar context, preferably in Tunisia or the MENA region. French or Arabic language skills are strongly preferred, but not required.   


The Security/Operations Manager will have primary responsibility for designing and managing the observer mission’s security-related operations and strategies. S/he has direct responsibility for the following:

  • Review and update a security and risk assessment for the international observer mission in Tunisia;
  • Design a tracking system for core team, observers, and staff, with appropriate security or reporting protocols, regarding observer movement, receipt and catalog of reports, map of deployment locations, incidents reporting, etc.; provide input into the design of operations and deployment plan for field staff and observers; conduct security check-in calls with observers as necessary;
  • Establish and facilitate contacts with the police forces, military, relevant government ministries, and international organizations on security, medical, and health matters. Assess the ongoing security environment in Tunisia, and its impact on mission staff;
  • If relocation or evacuation of staff is required, lead the process in accordance with pre-established plans and arrangements, making decisions in coordination with the Mission Director, Country Representative and Atlanta headquarters;
  • Contribute to daily, weekly, and monthly project reporting on security, logistics, and operations in Tunisia;
  • With input from the Mission Director and Atlanta Director, draft a written security manual for use in training staff, LTOs and STOs;
  • In coordination with the country representative, liaise with relevant Tunisian authorities to obtain necessary permissions and paperwork for satellite phones, tablets, and computers used during the mission; check devices for labeling, working order, chargers, etc.;
  • Hire and supervise local security- and operations-related staff, and oversee the adequate and timely implementation of security measures in the field;
  • Oversee maintenance of vehicle and driver records, vehicle safety and security equipment list, driver protocols, driver orientation, contacts list; secure drivers for STOs in all provinces;
  • Contribute to public statements and reports, including the final mission report, on the security environment surrounding the elections;
  • In coordination with the Country Representative, manage coordination of all mission logistics including arrangements for observer, Atlanta staff, and high-level leadership delegation accommodation, domestic travel, meetings, dinner receptions and press conference events, etc.; and
  • Be responsible for operational closure of mission and preparation of final logistics/procurement report for file, including recommendations for future missions.

To be considered for this position, provide your application details and upload a CV/resume and cover letter in support of your application in the following website: Only applications received through this link will be considered.  As this is an international election observation mission, Tunisian nationals are not eligible for this role. Due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for an interview or additional consideration will be notified by the Center, no phone calls please. For questions, e-mail Application deadline: April 30, 2019.