Security & Operations Associate

1 week ago
Regular Full-Time


International Business & Technical Consultants, Inc. (IBTCI), a U.S. based international development consulting company established in 1987, has worked in over one hundred countries and implemented over two hundred projects.  IBTCI serves government agencies, private sector companies and several donor agencies.  IBTCI specializes in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) across many sectors including, but not limited to, conflict and crisis, democracy and governance, economic growth, education, environment, and global health.


Job Title:                                          Security and Operations Associate

Department/Location:                  Security

Reports To:                                       Director of Security

Type:                                                  Regular Full-Time

Classification:                                   Non-exempt position.



IBTCI is looking for a Security and Operations Associate to work in the Security Department.  The ideal candidate will have experience working as a security advisor to national and International NGOs.  He/she should also be well versed in monitoring potential threats from crime, civil unrest, kidnapping and terrorism.  The successful candidate will work as part of a small team supporting field office and the Home Office.


Essential Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:


  • Assist with the registration for new projects, including identifying appropriate legal firms and government branches with which the process must be conducted.
  • Maintain contact with lawyers in country regarding all necessary procedures and processes to remain compliant with local laws.
  • Assist with tax registration and compliance for new projects, including identifying sources and agencies in country required to comply with legislation.
  • Participate in project proposal and mobilization efforts to include identification of required inventory such as satellite phones, accounts and billing.
  • Support staff and consultants in understanding the process of apply for and procuring visas in the different countries in which IBTCI operates.
  • Facilitate the authentication of corporate documents and serve as the focal point for ensuring all necessary documents are in line with local requirements in country.
  • Conduct research to identify office spaces for local projects.
  • Maintain all leases for offices.
  • Monitor database of field office and key personnel residence locations abroad.


  • Format and edit security documents including inserts for corporate policy documents.
  • Conduct research to produce assessments and analysis on regions and countries IBTCI is working in or plans to work in.
  • Produce country and city studies and security plans.
  • Conduct threat and risk analyses of IBTCI areas of operations.
  • Provide global and country security updates.
  • Monitor IBTCI’s Sicuro IMS online platform in order to collect active intelligence threats and security updates.
  • Organize and coordinate security meetings and briefings.
  • Interface with consultants to ensure they have all the necessary background information (country report(s), IBTCI security procedures and policies, briefing guide, etc.)
  • Assist with fielding staff ensuring they have evacuation insurance, secure pick-up at the airport, lodging, medical information, emergency contact information and that they understand/abide by IBTCI policies.
  • Organize communication with field office staff with regard to security across IBTCI projects.
  • Assist the Senior Associate and Director with organizing briefings, trainings and general schedule.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively collect, synthesize and present information from diverse sources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Previous global travel experience preferred.
  • Prior work experience in International Development a plus.                                                                                       

Minimum Requirements:

  • Excellent writing, research and organizational ability.
  • Demonstrated strict attention to detail.
  • At least 6 months of work experience.
  • Full proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel and Powerpoint required.
  • Oral and written fluency in English required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Security, Terrorism, Intelligence or other relevant field.


Working Environment:  Work is typically performed in an office environment.


Physical Requirements:  This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 20 lbs.


Supervisory Responsibility:  None.


Travel: International travel may be required.


Work Authorization:  Candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.


No phone calls please.  All candidates will be acknowledged, but only final candidates for particular activities will be contacted.


IBTCI is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable anti-discrimination laws.  We prohibit and do not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment.


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