Global Security and Field Operations Manager - United States

Democracy International

About the organization

DI provides technical assistance, analytical services and project implementation for democracy, human rights, governance and conflict mitigation programs worldwide for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. State Department and other development partners. Since its founding in 2003, Democracy International has worked with civil society organizations, political parties, election-management bodies, government agencies, legislatures, justice-sector institutions, and others in 80+ countries.

DI welcomes and supports a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities (EEO) for all applicants seeking employment and for DI employees. DI makes employment decisions based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, military status, gender identity or expression.


Oversee and optimize field operations to ensure efficiency and adherence to company standards.
Collaborate with the PMT and field teams to identify areas for process improvement and implement strategies to enhance performance.
Design and implement a continuous improvement process, assist in the creation and design of process maps and flowcharts for routine activities.
Develop and implement standard operating procedures for field operations to maintain consistency and quality.
Assist in the development and implementation of robust security policies, procedures, and measures to safeguard company assets, personnel, and information.
Conduct regular security assessments and risk analyses to identify vulnerabilities and implement proactive measures. Assist field teams with the creation and maintenance of project risk management plans.
Develop and conduct security training programs for employees to raise awareness and ensure compliance.


Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree or equivalent work experience in relevant technical area preferred.
8 years of work experience in administration, operations, security, risk management, quality management, or process improvement field; supervisory experience required.
Knowledge of safety and security risk management approaches, field operation best practices, and/or quality management/ process improvement standards (ISOS 9001, Lean Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM), etc.) required; certification in security management and/or quality management strongly preferred.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, and lead presentations, training courses, and effective meetings.
Demonstrated ability to manage significant activities, budgets, and resources to produce and take responsibility for results.
Experience living or working in developing countries preferred.
Highly organized and able to prioritize multiple tasks and competing priorities.
Strong interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with all staff.
Ability to travel internationally 20% of the time.


$87000 - $97000

Application instructions

If you're ready to be part of a growing organization with a meaningful mission, apply now and help shape the future at Democracy International!

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is identified. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The starting salary range for this position is $87,000 - $97,000, commensurate with experience. DI will only contact candidates of interest.

All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application. DI will not sponsor applicants for work Visa.

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