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Coordinator, Security


Who We Are

IJM is the global leader in protecting the poor from violence in the developing world. Our global team of over 1,000 professionals are at work in over 25 countries. Together, we are catalyzing a global movement that will rescue millions, protect half a billion, and make justice for the poor unstoppable. Motivated by God’s call to seek justice for the oppressed, we believe that the way we work is as important as the results we achieve. We are a global community that cares for one another. We value joy and celebration, and we strive to provide professional excellence to all those we serve.

The Need

IJM is seeking a Coordinator, Security to provide the Cambodia Field Office with technical and operational expertise in security management. The Coordinator, Security will design and coordinate the implementation of sound security practices; enhance the safety and security of IJM staff, assets and programs; and minimize operational risks.


  • Develop and implement comprehensive security strategies and operational protocols for IJM Cambodia Field Office personnel and property in accordance with IJM Global security protocols;
  • Design and implement security, evacuation, and contingency plans;
  • Train and equip all IJM personnel and visitors with the necessary knowledge and skills to mitigate risk and engage in IJM’s mission with high safety standards;
  • Conduct recurring reviews and inspections of security procedures, policies and systems.

Education & Experience

  • University degree in security management or related field; high level of experience may substitute for university degree.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in managing security operations, preferably for non-profit or international organizations; and physical, protective, and operational security (relevant law enforcement and/or military experience will be considered);
  • Expertise in the analysis of security threats, risks and vulnerability in Cambodia;
  • Experience in crisis management;
  • Experience training security officers and contractors;
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural environment.

Critical Qualities

  • Proven ability to design, successfully implement and review tactical security operations in the field;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills;
  • Fluent in oral and written English;
  • Fluent in oral and written Khmer
  • Computer literate with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook;
  • Valid Cambodian driver’s license.
  • Committed team player, able to develop effective working relationships in multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural teams;
  • Willingness to work under potentially hazardous conditions;
  • Ability to work effectively under stress;
  • Effective multi-tasker, attentive to detail and disciplined with priorities;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Proactive, creative problem solver;
  • Unassailable honesty and integrity;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong service ethic and a passion for IJM’s mission and goals;
  • Diplomatic and flexible.


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A completed application includes: Resume, Cover Letter & Statement of Faith*

*What is a statement of faith?

A statement of faith should describe your Christian faith and how you see it as relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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