Director, Safety & Security - 23050

Washington D.C.
Nov 07, 2022
Dec 12, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time


World Wildlife Fund (WWF), one of the world's leading conservation organizations, seeks a Director, Safety and Security.


Major Function

Work closely with office Safety Focal Points to manage safety and security in WWF-US locations. Update and maintain the safety and security program for WWF-US managed staff and offices, including related policies, procedures, training, and capacity building. Complete and maintain local safety and security plans for WWF-US offices, working closely with local office management, local safety focal points, and outside advisors as needed. Conduct risk assessments and security plans for specific countries, projects, donor proposals, and travel. Provide pre-travel safety assessments and briefings to staff and manage our tracker system for staff on travel and assignment. Lead network of office safety focal points, providing regular communications, training, tools, and resources. Manage organization emergency communications system and protocols, including user training. Oversee incident reporting and response, including incident logging, trend analysis, and appropriate notification and coordination. Coordinate incident response notification and follow up with Human Resources, Information Technology, and General Counsel's Office. Lead coordination of the Crisis Response Team, advising senior management on crisis response procedures and incident response. Coordinate with safety and security peers at WWF-International and other Network offices. Establish and maintain strong networks with peer organizations, government, and others in the security sector. Manage external safety and security vendors and resources. Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum requirement of BA/BS degree and at least ten years related practical experience in safety and security management, or equivalent.
  • Experience working in safety and security for an organization with a global footprint, including overseas work in insecure and/or hostile environments.
  • Experience performing risk assessments, incident reporting, incident mapping, and intelligence curation and analysis.
  • A formal security qualification or appropriate security management training.


  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to provide outstanding client service to a multi-cultural workforce operating in challenging environments.
  • Ability to travel (approximately 20%) internationally and in insecure or hostile environments.
  • Strong technology skills, both with security and communications related equipment, and computer skills in MS Office and related applications.
  • Ability to provide clear written and verbal advice.
  • Able to work independently as well as work effectively as a member of a team.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Identifies and aligns with WWF's core values - Courage, Integrity, Respect, and Collaboration:
    • Demonstrates courage by speaking up even when it is difficult, or unpopular.
    • Builds trust with colleagues by acting with integrity, acknowledging mistakes, and holding oneself accountable.
    • Welcomes other points of view and ideas, recognizing and embracing different and contrary perspectives with kindness, curiosity, and encouragement.
    • Makes conscious efforts to promote cooperative practices, behaviors, and ways of working across many groups and individuals.

WWF is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and requires all US-based staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. WWF will consider requests for accommodation from the vaccine requirement based on disability, medical contraindication, sincerely held religious belief, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.


To Apply:

  • Submit cover letter and resume through our Careers Page, Requisition #23050
  • Due to the high volume of applications we are not able to respond to inquiries via phone


As an EOE/AA employer, WWF will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or protected Veteran status. WWF values diversity and inclusion and welcomes diverse candidates to apply.


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