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4244 Peace Corps Safety & Security Mgr 1 - 12 Jan 2018

United States Peace Corps - Tonga       

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Safety and Security Manager

The Safety and Security Manager reports directly to the Country Director and provides safety and security support to Volunteers consistent with Peace Corps policies and procedures.

Work Hours:  Full-time, Monday – Friday, plus emergencies. Candidate must have the ability to be flexible in order to respond to security matters that may occur after work hours and on weekends.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Experience with safety and security programs of Peace Corps, or experience with safety and security programs of similar NGO/development organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and facilitate safety and security training and give presentations, in both English and Tongan language
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other organizations, including local law enforcement, criminal justice, emergency management and other NGO/development agencies
  • Ability to analyze crime trends and other risks and propose mitigation strategies
  • Demonstrated organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated English proficiency, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated Tongan language fluency
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office Suite, and other basic computer knowledge
  • At least Tonga Form 7; college degree preferred
  • Some demonstration of skills and abilities in helping people adapt safely to local cultures while also understanding and accepting the culture they bring with them and the cross-cultural problems that sometimes occur
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English
  • Able to travel in Tonga up to 25% of the time
  • Able to pass a U.S. Embassy background security investigation
  • Valid Driver’s license, clean driving record, and able to drive manual transmission vehicles

Candidates can obtain the full Statement of Work at the Peace Corps office or by emailing HR [at] to [dot] peacecorps [dot] gov

Candidates interested in the position should submit: 

  1. Cover Letter addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications and requirements;   
  2. A Resume;
  3. Five references with current contact information: and
  4. A Tonga Police Clearance, via:
Mail:  Country Director, U.S. Peace Corps/Tonga, PO Box 147, Nuku’alofa, TONGA
Email: HR [at] to [dot] peacecorps [dot] gov
In person: Peace Corps/Tonga Office, Hala Tupoulahi, Fasi-moe-Afi, Nuku’alofa

Visit the Peace Corps/Tonga web site for more information:  tonga.peacecorps.gov

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018.