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Security Manager - West Africa

Job Field:
Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Security/Investigation Jobs
Africa, Burkina Faso, French Africa, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal, West Africa
Burkina Faso All, Ghana All, Guinea All, Mali All, Senegal All, West Africa All
Contract Type:
Salary Description:
Attractive expat salary package
African Mining Services
Job Ref:

African Mining Services (AMS) is one of the largest Contract Mining Companies in Africa with established support networks in Africa, Australia and Europe. AMS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ausdrill Limited, a publicly listed Australian Company (ASX: ASL).


We are seeking to appoint a person with a proven record of success in managing all aspects of Security in developing countries. This unique opportunity will travel extensively through West African countries in which we have mining operations. Current operations extend to Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Guinee

The Security Manager will advise the Chief Operating Officer (COO) on an ongoing basis on:

·         The current security situations in the respective countries of operations

·         Any specific threats to company personnel, assets and information affecting business operations as they are known

·         General security threats to company personnel, assets and business operations

·         Cost effective, timely and appropriate measures to counter threats to security

·         Development and implementation of effective security policies, evacuation plans and procedures

·         Provide security briefings to personnel and country visitors

·         Develop a reliable and updated security network

Preferred qualifications and experience: 

·         You will hold a formal security qualification, or

·         At least 3 years civilian or military security or law enforcement experience

·         You will have prior experience of at least 3 years in unsecured / hostile environments together with incident reporting / mapping experience

·         You will understand personnel and organisation security issues, management and awareness

·         Capable of issuing clear written and verbal instructions

·         Proficient computer skills, - word, excel

·         Bi-lingual in English and French Languages preferred

Applicants will be flexible individuals who can work under pressure in order to meet security situations. In addition, excellent communication skills, along with demonstrated people management skills are essential.  An attractive expatriate salary package including accommodation, travel, insurance on a 9 and 3 week roster will be offered to the successful applicant.

Candidates who meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply directly to this advertisement or via the following link

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