Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.
Innovation and partnership bond the five institutions of the World Bank Group (WBG): The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.
The World Bank Group (WBG)’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity reflect a new global landscape: one in which developing countries have an unprecedented opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation.
The Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) department provides a broad range of shared corporate services that are essential to the effective functioning and mission of the WBG. GCS operations fall under very distinct and complex business enterprises that have expanded globally over the years. These services include: Corporate Security; Corporate Real Estate & Facilities and Corporate Services. GCS reports to the Managing Director and WBG Chief Administrative Officer.
Corporate Security (CS) is a division within the Global Corporate Solutions department. CS staff serve at both WBG Headquarters in D.C. and in Bank Group offices in more than 40 countries. The division’s mission is to support global operations by employing risk mitigation strategies and promoting the principle of a shared responsibility for security and safety.
The position of Security Specialist (Physical Security Systems Administrator) will be established in Washington, D.C. and the incumbent will report to the Manager of the Security Operational Support Team. The Security Specialist will be working closely with representatives from Corporate Security (GSDCS), Corporate Real Estate & Facilities (GSDCR), Facility Management, International Finance Corporation (CBAFM), Corporate Procurement (BPSCP), 3rd party vendors and GSD Liability Insurance (GSDLI).
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Security Specialist (Physical Security Systems Administrator) will be responsible for the day to day system administration of the WBG security systems, including the Access Control System, Video Surveillance System, and Radio system. Specific tasks will include system monitoring, programming, reporting, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair.
The WBG Washington, DC, maintains a portfolio of five owned office buildings, five full or partially-leased buildings, and two facilities for storage and shipping/receiving. These facilities require 24/7 security and access control. A team of contractors provide a guard force, ID badge office customer service representatives, fire marshals and system officers.
The Security Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Act as a subject matter focal point, and systems administrator on electronic security technology systems and other counter-measures and ensure that these measures are appropriate and meet international, national, and WBG standards and best practices. This includes development and implementation of long and short-term plans, budgets, procurement actions, designs and projects schedules.
Advise on the specification and design of all technical security and fire and life safety systems, including the electronic access systems, cameras, fire detection and other security system components to ensure the security of all facilities, occupants and restriction of entrance of unauthorized personnel.
Support the development of short, medium and longer-term capital investment solutions for the all building related security technology and fire life safety systems for HQ offices and country offices where required.
Negotiate service agreements to ensure systems are maintained and repaired throughout their lifecycle. Oversee preventive maintenance plans and service agreements with vendors to ensure the serviceability and availability of critical systems.
Liaise with IT network administrators, and IT security teams as necessary to ensure the operational performance, integrity and availability of security systems.
Develop and implement software configuration and change control processes.
Oversee the Systems Team within the HQ contract Guard Force.
Performing daily system checks on the systems.
Documenting service requests ensuring issues are resolved.
Assisting in maintenance calls relating to workstations, software, servers, communications, badging, alarm monitoring, etc.
Providing initial diagnostic troubleshooting and determining root cause of simple network and systems problems.
Developing and completing preventive maintenance checklists.
Provide input into the World Bank Group (WBG) Physical Security Standards.
Assist in conducting security site assessments and investigations where required.
A Master's Degree in Engineering, or related field with 5 years’ relevant experience OR a Bachelor’s Degree with 8 years’ relevant years of experience may be considered in lieu of a Master's Degree.
Knowledge of and experience in developing and implementing government and or corporate industrial physical security programs.
Experience in the design, project management and maintenance of electronic security and fire life safety systems.
Experience in budget preparation, award negotiations, contract management, procurement, performance auditing, and dispute resolution.
Strong analytical skills to successfully perform financial reviews, determination of responsibility and other forms of qualitative analysis.
Experience working in a global multi-cultural environment.
Experience in working in field environments.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
Excellent organizational skills, ability to work independently and assess priorities in a variety of activities with attention to detail.
Experience is the utilization of local and wide area IT networks as a common platform for security systems communication and integration.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, and Project).
Experience in automated card access control systems (CCURE); IP based closed circuit television Systems(Avigilon); fire detection and alarm systems (Simplex), land mobile radio systems (Motorola) and intercom systems (Aiphone and Stenophone).
Project Management - Understands and utilizes the basic concepts of project management, as they relate to the implementation of a project.
Risk Mitigation and Security Management – Familiar with security risk assessment, risk mitigation programs and procedures for operations in a high threat environment.
Negotiation Skills - Has good working experience of planning and preparation of negotiation, of setting clear objectives and tactics to achieve them.
Leadership and Supervision - Supervises team by planning and organizing a course of action that will lead to the accomplishment of team and project objectives.
Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
Drive for Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so
Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.
If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 years 0 months term appointment.
The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply