Field Security Management (HEAT for Managers)

Duration: 5 Days

Location: Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK

The Field Security Management (HEAT for Managers) Course is designed to bridge the gap between HEAT and Security Management Workshops to address the security training needs of staff implementing humanitarian programmes in high-risk environments.

Course Aims

To equip participants with the skills needed for establishing, running and/or overseeing an organisation’s field security systems.

The course will also cover all the Learning Objectives of Clarity’s Re-HEAT course including First Aid Trauma (so ideal for staff who are due their HEAT renewal) with an additional focus on the management of security on humanitarian NGO Operations at Field Level.

Target Audience

Field staff with security responsibilities and/or oversight for security-related activities, such as:

  • Operations Managers
  • Project/Programme Managers
  • Country Directors
  • Security Officers
  • Security Focal Points

Course Content

The core content of the course is driven by the EISF Report NGO Safety and Security Training Project - How to Create Effective Security Training for NGOs, specifically the section 'Level 2A - Operational Security Management'

In addition to this Clarity will provide participants with Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) in line with Clarity’s Re-HEAT course.

Key Security Management topics are listed below:

Module 1 - Security on Humanitarian Operations

To outline how sector, organisation and team identity influence field security management policy, processes and decision making.

  • Humanitarian Principles and International Humanitarian Law
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Leadership and Management

Module 2 - Security Risk Assessment

To present and discuss best practice in Field Security Risk Assessment.

  • Security Risk Management Framework
  • Situational Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Security Stakeholders

Module 3 - Security Risk Mitigation

To discuss and develop effective strategic security risk mitigation measures and relationships at field level.

  • Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Planning
  • Risk Reduction Strategies
  • Consultative Process
  • Practical Issues in Building Acceptance

Module 4 - Operational Security

How to develop and maintain effective day to day security management systems.

  • Travel Safety and Security
  • Travel and Movement Tracking
  • Site Security
  • Information Management & Security
  • Monitoring Security on a Daily Basis
  • Practical Issues in Updating Security Information and Planning
  • Security Briefings and Orientation
  • Incident Reporting and Analysis
  • Programming, Policy, Operations and Security
  • Leadership and Management

Module 5 - Managing Personal Security

To discuss issues surrounding the management of staff personal security.

  • Dealing with Aggression
  • Hostile Observation Awareness
  • Sexual Violence and Exploitation
  • Stress Management
  • Digital Security
  • Cultured, Gendered and Personal Considerations
  • Leadership and Management

Module 6 - Coordination & Cooperation

To discuss develop and improve appropriate internal and external relationships and coordination processes.

  • Saving Lives Together
  • Working with Armed Protection and Private Security Companies
  • Civil-Military Relations at the Operational Level
  • Communicating and Working with Senior Management
  • Leadership and Management

Module 7 - Crisis Response & Management

To explore complexities and practical issues of incident and crisis response and management.

  • Supporting Incident and Crisis Management
  • Incident and Crisis Management
  • Incident Reporting and Analysis
  • Sexual Violence and Exploitation
  • Stress Management

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