Security Specialist

Date: Jun 21, 2024

Location: Dubai, AE, 3069

Company: International SOS

Company Profile

International SOS is in the business of protecting and saving lives, when involved in medical or security situations. International SOS understands your needs like no other partner; more than 30 years of experience gives us an unparalleled understanding of your health & security threats and risk challenges. We are, therefore, uniquely placed to tailor-make risk management solutions for the optimal health, security & wellbeing of your diverse global workforce, wherever they are, even in the most remote and fragile environments of the world - on land, at sea or in the air.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Security Specialist to join our outstanding team of security professionals based in our Regional Security Centre in Dubai, UAE. This position will be responsible for the day to day delivery of high-quality security assessments and advice to client organizations in support of their workforce risk management. The individual will work as part of a 24/7 team providing security advice and situational awareness to client managers, travelers, international assignees and local workforce members operating in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North, East and Southern Africa. It will involve monitoring, reporting on and escalating developing security issues in the region.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver critical components of the 24 hour operation to advise and assist clients on workforce safety and security;
  • Monitor and drive awareness of the current security environment in countries in the region through all-source research and analysis;
  • Scan, report and escalate security or disruption issues affecting members of clients’ workforce in line with global reporting guidance and thresholds;
  • Deliver verbal and written security briefs tailored to an organization or employee’s profile and itinerary;
  • Deliver employee security trainings and workshops as well as engage in client specific consultancy tasks as required;
  • On occasion and as required/possible travel to countries of responsibility to assess current situation, local provider capabilities and expanding the existing network of contacts to further support clients;


Minimum qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent practical experience;
  • Excellent written and verbal English language competency;
  • Interest in international affairs and the global security environment;
  • Experience in travel- or security-related field: military, government, NGO, journalism, relevant field of academia;
  • Knowledge of the political and security context of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East or North, East and Southern Africa.


  • Fluent English (written and spoken)
  • Advanced professional proficiency in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Russian or another regional language preferred.

Additional Information

Additional Information

  • Some travel may be required, sometimes on a short notice;
  • Shift work, including night shifts.


We review applications and interview candidates on a continuous basis. Following an assessment centre, successful candidates will be placed on a reserve list and recruited as opportunities arise.