Risk and Security Specialist Jobs at DT Global in Colombo, Western Province

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DT Global company opens jobs for Risk and Security Specialist positions in the Western Province region. The type of work we provide is Full-time.

The criteria for the employees we need are having Other, Information Technology, & Management skills with Entry level experience, as well as employees who are honest, disciplined and responsible.

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Job Information

Company:DT Global
Position:Risk and Security Specialist
Region:Western Province, Colombo - Western Province
Job Function:Information Technology, Management, Other
Seniority Level:Entry level
Employment Type:Full-time
Industry:International Trade and Development

Job Description

Job Brief

Colombo, Sri Lanka

DT Global works in partnership with communities, governments, and the private sector to deliver innovative solutions that transform lives. DT Global – launched in 2019 – is built on legacy companies AECOM’s International Development Services Sector, Development Transformations, IMC Worldwide, and Cardno International Development. To fulfill its profit-for-purpose mission, DT Global is a key donor to the DT Institute, an independent not-for-profit organization, in support of DTI’s efforts to test new ideas or expand on donor partner priorities to improve as many lives as possible.

Our global team of 2,500 staff and experts work in over 90 countries. We bring over 60 years of experience, relationships, and technical excellence to improve lives on behalf of our partners, clients, and stakeholders. We aim to maximize sustainable development impact across a wide range of practice areas, including Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition; Economic Growth; Environment & Infrastructure; Governance; and Human Development. Together, we aim to positively impact 500 million lives by 2045.

USAID in Sri Lanka: 

To strengthen democratic governance, USAID partners with the people of Sri Lanka to improve the responsiveness of government institutions and increases informed public participation in governance processes. Responding to good governance and vulnerable population needs, USAID activities build a robust civil society; increase access to balanced, accurate information through the media; promote dialogue, conflict mitigation, and social cohesion among multi-ethnic communities; and build local capacity for disaster response and risk reduction.

Project Background:

DT Global seeks applicants for a USAID-funded, Colombo-based civic engagement program. The program will primarily focus on providing small grants to expand the range of civil society actors that have a voice in national reform processes, support advocacy for democratic values and accountable governance, and promote opportunities for constructive citizen participation in governance issues. The program will support collaboration between Sri Lankan civil society organizations (CSOs) and CSO-led networks to engage proactively and constructively on issues related to political and governance reforms, raise awareness of the rights and responsibilities of citizens, and engage with the government on key reform issues.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Chief of Party (COP) and in close coordination with DT Global’s home office Global Security Manager (GSM ), the Risk and Security Specialist will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating the physical security and digital safety and security management of the program’ s field operations. It is expected that this position will establish and maintain effective, robust, but realistic security management procedures to ensure the safety and security of program staff and immediate stakeholders without compromising operational efficiency and effectiveness to enable program success.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Security Management, Training, Analysis, and Reporting

  • Advise the project in developing, monitoring, and maintaining the project safety and security plan, ensuring project safety and security risks are addressed, and that the plan is updated on a regular basis in response to changes in the security environment, and that staff are trained on and adhere to security processes and procedures, including emergency response planning.
  • Support project leadership in implementing the security risk management processes, including conducting security risk assessments to support activities undertaken by the project as directed.
  • Provide ongoing risk analysis at the country and provincial levels and m onitor social media, online news sources, and traditional news media to identify and mitigate vulnerabilities to DT Global and partners.
  • Utilize DT Global’s security management system to input local threat data, conduct risk assessments, and track risk treatment implementation as directed by the GSM.
  • Conduct pre-travel security briefs to international visitors and in-country security briefings for new hires and visitors as directed by the GSM.
  • Conduct site security surveys, if needed, and assist the project in implementing DT Global’s Site Security Management Process.
  • Develop and liaise with a network of knowledgeable security providers, government and client counterparts, other donor security counterparts, and other local security stakeholders to share relevant security information, maintain situational awareness, and establish potential resources for emergency assistance.
  • Maintain an active communication tree and obtain accountability efficiently and effectively when an incident occurs.
  • Be prepared to assist the project in responding to an incident or crisis.


  • Manage c ybersecurity risks by training staff and partners on best practices such as using VPNs, end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms, and remov ing sensitive information from their devices on a regular basis and ensuring that these practices are adhered to through regular testing including simulated phishing attacks, penetration tests, etc.
  • Continuously review the program’s IT infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and en sure that the program’s cybersecurity countermeasures are up to date.
  • Liaise with the home office IT team and Digital and Data Governance and Transformation team on matters related to cybersecurity, ensuring that any global vulnerabilities identified are addressed as required and that any new global cybersecurity measures are implemented by the program fully and immediately.
  • Provide guidance on and implement risk mitigation measures related to information security, ransomware, and other relevant cybersecurity threats.
  • Keep up to date on the national and global cybersecurity trends and adjust the program’s cybersecurity posture and mitigation measures, accordingly, informing the GSM and program leadership as required.
  • As directed, advise program staff on information security and cyberthreat mitigation measures for incorporation into activity design and/or partner capacity building efforts.

Key Position Competencies and Experience:

  • Bachelor ’s Degree or post-secondary technical certification in relevant field – International Affairs, Public Administration, Computer Engineering, IT, or Security Management /Studies.
  • Minimum 5 years of security risk management and/or IT security management experience, preferably supporting an international development or humanitarian organization, with at least two years of this experience in Sri Lanka.
  • At least two years of experience in cybersecurity, IT, or a related field with demonstrated, up to date expertise in cybersecurity.
  • The ability to convey complex IT concepts in a n easily comprehensible manner and provi de training on cybersecurity and related topics.
  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of asset and information protection principles necessary to plan and implement security programs and solutions supporting projects.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to analyze information to develop a complete picture of developing security situations.
  • Experience managing security incidents and implementing safety and security training programs and courses.
  • Ability to work long hours and to be available on short notice to respond to emerging issues when required.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in cross-cultural settings.
  • Proactive, with strong prioritization skills and the demonstrated ability to meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Fluency in Sinhala and/or Tamil required; both preferred.

DT Global Core Competencies:

  • Teamwork:  Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust, and commitment.
  • Communication:  Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally Demonstrates effective use of skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
  • Adaptability:  Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
  • Customer/Client Focused:  Anticipates, monitors, and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
  • Diversity & Inclusion:  Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
  • Professionalism:  Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity, and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal.

DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.


  • Bonus for overtime
  • Gain experience
  • Comfortable work environment

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DT Global

DT Global is a leading provider of comprehensive data management and technology solutions for organizations. We specialize in helping organizations of all sizes improve their processes and leverage technology to achieve their goals. Our team of experts has extensive experience in the areas of engineering, software development, data analysis, analytics, artificial intelligence, and information security. We are committed to helping our clients stay ahead of their competition in today’s ever-evolving business landscape. We strive to provide the most innovative, reliable and cost-effective solution for our customer’s specific needs. Our team is passionate about sharing our knowledge and insights with customers so that they can benefit from our expertise. We are committed to delivering results for our customers and helping them succeed in their projects.

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