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Summary

Qais Ashna is professional with proven success in Security Management. Qais has got vast experiences working in international environments and private sectors. Strong research ability and highly developed supervisory skills, proficient in working with a diverse cultural and security client base. Exemplary communication abilities verbal, written and new media. High attention to detail and efficient in fast pace, deadline oriented environments, sound knowledge on ISAF security and International, solid skills with competency in software applications and ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Objective

To contribute to an enterprise in which my:

  • Strong interpersonal strengths are utilized for the benefit of projects and the bottom line
  • Extensive cross cultural experience and ability to connect with foreign cultures at all levels is exploited
  • Enjoyment of and ability to thrive in remote areas, or in a solitary appointment, contributes to the competitive edge
  • Experience in a range of security and governmental sectors is used to expand safety & security opportunities
  • Capacity to assess and live with high risk is used to full advantage
  • Experience in team building contributes to the overall effort
  • Strong analytical, research, and written and spoken word skills contribute to the bottom line
  • Willingness to learn and try new things expands my own experience portfolio

Education

Apr 2013Present

ACCA

American University of Afghanistan

-FIA-FA1 (Recording Financial Transactions) -FIA-MA1 (Management Information) -FIA-FA2 (Maintaining Financial Records) -FIA-MA2(Maintaining Costs & Finance) -ACCA-F1 (Accounting in Business) -ACCA-F2 (Management Accounting) - ACCA-F3 (Financial Accounting) ACCA F6 Taxation & CMA (Certified Management Accounting) in progress...

Mar 2012Apr 2016

Bacheloar in Business Administration

RANA

Thesis completion in progress...

Work History

March 2017June 2018

Field Security Assistant

UN-WFP

Under the general supervision of the Security Officer, the Security Assistant will perform the following duties:

  1. Review countrywide security situation on a daily basis through local media and other sources and advise/brief the supervisor/Field Security Officer (FSO) on trends/situation that could affect WFP operations on a short/medium-terms basis.
  2.  Ensure full information received and/or provided when starting/finishing daily period of duty;
  3. Act as the direct focal point for security guards and supervisors in area assigned; support security guard supervisor in solving problems, report daily to supervisor/FSO on status;
  4. Support the supervisor/FSO in investigations, incident reports and security assessment countrywide or individually as requested;
  5.  Liaise with local security authorities; Conduct field trips to support sub-offices or staff in the field at short notice whenever requested by FSO/management;
  6. Be on call 24 hours a day seven days a week to support supervisor/FSO/staff if required;
  7.  Support supervisor/FSO in other security related matters as requested;
  8.  Liaise and coordinate with the local government security organizations and other appropriate national authorities on all matters relating to the security of WFP staff members and their eligible dependents and property; regularly updating the security focal point at Headquarters/Regional Security Adviser on security developments;
  9.  Maintain the Security Plan up-to-date, including updating lists of staff, and eligible family members; ensuring that fire safety arrangements are implemented; ensuring that plans for fire/building evacuation, relocation/evacuation to a safe haven are current and implemented;
  10.  Maintain Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for equipment; assist in developing and implementing MOSS and ensuring that all WFP offices are compliant;
  11.  Assess the security situation at the duty station, including assessing threats related to the WFP staff safety, and prepare security reports; report all cases where staff members and/or their eligible family members have been victims of conventional crimes; coordinate 24 hour response to all security related incidents involving WFP staff and eligible dependents;
  12.  Conduct security evaluations and providing advice on security measures for the residences of WFP staff and WFP offices;
  13.  Organize training courses on security issues/awareness and preparedness for staff members and their eligible family members as appropriate;
  14.  Brief newly arrived WFP staff members;
  15.  Ensure that the appropriate level of confidentiality is maintained with regard to security matters;
  16.  Evaluate, develop, recommend procedures. Participates in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices; interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations on follow up actions;
  17.  Perform other related duties as required. Results Expected: Well organized, reports and/or records, put together independently with only general guidance. Well organized work with accurate information and databases; efficiently supervised team of support staff or work unit. Critical Success Factors: Sound judgment; ability to extract, interpret, analyze and format data and to resolve operational problems. Ability to work with minimum of supervision; to supervise and train support staff; and to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure; to deal patiently and tactfully with staff members and others and to have a high sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.                       

Jun 2015March 2017

Security Convoy Leader

CTG-WFP

WFP is looking to recruit for the role of Convoy liaison to manage the escort and convoy movement of all WFP commercial movements. The incumbent will be working under overall supervision of Head of Logistics and director.

supervision of Deputy Head of Logistics.

The Convoy Liaison Officer will be based in Kabul WFP Warehouse and will have to travel to provinces. He will be responsible for all convoy movements to field. He will also be responsible for coordination with WFP Logistics, WFP Warehouse, WFP Fleet In-charge, CTG Operations, and MOl. The Convoy Liaison Officer will also establish strong links with Afghan local authorities (ANP/APPF) as well as with WFP provincial offices.

The Convoy Liaison Officer should have the skills to coordinate and manage the convoy departure time with MOl security escorts and make sure all the trucks are loaded and ready for departure. The person will make sure that drivers/convoy leaders are briefed about the forthcoming mission. The person shall follow the mission from start to finish, inform WFP immediately and address issues proactively.     

Mar 2008Feb 2009

Security Coordinator

CTG Global

 Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager or Operations Center Chief of Security, the Security Coordinator will effectively implement all appropriate risk management strategies, related to the safety and security, and the protection of assets in mission. Specifically, he/she will be responsible for the management, implementation and oversight of all security operations in support of staff and activities.

Responsibilities:

  •  Ensure all functions mentioned below are carried out in an efficient and effective manner whilst providing maximum security support to field operations;
  •  Manage and coordinate security operations ensuring that security procedures are implemented and followed as per the Country Security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs);
  •  Coordinate all emergency/crisis management assets providing a timely and coherent response to incidents as they arise;
  • Provide additional operational support and guidance to the regional security teams as required;
  •  Liaise with and report to the Country Chief of Security to ensure that all relevant security information is disseminated in a timely manner to the appropriate offices, their staff and other stakeholders as required;
  •  Develop a working relationship with personnel and a comprehensive working knowledge of our clients Security system;
  •  Work closely with the Chief of Security to develop an effective security plan to support operations.
  • Be able to develop a security plan to support all projects and activities within the Country of Operations;
  •  Task and guide regional security teams and personnel to conduct security assessments and threat analysis as required, and where necessary provide feedback on proposed mitigation strategies for country and regional specific threats;
  •  Assist in the design and implementation of project related security strategies, security policies/standards and establish a concrete course of action for their implementation and review;
  • Liaise with the Operations Centre Security Department to ensure that training procedures and policies are implemented within the project to an acceptable standard;
  •  Maintain close links with Logistics, Operations and other key stakeholders to ensure that all projects are implemented with the highest degree of staff safety and security;  As required and in coordination with the Chief of Security, manage administrative, logistic and budgetary issues related to mission safety and security programs/procedures;
  •  Manage indigenous security and Police forces, conduct limited training and administration for them, and deploy them as part of the overall security plan consistent with requirements.
  • Offer leadership, management and tactical guidance to the International Security contracted staff and national security contracted staff;
  •  Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Manager or Operations Centre Chief of Security related to staff safety and security

March 2003Feb 2011

Security Assistatn

ISAF (British Force)

 Under the general supervision of the ISAF Line Manager, the Security Assistant performed as following duties:

 

  • Assess Kabul security situation on a day to day basis through local media, local council, Police PD  and other sources and keep posted local Afghan staff working for ISAF.

 

  • Make sure concrete information provided on daily basis.

 

  • Supervised as the direct line manager for local security guards, labors and Interpreters in area assigned; support the Afghan security guard supervisor in solving problems, security related dilemmas and report back to the Line manager.

 

  • Assist and Interpret the Line Manager & special forces in Interrogation and investigation of the suspects.

 

  • Act as focal point with local high ranking security authorities;

 

  • Conduct field trips to support Camp Bastion offices in the field at short notice as per the requisition of the J2 and LSU of Camp Bastion.

 

  • Be on call 24 hours a day seven days a week for supporting the Line Manager if required;

  • Liaise and coordinate with the local government security organizations and other appropriate national authorities on all matters relating to the security of local afghan staff working with ISAF and their eligible dependents and property; regularly updating the security focal point at Headquarters/Regional Security Adviser on security developments.
  • Make sure that building evacuation to a safe area implemented in case of fire, the fire arrangements are applied.
  • Keep updating the Lists of local Afghan and their dependents and keep them posted in respect to their personal safety in case if they received any threat from the Taliban.
    •  Updating the security plan.

    • Conduct Security & safety training, first aid training and other security related training that assist locals' safety for working under ISAF mission. 

    • Assessing threats to the local afghan staff members & their dependents, and report all cases where staff members and/or their dependents members have been suffered of the insurgents threat; communicate and coordinate round the clock response to all security related events involving ISAF local staff and their dependents.

      • Brief security to newly recruited ISAF local staff members.
        • Conduct security evaluations and providing advice on security measures for the residences of ISAF local staff.

        • Launch training on security matters and preparedness for local staff and their dependents accordingly.

          • Ensure that local staff maintain as low profile as possible during travels.

               

            •  Perform other tasks as required.