Country Security Coordinator
Job location: Kenya / Somalia 

Closing date19 Aug 2023

Job purpose:
The Security Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating safety and security issues in SW offices and areas of operations in Somalia/land. S/he is also charged with security surveillance and information sharing with SW staff. S/he will also support Kenya program in coordinating safety and security issues. The Security Coordinator reports to Somalia Country Director.

Roles and responsibilities:
The Security Coordinator is mainly responsible for coordinating security operations and providing analysis of specific events, groups or situations that may have security implications for SW. In addition, the Security Coordinator will ensure that an acceptable risk management is in place to minimize the likelihood and impact of threats identified in the region.Take the lead in developing, reviewing and updating country security management systems including SMP and area Security Plans in close coordination with the SMT, GSA and CD in line with Saferworld policies.
Work with the program staff to develop and update operational Area Security Plans
Gather and verify information from varied sources and keep staff abreast of the security developments, threats, trends via advisories and regular security reports.
Support the CDs in the overall dissemination of security related information and implementation of the security systems.
Provide security briefs to new staff members and consultants upon arrival in Somalia and prior to field deployments
Liaise and network with NGOs, UN agencies, partners and local community persons on security issues/alerts
Closely work with the GSA and seek advice on key security issues and developments

Support both CDs in preparing for and managing critical security incidents involving SW staff.

Key working relationships

Country Director Somalia – Direct work supervisor hence consultation, coordination and information sharing
Country Manager – Kenya – Security coordination and information sharing
Program Managers – consultation and information sharing
HR/Operations Manager – consultation, coordination and information sharing
Finance Manager – coordination and information sharing
Global Security Advisor – Technical support and involvement with the SW global security focal point team

Person specification; Knowledge, qualifications and experience

Degree in relevant fields such as International relations, Political science, Anthropology, Psychology or Equivalent Experience, Knowledge and Skills.
Security background with at least 4 years of proven field experience within the security industry, INGO or UN within Somalia (essential) and Kenya (desirable).
Experience of working with local partners
Able to build a team and coordinate team work with the Security Focal Points and INSO and UNDSS.
Ability to train and convey safety and security information and good practice to non-safety personnel.
Ability to fit well within a large team.
Regional experience strongly preferred
Have completed HEAT/HEFAT in the last three years

Skills and abilities

Demonstrated high-level communication skills and proficiency in English and Somali languages.
Advanced knowledge of, and ability to train others in, communications technology, including VHF, HF radio systems and satellite communications.
Excellent communication, influencing, negotiation and engagement skills
Strong analytical and report-writing skills.
Relevant local information networks and contacts.

Personal qualities

Effective communication skills
Leadership skills
Resourcefulness in innovations/initiatives
Availability and accessibility by staff and partners
Resourcefulness, flexibility, negotiation and problem solving skills
Ability to prioritize tasks, make quick positive decisions in emergencies and be results oriented
Ability to multitask and prioritize a high workload in a fast-paced environment
Ability and willingness to undertake extensive field work assignments
Multi-cultural exposure and ability to work with various ethnicities
Commitment to and compliance with our safeguarding principles and COC
Commitment to respect and value equality and diversity, and understanding of how this applies to own area of work
Commitment to own continuing personal and professional development

Commitment to the vision, mission and values of Saferworld

Other requirements

Ability to travel widely and frequently within East Africa/Horn of Africa region is required
Language understanding skills within areas of operation.
How to apply
Application process
To apply: Send your CV and a cover letter addressing why you feel your experience matches the requirements of the role by clicking the link to apply above with a Job reference- (Security Coordinator)

Deadline for applications: 19 August 2023

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