Aug 3, 2015

Local Safety Officer , Somalia (Somali Nationals ONLY)

Employer: Danish Demining Group
Location: Somalia
Closing date: 09 Aug 2015

Danish Demining Group (DDG) is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC). DDG is an operational unit specialised in the prevention and reduction of armed violence (AVR). DDG has AVR programmes in many other countries in the region including Somaliland, Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and Uganda. For information about DDG’s AVR approach see DDG has operated in Somaliland since 1999 and in South Central Somalia since 2007 clearing mines and other explosive remnants of war. DDG has expanded its programming into armed violence reduction since 2009, working in the wider spheres of community and district safety, small arms control, peace dialogues and support for conflict management in order to ensure maximum impact for the population.

The LSO will assist Area Manager(s) in developing, implementing and evaluating procedures that support the safe and efficient delivery of program activities DRC and DDG in Puntland. The position will be responsible for continuous monitoring and improvement of the MOSS for DRC and DDG in Puntland Offices.

Act as the local focal point for co-ordination and security related information sharing between the relevant actors within the area of operations.
Assist with the implementation of DRC-DDG policies, protocols and procedures (Puntland Security Management Plan) related to the safe implementation of program activities.
Act as the local focal point for co-ordination and information sharing meetings between the relevant actors within the area of operations.
Act as the main Safety Focal Point (SFP) for all movements in Puntland.
Send out pre-arrival Safety information to all new arrivals visiting Puntland.
Liaise with the local authorities in the areas of operation to facilitate relationship and ensure smooth implementation of DRC/DDG programmes
Collect, analyse & report security information that affects, or may affect, DRC/DDG operations
Provide security briefings to all DRC/DDG staff coming to Garowe.
Prepare and share updated security briefing document to all assisting SFPs in other Puntland offices (Bosaso and Galkayo) .
Assist training on operational procedures as required for safety focal points & program staff.
Line managing unarmed DRC/DDG guards who control access to the compounds.
Liaise with the team leaders from the security provider’s armed guards who provide armed protection for the office.
Maintain the security integrity of the office and guesthouse compounds in Puntland.
Account for the security communications equipment (VHF, mobile and Thuraya)
Assist the Somalia Safety Coordinator (SSC) in maintaining the SMS alert system.
Assist Safety & Security Coordinator in “field” Security Risk Assessments (SRAs) as required.
Assist the Safety and Security Coordinator in all aspects of safety logistics and supplies.
Ensure Health and Safety measures are in place and working (e.g. fire fighting equipment, alarms, first aid equipment etc.)
Monitor staff movements during the working day.
Maintain hibernation stores.
Coordinate DRC/DDG staff movement, e.g. airports pick up, drop offs & field trips.
Assist the Safety and Security Coordinator in safety and security training.
Prepare monthly security report and weekly situation report.
Update Puntland office and Guesthouse compounds MOSS on Quarterly base.

Reporting Arrangements: The AVR Manager will report to Area Manager and Somalia Safety Coordinator on Technical issues.


· University Degree, preferably Master’s, in Social Sciences, Security Management, International Development, International Relations or other relevant subject.

· At least 3 years’ Experience working with INGOs or UN as security focal point.

Previous security related management and administrative experience.
Excellent communication skills, calm and a good sense of humor.
Fluent in written and spoken English and Somali.
Proven management skills and familiar with packages, Outlook, Excel and MS Word
Proven commitment to accountability practices.
Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines and ability to manage budgets
Familiar with VHF radios and Thuraya

· Strong background in Logistic , First Aid trained and Firefighting Skills preferred

How To Apply:
Availability:*1st September 2015
Duty station: Garowe with field travel
Contract: 1 year renewable. Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Demining Group-Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Somali National Staff.

Application and CV

Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit:
A cover letter (1 page) in which you explain why you are interested in the position and how you meet the qualities and qualifications criteria.
Concise and accurate CV (maximum 3 pages). The CV should include information about your university degree(s) and stipulate your grades/grade average, list of completed relevant training courses, work experience and the name and contact details of 3 relevant references, in addition to any other qualifications and information that you think are relevant for the position.

Please forward the application and CV, in English

The title of email should be “Local Safety Officer,” applications should be received by end of day 9th August 2015