Oct 29, 2015

Security Manager

Location: Somalia/Kenya
Job Code: 2332
Position Start date: As soon as possible
Security Manager, Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia (PIMS), Somalia

Project Location: Mogadishu and /or Garowe with extensive travel between the different locations in Somalia and Somaliland

Objective of the Programme:
Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia (PIMS) is a DFID funded project in Somalia, implemented by Development Alternatives Inc. with an overall Project Objective of the Promoting Inclusive Markets in Somalia , encourage the growth of the private sector, job creation and, as a result, reduce poverty in Somalia.
PIMS will work through the private sector to support the functioning of markets in key sectors, through addressing failures in terms of small-scale productive infrastructure, market information, co-ordination failures, and access to finance.

Scope of work:
The purpose of this role is to support PIMS Program in effectively mitigating potential security threats. The security manager will also act as Safety and Security Advisor on all safety and security management activities for PIMS, in consultation with DAI Global Security Team, providing organisational analysis, support and advice.
Additionally, they will manage capacity building of staff in safety and security that including Training Needs Assessment (TNA).
The Security Manager will coordinate with Somali Security Agencies, INGO Security Networks, the UNDSS, AMISOM and other programs on the ground as well as oversee quality control and assurance of the subcontracted static and mobile security services
This position will be based in Mogadishu and /or Garowe with extensive travel between the different locations in Somalia and Somaliland and reports to the Team Leader.

Security Manager Job Responsibilities In Kenya
Provide the team with excellent on the ground information and insights into what is happening in Mogadishu in detail and Country wide in general.
Provide the team with linkages into key local information loops (government, security, etc.) and harvest intelligence to the benefit to the project area of responsibility;
Provide clear security assessments of the geographic areas where our project activities are centered;
Provide strategic security and contingency planning, briefings of staff; and
Have the capacity to trouble shoot and immediately react to local incidents putting staff at risk, such as being held up at roadblocks, responding to accidents, or pressure from local groups or government services.
Oversight and in coordination with the ‘Office Manager’ of the vehicle fleet with regards to all movements, to ensure full situational awareness for the drivers and sites to be visited
Conduct periodic driver assessments and refresher training to all project drivers
Conduct security briefings to all involved prior to any sub project field site visit, to ALL staff (Expat and local)
Primary security ‘Subject Matter Expert’ to the project and daily situational briefings to the Team Leader and project staff as required (as a minimum weekly;
The Security Manager will work closely with the project Team leader, Project Manager and Project Staff to manage and maintain the safety and security of the PIMS team for the duration of the programme. 

The Security Manager will:
Implement and update the Programme Security Plan in line with DAI’s security policies and procedures in full consultation with the Project Team Leader
Maintain and operationalise the Programme’s Crisis & Incident Management Plan in line with DAI’s security policies and procedures.
Conduct Security Risk assessments of travel routes, project offices and residences / hotels, and project operating zones.
Produce a full written “Threat And Security Assessment (TASA) of new locations to ensure full compliance and security clearance for visiting if approved
Monitor and update the Project Threat level assessment in full consultation with the Global SecurityDepartment and Project Team Leader, prior to any Threat level Matrix increase
Implement a travel management and risk monitor plan
Act as a bridge between the field and DAI’s Global Security Department for issues related to security risk and crisis
Gather security information and establish an international and local network for information collection.
Provide training on security awareness and crisis management to all incoming staff and/or periodic situational briefings when requested.
Provide regular security briefings to the team leader and all programme staff
Provide weekly (weekly security measures) and monthly situational reports to Team Leader, Project Manager and the Global Security Department
Update security strategy in collaboration with Global Security Department as necessary.
Requirements For Security Manager Jobs In Kenya
At least 7 years private security experience or project management.
Experience working with government security institutions, international organisations and private security providers with international organisations such as the United Nations and/or European or US funded projects.
Experienced, networked and able to provide support throughout South Central, Puntland and Somaliland as well as other areas that might become of interest to the project.
Fluency in English and Somali Language is mandatory.
Ability to work with MS office and other common office programs including Lotus notes
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively with security staff and non-security staff alike.
A bachelor’s degree in security studies, political science, international relations or other relevant field would be beneficial.
A background in either the police or military would be beneficial.

How to Apply
When applying please send a CV that includes 3 references in PDF format and a cover letter explaining why you are eligible for the position and how you would remote manage security for a large scale programme throughout Somalia.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter showing how their qualification and experience match the positions and a detailed resume with 3 professional referees to reach the address below by 6th November 2015

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