May 5, 2016

Security Officer , Somalia

Employer: CTG Global
Location: Somalia
Closing date: 04 Jun 2016
Security officer job vacancyVacancy reference no.: VAC-0082
Contract duration: 6 months
Starting date: 1-Jun-2016

Overview of CTG Global: 
CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

The Role
These roles are likely to be found in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Bureaux (RBs) or Country Offices (COs). Job holders are likely to report to the Regional/Division/Country Director or the designate. Job holders are likely to be operating in an environment with mid-level complexity of security in meeting food assistance needs. They are likely to lead mid-sized or small teams, or may be an expert individual contributor.

Role objective:

To support the provision of technical advice, guidance and management of WFP’s security operations to enable the effective delivery of programs that meet food assistance needs and maintain the security and safety of WFP personnel, activities and facilities.

Expected output:

Keep up to date with and advise upon regional and local security developments and issues and the potential impact upon WFP activity to inform security and operational activities.

Provide technical advice, guidance and support e.g. operational security requirements, security assessments and plans to country offices to strengthen the capacity within security management and crisis readiness and preparedness, contributing to the development of country strategy, policies and planning.

Provide leadership of a security team, ensuring the effective management of all security activity and resources to support country office programs and operations.

Ensure the development and maintenance of an effective security management communications system to enable rapid and coordinated security activities.

Identify and build productive relationships with government agencies and national partners to align activities and optimize the best protection for staff, activities and facilities.

Represent WFP at national and inter-agency meetings e.g. security coordination cells to contribute to technical discussions and exchange of knowledge and experience and advocate for the WFP position.

Work in close collaboration with internal counterparts and external partners to align security activities with wider programs.

Support the maintenance a regional security network among WFP security personnel.

Identify potential security training and development opportunities and needs and facilitate training sessions as required to build the security capabilities of WFP and external partners.

Oversee and prepare accurate and timely reporting e.g. mandatory ODF reports that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Support the monitoring and evaluation of WFP activities, providing technical analysis, interpretation and information as required to support the assessment of activity impact.

Take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.

Contribute to preparedness actions, providing technical recommendations and guidance and monitor the management of risks.

Act in an assigned emergency response capacity as required to meet emergency food assistance needs.

Project reporting:

This role report to the Country Director.

Team management:

Team management experience is required


Advanced University degree in Security Management, International Relations or Law Enforcement or other relevant field, or First University degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses. A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree.

Work experience:
Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Security experience.

Geographical experience:
Minimum of 10 years of experience in Africa with local experience in Somalia is an advantage.

Fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

Key competencies:

Has advised on regional and local security developments that impact upon security and operational activities.

Has provided support in the provision of technical security operations advice to strengthen security management functions and contributes the development of country strategy, policies and planning.

Has managed large teams of staff with somewhat varied areas of expertise.

Has developed considerable exposure of managing resources in Operations and some experience of managing resources at HQ.

Has gained considerable experience in one or two operational areas.

Has gained experience in at least one other functional area within WFP.

Other relevant information:
A diploma obtained from Military/Police Academy with qualifying relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the First University degree.

How To Apply
Interested candidates should create a profile and apply on CTG Global careers website (click here). Please refer to the vacancy number: VAC-0082. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.