May 3, 2016

Security & Operations Manager , Somalia

Employer: Pact
Location : Somalia

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview
Pact seeks a Security and Operations Manager for the anticipated Fund Management and Technical Assistance for the Somalia Stability Fund II Programme (SSF II). The goal of the programme is to work towards a peaceful, secure and stable Somalia. The Fund addresses security, development and political drivers of conflict to support legitimate, viable governance structures that can make and enforce rules locally as well as addresses existing and emerging conflicts while minimizing the risk of future conflicts.

Position Purpose
The Security and Operations Manager will oversee security arrangements and duty of care compliance, working in close contact with external and internal security staff. A multi-donor instrument historically supported by the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the EU, SSF II offers donors a means to respond rapidly and flexibly within Somalia’s complex operating environment, integrate political and development interventions, and improve the coherence and impact of international support to promote stability. The fund invests in projects that are appropriate for the local context, work in close partnership with Somali organizations and build Somali capacity, and learn, adapt and innovate over time to deliver clear results and impact.

Key Responsibilities
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Effectively implement all appropriate risk management strategies related to the safety and security of project personnel, and the protection of assets in projects.
Promote a high level of security awareness amongst personnel and ensure that security procedures and policies are implemented throughout the country.
Ensure that changes to security policies/standards are disseminated in a timely manner to staff and other stakeholders as required;
Conduct security assessments as required, to ensure that effective mitigation strategies have been implemented
Ensure that training procedures and policies are followed and that all training meets recognized standards;
Work closely with the Logistics, Operations and other key stakeholders to ensure that all work is implemented with the highest degree of Personnel safety and security, throughout regions specific to your area of responsibility;
Provide briefings to all staff and consultants upon their arrival in country and as the security situation changes
Work in close coordination with Pact’s International Security Officer (ISO) based in Washington, DC.

Basic Requirements

Solid military or police academy qualifications with a focus on security and related operations;
Additional experience in international peacekeeping, humanitarian or emergency operations, strategic security planning/analysis;
Fluency in written and spoken English;
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, including ability to collaborate with police, military and government officials on a wide array of security matters;
Proven ability to work in difficult conditions and in stressful and high risk environment;
Dedication, pro-active/creative thinking, flexibility and aptitude to work in team-oriented structures.

Preferred Qualifications
Fluency in Somali language.
Regionally-based candidates strongly encouraged.