Security Manager- Somalia


  • To develop and implement staff safety and management procedures for World Vision Somalia in close liaison with the Program Director, Operations Director, Regional Coordinators and the Regional Security Advisor for Africa.

  • To gather and analyse information about the operating environment in Somalia, present regular updates and analyses to stakeholders, and advise the Program Director and Operations Director on operating conditions in Somalia.

  • To collaborate with other humanitarian security bodies and personnel to collect and share information.

  • Supervises 3 Field Communications Assistants in tandem with their respective Regional Coordinators, as well as supervising the guards in each of the 3 regions.

  • Has financial control over security specific budgets and security lines within programming project budgets.

  • Network and liaise other UN agencies, and other INGOs, as well as Non-Governmental Organization Consortium (NGOC) Security Prepareness and Support (SPAS) point person.

  • Links with Support Offices and external donors in presenting information on the security situation and WVS’s security profile.

  • Liaises with WV Africa Security Advisor and WVI’s Office of Corporate Security.

  • Communicates regularly with Regional Coordinators to ensure each region meets security standards, capacity builds staff in each region

  • Updates and advises Operations Director and Program Director on security matters.

  • Liaises with People and Culture Department on security orientation for new staff and staff care in the event of security related stress or trauma

  • To collect and collate regular security updates from the 3 field sites and other sources and prepare monthly reports and quarterly security analyses for WVS management and WVI Office of Corporate Security.

  • To harmonize security strategy, evacuation plans, and new staff security orientation, and ensure our security protocols are maintained and adhered to.

  • To conduct regular reviews of physical field site locations and ensure offices and team houses meet minimum security standards for staff safety.

  • To work with Operations Director and Program Director in advising on international presence in Somalia (particularly South Central)

  • To make recommendations and facilitate staff capacity building on safety and security (using SPAS and/or SSAFE training opportunities) as well as first aid training for management and local staff

  • To manage security “project” budgets, including preparing reports (with support from the PDU and Finance Departments)


  • The Security Manager for Somalia should posses tested security management experience, ideally with a INGO in a complex, volatile environment.

  • Previous military background may be relevant, and even desired, but experience working with a INGO managing security is also required.

  • A bachelor of arts in any field should suffice for the academic qualifications, but clarity in written and oral communication is a must.

  • Candidate must possess excellent inter-personal skills and be able to cultivate a wide network within Nairobi and also within Somalia, to collect and analyze information critical for important security decisions, which at times can mean the difference between life and death.

  • Working under stressful conditions is also a must, as is readiness to spend time in insecure environments.

    Deadline: 16th September.

    For more information and application, visit: Security Manager- Somalia Website

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