Security Operations Officer (SMLP-2) – HRO-352
The overall goal of SMLP-2 is to increase BHA/Somalia’s access to independent, verifiable data related to the 1) quantity and quality of activities delivered, and 2) performance of BHA-funded programs in Somalia. This increased access to data will allow BHA/Somalia to make more evidence-based program design, implementation, and strategy decisions.
Scope of Work
The Security Operations Officer’s responsibility is to monitor the security situation in Somalia, conduct
risk assessments, oversee field visits, assist in tracking team movements, participate in enforcing
security and safety procedures, and provide sound and timely advice to SMLP–2 project staff and
management on safety and security matters. The Security Operations Officer is committed to
implementing and maintaining the highest standards of security and contingency planning in order to
ensure the safety of all SMLP–2 project staff. Reporting to the Senior Finance and Operations
• Act as the designated Security Focal Point for the SMLP–2 project, responsible for all aspects
of in–country security management.
• Support the implementation of Integrity’s safety and security policies and procedures on the
• Liaise with the Security Coordinators and other relevant SMLP–2 team members to ensure; due diligence and desktop security risk assessments (SRAs) for fieldwork in Somalia are made, suitable mitigations are applied, and risks are properly logged, tracked and updated.
• Regular engagement with Integrity’s Mogadishu based private security provider. Oversee the logistics of all in–country trips to Somalia.
• Coordinate safety and security related trainings for relevant project personnel.
• Conduct the initial review of fieldwork plans, oversee field visits and monitor field team movements.
• Incident management and reporting of security incidents impacting the project to the COP.
Provide pre–departure briefings for all visitors to Kenya, as well as a security briefing on arrival. Lead office orientations for new project personnel and visitors.
• Monitor the operating contexts of Kenya and Somalia on an ongoing basis, flagging key security–related developments to the COP and relevant team members.
• Produce and regularly update fit–for–purpose contingency plans (such as hibernation, relocation, and evacuation plans), as well as other Security–related SOPs
• Support preparation, planning and implementation of logistics activities to ensure they are compliant with USAID rules and regulations (AIDAR & FAR).
• Support preparation of purchase request forms (PRFs) and Purchase Orders (POs).
• Track all project assets/equipment that is issued to short–term staff and long–term staff and maintain an up–to–date asset register.
• Any other project–related duties as required and requested by the Senior Finance and Operations Manager (SFOP).
Your Education and Experience
The Security Operations Officer must have:
• At least 3–5 years of experience in security and administrative or operational support functions with an international organization.
• Excellent ability to communicate, work in a team, and collaborate with individuals with diverse technical backgrounds and with external stakeholders including government entities and international agencies.
• Previous experience managing international and local staff.
• Experience as a risk analyst and/or acting as a Security Focal Point for an international organization.
• Experience with implementing donor–funded programs in Somalia or fragile and conflict affected settings. Familiarity with USAID policies and procedures is an asset.
• Familiarity with the operations of BHA programs and knowledge of IP activities in Somalia is highly desirable.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously effectively and efficiently with precision and adapt to changes in responsibilities and workloads.
• Must be professional, possess a high degree of urgency and self–motivation, and have a strong work ethic.
• Results–oriented approach to problem–solving.
• Strong communication skills, including note–taking for meetings.
• High professional standards for evaluation data and reporting.
• Accustomed to teamwork and able to sustain positive and frequent communications for a remotely managed monitoring team in a challenging, high–risk environment.
• Ability to work independently where necessary.
• Works well in a diverse team.
• Written and oral fluency in English, with the ability to write clear and compelling narrative.
How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete the application form at http://www.integrityglobal.com/apply and attach a CV and Cover Letter, explaining why you are suitable for
and want the role. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is 30th November 2022. However, we will review candidates on a rolling basis and the vacancy may be filled before this deadline. We encourage early applications.
Please be advised that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Candidates must have the right to work in Kenya.
Integrity is an equal opportunities employer. And positively encourages applications from suitably
qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender
reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. We will respect your confidentiality and abide by US data protection laws