Senior Security Assistant

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Employer: IOM
Job Title: Senior Security Assistant
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Kismayo
Category: Other


Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: Senior Security Assistant

Vacancy Number: SVN/IOMSO/051/2018

Duty Station: Kismayo, Somalia

Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G6

Type of Appointment: Short term, six (6) months with possibility of extension

Organizational Unit: Safety and Security Unit (SSU)

Direct Supervision: Head of SSU (FSO Mogadishu)

Overall Supervision: Chief of Mission

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: January 13, 2019

Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. Internal and External Candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.


Under the overall supervision of the CoM and direct supervision of the Field Security Officer (FSO) the incumbent will assist in the implementation of IOM safety and security policies and guidelines, programs and measures. In particular, he/she will:-

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the implementation of mission’s specific safety and security plans, by remaining conversant with various procedures and policies of UNDSS and the IOM security management system and advising the Head of Office Kismayo, and the FSO on safety and security issues in the assigned fields of responsibility.

  2. Ensure that security administration activities (travel security clearances, staff/visitor tracking in/out of Kismayo, etc.) are properly maintained and archived for future access if required, maintaining an orderly filing system for all security files.

  3. Participate in physical safety and security survey of offices, security protocols (mandatory security training) vehicles to verify compliance to Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and Area SRM measures; inform the supervisor of any discrepancy and suggest remedial measures.

  4. Take an active role in the development and implementation of evacuation/relocation and contingency plans in coordination with the SSU and UNDSS.

  5. Under the guidance of the FSO maintain an updated local Security Plan, Security Warden System and coordinate with TPCs in order to maintain an updated and functional phone tree.

  6. In coordination with SSU-and DSS, efficiently monitor the local security situation and reports significant events/incidents in a timely manner to the appropriate management/staff using prescribed reporting forms and modalities. Ensure the reports are disseminated in a timely manner to the appropriate IOM staff, and Third Party Contractors if applicable.

  7. Liaise with local UNDSS, WFP, INGOs, TPC and other local security stakeholders at the appropriate level, to coordinate the implementation of an efficient information gathering and dissemination system according to SSU policy.

  8. Under the direction of FSO escort staff in armored vehicle as required in accordance with IOM and UNDSS regulation and requirements.

  9. Support the FSO in investigations and reports security breaches/incidents within the unit’s mandates to the COM and FSO, while ensuring strict confidentiality.

  10. Undertake all radio technician responsibilities, designs and updates Call Sign lists, trains security staff/contracted guards on VHF/HF radios and maintain overall operability of communications systems and issuance and maintenance of radios.

  11. Monitor the contracted security guards and ensures that posts are manned at all times through the guard field supervisor.

  12. Control and track SSU assets and, where necessary the issuance and return of those assets. Ensure there is proper maintenance of SSU assets including Armored Vehicle (AV).

  13. Deliver and coordinate security briefing for all staff on arrival and maintain an updated record.

  14. Perform other duties as maybe assigned from time to time

Required Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor degree or equivalent in social science, law enforcement or certified graduation from military intelligence/police academy with 4 years of experience or

High School Degree with 6 years of experience in the above field.


· Relevant experience with UNDSS or in an international organization is preferable

· Good political and social knowledge of the country and specifically JUBBALAND region.

· Computer literacy with a high degree of proficiency in commonly used applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel is required.

· The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with others with diverse professional backgrounds is required. The ability to handle a heavy workload efficiently with minimal supervision and understanding the importance of close teamwork is highly regarded. In security/emergency services dedication to one’s duty is paramount and flexibility and commitment to these duties in an emergency will be expected and appreciated.

· Training in emergency and disaster response is an added advantage.

· Knowledge of the UN radio system and the use of its related equipment.

· Valid driving license. AV, NSSSAFE and ETB certification desirable.


Fluency in English and Somali as an Advantage.

Required Competencies


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 1

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results: pproduces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Special Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to:

Posting period:

From 31.12.2018 to 13.01.2019

Publish date: 2019-01-08 01:29:06
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