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Senior Security Analyst and Safety Coordinator Job in Kenya


Senior Security Analyst and Safety Coordinator

Nairobi with frequent travels (50%) to Somalia

The NGO Safety Program (NSP) for Somalia / Somaliland is a program created by NGOs, which aims at supporting International and National NGOs to operate safely and securely in Somalia / Somaliland. 

NSP is administratively and legally hosted by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to provide it with a legal and administrative framework, through which it fulfills its functions.

Required
  • The position requires the holder to provide geopolitical analysis and write high quality security reports based on data provided by the Field Officers, targeting an audience of NGOs; 
  • support NGOs during crisis management;
    source, process and analyse complex information for the production of regular security reports. 
  • Candidates must be able to exercise a large degree of common sense and personal discipline; 
  • undertake tasking at short notice with due regard to the security environment; 
  • work effectively and efficiently unsupervised; 
  • plan and manage their own time effectively; 
  • exercise a strong work ethic and take responsibility for own actions. 
  • This position requires a high degree of flexibility with respect to working hours.
Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for the management of NSP Field Staff with a clear understanding of the pressures associated
  • with operating in hostile environments, logistics and financial needs of the field staff in link with the Finance Officer. 
  • Will travel to Somalia (security permitting) to gather information and train field based staff; Proactively propose, design and process new analysis tools, special reports, maps; 
  • Participate on request to the training of NGOs in link with the Training Manager; 
  • Participate on request to specific response in support of NGOs (evacuation, crisis management); 
  • Participate proactively to the definition of NSP strategy, drafting of proposals and follow-up the action plan based on the strategy and reporting against it and in the capitalization and the development of the Institutional memory of NSP.
Key Competencies
  • Degree in Journalism, any Social Sciences, Master’s degree is preferred. 5 years’ experience of practical experience in high level information sourcing, processing, analysis and reporting. 
  • Minimum 2 years of Somalia experience and proven experience of high quality reports production within the Somali context.
    Previous experience as an NGO or UN Security Focal Point is a strong advantage. 
  • Previous experience in security at a management level is an advantage.
    Well developed networks for information in Somalia and regional hubs such as Nairobi is mandatory. 
  • Ability to work alone and on own initiative. 
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and ability to maintain and motivate staff in a remote management environment; 
  • Demonstrated ability in developing multi-media presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to make clear and articulate presentations of complex information.
    Fluent in English with excellent writing capacities; 
  • Fluency in Somali (fluent) is a very strong advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet; 
  • Knowledge of GIS and/or mapping software basic knowledge is a plus- (ArcGIS).
How to apply

Please forward letter of application and C.V. by email to info@somaliangoconsortium.org ONLY, with the subject “Senior Security Analyst and Safety Coordinator’, not later than 21st September 2012. Only
shortlisted applicants will be notified.

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