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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.

  • 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 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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