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Government Liaison & Security Assistant

Date:  26-Mar-2023

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can defeat poverty or any type of inequality or discrimination.

We are an international confederation of 19 organizations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development, and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by three core values: Empowerment, Accountability, Inclusiveness. To read more about our values please click here.

The Country Office in Somalia/Somaliland is currently recruiting a:

Government Liaison and Security Assistant

Fulltime / 40 hours a week

Contract length: 1 Year with possibility of extension

Location: Hargeisa, Somaliland with frequency travel to the field

Oxfam purpose

To work with others to find lasting solutions to poverty and suffering.

Role Context

Ensuring Staffs safety and security is guaranteed while in Oxfam compounds.

  • Getting updates from the deployed private security guards on the status of the compounds.
  • Making regular visits to the Somaliland compounds and checking on the security equipment’s such as fire extinguisher, alarms, radios, security lights.
  • By consulting the wardens of the different Oxfam compounds
  • Ensuring that the private security guards are supervised by their supervisor in accordance to the SOP and report to you on any observation.
  • Dealing with the external contacts on daily basis to enquire on the security situations.
  • Attend to issues surrounding the access control within our compounds
  • Obtaining approvals from the local authorities on movement with communications equipment as per the request.

   Support on issues relating to the National security within the country

  • By acting as a link and making contacts and follow ups on issues affecting Oxfam locally
  • Coordinating and working closely with other departments on issues related to security within Oxfam compounds e.g Admin, Logistics, Finance.
  • Ensuring that staff are protected from loss of items or physical harm within the compound
  • Facilitating the rapid link between the government and Oxfam

 Assessment of compound.

  • By getting updates from the deployed private security guards on the status of the compounds.
  • Making regular visits to the compounds and checking on the security equipment such as fire extinguishers, alarms, radios, security lights.
  • By consulting the wardens of the different Oxfam compounds
  • Ensuring that the private security guards are supervised by their supervisor in accordance to the SOP and report to me on any observation.

    Visas, work and Residency Permits

  • Resolve basic problems with radio communications equipment
  • Performs various related duties as relates to radio operator task or any other task as may be assigned.
  • Support in processing of entry Visa/Residence/work Permits/Exit re-entties/travel permit for international visitors and staff
  • Support that all normal legal requirements such as visas, work permits, in country are completed on time according to the law and represent GLSM in all legal requirements/processes and represent Oxfam with government offices
  • Support to obtain the required Government approvals in advance to allow Oxfam operations implemented smoothly
  • Manage the admin filling system ensuring all paperwork for all processes including copies of visas, work and residence permits, government approvals are kept in proper order

 Acting on behalf of GLSM by performing the following: –

  • Contacting the security briefing to staffs on weekly updates as well orienting the new arrivals or visitors on the security context of the country.
  • Familiarizing new visitors on legal documentation process how foreigners to reside officially in the country as per constitutions.
  • Introducing Visitors to current curfew time and establishing their contact with radio room for any necessary support may need by them.

Skills & Competencies:

• Business Management Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized and accredited institution of higher learning

• Proven skills and experience in SFP, Liaision or similar role with at least 2 years’ experience in the role.

• Good written/oral communication and listening skills, with good written and spoken  English

• Excellent computer skills (MS-Word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, Internet, E-mail).

• Basic technical skills/knowledge in radio, electronic or electrical

• A highly confidential approach to handling sensitive data and issues.

• High level of tact and diplomacy and the ability to use appropriate styles and methods of communication to ensure a professional yet personal customer service

• Ability to work well with others in a multicultural set-up (working effectively with others) and (following and supporting others) –

• Some knowledge of the physical geography of the operational areas and/or country of operation.

• Ability to observe situations objectively and to report and record them clearly and completely.

Application Procedure:

Please send your application of the position by clicking Apply Deadline on  8.04.2023 and include your motivation letter and cv quoting “Application of  Government Liaison & Security Assistant as the subject heading. Application Deadline on  8 of April 2023However, Applications will be shortlisted as we receive them, and interviews will be carried out if necessary, before the end date. Therefore, qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and before the deadline.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colors, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position.

Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.

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