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A. Brief introduction

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working in Somalia since 1964. As a service provider with worldwide operations in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, GIZ works with its partners to develop effective solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions. The goal of GIZ is to support the capacity development of people, organizations and institutional structures in the partner countries so as to enable them better their living conditions through their own efforts.

The German Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH RMO, supports the safe and effective implementation of GIZ projects across Somalia through a state-of-the-art security risk management system in order to minimize the risks faced by GIZ staff members and projects.


A. Responsibilities

The National Risk Management Adviser is responsible for:

  • Acts as the RMO project lead focal point for Kismayo, Jubaland.
  • Maintains lateral management for a small team of advisors and field unit.
  • Liaison with relevant external organisations (UNDSS, INSO/NSP, POLICE, SPU) and internally within GIZ.
  • Focal point for security issues among GIZ staff, visitors and consultants in Kismayo and Jubaland.
  • Coordination responsibilities for all duty station activities concerning staff duty of care and advisory services.
  • Deputise the international risk management advisor if required.
  • Implementing and Maintaining the GIZ Minimum Security Standards and any other Security Risk Management policies and processes.
  • Providing safety and security advice to the GIZ Somalia portfolio as part of the Risk Management Office Project, which supports the duty of care framework and advisory services for staff, implementing projects and senior country management.

The National Risk Management Advisor performs the following tasks:

B. Tasks

1. Management responsibility

  • Laterally manager and support coordination of work-flow and tasking across the RMO Kismayo team in coordination with the international advisors and operations unit of the RMO project.
  • Manage project drivers at the duty station level.
  • Coordination with all travel management of GIZ staff in the duty station whilst ensuring coordination occurs with GIZ 24/7 operations unit.
  • Oversight of travels to and from Kismayo and approval and record of work-related movements within the town or area of implementation.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a GIZ Security Risk Management system for Kismayo.
  • Update the HRE plan for Kismayo and produce on regular basis required security information documents and weekly reports, including incident mappings, information reports and security alerts.
  • Maintenance of situational awareness of the environment in Kismayo and incidents or changes in the environment which could impact GIZ and its implementing partners.

2. Professional advisory services

  • Undertake regular assessments / analysis and make recommendations with regards to safety and security of facilities, offices, residences and movements.
  • Ensure that adequate means of communication are in place, equipment is maintained and personnel are trained on how to use it.
  • Identifies, prepares together with the IRMA as well as consultants and /or subject matter specialists training needs and materials for safety and security for GIZ staff.

3. Networking and cooperation

  • Ensure that adequate means of communication are in place, equipment is maintained and personnel are trained on how to use it.
  • Liaise and collaborate with different official and informal national civilian authorities as well as with national and international risk management entities.
  • Coordination with GIZ service providers including approved accommodation and secure offices.

4. Knowledge management

  • Conduct security briefings and necessary training (for example on HRE) for all personnel.
  • Evaluate on a regular basis GIZ’s operational risk exposure
  • Update the internal RMO Somalia files regarding Kismayo and DMS on a regular basis.
  • Maintain responsibility (with support of the IRMA) for identification and training of GIZ staff and security focal points as well as the development of the necessary briefing and training materials.

5. Management and coordination tasks

  • Flexibly schedule, follow detailed procedures, as well as good customer skills.
  • Researches and develops tools for early warning of the changing trends in security management.
  • With the IRMA, ensure the RMO is ready to manage a crisis situation in Kismayo.

6. Other duties/additional tasks

  • Any other assignment(s) as may be determined by the IRMA responsible for Kismayo or the project manager.

A. Required qualifications, competences and experience

1. Qualifications

  • BA in Social Sciences or equivalent (or significant amount of experience in the Somali MOI, MoD, and/or similar roles in UN, INGO or similar).

2. Professional experience

  • 5-7 years’ professional experience, with at least 5 years’ professional experience in a comparable position in International Non Governmental Organisations (INGO) or Bilateral Organisations.
  • Demonstrated performance in a management role, ideally in an international organization in the development sector
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and evaluate staff
  • Military, police or security/intelligence experience an asset

3. Other knowledge, additional competences

  • very good working knowledge of ITC technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, VHF radio, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • A proven track record in a managerial position.
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of English
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed – corresponding measures are agreed with management.

B. Working Arrangements and Reporting

The NRMA will be based in Kismayo and work under the direct supervision of the International Risk Management Advisor responsible for the duty station or the project manager as assigned. The successful applicant may also be required to attend meetings, trainings etc elsewhere in Somalia and Nairobi as required.

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