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Safety and Security Manager (Conflict Sensitivity & Access)– Save the children International –Somalia Country Office – open to Somali nationals only

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organisation for children. We work in 120 countries. We save children’s lives; we fight for their rights; we help them fulfil their potential.

We work together, with our partners, to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives.

We have over two million supporters worldwide and raised 1.9 billion dollars last year to reach more children than ever before, through programmes in health, nutrition, education, protection and child rights, also in times of humanitarian crises.

Following a major transition, our international programmes are now delivered through a merged operation with 15,000 staff, managed through seven regional hubs and reporting to a relatively small, central office. We’re changing to become more efficient, more aligned, a better partner, a stronger advocate, a magnet for world-class people and relevant for the 21st century.


The safety and Security Manager (Conflict sensitivity and Access) is responsible for day-to-day access analysis, conflict mapping and analysis and will provide technical advice and liaison with relevant program, support, and coordination teams at the area levels, while maintaining agreed upon communication with line manager. The position will also focus on contribution with specific technical competencies to program and project staff who are facing access challenges in the communities where SC is working and can improve humanitarian access by initiating contact with those who are impeding access. The position will include a specific project focusing on accessing Hard to Reach populations in Somalia and will be working with program managers based in different areas.

In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.


Reports to: Head of safety & security

Staff directly reporting to this post:  N/A




•Bachelor’s degree in security management and or applied social sciences in a reputable university with more than 6 years of progressive security experiences, military or police experiences.

•Formal security qualifications (bachelor’s degree in security and risk management with a minimum of 6 years practical field experience in INGO security management in mid-level position and in challenging or insecure environments, with practical skills on personnel and organizational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and awareness, access constrains and negotiation skills

•Demonstrated speaking and writing proficiency of English and Somali languages


Proven experience in analysis, reporting and advisory;

  • contextual analyses related to humanitarian operations, ongoing conflict analysis, effective communication analyses, ability to comprehend data and produce relevant analyses and reports for diverse purposes.
  • Confident and effective presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including capacities to negotiate with government and non-government stakeholders. ability to build relationships including with government officials and non-state actors.
  • Relevant practitioner knowledge of and experience with adapting programming to remote management.
  • Excellent planning, coordination skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Experience in incident reporting, information collation and analysis particular to incidents
  • Ability to produce standard situation reports
  • Ability to present complex information in a concise and compelling manner
  • Ability to draft / review access and conflict sensitivity SOPs

Contextual experience and knowledge;

  • A clear understanding of the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs in Somalia
  • The candidate must have a well-established information network within Somalia
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Ability to balance demands of beneficiary and security actors while maintaining appropriate contextual NGO security advice and coordination
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability and willingness to dramatically change work practices and hours, in the event of emergencies

Strong actors’ liaison, management and people management skills.

Competency in the use of Internet (maps and mapping tools, and Microsoft Office systems including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Willingness to work and travel throughout Somalia

Ability to train a diverse team on conflict sensitivity and access safety

Application Information:

Please apply in English saving your cover letter and up-to-date CV as a single document.

For more information about Save the Children in Somalia and to see a full a job description, visit our website at

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer, and our working environment is inclusive and accessible.

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Application will be closed on 7th January 2023

We need to keep children safe, so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse. Employment is subject to our Child protection standards including background checks and adherence to our Child Safeguarding Policy

Save the Children is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified talent.


Save the Children International does not charge any kind of fee at whichever stage of the recruitment process and does not act through recruitment agents

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