Location: Garowe Somalia
Closing date: 15 Sep 2017
The main purpose of this position is to:
Be I focal point in his/her area of operation, liaising and coordinating with NGOs and other relevant actors and support them for any security and safety related issue.
Gather, analyse and report to NGOs and to his/her line manager any security related information occurring in his/her area of operation.
1) Information and Analysis
a) Draft security reports and other written briefs for NGOs:
Pro-actively collect information relevant to NGOs safety and security: create and maintain a diversified network of information sources (Governments, NGOs, journalists, internet, elders, business, religious leaders…)
Ensure information collected is cross-checked, is credible and timely.
Report this information in high quality daily reports sent by email to his/her line manager. The reports will use a standard format/style as provided by the line manager.
Report immediately to the line Manager any security incident concerning NGOs or other breaking news.
Be on standby and available for any complement of information request by the line manager.
Participate the drafting of other analysis reports (Bi-weekly, area brief, quarterlies, maps…) on request and in link with the line manager.
b) Participate on security assessments
Participate on request by the line manager in security assessments missions.
Upon request from the NGOs, carry out compound assessments of NGOs’ premises, in coordination with line management and with the support of INSO’s Deputy Director Training for compound assessments.
Draft quality mission reports.
c) Prepare a bi-weekly or monthly brief for NGOs in their area of operation, in link with the line manager
Prepare a bi-weekly or monthly brief for NGOs in their area of operation using PowerPoint presentation or other support quality documents, in link with the line manager
d) Provide Oral Brief and travel advisories to NGOs
Be available to NGOs for any brief request. Link with the line Manager if needed for complementary information
Draft structured travel advisories to NGOs requesting it. Link with the line manager if needed for complementary information
Assist in INSO trainings as required in Somalia
Be available and reachable 24 / 7 for NGOs in their area of operation and line manager
Propose support immediately to any NGOs experiencing a security incident: threat analysis, enquiry, support toward local authorities etc…
4) Representation / coordination
Act as the local focal point for safety co-ordinator and information sharing between the relevant actors and NGOs within the area of operations
Participate in the security cell meetings
Organize bi-weekly or monthly security NGO briefings with a security presentation if relevant in area of responsibility.
Be in communication and on good terms with all relevant stakeholders: NGOs, UN, Government Authorities, Elders, religious Leaders…
5) Monitoring and Reporting
Prepare weekly reports (sitrep) for his / her line manager
Update and send every Monday the NGO request and response table
6) Finances and Logistics
Manage petty finances and purchases request as per INSO SOPs
Request movement validation by the line manager before any movements out of duty station
The above mentioned list of responsibilities is not exhaustive: flexibility is a must and other tasks may be requested to adapt to operational needs.
Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Sciences, History, Anthropology or any other similar degree in Humanity Sciences.
5 years of work experience in positions requiring high level information sourcing, processing, analysis and writing.
Previous experience with NGOs or UN humanitarian agencies is an advantage, especially if working as Security Focal Point.
Candidates having a strong journalistic background, demonstrated analytical skills, and experience specific to Somalia are invited to apply.
Be native and resident of the region of the duty station.
Well-developed networks in the region with relevant stakeholders
Demonstrated capacity to work with minimal supervision and maintain a high level of engagement.
Proven strong writing, public speaking and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to source, analyse and process information
Demonstrated ability to author well-structured well researched and analytically sound reports.
Calm and focused decision making.
Commitment to the aid sector and to the wellbeing of the population.
Key Personal Competencies
English (working language): fluent with excellent writing capacities
Somali (working language): mother tongue
Arabic: is an advantage
b) Computer skills:
Good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, Google Earth.
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