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SayPro Mission Security Management



Position Name: Mission Security Officer

Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted

Post Category for Contracted: Mission Support – Management Level

Ref. number: SOM-040

Location: Garowe

Availability: ASAP

Component/Department/Unit: Mission Security and Duty of Care Department/Security Division

Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

Open to Contributing Third States: No

1. Reporting Line:

The Mission Security Officer (MSO) reports to the Deputy Senior Mission Security Officer/Head of

Security Division.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

o To assist the Senior Mission Security Officer in the development, implementation and updating of the Mission Security Plan and all supporting security and safety documents, instructions and procedures;

o To assess the security situation and to provide comprehensive reports to the Senior Mission Security Officer on all incidents affecting Mission members;

o To assist the Senior Mission Security Officer in reviewing the security phases;

o To work in close cooperation with the Mission Support Department in matters related to the procurement of security related equipment and services;

o To elaborate in-depth planning and execution of security operations;

o To support in the identification, development, delivery and auditing of security training requirements;

o In line with the EU Policy of EU staff deployed outside the EU in an operational capacity under Title V of the Treaty on European Union:

o To perform security reviews of personal protective equipment, transport and residences and Mission Offices;

o To ensure all security and communications equipment is operational and ready to use;

o To conduct regular security drills, communication tests and evacuation exercises;

o To provide briefings and presentations to Mission members on matters related to safety and security to ensure staff are prepared for emergencies;

o To liaise and cooperate with national law enforcement agencies, international organisations, NGOs, other EU bodies and diplomatic representatives on security matters;

o To provide assistance to Mission members and ensure all necessary actions are taken, particularly in emergency cases;

o To travel to all Mission areas including high-risk areas as required;

o To perform MSO duties, as required, in the sub-Field Office in Bossaso.

3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:

o To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;

o To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;

o To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;

o To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).

4. Essential Qualifications and Experience:

o Successful completion of University studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification at the level in the National Qualifications Framework equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Bachelor’s Degree OR equivalent and attested police and/or military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank; AND

o A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

o Planning and time-management skills;

o Analytical skills.

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

o Security studies, security and defence studies, peace and conflict studies, intelligence or other related fields;

o Valid license for armoured vehicles or C or C1 Driving license;

o Successful completion of EU Mission Security Officer Certification Course or equivalent;

o International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and international organisations;

o Firearms trained;

o Authorised to carry an issued personal firearm, used for purposes of self-defence.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

o Knowledge of potential security threats in the Mission area.

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