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Security Officer - Kismayo (National Position) - Somalia


The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents. In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has been present in Somalia since early 2004 and has since expanded its programme. Since 2004, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has demonstrated a regional competence and expertise in working with displaced populations. The Regional Office is based in Nairobi, Kenya with offices and operations in Somalia (Puntland, Somaliland and South & Central), Kenya, Ethiopia Yemen, Djibouti and South Sudan.

The purpose of the Security officer position is help in the day to day implementation of the support functions responsibilities

Candidates can apply online by going through the " VACANCIES" link at
Email or Paper applications will not be considered

Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

Job description

Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines
Implement delegated support function portfolio according to plan of action
Prepare and develop status reports as required by management
Ensure proper filing of documents
Development and implementation of the NRC Security Management System at area level
Conduct Security Risk Analysis (SRA) according to minimum operational requirements (MOSS)
Minimize security risks to the operations of NRC
Management of security staff at area office
Communicate and cooperate with relevant external security actors
Train and develop staff in safety and security
Liaise with UN agencies NGOs/INSO and other external actors to gain security information and analysis in Kismayo and other part of Jubbaland
Conduct regular security risk assessment for all NRC Jubbaland and other operations areas in south central Somalia
Conduct regular testing of communication equipment e.g. Alarms, Radios
Ensure proper implementation of the safety and security policies, procedures and guidelines including evacuation, security audit drills.
Organize and facilitate staff evacuation in emergency situation or staff in critical medical condition
Provide regular training for the security staff.
Monitor the situation in Jubbaland and provide a weekly update to management and staff.
Provide a detailed and appropriate initial safety briefing to all newly arriving staff and visitors in Jubbaland including general safety policies and procedures, Monitor the changing environment, in South central Somalia and provide analysis on emerging trends and make recommendations on appropriate responses
Manage the flow of Security related information in a manner that protects information security principles and appropriately informs staff.
Operational supervision of guards at the Area Offices


Experience from working as a Support Function Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context
Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Some knowledge of English
Local language
Good understanding of local dynamics and national politics
Understanding of various donors’ requirement
Ability to work under pressure

Personal qualities

These are personal qualities that influence how successful people are in their job. NRC’s Competency Framework states 12 behavioural competencies, and the following are essential for this position:

Handling insecure environment
Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect

We offer

Commencement: As soon as possible
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension
Duty Station: Kismayo
Salary/Benefits: According to NRC's general directions.
The candidate is to observe NRC's four core values dedication, innovation, inclusivity, accountability and the Code of Conduct for all staff.

Miscellaneous info

  • Travel: Some travelling must be expected
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Kismayo
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Emergency Aid
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-08-20

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