Deputy Senior Mission Security Officer / Head of Security Division

European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia

Position Name: Deputy Senior Mission Security Officer / Head of Security Division

Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted

Post Category for Contracted: Expert Level

Ref. Number: SOM-027

Location: Mogadishu

Availability: 21/09/2022

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

Security Clearance Level: EU SECRET

Open to Contributing Third States: No

1. Reporting Line: The Deputy Senior Mission Security Officer/Head of Security Division reports to the Senior Mission Security Officer (SMSO)/Head of Security and Duty of Care Department.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities: o To support the Senior Mission Security Officer in leading, managing and coordinating the work and staff of Security and Duty of Care Department;

o To support Mission members in matters related to security measures and ensure all necessary actions are taken particularly in emergency cases;

o To assist the SMSO in the supervision and planning of all field visits/journeys and provide timely advice and guidance to Mission members;

o To participate in the staff recruitment for the Security and Duty of Care Department;

o To assist the Senior Mission Security Officer in the management of Contracted Guards;

o To travel to high risk areas and conduct security measures;

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 and EU Field Security Policy;

o To contribute to the development, implementation and updating of the Mission Security Plan and supporting security and safety instructions, security documents, and procedures;

o To contribute to the development and implementation of relocation/evacuation measures and establish an effective warden and movement of personnel system;

o To deputise for the Senior Mission Security Officer as required;

o To advise the Head of Mission, Senior Mission Management and Mission Members on all security related matters affecting the Mission, its assets, personnel, information and reputation;

o To assess the security situation and provide advice, assistance, and implement measures to ensure the security and safety of Mission members;

o To contribute to the protection of EU classified information (EUCI) and ensure information is handled in accordance with EU rules and regulations;

o To produce security inputs to daily Situation Reports, Weekly Operations Summaries and Six Monthly Reports etc. and ensure real time reporting from trouble spots;

o To provide comprehensive security induction training to Mission members;

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

o To advise Mission Members on security issues as required;

o To conduct security reviews on Mission property and buildings and make recommendations for improvements;

o To perform security reviews of Mission members’ personal protective equipment, transport, Mission members residences as necessary;

o To develop professional contacts with national law enforcement agencies, international organisations, NGOs, other EU bodies and diplomatic representatives in relation to security;

o To ensure close coordination with the Operations Department on the operational planning to allow timely implementation of mission activities in the area of responsibility;

o To work in close cooperation with the Mission Support Department on matters related to budget and procurement of security equipment, contracts/services and draft terms of reference;

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

o To implement gender-responsive leadership and ensure gender and human rights mainstreaming internally and externally in mandate implementation;

o To uphold a strict zero tolerance policy to misconduct, including all forms of harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse, and proactively ensure an equal and inclusive work environment for all staff;

o To raise awareness of staff on their rights, obligations and appropriate standards of behaviour, including existing formal and informal complaint and support mechanisms

o To manage the security and medical budgets.

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 7 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements, out of which a minimum of 3 years at coordination/management level.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

o Ability to exercise collaborative, sound and effective leadership;

o Ability to manage, mentor and motivate a professionally diversified and multicultural team;

o Ability to establish, plan, and review priorities;

o Organisational, planning, and time management skills.

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

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

o Successful completion of the EU Mission Security Officer Certification Course;

o Valid license for armoured vehicle or C or C1 driving license;

o Firearms trained;

o Prior experience in a high-risk EU Mission.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

o Highly resilient under mental pressure.

How to apply

Details on current vacancies and application form: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eucap-somalia/2-2022-call-contributions-european-union-capacity-building-mission-somalia-eucap_en

Details on working in a EU CSDP mission: https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/working-csdp-mission-general-conditions_en


Closing date: 9/12/2022