European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia
Position Name: Mission Security Assistant
Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted
Post Category for Contracted: Mission Support – Assistant Level
Ref. Number: SOM-043
Component/Department/Unit: Mission Security and Duty of Care Department/Security Division
Security Clearance Level: EU SECRET
Open to Contributing Third States: No
1. Reporting Line
The Mission Security Assistant (MSA) reports to the Deputy Senior Mission Security Officer / Head of
2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities
In line with the EU’s Policy of EU staff deployed outside the EU in an operational capacity under Title V of the Treaty on European Union:
To assess the security situation and provide input to all security related documents;
To assist in security surveys of mission member’s personal protective security requirements, transport security, residential and office security;
To ensure that all security and communications equipment is kept up-to-date and in a state of operational readiness;
To assist and participate in regular security drills, communication tests and evacuation exercises;
To provide briefings on matters affecting the security and safety of mission members and to ensure all staff is properly prepared for emergencies;
To liaise as directed and co-operate closely with national law enforcement agencies, International Organisations, NGOs, other EU bodies and diplomatic representatives, in the field of security;
To provide reports to the Deputy Senior Mission Security Officer / Head of Unit on all incidents affecting mission members and initiate necessary follow up action with the appropriate authorities;
To provide appropriate response and assistance to mission members and to ensure that all necessary actions are taken, particularly in emergency cases;
To travel to high risk areas and to conduct security duties;
To perform MSA duties, as required, in the sub-Field Office in Bossaso.
Authorised to carry an issued personal firearms, used for purposes of self-defence.
3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:
To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;
To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;
To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;
To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).
4. Essential Qualifications and Experience
A level of secondary education attested by a diploma, complemented by specialised training OR equivalent and attested police or/and military OR education at a civilian security organisation;
A minimum of 4 years of relevant professional experience, out of which 1-year experience of Field Security, after having fulfilled the education requirements;
Validated license for armoured vehicle or civilian driving license class C;
Firearms trained. If seconded, authorised to carry and use weapons in compliance with the applicable legal framework.
5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Planning, and time-management skills;
6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:
Security studies (security studies, security and defence studies, international security studies, peace and conflict studies, intelligence or other related studies);
Successful completion of EU Mission Security Officer Certification Course or equivalent;
International experience in CSDP Missions or multi-national/international organisations.
7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to contribute creatively to the development of security policies and procedures;
Knowledge of the Mission area and potential security threats;
Knowledge of CSDP security and duty of care polices.
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