Mission Security Assistant

  • Contract
  • Garowe Somalia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

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

Location: Garowe

Availability: ASAP

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

Security Division.

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;

 Analytical 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