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Roving Security Manager & Focal Point Kenya-Somali, Nairobi , Kenya

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JOB TITLE: Roving Security Manager & Focal Point Kenya-Somali
LOCATION: Nairobi , Kenya
CONTRACT DURATION: 12 (Twelve) months
START DATE: November 2021
SALARY GRADE: According to SIF’S National Staff Salary Scale
CONTRACT TYPE: Limited Employment Contract.


The post holder will develop and ensure the systematic application of safety and security management policies and procedures in all of operational areas of Kenya and Somali. This will include the ongoing assessment of threats and provision of advice to manage risk; the maintenance and updating of security guidelines; ensuring that field security working practices are robust and that all staff are aware of, trained in, and adhere to security management policy, guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Integral to the posting is the ability to work successfully with field teams to cultivate capacity and motivation thereby ensuring field-based responsibility for security analysis and management.



  • Coordinates and ensures the proper implementation of risk mitigation protocols and measures by all SIF staff and teams as well as in all SIF bases;
  • Supervises and coordinates security assessments and the implementation of mitigation measures according to the SIF protocols in all bases and areas of action of the SIF;
  • Supervises and coordinates the security validation of the field missions of the SIF teams by the security assistants in all the bases and areas of activity of the SIF;
  • Ensures the capitalization and archiving of daily security management tools (ToR, Movement Tracking, validation, etc.
  • Ensures security briefings for any new SIF employee in Kenya and Somalia (national and expatriate staff);
  • Coordinates the regular updating of security management plans and tools across all SIF bases;
  • Proposes and then ensures the implementation of contingency and evacuation plans for expatriate and national staff relocated;
  • Coordinates the implementation of protocols and preventive measures for crisis management (Hibernation, communication tree, reference health centers, etc.);
  • Sets up and coordinates security information exchange networks for all staff (whatsapp group, skype group, etc.)
  • Ensures the security of computer and smartphone equipment (antivirus, backup methods, promotion of confidentiality, etc.);
  • Maintains and supervises the use of satellite phones;
  • Focal point for Mogadishu administration& logistics and security, ensure registration of Mogadishu Office is up-to-date.
  • Under supervision of the HoM assists and represents the SIF in meetings of humanitarian actors.


  • Contributes to the development of the Mission’s security strategy: analysis of the context and its evolution, development of a risk analysis and the solutions envisaged. Proposes measures to mitigate the risks and vulnerabilities of the SIF in Kenya & Somalia;
  • Assists and represents the SIF in security management meetings of humanitarian actors (INGO, security referents of other NGOs, OCHA, etc.) and develops an information network with its deputies;
  • In coordination with the implementation teams, participates in the development of projects by giving recommendations on security aspects, in particular acceptance and humanitarian access;
  • In coordination with project teams and support departments, participates in the identification of needs for the implementation of protocols and security measures;
  • Member of the coordination team (GC), participates in the analysis and proposal of solutions for all decisions impacting the mission in general;
  • Report to the HOM, the Desk and the headquarters security referent on security incidents affecting the SIF and participate proactively and constructively in crisis management in compliance with the protocols of the SIF;
  • Is the focal point at the national level for the HOM in the implementation of crisis management measures on all bases;


  • Manages the security guards at the country office, guesthouse and the bases of the SIF: briefing, planning, follow-up, supervision, performance interview, reinforcement of technical knowledge, regular meetings, etc;
  • Evaluates the performance of its team members regularly, before the end of the trial period and before the end of their contract;
  • Defines and updates the training plans of its team and monitors the impact of training;
  • Provides coaching and appraisal of the national security guards;
  • Ensures the development of training modules and implements them with drivers, guards, and operational teams;


  • Report to the HOM, the Desk and the headquarters security referent on security incidents affecting the SIF and participate proactively and constructively in crisis management in compliance with the protocols of the SIF;
  • Serves as the focal point at the national level for the HOM in the implementation of crisis management measures on all bases in the event of an incident occurring to SIF teams, equipment, and buildings
  • Participates in the crisis unit according to the crisis management protocols of the SIF;
  • Depending on the context, promptly proposes to the HOM temporary ad hoc measures to respond to an emergency spending decisions from headquarters;
  • Is the focal point for all SIF staff to report or report an incident, regardless of the time or day of the week.
  • Contacts the teams directly to provide them with support and advice in the event of an incident occurring in the areas of action of the SIF, regardless of the time or day of the week.
  • Participates in post-crisis analysis and identification of lessons learned with the headquarters security referent and ensures that appropriate changes in security plans and tools are implemented if necessary

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Training: BAC + 5 Minimum in the security and risk management professions.
  • Minimum experience: At least 3 years of experience as a field security referent in an NGO.
  • Experience in supporting a national resource is an asset.
  • Knowledge of issues in Kenya & Somalia is an asset.
  • Language level: Fluent and written competency in English and Ki-Swahili and/or Somali required. Knowledge of provincial languages spoken in Kenya & Somalia and some competency of French is an advantage.
  • Software level: Knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and internet search methods.
  • Knowledge of standard security documents: contingency plan, risk analysis, …
  • Team spirit.
  • Organizational and writing skills.
  • Knowledge in security assessment, planning and security monitoring tools.
  • Managerial skills concern for exemplarity.
  • Writing skills
  • Strategic vision
  • Respect and promote SIF’s Policies and Agree to comply with SIF Code of Conduct and ensures Child Safeguarding standards are upheld.
  • Report to your line manager any discrepancies of SIF’s policies among the team or partners
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.


“SIF commits to respect the “Do no harm” humanitarian principle and ensure child safety is paramount in all its activities. SIF implements a Child Safeguarding Policy (CSP) at head office and for every mission. This position is subject to criminal records disclosure and reference checks. We have zero tolerance for harmful practices and will take any allegation or report of child abuse very seriously


Please submit your application (CV, cover letter, 3 references) to the attention of: apply.ken@secours-islamique.org (Please

use word or PDF format) not later than Friday 15th, October 2021. The position title Roving Security Manager & Focal Point should be indicated on the subject line.

SIF is an equal opportunity employer; females are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.



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