Location: Hargeisa, Somalia
Application deadline: October 13, 2020
The Risk Management Office Somalia is one of the rare Risk Management systems within GIZ, that is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development with its own project funds. The project aims at creating the preconditions to minimize the current and potential security risks of GIZ staff and to ensure the secure implementation of GIZ projects throughout Somalia. The project’s main office is located in Hargeisa, Somaliland.
Providing specific analysis products as required by the project commission and stakeholders
Analyzing security incidents throughout the specifically assigned duty stations
Advising and overseeing the running and operations of specific duty stations (TBD)
Assisting in the establishment of new areas of operations, to include developing appropriate security concepts and expansion of GIZ’s current operational framework
Support the Project Manager and Senior Security and Risk Management Advisor in the ongoing process of developing context-appropriate security concepts
Supporting in the updating and developing appropriate procedures to include but not limited to, existing emergency procedures; preparing risk assessments, as required while ensuring staff members and consultants in the assigned duty stations are informed of the security situation and implement directives to safeguard employees
Liaising with a range of actors, local and national authorities as well as international state and non-state actors
University Degree in social science, political science, risk, crisis and disaster management, project management, security management, or an associated area
Several years of experience in security or risk management, as well as relevant working experience in a fragile environment, preferably in the Horn of Africa or the Near/Middle East
You command an in-depth knowledge of political and socio-economic analysis methodology, an extensive existing regional network is high desirable
Experience in the field of development cooperation or professional experience in development, humanitarian or international organizations in a similar role
High political sensitivity and a confident and diplomatic appearance both in international specialist bodies and at the highest political level
Quick comprehension, service- and result-oriented independent working style even under time pressure as well as good priority setting, flexibility, discretion, and a high degree of loyalty
Fluency in English; while German is highly desired
The GIZ offers an additional benefits package for deployments in fragile security situations.
Please use the following link for information about living and working in Somalia.
GIZ staff must adhere to security measures at all times. Please also check the county-specific information provided by the German Federal Foreign Office. GIZ runs a professional security risk management system in the field of deployment. It is not possible for life partners and family members to move with you to the country of deployment.
GIZ operates worldwide. As part of the GIZ team, you are prepared to take on international assignments and pass on your expertise.
This job is suited to a full or a part-time position.
The willingness for frequent business trips is required.
Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. Following the confirmation of your successful application, kindly check your spam/junk mail folder on a regular basis, since some providers classify emails from our recruiting system as spam.
GIZ would like to increase the proportion of employees with disabilities, both in Germany and abroad. Applications from persons with disabilities are most welcome.
You can get an overview of our benefits packages here.
A prerequisite for the conclusion of the agreement is the lifting of the restrictions currently in force in the company on the possibilities for travel and business trips in order to contain the worldwide spread of the Covid-19 virus.