CARE is an International NGO working in Somalia. CARE and its partners work with vulnerable communities to address the underlying causes of poverty and promote peace and development, through its strategic goal to reduce poverty by empowering women, enhancing access to resources and services, and improving governance. CARE is seeking applications from experienced professionals to fill the position of Field Security Manager who will be based in Garowe with frequent travel to other Care Offices.


The Field Security Manager will report to the Staff & Program Security Advisor and working closely with the head of office Puntland and other staff, the Field Security Manager is mainly responsible for provision of analysis of specific events, groups or situations that have security implications for CARE, ensuring a consistently acceptable standard of risk management to minimize the likelihood and impact of potential threats.

The Field Security Manager will also be responsible to train and support staff to ensure that any risks are minimized. Demonstrate a high socio- cultural, political and economic understanding of the many contexts where CARE works

  • Carryout analysis of the context and developments in relation to the security situation.

  • Collect security related information and compile a weekly security report for the Staff and Programme Security Advisor (SPSA)

  • Prepare flash reports on incidents that may affect CAREs operations in the region and give appropriate advisories

  • Maintain close contacts with all relevant stakeholders to develop a network and build relationships with key actors to ensure gathering of reliable security information.

  • Approve travel requests and travel routes for CARE staff traveling within Puntland

  • Ensure that an appropriate system is in place to provide security information to travelers in advance of their departure.

  • Undertake regular and ad hoc security assessment missions as necessary, in order to gather information and to analysis the overall security situation in existing and potential areas of intervention.

  • Support the Staff & Program Security Advisor (SPSA) to develop a security management system which includes a security management strategy (including detailed acceptance strategy) and plan which allows for the continuous updating of security measures.

  • Advice and support the Staff & Program Security Advisor and Head of Office in the region with regard to implementing the security management system.

  • Ensure the security management system is in line with existing CARE’s security policy, protocol and approach.

  • Support the Head of Office and SPSA to manage security incidents.

  • Provide crisis management support to the senior management for incident response, reporting and analysis in the region.

  • Ensure that staffs have the security skills and awareness that they need to be effective, by providing appropriate learning and development opportunities, including delivering training.

  • Ensure that all staff and visitors receive appropriate briefing.

  • Supervise watchmen and SPU posted in CARE offices and Guesthouse.

  • Coordinate with SPU and police commander on SPU issues; provide feedback to them about the conduct and performance of posted SPU.

  • Attend NSP meetings in the field


  • Bachelor's degree with specialist technical training in security analysis, reporting and management such as INGO security, public safety, military or police training ;( Education qualification may be relaxed for experienced candidates)
  • Specific safety and security training in NGO context.
  • Qualification as a trainer in safety and security
  • 5 years’ experience as a security staff in operational environments with an INGO.
  • Competent in Safety and security management – information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting
  • Specific NGO security training (eg. RedR Security Management or similar training).
  • Excellent Oral and written and oral English.

Interested candidates who meet the above criteria are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CVs to somhrgarowe@care.org by 14th February 2016. Please indicate ‘Puntland Field Security Manager’ as the subject line.

Only Somali Nationals can apply shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CARE
  • Location: Mogadishu
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Security and Safety
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-02-14

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