in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the
field of migration and works closely with governmental,
intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.
It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
Context: Under the overall supervision of the FSO Nairobi, the direct supervision of the Head of Sub
in Dadaab and in coordination with the National Security Officer,
Nairobi the incumbent will be responsible to produce and maintain
Security Plans for the Sub Office and in close cooperation with the FSO,
monitor IOM operations in the area of responsibility and to advise the
HoSO regarding security and safety of IOM staff and property.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Coordinates all security related activities with the Head of Sub Office in Dadaab, as defined by the FSO.
a close working relationship with UNDSS and other UN Security Officers
and offices, Government Security Services, International organizations
and private security personnel, to ensure appropriate lines of
communications are established for all aspects of staff safety and
security in the Sub Office.
and tracks all staff travels and advises staff regarding Security
Clearances to ensure all staff is adhering with existing tracking and
that security administration activities (Security Clearances, ISECT
profiles, staff lists etc.) are properly completed and archived for
future access as required. Ensures all missions from the sub office are
MOSS compliant prior to departure.
- Supervises and trains IOM staff to guarantee staff is competent in all mandatory fields.
- Supervises and trains guards as directed by the FSO.
- Advises staff in residential security issues.
all relevant security information is immediately disseminated in a
timely manner to the relevant IOM field office and its staff, FSO and
National Security Officer
in conducting security assessments/evaluations of offices, vehicles and
projects activities and offers appropriate mitigation recommendations.
Is fully conversant with and undertakes an active role in the
development and implementation of evacuation/emergency security plans in
coordination with the FSO.
updated security information to all IOM staff and a detailed security
briefing to all new staff members entering the mission.
that all staff completes the mandatory security trainings (UNDSS Basic
and Advanced Security in the Field online training CD).
- Is fully competent in and undertakes the coordination of travel security for the sub office staff.
- In co-ordination with the Head of Sub office and FSO undertakes medical evacuations when required.
and reports security breaches/incidents within the area of
responsibility, works closely with the Government police in efforts to
ensure IOM staff, its assets and interests are protected while ensuring
- Assists the supervisors in establishing policies and procedures for reviewing crisis situations as directed by the FSO.
draft security plans for specific areas within the missions area of
operation including all aspects related to development, implementation
and updating of the plans in close cooperation with the FSO.
the contracted guards in the performance of services, including fire
control, first aid procedures, use of equipment and operation of the
automated alarm and video surveillance systems if installed. Where
training in fire control and first aid is found to be deficient
coordinates with the contractor to ensure such training is undertaken.
- Performs other duties and responsibilities as may be requested by the National Security Officer or FSO..
degree in Social science, public administration, police/military
courses in an accredited academic institution and a combination of
relevant military/police training on procedures and practices
- High school degree/Certificate with four years’ experience
- High School Degree/Certificate with Seven Years’ Experience.
minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible senior technical
experience in National or international Military, Police or other
organization, Security management.
- A minimum of 2 years work experience in an international organizations or the United Nations.
- Experience in conducting security assessments and security briefings.
- Good political and social knowledge of the country.
- Proven experience in supervising staff and leading a team.
literacy with a high degree of proficiency in commonly used
applications such as Word, Power point and Excel is required.
- The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with others with diverse professional backgrounds is required.
ability to handle a heavy workload efficiently with minimal supervision
and understanding the importance of close teamwork is highly regarded.
security/emergency services dedication to one’s duty is paramount and
flexibility and commitment to these duties in an emergency will be
expected and appreciated.
- Training in emergency and disaster response is an added advantage.
- The readiness to undergo all required security trainings.thinking, organized, accurate.
to work effectively with different levels within and outside the
organization and with colleagues from varied cultures and professional
- Ability to draft correspondence and communicate effectively.
- Must have a Certificate of good conduct
- Accountability- Accepts and gives constructive criticism
- Client Orientation- Identifies the immediate and peripheral clients of own work
- Continuous Learning- Contributes to colleagues’ learning
– Interfaces with the UNDSS, safety/security counterparts, relevant
government agencies, and other stakeholders to prepare adequate
responses to security management challenges
- Creativity and Initiative – Actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
- Leadership and Negotiation – Convinces others to share resources
- Performance Management – Provides constructive feedback to colleagues
- Planning and Organizing – Sets clear and achievable goals consistent with agreed priorities for self and others
– Applies knowledge of and supports the implementation of IOM and UNDSS
safety / security policies / procedures in efforts to enhance staff
- Teamwork – Actively contributes to an effective, collegial, and agreeable team environment
- Technological Awareness – Learns about developments in available technology
- Resource Mobilization – Establishes realistic resource requirements to meet IOM needs.
will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit
for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations
by the concerned Government, where applicable.
candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a
location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of
the duty station will be considered.
all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency
in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country
located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and CV, including daytime telephone and e-mail contact to:
Closing Date: 12 June, 2016
Only Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted.
NO FEE: The
International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at
any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting,
process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank details.
Posting period: From 30.05.2016 to 12.06.2016
is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal
candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the
vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.