General Objective

Under the leadership, guidance, and supervision of the Staff and Program Security Advisor (SPSA), The Security Coordinator is mainly responsible for coordinating security operations and providing analysis of specific events, groups, or situations that may have security implications for CARE International in Somaliland and Puntland. In addition, the Security Coordinator will ensure that acceptable risk management is in place to minimize the likelihood and impact of threats identified in the region.

The Security Coordinator will be responsible of coordinating safety and security issues in CARE offices and areas of operations in Puntland and Somaliland.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

1. Security Systems management

  1. Assist Staff and Program Country Advisor in developing, reviewing and ensuring effective implementation of the Safety and Security Management Plans including, CO office and sub-office/field offices levels.

  2. Take a leading role in implementing robust risk mitigation measures across sub-offices/field offices in Puntland and Somaliland, in coordination with the Staff and Program Security Advisor and relevant head of offices/ office managers.

  3. Provide advices and support the Staff and Program Security Advisor, Head of Offices and Area Managers to promote CARE’s community acceptance strategy in the field.

  4. Assist the Staff and Program Security Advisor in reviewing and updating area specific security policies, plans and standard operating protocols.

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

  6. Draft tentative budgets and ensure that adequate supply of necessary safety and security-related equipment are purchased and in place at all CARE offices/Guest houses.

  7. Support Staff and Program Security Advisor and head of offices in managing critical security incidents involving CARE staff.

2. Safety and Security Risk Assessments

  1. 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.

  2. Undertake facility safety & security surveys, reviews and come up with recommendations on risk mitigation measures and plans.

  3. Carryout periodical review and analysis of the prevailing geo-political context and developments in relation to the security situation in duty stations in Puntland and Somaliland.

  4. Conduct comprehensive security/risk assessments in potential new program/field sites, as necessary.

  5. Review Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) deficiency at CARE Offices/Guest house and recommend appropriate measures to enhance physical security of the facilities.

3. Security Reporting and Communication

  1. Collect security related information and compile security reports for the Country Staff and Programme Security Advisor (SPSA)

  2. Prepare flash reports on incidents that may affect CAREs staff/operations in the region and give appropriate advisories

  3. Post details of incidents affecting safety & security of CARE staff, assets and programs on the SIMson Database.

  4. Disseminate urgent security information/instructions to all staff via WhatsApp security forums and comns TREE/SMS Blaster when deemed necessary.

  5. Produce comparative analysis of security incidents/trends affecting CARE’s staff and program when requested.

4. Security Briefing

The Security Coordinator will be expected to improve staff security awareness and achieve culture of security compliance within the organization by;

  1. Delivering General SSMP and SOP awareness trainings in the field offices.

  2. Providing Regular briefing to staff and visitor

  3. Providing Induction/security briefing to newly recruited staffs, visitors and consultants in close collaboration with the HR Team.

  4. Ensuring that an appropriate system is in place to provide security information to travelers in advance of their departure (Visitors’ Welcome pack).

  5. Ensuing review and revise security communication tree for all locations as necessary and carry out drills at least every six months.

  6. Monitoring breach of security and non-compliance by staff to existing security policy and report them accordingly.

5. Networking and Security Coordination Mechanisms

  1. Actively participate in local SMT meetings and support members in sharpening their skills in risk assessments and management in the field.

  2. Actively participate in local inter-agency security coordination meetings including, UN and INSO and share significant security deliberations, minutes and action points with staff.

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

6. Staff Training

  1. Deliver Staff Readiness Training (SRT) to national staff based in Somalia.

  2. Support CARE Safety and Security Training team in delivering SRT trainings at CARE offices globally.

  3. Support CARE Safety and Training team in facilitating Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT).

  4. Conduct security awareness trainings and Crisis Management Trainings for CARE Somalia staff.

7. Other Administrative tasks

  1. Approve travel requests and travel routes for CARE staff traveling within Puntland/Somaliland.

  2. On behalf of the SPSA, process security clearance/emergency security plans for staff visiting high risk areas in South-Central Somalia.

  3. Supervise watchmen and armed guards (SPU) posted in CARE offices and Guesthouses.

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

  5. Lead planning for security arrangements for CI international visitors and consultants visiting Somalia/Somaliland.

  6. Participate in the recruitment and hiring process for drivers and security personnel, as necessary.

  7. Attend to any other administrative task as instructed by the Staff and Program Security Advisor.



Bachelor's degree with specialist technical training in safety and security such as NGO 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.


3 years of experience in assisting humanitarian or development organizations in safety and security programs.

Desired: Experience in safety and security context working with same or other NGOs or agencies. An understanding of the Somalia/Somaliland context.

Technical Skills

Safety and security management – information collection, investigations, analysis, assessments and reporting.

How to Apply

How to apply

Interested candidates who meet the criteria above are encouraged to send their application letters and detailed CV in a one PDF document to by referring to the job title “(Security Coordinator- North)” as the subject line of the email, latest on Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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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. CARE is Zero Tolerant organization for child abuse and sexual exploitation and abuses.