Senior Field Security Advisor

Job categories Security
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5311/22840
Level ICS-11
Department/office AFR, SOCO, Somalia
Duty station Mogadishu, Somalia
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and/or to satisfactory performance
Application period 11-Nov-2021 to 06-Dec-2021


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UNOPS Somalia Country Office (SOCO) exciting career opportunity 

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-Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General

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Background Information: Somalia

Somalia is amid major new political and security developments that will offer a greater possibility for peace and security than the country has seen in over 20 years. The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), established in 2012, and international community have driven a process of rebuilding of functioning government institutions and processes through Somalia’s peacebuilding and state-building priorities under the Somali Compact (2013-2016), based on the Busan “New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States” agreement. The Somalia National Development Plan (2017-2019), builds on this foundation laid by the Compact and sets the priorities for national recovery and development in full collaboration with national and regional governments.  A landmark electoral process in late 2016 and early 2017 resulted in a peaceful transfer of power to a new President and government, in place since February and March 2017 respectively. The government has set out an ambitious agenda for its term (the period to 2021).  At the London Somalia Conference in May 2017, a Security Pact was agreed by Somalia and the international community, which will allow for sustainable, long-term security based on mutual accountability.

The functional objective of UNOPS in Somalia is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Somalia and the donor community. The aim of UNOPS in Somalia is to provide implementation services to the Government of Somalia, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.


Background Information: Somalia Country Office (SOCO)

Located in Mogadishu, Somalia, the Somalia Country Office manages a growing portfolio of engagements. SOCO works with multiple partners including the Governments of Somalia, bilateral and multilateral donors, United Nations agencies, funds and programmes. 

SOCO is largely focused on assisting partners with the implementation of physical infrastructure projects including construction and rehabilitation of rule-of-law infrastructure, transport infrastructure (roads, airports) and public administration infrastructure.


Purpose and Scope of Assignment: 

The Senior Field Security Advisor will be based in Mogadishu, Somalia and s/he will be responsible for the the following duties:

  1. Advisory and Technical;

  2. Operations;

  3. Personnel /Staff Development;

  4. Team Management;

  5. Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing. 



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