Security Management Specialist

Security Management Specialist

Country: Federal Government of Somalia (FGS)

Name of the Project: Somalia Water for Rural Resilience Project ‘Biyoole 2’

Assignment Title: Security Management Specialist, Biyoole II Project, Ministry of Planning, Investment and Economic Development

Project ID: P177627

Deadline    Date:   October 28, 2022


  1. Background

Building on the experiences of the Water for Agro-Pastoralist Livelihoods Pilot Project (WALP) and Biyoole I implemented by government contributing to the National Development Plan, the Ministry of Planning, Investments and Economic Development is implementing the Somalia Water for Rural Resilience Project ‘Biyoole 2’ Project. The objective of the Biyoole II project is to develop water, agriculture, and environmental services for rural communities in Somalia’s drylands and is a five-year project. The project is framed around four components: (1) Development of Agriculture and Livestock Services around Water Points, (2) Development of Agriculture and Livestock Services around Water Points, (3) Component 3: Development of Environmental Catchment Services in Project Areas, (4) Project Management, Community Development and Enhancing Livelihoods Planning.

Somalia ranks second on the Fragile State Index from 2019 with a total score of 112.3, only topped by Yemen with a score of 113.5. Somalia’s indicators on factionalized elites, and demographic pressures score the highest. Due to the nature of the environment, humanitarian and development approaches must ensure detailed security risk management (SRM) strategies that appreciate and mitigate to the extent possible threats to persons associated with operational deployments. Ensuring that Project contractors and staff as well as communities are safe, that project assets are secured, and that the project interventions are delivered securely in the relatively high-risk geographical context is a core priority. The Security Management specialist will play a direct role in support of the NPCU in ensuring this.

The Security Management Specialist position will be a full-time contracted staff position, assigned to the NPCU of the MoPIED. In close cooperation with the FMS Project coordinators and all contractors security focal points, the Security Advisor will be responsible for assessing and managing potential security risks and arising from the Project, including threats to human security through personal, communal or interstate conflict, as well as more general crime or violence. services among agro-pastoralist communities in dryland areas of Somalia”.

  1. Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Coordinator in the NPCU, and working closely with the FMS PIU Coordinators, the Security Management is responsible for providing security risk management (SRM) support in accordance with the provisions of the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework (ESF)[1] as well as ISO 31000[2].

The Security Management Specialist will be the focal point of management for the SRMC. With the support of the SRMC, the Security Advisor will build the NPCU and FMS PIUs’ in-house capacity to professionally manage all Project security-related matters, including security information management, travel approvals, crisis and contingency preparation and management, SITREP reporting, weekly community of practice meetings with IP security focal points, and security risk analysis (SecRA). Details will be provided in the Project SMP.

Specifically, the Security consultant will be responsible for ensuring implementation of a comprehensive security risk management (SRM) approach under the Project as detailed below, including (i) development and supervision of security risk assessments and management plans (SMP), (ii) ensuring that SMP provisions are adequately included in bidding documents and proposals and conducting due diligence on security arrangements of all contractors; (iii) orientaing all workers and contractors on the security management approach and ensuring the security management system is robust and closely monitored,; (iv) maintenance of a security community of practice (CoP) across the project, (v) crisis management contingency planning, (vi) managing a project travel policy; and (vii) security reporting within a robust information management framework including serious incidents in line with the World Bank’s ESIRT procedures.

S/he will undertake all the other specific tasks detailed in the Terms of Reference (ToR) that can be found at the following www.mop.gov.so or can be provided upon submission of application (in person or by email to the address below)

  1. The proposed duration for the assignment is twelve (12) calendar months from the start date.
  2. Selection Criteria

The selection shall be based on qualification, experience, and skills of the candidate and followed by an interview. The qualifications, experience, and competencies include:

  • Relevant university degree or higher education;
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant working experience in the security sector, security risk management or similar fields;
  • A minimum of five years operational field experience in Somalia; Knowledge, understanding and ability to manage security challenges in Somalia;
  • Ability to travel widely in Somalia to relevant Project sites;
  • Proven ability to work simultaneously at the FMS and Federal levels of Government;
  • Demonstrated Team Leadership experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing and reporting security risks and developing security planning fort large-scale field operations;
  • Experience in providing security risk management training and individual development programmes;
  • Experience in security planning, security operations, security risk assessment, standard operating procedures, physical security, coordination with local authorities and law enforcement agencies, emergency communication system and crisis management.
  • Experience and understanding of ISO 31000, Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines;
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work within and build a team environment, excellent communication and negotiation skills, ability to work effectively and harmoniously within a diverse work environment.
  • Ability to adapt and cope with changes and work-related pressure;
  • Excellent computer skills, including website content management.
  1. The Ministry of Planning, Investment, and Economicnow invites eligible consulting(“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the above-mentioned Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services and furnish the Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  2. Attention of interested Consultants is drawn to section III, para 3.14,3.16 & 3.17 of the World Bank’s Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers: Procurement in Investment Projects Financing Goods, Works, Non -Consulting and Consulting Services, July 2016, revised November 2017, August 2018 and November 2020(“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.
  3. A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant method set out in the World Bank Procurement Regulations.
  4. Interested Consultant may obtain further information (in person or by e-mail) at the address below during office hours from 8.00 a.m.– 4.00 p.m. Saturday to Thursday except public holidays.
  5. Deadline for submission:Expressions of interest should be delivered in a written to the address below (in person, or by e-mail) marked with the subject title of the position by October 28, 2022, at 4.00 p.m. local time.


Attention: Project Coordination Unit

Biyoole Project

Ministry of Planning, Investment, and Economic Development

Federal Government of Somalia

Hodan District

Mogadishu, Somalia

Email Address:  piu@mop.gov.so

Cc: project.a@mop.gov.so


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Email Address:  piu@mop.gov.so

Cc: project.a@mop.gov.so

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