Chief Security Officer

United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS)

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Chief Security Officer

Chief Security Officer

Join Us in Protecting Peace: Become Our Chief Security Officer

Position: Chief Security Officer
Job ID: 231368
Department/Office: United Nations Support Office in Somalia

About Us:

Are you ready to make a difference in one of the world’s most challenging environments? The United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join us as Chief Security Officer. In this role, you’ll play a crucial part in ensuring the safety and security of UN personnel, facilities, and operations in Somalia, contributing to our mission of promoting peace and stability in the region.

Why This Role Matters:

Somalia faces numerous security challenges, and the safety of UN staff and assets is paramount to our ability to deliver vital assistance to those in need. As Chief Security Officer, you’ll lead our efforts to mitigate risks, implement security measures, and respond effectively to security threats, enabling us to continue our critical work in support of peace and development in Somalia.

Your Impact:

As Chief Security Officer, you’ll be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership in all aspects of security management within UNSOS. You’ll oversee the development and implementation of security policies, procedures, and protocols, ensuring compliance with UN security standards and best practices. Your leadership will be essential in building a strong and resilient security culture within the organization, fostering collaboration and coordination among all stakeholders to enhance security awareness and preparedness.

What You’ll Do:

  • Risk Management: Assess security risks and threats facing UN personnel and operations in Somalia, and develop strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.

  • Security Operations: Coordinate security operations and activities, including the deployment of security personnel, the management of security incidents, and the maintenance of security equipment and facilities.

  • Crisis Response: Lead the response to security incidents and emergencies, providing guidance and support to UN staff and implementing partners to ensure their safety and security.

  • Capacity Building: Provide training and capacity-building support to UN personnel and partners on security-related matters, enhancing their ability to identify and respond to security risks effectively.

Why You Should Join Us:

Working with UNSOS offers a unique opportunity to make a meaningful impact in a complex and dynamic environment. You’ll be part of a diverse team of dedicated professionals who are committed to promoting peace, stability, and development in Somalia. Your work will directly contribute to improving the lives of millions of people and building a brighter future for the country.


  • Experience: A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in security management, with at least 5 years in a leadership or managerial role, preferably in a complex or high-risk environment.

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in security management, international relations, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

  • Skills: Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams in challenging and high-pressure situations. Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a demonstrated capacity to make sound decisions under stress.

  • Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Apply Now to Make a Difference:

Don’t miss this opportunity to join us in our mission to promote peace and stability in Somalia. Apply now to become our Chief Security Officer and play a vital role in protecting the lives and work of UN personnel in one of the world’s most challenging environments.

Deadline for applications: April 9, 2024. Seize this opportunity to make a difference!

Together, Let’s Build a Safer Future for Somalia. Apply Today!


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