The Project Security Manager is responsible for the management of all project safety and security related matters, these includes but are not limited to the management and day to day coordination between the field team, represented by the Chief of Party (COP) or designate, and the security/life support providers. Security matters are inclusive of safety, living, including accommodation and leisure, and movement arrangements; as well as project communication about such arrangements with the field teams in Somalia and Creative’s headquarters. The Project Security Manager will have the overall responsibility to oversee and ensure a smooth operational integration between the Security/Life Support Sub Contractor standard operational procedures and the BUILD team tasks in Somalia (identification and swift reporting of any/all issues that could have a negative impact on the staff and the contract). He/she will also ensure a smooth professional working relationship so that the integration of operations and logistics support to ensure the BUILD objectives are met and that the security plans and procedures are regularly updated and in line with any changes in the security environment.
The Project Security Manager will report to the COP, or designated official, in Somalia and maintain regular liaison with Creative headquarters in Washington, DC (project management team and security department). The Project Security Manager will be based in Mogadishu with occasional travel as required by the project. The Project Security Manager will support the field team, as required by the BUILD COP or designated official, in the management of day to day security, logistics and staff/vehicle movements as well as all other security/risk related tasks identified by the BUILD COP. S/he will directly supervise the security/life support contractor in Somalia. S/he will also serve as the main POC and liaison for all security related information and reporting within and from Somalia. The working language of the mission is English. As per the Creative Weapons Policy (Field Manual), the Project Security Manager’s role does not require the carriage or use of firearms.