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The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ International Services (InS) is an integral division of GIZ.
We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

GIZ International Services in Brussels is part of the EU Framework Contract for the implementation of the logistics, security, administrative & financial aspects of the EU Election Observation Missions (EOM), together with its partner GEOS.

In this framework, we are currently preparing an offer for the possible upcoming EU EOM to Mozambique and therefore inviting Security experts fluent in Portuguese and English (level C1 or C2 following the EU language passport) and matching the minimum profile requirements here below to apply to the position of... Liaison Officer.

If the GIZ Consortium is awarded with this contract, the expert should be available to be deployed from 15/08/2024 until 20/10/2024 with potential redeployment in case of a second round.

Job description:

They will work under the authority of the Project Manager in country and under the guidance of the security and logistics experts, s/he will perform the following tasks:

1. Share all the responsibilities of the logistics and security Experts, according to a structure decided by the Framework Contractor;
2. Reporting to the Security and Logistics Experts and taking guidance from them on all aspects of the role;
3. In particular, undertake field visits to all LTO base stations in order to assess the logistics in place for the LTOs and to ensure that LTO accommodations comply with Residential Security Measures (RSM) standard, among others;
4. Assist the Logistics Expert in carrying out logistical needs of the Mission;
5. Monitor closely the security/safety aspects of LTO and STO support and the security situation at district level; which may involve travel around the country;
6. Brief observers operating in their areas of responsibility, help keep regular contact with them and provide adequate logistics support, all with the aim of allowing observers to concentrate on their primary role;
7. Keep the Logistics and Security Experts fully briefed on all the work done, daily, especially noting any possibility of issues building up which might entail evacuation in case of emergencies such as changing risks in any areas;
8. Assist the Security Expert to coordinate with other international security/safety staff in the provinces;
9. Coordinate with national authorities (police, army, civil society, MPs, district level, Mayors of Communes, or others) under the guidance of the Security Expert;
10. Help the Security Expert establish contingency plans to respond to a crisis or medical evacuation;
11. Help organizing and coordinating training for all Mission drivers;
12. Help with driving training/instruction for drivers both in the capital city and as required in the regions;
13. Supervise the installation and de-installation of vehicle tracking systems at both provincial and central levels;
14. React upon any situation requiring a field trip to any region to support LTO in liaison with the Core Team;
15. If and when required act as logistics assistant during field trips and upon request of both Logistics and Security Experts and/or the Core Team;
16. Assist the Logistics Expert if and when required at regional level during field trips;
17. Accompany observers during their field trips to the more remote and/or security concerned areas of their AoRs with his/her assigned transportation if needed;
18. Assist the Security and the Logistics Expert establish contingency plans to respond to a crisis or medical evacuation;
19. Comply with the management and policy decisions to be enforced at the field level in the best capacity and with discretion;
20. Perform any other duties required for the safe and secure functioning of the EU EOM.


Qualifications and skills:
• Adequate formal training in a related field and relevant professional experience in security, first aid, liaison, logistics and/or operations;
• Courtesy, open-mindedness, tact and good interpersonal skills in working in a multinational and multi-cultural environment will be important

General professional experience:
• At least 5 years’ experience in the field of security of international, preferably large scale operations, in a multi-cultural environment

Specific professional experience:
• Security work experience with EU Institutions, the UN or other international organisations that apply detailed Security Risk Management procedures and the principle of the duty of care;
• Participation at co-ordination or management level in the planning and implementation of large international missions with EU institutions or an International Organisation;
• Experience working with teams of civilian staff;
• Work experience in an election observation mission of the EU or other organisations, would be an asset;
• Experience in conducting threat assessment and risk analysis;
• Experience in drafting and disseminating security information;
• Experience in handling and reporting security incidents;
• First-aid training & recent HEAT certificate;
• Previous experience working as security officer for international organisations and/or international missions;
• Previous working experience in Mozambique and in the region would be a strong asset.

The Benefits

We are a provider of international cooperation services for sustainable development and work to build a future worth living around the world. We support projects in over 130 countries to achieve goals sustainably together with our partners., Everyone has the same opportunities in our company, regardless of gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation or physical disability. We recruit based on specialist expertise and social skills. Transparency and fair opportunities for career advancement are just as much a matter of course for us as gender not being a barrier to taking up a management position.

We create prospects for people and with people. As GIZ has an international mandate, we offer a multicultural working environment. We are committed service providers and dedicated professionals, even under difficult circumstances. We take pride in enabling our employees to develop their professional and personal skills. There are plenty of reasons to join our motivated team – ranging from the diverse challenges you will face on a daily basis in one of our 130 partner countries, to the broad scope you will have for shaping your work.

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via the link below- CV in English only and 3 (three) references by Friday 14/06/2024 (CoB Brussels time). Candidate applications will be reviewed on a daily basis.

Link for applying: giz3 (hr4you.org)
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding