Safety and Security Consultancy (6 months)

About LPI:

LPI is an international organisation that has been working with peace and conflict issues for 35 years. Its formation was the result of a major international conference of church leaders at the height of the Cold War in the 1980s.

Since its formation, LPI has carried out programmes for conflict transformation in a variety of countries, conducted research, and produced numerous publications on nonviolent conflict transformation and the role of religion in conflict and peacebuilding. In recent decades, the focus of our work has been on Africa, with the Horn of Africa Programme being established and well-known in the 1990s, not least our work in Somalia. Other initiatives have been carried out in Congo-Brazzaville, Croatia, Sri Lanka and East Timor. We have strengthened the capacity of our civil society partners to address the conflicts in their own context, in some of the most difficult and war-torn countries.

Currently, we run conflict transformation programmes in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes regions in partnership with local civil society organisations and universities in Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). There is also a common programme including publications, policy work and methodology design based in Sweden.

Background to the Consultancy:

In 2018 LPI underwent a Security Assessment to review our Security Framework and practices around security and safety.  As a result, we decided to develop a new framework, based on the recommendations of the assessment. The framework was developed with the support of Open Briefing, the same organisation who completed the Security Assessment.  Our new framework includes a policy, seven procedures and several supporting resources.

LPI is seeking a Security Advisor to assist us in rolling out the new Security Framework on a consultancy basis for a period of six months, ideally starting in January 2020. This will include supporting county offices in the development of their Country Management procedures, sensitising and training all staff, and ensuring the new Framework in being implemented across the organisation.

This position will be based in Nairobi and include travel to our other country offices in the region.  Candidates from the Horn of Africa region are preferred. However, all security professional’s resident in the region are welcome to apply.

For more information, see the Terms of Reference in the ‘downloads’ section below.