Security Liaison Specialist


Lilongwe, Malawi

SUBJECT: Solicitation for a Cooperating Country National Personal Service Contractor (CCN
PSC) for the position of Security Liaison Specialist (Partner), FSN 10

Dear Prospective Offerors:
The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development
(USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as
described in this solicitation.
Offers must be in accordance with Attachment 1, Section I through V of this solicitation.
Incomplete or unsigned offers will not be considered. Offerors should retain copies of all offer
materials for their records.
Any questions must be directed in writing to the Point of Contact specified in Attachment 1. with
the subject line: “Questions Solicitation No. 13/2023 Security Liaison Specialist (Partner), not
later than September 10, 2023 at 15:00 hours, Malawi time. We will post responses as soon as
possible afterward.
Offers must be sent to with the subject line: “Solicitation No. 13/2023
CCNPSC Security Liaison Specialist (Partner). To ensure delivery by the due date, it is
recommended that offers be sent as email attachments.
This solicitation in no way obligates USAID to award a PSCCCN contract, nor does it commit USAID
to pay any cost incurred in the preparation and submission of the offers.

Under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Executive Officer, the Security Liaison Specialist
(SLS) provides security support to the USAID Mission staff and Implementing Partners (IPs). The
incumbent is responsible for providing a high level of safety, security, and operational support
to USAID Implementing Partners in Malawi through proactive engagement including meetings,
site visits, written communications, and SMS texts. The position is expected to perform travel
related duties.


The incumbent assists with monitoring critical security information and performs the full range
of safety, security, and operational activities responsive to USAID IPs. This includes but is not
limited to:
1. Security Assistance, Monitoring and Management
● Provides security assistance and responds to USAID IPs’ safety and security needs in
● Manages a cascade system to ensure all IPs are accounted for during emergency
● Develops security protocols and notification systems as they relate to emerging threats
and emergencies.
● Manages and exercises a SMS notification system to warn IPs in security and emergency
● Drafts and distributes security communiqués to IPs, USAID staff, and USAID/SEC.
● Drafts the weekly activity reports reflecting IPs reported safety and security incidents.
● Drafts the weekly activity report containing pertinent information regarding support
provided to IPs and any security-related issues or concerns communicated by IPs.

2. Trainings and Briefings
● Assesses needs and develops training programs/briefings for field operations that
respond to an increasingly insecure environment for USAID Staff and IP personnel.
Provides environment-specific security briefing to IPs.
● Meets and coordinates with new IPs to provide security briefings and facilitate IP
participation in security training classes.
● Coordinates with numerous contacts, shares, analyzes, and disseminates timely and
significant security related information/incidents to IPs.
● Researches, organizes and provides references and guidelines for effective standard
operating procedures for USAID employees traveling and operating throughout the
● Attends/represents as USAID PLSU at IP meetings within and outside of Lilongwe.
● Provides technical security expertise to IPs based on subject-matter-expert contact
information to help ensure the implementation of successful USAID funded programs in
high-risk environments.
● Liaises with security personnel like the military and Police within and outside Lilongwe.


Education: University degree in Law, International Relations, Security Management, Public
Administration, Business Administration and Social Science is required.

Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years’ experience working in international post
conflict and/or post disaster programs for development, emergency relief, physical and
operational security, law enforcement, safety, humanitarian assistance or reconstruction is
required. Substantial prior experience as a trainer is required.

Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) in both written and spoken English language and a local
language Chichewa is required.


  • Only those fulfilling the education and experience requirements listed above should
    submit their application by e-mail to: by 30 September 2023
  • To ensure consideration of offers for the intended position, Offerors must prominently
    reference the Solicitation number in the offer submission. E-mails received without the
    appropriate subject line and incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Offerors must submit ALL the following documents to be considered:
    ● Current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
    ● Form AID 309-2 (offeror for personal service services contract with individuals):
    ● A cover letter or Summary Statement Addressing the evaluation factors.
    ● Copy of educational certificates (bachelor, master’s degree, etc.)
    ● List of a minimum of three (3) professional references with accurate telephone and
    e-mail information

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