Senior Security Officer
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Abuja, Nigeria
5d ago
source : Indev Jobs

Job Purpose

Support the Head of Country Cluster Support Team (CCST) Abuja, also referred to as West Coast cluster, in the coordination of security risk management across its area of responsibility (Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire and Liberia), to enable business operations whilst protecting all IFRC personnel, assets, and operations.

Maintain close technical reporting line with the Regional Security Coordinator and Senior Security Officer on all operational, security management matters and act as an integral part of the Regional Security Unit.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analysis and Planning

  • Carry out security risk assessments, including field security assessments.
  • Support in the development of risk management measures.
  • Predictive analytical skills developed and implemented for incident prevention.
  • Carry out direct engagement in developing country security Rules and Regulations with Contingency Plans
  • Advise on Minimum Security Requirements process and affiliated matters for the Cluster
  • Carry out geo-political and socio-economic analysis for the Head of Cluster.
  • Support IFRC business continuity planning during major events (e.g. national elections, COVID-19 Pandemic situations).
  • Incident and Emergency Response

  • Respond 24 / 7 to IFRC or RCRC-related security incidents / emergencies / crises to safeguard personnel, assets, and operations.
  • Ensure any internal / external security related-incident or emergency is immediately and adequately reported to the Head of Cluster / Security Coordinator / Regional Security Unit / Regional Director.
  • Evaluate and record IFRC security incidents and identify incident / threat / risk patters or trends.
  • Maintain tight control over IFRC staff adjusting measures as the operating environment dictates.
  • Maintain tight movement control active and passive measures to minimise the possibility of unwanted events happening.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Compliance

  • Monitor and evaluate IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance in the West Coast cluster and support the Head of Country Cluster in the development of MSRs.
  • Monitor and evaluate compliance with mandatory IFRC safety & security trainings (e.g. e-learning programs).
  • Training and Development
  • Brief IFRC and other RCRC personnel or visitors / guests in matters of security risk management, including but not limited to arrival briefings, event briefings, special mission briefings, and VIP briefings.
  • Conduct emergency drills, including but not limited to building evacuations.
  • Support in the provision of security and safety trainings to IFRC or other RCRC personnel.
  • Liaison and Coordination
  • Liaise and coordinate with local RC societies and other RCRC national societies in matters of security risk management in West Coast sub-region.
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant security bodies in the ICRC, United Nations, and international NGOs in West Coast sub-region.
  • Liaise with relevant government authorities, e.g. military, police, and intelligence agencies, in West Coast sub-region.
  • Administration

  • Supervise and ensure that contracted guard force undertakes its duties as per requirements on a 24 / 7 basis.
  • Liaise and coordinate with contract guards force provider to ensure full compliance as per established service provider contract.
  • Train security guards in relation to IFRC post orders, standard operating procedures, and emergency procedures.
  • Education

  • A relevant University Degree BA, BSc, LLB in Defence studies, Security and safety, Social Work or related field of study
  • Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers, corruption prevention online trainings)
  • Experience

  • Working experience in a humanitarian organisation
  • First-hand experience with IFRC security management system
  • Humanitarian security management experience of not less than 5 years
  • Leadership and staff training experience
  • Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills in political, socioeconomics and security areas
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good stress management skills
  • Self-supporting in computers Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.
  • Valid driving license (light vehicles)
  • Fluently spoken and written English
  • Knowledge of another IFRC official language (French, or Arabic) is preferred
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