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Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-
income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation.
Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.
In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.
Abt Associates seeks a qualified Safety and Security Manager to support the VectorLink Project in Nigeria. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party / Technical Director, the Safety and Security Manager oversees and directs all aspects organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets of USAID-
funded PMI VectorLink Project in the country.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Coordinate and supervise security planning and operations to effectively support program management and the achievement of program goalsCollaborate with the Security Management Team (SMT) consisting of senior field officers that will work closely with and depend heavily on the counsel and guidance of the Security ManagerCollaborate with the Global Security Office (GSO)Develop and maintain all plans and protocols relating to personnel safety and the management of security programs to include security management plans, current risk and vulnerability assessments, incident and crisis response plans, pre-
and post-arrival security briefings, and business continuity plans as requiredManage and oversee a comprehensive training program to include security training, situational awareness, hostile environment training, travel management, fire safety and first aid, incident response / management, and crisis response and preparation trainingDevelop detailed Post Orders for guards assigned at all Abt program facilities as needed.
Oversee guard force conduct and discipline at all facilities and act as a focal point with all guard service providersManage and oversee all driver selection and training, dispatch, communications, and vehicle maintenanceMaintain and oversee a comprehensive travel management program based on current risk assessments, neighborhood / road reconnaissance, and the full use of information gathering networksIncorporate the use of vehicle tracking, vehicle management and convoy discipline as required along with periodic and mandatory reporting requirements to ensure staff accountability during the conduct of personnel movementsProvide regular assessments and recommendations regarding personal, technical, communications, and physical security to the SMT and the GSOConduct initial and periodic reassessments of all program leased property to include office space, residences, and warehouses and make recommendations regarding upgrades and enhancements as appropriate to the SMT and GSOBuild active networks to gather current safety / security information and take responsibility for all security relationships with partners, contractor organizations, embassies, INGOs, local law enforcement and military organizations, and community representativesProvide monthly reports to the GSO summarizing incidents, training, upcoming significant eventsRecommend budgets in alignment with Security Risk Assessments
Preferred Skills / Prerequisites
Education : any combination of training and experience that has prepared the manager for the assignmentCertifications : none required, completion of safety and security management course is preferredExperience : 3 -
5 years full-time experience in safety and security, or related experienceLanguage : Must speak / write English and one or two other Nigerian languagesMust be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT, etc.
Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of experience
Method of Application
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