Nigeria Security Adviser
Christian Aid
Abuja, Nigeria
3d ago

About the role

The Security Adviser role is to provide in country security cover and assessments for the staff, the programme, and the offices in Nigeria.

This will be done by applying Christian Aid’s security protocols, in country assessments, contacts with the local security community, the UN, INSO, IMF and other appropriate sources.

He / she will line manage 2 Security Officers currently located within the Country Programme structure. He / she will deploy advanced security intelligence across the Country with the support of the Security Officers to ensure that all Christian Aid Nigeria staff, assets, and partners are safe and have little or no possible exposures to security vulnerabilities.

This role will be based in Abuja and reports to the Country Director.

About you

You are required to have a Degree in any of the Social Sciences, Administration or Business. You must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in security and safety management / logistics in an international NGO as well as field-based experience in complex and insecure settings or relevant security overseas position.

You must have a sound understanding of Nigerian social and political context and its impact on security; be well informed and knowledgeable about global security trends and issues.

You must be able and willing to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies.

You must have excellent analytical skills and be able to work effectively in a diverse team environment. You must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with relevant internal and external stakeholders, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Experience of people management is crucial for this position.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion, or belief.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct.

Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work / life balance.

Competency questions (if required)

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions :

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you had to establish and maintain relationships with a wide range of contacts and networks based on mutual rapport and respect.

What was the context? Why did you need to establish the new relationships and why was your attitude to this important? What was your task?

What outcomes were being sought? What actions did you take? How did you take them?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated a security related complex situation in a way that could be easily understood by others.

What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others?

What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver result

Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information, and other related security evidence.

What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your task or responsibility? What actions did you take?

How did you analyse the information and data? What was the outcome? Were you successful?


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