Job Title : Security Consultant
The provision of safe and secured working environment for staff of ECOWAS is of paramount concern
In the face of growing security needs and challenges, the ECOWAS Commission is in the process of upgrading its safety and security environments and therefore needs a Consultant to provide expert safety and security guidance, support as well as related services to the ECOWAS Commission (and as needed, other ECOWAS Institutions) in establishing a highly robust and further improved safety and security environments.
The consultancy is for a period of 12 months and the selected Consultant will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant shall collaborate with the Security Unit and other relevant stakeholders at the Commission to perform the following for the ECOWAS Commission and, where applicable, for other ECOWAS Institutions :
Conduct comprehensive assessments / studies on security infrastructure and operations as well as workplace safety.
Develop and guide the adoption of appropriate safety and security policies and standards, as well as standard operating procedures (SOPs), tools and templates for the effective implementation of developed policies and standards.
Draft and guide the approval as well as the implementation of a comprehensive proposal for the harmonization of safety and security for ECOWAS as a whole.
Contribute to the overall management of safety and security, including but not limited to the production of plans and budgets;
participation in security threat assessment and the production of regular security advisories; as well as the organization of regular meetings on safety and security.
Guide the implementation of the Security Management project and ensure that its objectives are fully attained.
Draft proposals for overall safety and security improvements
Provide expert guidance, advice and support in terms of overall safety and security
Provide guidance and lead efforts to create a safe work environment, as well as develop and implement safety training and awareness activities for all staff
Design, develop and implement capacity building activities (including training, seminars, lectures) for both security staff and the general staff population.
Perform all other duties on safety and security as may be required.
The qualifications of the Consultant should include, among others :
Must possess a Master's Degree or higher in Police Science, Criminology or Criminal Justice, Military Science, Security Management or closely related area of studies
Must have at least 15 years of practical experience in Policing or security in the public sector or with International Organization
Of the 15 years mentioned above, at least 5 years must have been at managerial level(s)
Must have successfully completed formal training as a Police or Military Officer
Must have served as an active duty Police Officer or Military personnel for at least 4 years.
Must be trained and licensed to operate fire arm.
Must have practical experience in deploying and managing modern security systems and technology
Must demonstrate strong abilities to conduct investigations, security analysis and evaluations and solve intricate security problems
Must be an effective communicator (both verbal and written).
Must be proficient in producing and presenting security reports and briefings using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint Presentations,
Must speak and write fluent English and prove that she / he can successfully work in an environment where French and Portuguese are spoken