Safety and Security Manager
Action Against Hunger
Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria
15h ago

Company Overview

Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

POSITION DETAILS

Title : Safety and Security Manager

Location : Maiduguri, Borno State

Starting date : As Soon As Possible

Direct Line Manager : Area Coordinator

Minimum Basic Salary : NGN 424,310 per Month

Objective 1

Overall Safety and Security Management in support to programs

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • As determined by the Area Co and with technical support from the Safety and Security Coordinator represent AAH at the local / regional level to humanitarian and government representatives on related safety and security protocols and needs.
  • Objective 2

    Liaison with Government and external actors for the safety and security of AAH staffs

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Collection of information regarding contexts including politics and security in all LGAs where AAH is present as well as on safety & security issues concerning AAH.
  • Screening of media information and preparation of daily reports.
  • Liaison with safety and security providers including Government, local communities and security forces for updates and safe passage.
  • Objective 3

    Risk assessments in operational and new mission areas

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Advise on the situation and layout of the context for Weekly Situational Reports to be completed and timely submission.
  • Responding to security-relevant incidents with information gathering and disseminating information in a timely manner for action by supervisors.
  • Maintenance of a state-wide network to influential actors and communication of AAH's status and mission in Nigeria.
  • Support and advice of programs in the field regarding safety and security information on a daily basis.
  • Objective 4

    Assist the Area Co's to ensure safety / security of AAH personnel and assets

    Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assist Area Co in analysis, identification, quantification and, mitigation of assessed risks in the areas of operations.
  • Keep an updated incident database and generate necessary analysis and reports for operations advice.
  • Ensure good implementation of security rules (security plan, SOP) in the bases and program areas.
  • Contribute to the security plan, SOP writing staff security training and share relevant reports to Area Co, CD, and SSCo.
  • Development and maintenance of the security network (formal / informal) at base levels. Keep an updated database for all key stakeholders.
  • Closely coordinate with Area Co for any developments in the security situation.
  • Provide technical support to the security guards and ensure safety and security standards are put in place for all ACF facilities including vehicles.
  • In coordination with Area Co, brief all staff on security and context changes as needed at base levels.
  • Provide relevant security updates to the staff and ensure all movements are cleared before going to the field.
  • INTERNAL & EXTERNAL RELATIONSHIP

    Internal

  • Area Coordinator : hierarchical relationship.
  • SSCO : Technical support, exchange of information
  • Program Managers : exchange of information, collaboration
  • Support Coordinators : exchange of information and collaboration
  • Base Log and Admin : exchange of information and collaboration
  • External

  • State government and non-government partners : exchange of information, coordination, liaison, technical evaluation, support requests
  • Local representatives of international aid organizations : exchange of information
  • Qualifications

  • University Degree or equivalent experience in the NGO sector.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in Safety and Security is required.
  • Fluent Speaking / Reading / Writing in English and Hausa / Kanuri languages is required. Language Proficiency will be tested.
  • Thorough knowledge of security operations is essential.
  • Skills and Experience

    Essential

  • Ability to work structured and independently
  • Ability to write short coherent reports on topics of security relevance
  • Existing network to influential actors in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno state (e.g. on security, political, social, cultural, religious level)
  • Expertise on political and security situation in Jigawa, Yobe and Borno state
  • Fluency in English, Hausa, and Kanuri language
  • Living in Borno or Yobe state for 5 years+
  • Experience in a humanitarian context or NGO context
  • Experience in dealing with Safety & Security threats in a business / non-profit organization Radio user.
  • Preferred

  • Excellent drafting and writing skills.
  • Previous management experience, including management of multiple teams / department
  • Basic experience in Nigerian Security Forces (Military and / or Police)
  • Previous AAH experience
  • Qualified women are encouraged to apply

    The deadline for this position is Friday 3, April 2020.

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