Safety and Security Officers-Nigeria
Maiduguri and Niger Delta)
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Search Nigeria is seeking a Safety and Security Officers who will be responsible for implementing all policies and procedures regarding security & safety and promoting its day to day management for Search in Nigeria.
They will continuously assess the safety / security environment and devise risk reduction measures as needed in coordination with Safety and Security Manager (SSM).
This full time position is for 5 months initially, and subject to performance and funding availability, may be extended for up to a year.
The Safety and Security Officers will be based in Maiduguri and Delta respectively with frequent travel to field. S / he will report to the Safety and Security Manager and work closely with the Head of Offices (HOOs) of each region and the Admin / Procurement Manager.
Roles and Responsibility
Work closely with SSM to ensure security strategies for Search Nigeria and that response are appropriate and aligned with regional and global priorities.
Deliver oversight of security prevention, preparation, and response and recovery activities, particularly in their respective offices and to counter threats emerging from changing political, social and economic situations.
Support in developing, reviewing and ensuring effective implementation of the Search Nigeria Security Management Plans, SOPs / Contingency Plans, including a security plan in assigned offices, together with key staff
Ensure that all safety and security management systems are in line with existing Search security policy, protocol and approach
Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a personnel and vehicle tracking system in each office.
Support the SSM in planning and implementing risk mitigation strategies (acceptance, deterrence, p
Ensure that appropriate safety and security systems are in place to provide timely and accurate security information to all staff members and visitors.
Provide crisis management support (evacuation and hibernation) as required.
Be readily available at all times to the HOOs and field staff to advice on security developments.
Maintain an updated Search staff contact list and security notification tree and test the tree on a regular basis.
Conduct regular site visits to field sites to assess safety / security arrangements.
SSO will work closely with Search program staff to facilitate easy access to program location, conduct regular security risk assessment of Search program location and facilities
The SSO will further assist the SSM in building up the capacity, awareness and preparedness of staff to deal with security-
related risks, threats and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular trainings or briefings to staff and Search visitors within the area of responsibility
Supervise and liaise on a daily basis with the contracted guards to ensure the guard force is trained and aware of Search SOPs and are effectively enforcing the required regulations.
Report, analyze and communicate current socio-political context and the security situation and the wider context (country, region, global trends as applicable).
Ensure compliance with the incident reporting system, prepare weekly reports for the Field offices and update data on available incident data tools.
and ensuring that the incident register is updated regularly.
Conduct ongoing threat assessments and compile daily / weekly situation reports / monthly security analysis and ensures that the information is shared on a timely manner.
She / He will develop a wide web of relevant contacts of stakeholders to engage with positively to address access challenges, collate and disseminate relevant security information
Attend security & emergency related briefings and meetings and share security related information with third party security and risk management service providers.
As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key duties.
Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science or a related discipline
2-3 years of relevant experience at the national or international NGOs in safety and security functions
Experience in liaising with communities, civilians, police and / or military government authorities as well as with regional institutions preferred.
Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
Good context analysis skills.
Competent and literate in local language of North East / Niger Delta Nigeria, verbal and written, with a sound knowledge of technical expressions
Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.
Highly organized and systematic with excellent attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.
Excellent cross-cultural communication and working skills, enjoys a multicultural work environment;
Ability in Training and facilitation skill using different training media
Ability to conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.)
Note : This position is only open to Nigerian national.