Safety and Security Officers-Nigeria
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Maiduguri, Nigeria
6d ago

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.
  • Analysis :

  • 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.
  • Networking :

  • 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.
  • Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science or a related discipline
  • Required Experience

  • 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.

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