The Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the assessments, security related guidance and enforce implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response Program with the support of the Safety and Security Manager.
Dimensions of the Role
This will involve, but not limited to : promoting a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management;
monitoring and analysing the security situation in the state of humanitarian response, supporting the development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for Borno locations.
The scope of responsibility is for both Plan International and all authorised visitors.
Programme development & Quality Management
Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East.
Report on security incidents / threats to Security Manager be on a regular basis (including analysis of trends) and focal persons at the deep field level
Effective networking with the military in different deep field locations
Managing and maintaining effective use of security communication equipment to support colleagues deployed to deep field locations across Borno state
Performing location assessment for Plan International in Borno state
Managing and facilitating staff / partners’ movements from Maiduguri to other locations in Borno and to other states in the North East
Supporting visitors with post arrival briefing
Providing pre-alert to Security Manager on prospective security issues
Ensure general staff safety and security in Borno state
Deploy step down training under the guidance of the Security Manager
Gathering vital information and intelligence for Security Manager’s use
Ensure compliance of all SoPs such as office access SoP, movement SoP, curfew SoP, staff relation-community SoP
Providing weekly situation report for the Security Manager
Providing monthly incident report to the Security Manager
Managing security information and communication effectively
Drive hibernation and relocation when the context changes
Continuously suggest safety and security infrastructure required for different locations according to emerging threat
Manage and supervise guard force in the office premises, guest house and warehouse.
Ensure access management into Plan offices and premises in these locations
Obtain daily travel report affecting Plan International staff in their location of duty
Any other duty that may be assigned by the Security Manager
Technical expertise, skills and knowledge
Qualifications and Experience
Strong knowledge and experience in occupational security and health & safety operations
Ability to prioritise and manage complex and varied workloads, often to tight deadlines, in a dynamic, fragile and multi-cultural setting
Ability to guide staff with limited security capacity
Ability to predict and respond to security threats / incidents
Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and trouble-shooting skills including negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
Energetic and motivated individual, with a proven track record of undertaking similar assignments
Strategic and critical skills - but also focused on operational results and getting things done’
Commitment to continuous learning; willingness to keep abreast of new developments in security
Able to work independently but also collaborate closely within teams
Ability to establish and sustain strong working relationships with Plan colleagues and in the broader Nigeria community / context
Culturally and socially sensitive
Skills & Knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Health & Safety or any related field
At least 3-5 years’ security, health and safety management or similar capacity.
Good understanding of national security related issues and their relations to Plan international context
Experience in conducting participatory risk assessment and preparing situational analysis including the analysis of factors from both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial risks that must be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of action
Good communication skills (written and verbal) both in several local and English languages to present and garner information quickly and clearly to a variety of audience
Computer : MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender or disabilities.
Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of abuse. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.