ABOUT MERCY CORPS
Mercy Corps Nigeria implements a variety of programs with the ultimate goal of building productive, secure and just communities.
The organization’s programs are implemented in twelve states, mainly in Middle belt, North East Nigeria and Lagos. Our work covers the following sectors : economic development, livelihoods / food security, adolescent girls & boys empowerment, financial resilience, conflict mitigation and humanitarian response.
Common themes include community engagement, inclusive development, gender, and working in partnership with local government, the private sector and civil society actors.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY
The Country Safety & Security Manager (CSSM) leads all oversight, direction and creation of all safety & security systems for Mercy Corps Nigeria, with a majority of the focus on the insecure portions of Northeast Nigeria.
This CSSM is responsible for the delivery of hard and soft security measures that are adaptable and respond to the context.
This includes but is not limited to : incident reporting & analysis and offering pro-active measures on safety and security, context analysis, staff training, improvements on existing systems of staff tracking, vehicle movement, communications and security / contingency planning.
The CSSM will pro-actively partner with Mercy Corps programs to ensure context and risk analysis are conducted and risk mitigation measures are put in place as needed.
The CSSM plays a vital role in managing all security incidences and is a member of the crisis management team.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS.
Security Systems management
Security & Contextual Information Analysis
STAFF TRAINING & LEARNING
MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP & REPRESENTATION
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
ACCOUNTABILITY TO BENEFICIARIES
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically
to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
Reports directly to : Country Director
Works directly with : DCD,ProjectCOPs / Directors, Liaison & Safety Officers, Field Managers, Operations Director / Managers, Field Director, Program Managers, Field Teams.
Supervisory Responsibility- All security staff report to CSSM
Knowledge and Experience
Relevant experience in a business and / or military setting combined with at least 3-4 years humanitarian experience will be considered.
Good context analysis skills.
The successful Country Safety and Security Manager will be conscientious, with an excellent sense of judgment and commitment to integrity.
S / he will demonstrate effective verbal and written communication, multi-tasking, organizational, and prioritization skills.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work independently and cooperatively with team members is required.
S / he will have interest and ability to travel and work in remote environments and awareness of and sensitivity to multi-cultural international development work and ability to train and facilitate dialogue among a diverse group of individuals with various skill sets and working styles.
Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions
The position is based in Maiduguri, Nigeria. This assignment is unaccompanied. Team members in this location are expected to follow all Mercy Corps security protocols, which may change from time to time, relevant to the prevailing risk environment.
Medical services are available. Electricity is available but is predominantly through generator. Running water, Internet connectivity and communication are reliable.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit / TDY to a field posting.
Staff are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps’ policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.