Global Communities

Security Manager, Nigeria

4 days ago
ID
2017-1395
# of Openings
1
Post End Date
1/31/2018
Category
Field - Other
Nigeria

Overview

The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.

Global Communities is seeking an experienced Security Manager for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.

This position is contingent on funding.

Responsibilities

The Security Manager is responsible for designing and implementing systems and strategies to assure the safety and security of program staff and participants. The Security Manager reports to the Chief of Party. The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.

The Security Manager is responsible for overseeing daily security management of project sites, managing the project Security Officers, and training and mentoring Security Focal Points and project staff.

 

Specific responsibilities include:

 

  • Real-time monitoring and assessing security conditions, assisting and providing direction to senior management , Security Staff, Security Focal Points and Project Staff
  • Regular security and contextual reporting to HQ and in-country Senior Management
  • Selection and assessment of project implementation sites, guest house and office locations and routes of travel
  • Guiding project staff on security considerations relevant to project implementation (e.g. safe distributions, beneficiary selection)
  • Representing the project and organization at relevant security-related meetings and with government, NGO and civil society stakeholders

Qualifications

  • 7 years of work experience in Security Risk Management & crisis management in emergency as well as development settings;
  • Must have experience in unstable and resource deprived environments;
  • Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments;
  • Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessment and personal Security Management;
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal an organization skills;
  • Significant experience ensuring programs include and benefit vulnerable and marginalized populations (e.g. women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, the very poor) – particularly with respect to ensuring protection of project participants;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required
  • Strong skills in Hausa and Kanuri preferred

 

The position is expected to be based in Maiduguri with frequent travel throughout the northeast states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe) and periodic trips to Abuja.

Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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