Security Manager

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy



Country: Nigeria
Organization: Jhpiego
Closing date: 14 Apr 2021

Position: Security Manager

Country Office: Nigeria Country Office

Position Reports to: Country Director

Location: Abuja

Overview:

The Security Manager oversees the safety & security aspects of Jhpiego’s projects funded by US government and private foundations. S/he will ensure that security strategy for the Nigeria Country Office is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with Jhpiego policies, standards and requirements. Ensure proper security coordination of all Jhpiego offices and field locations in Nigeria.

Responsibilities:

• Assisting the CD in establishing an effective Safety, Security and Emergency Management Team (SSEMT)/Local Incident Management Team (LIMT);

• Communicating the membership and function of the Safety, Security and Emergency Management Team /LIMT to all stakeholders;

• Develop, review and ensure effective implementation of the Jhpiego Nigeria Security Management Plans including a security plan in assigned offices, together with key staff.

• Prepare timely security updates, based on information from internal and external sources including the US Government, to support policy and procedure reviews as well as to mitigate risks to programming.

• Monitor implementation of safety and security protocols and promptly advise the CD of any non-compliance and/or concerns/issues.

• Undertake regular site assessments of Jhpiego properties and implementation areas, communications equipment and options; report on findings and implement necessary improvements under the guidance.

• Ensure adequate supply and maintenance of necessary safety and security-related equipment at all offices and international staff residences.

• Under the supervision of CD, develop and implement a regular process of review and revision of security plans, policies, protocols, procedures & standard operating procedures, etc. in collaboration with RSM Consulting (or Jhpiego’s security contractor).

• Maintain regular contact with other agency security focal points, including NGOs, UN, USAID and local authorities related to security issues and concerns especially in program implementation areas.

• Under the direction of CD, provide direct support and advice on response related to safety/security incidents to all staff of Jhpiego – Nigeria.

• Provide safety and security orientation for all new staff, short term technical assistance, expats staff / visitor/ guests and update training for existing staff.

• Maintain an updated Jhpiego staff contact list and security notification tree and test the tree on a regular basis.

• Conduct regular site visits to state offices and field sites to assess safety/security arrangements.

• Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a personnel and vehicle tracking system in each office.

• Conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.)

• Be readily available at all times to the Country Director and field staff to advice on security developments.

Required Qualification

• First degree in security management, criminology or a related field. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage

• Professional security management certification

• A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience with not less than 3 years in a similar role in a multi-cultural work environment.

• Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of INGO operations.

• Proven experience of field-based training.

• Good attention to detail with ability to follow, applies, interpret, and explain instructions and/or guidelines.

• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners.

• Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses

• Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.

• Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality

• Extensive experience in setting up and managing safety and security systems and protocols and provide training to staff and partners.

• 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

• Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC, DFID, etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.

How to apply:

Method of Application:

Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using the position title and location as the subject of the email. Eg. "Security Manager, Abuja”

Note:

· CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document

· The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.

· Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.

· Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply

· We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

· Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview

· Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

· There will be travel requirements and opportunities within Nigeria.

· JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org



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