Security Manager(ECEWS USAID-ACE-Project)

Expired on: Jul 1, 2022

  1. Job Title
    Security Manager
    Level of Effort
    Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
    Job Location
    Akwa Ibom State
    Number of Persons Required
    One (1)
    Reporting/Supervision
    This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer of ECEWS. The positions interacts
    with top management personnel as well as other project staff.
    Job Summary
     Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and ECEWS Security
    Department, the position holder will fill a leadership role over a growing security
    team in Nigeria
     Through security networking, the conduct of risk assessments, security assessments,
    and the development and implementation of countrywide security and emergency
    plans, the Security Manager will support several hundred ECEWS employees in
    every state in Nigeria whose activities encompass both development and
    humanitarian work in multiple sectors.
    Task / Responsibility
     Conduct country/region Security Risk Assessments to determine risk levels for
    personnel and operations.
     Develop a set of procedures – annual Country Security and Emergency Action Plans
    – in line with ECEWS organizational policy which include minimum security
    guidelines and protocols for Nigeria.
     Support the operations and oversight of a Security Management Team and closely
    advise the Chief Executive Officer and other top management personnel on security
    situations in Nigeria.
     Supervise subordinate security staff.
     Establish and sustain close working relationships with managers and field-based
    personnel to exchange security information and provide advice.
     Liaise closely with partner organization security staff to provide insight, guidance,
    and support.
     Ensure the full implementation and enforcement of these security guidelines.
     Supervise the technical aspects of the award and supervision of the guard force
    contract to ensure service quality.
     Supervise, conduct of office and residential security surveys; recommend
    appropriate measures for ECEWS-owned and managed property.
    Collect, collate and analyze security threat information.
     Provide timely situation assessments and recommendations for action during
    security incidents.
     Prepare daily and weekly security reports covering significant security-related
    incidents and provide analysis of how each event impacts the overall safety and
    security of personnel and operations.
     Prepare and deliver security briefings for movements throughout the region
     Prepare security reports to update personnel on major security developments and
    their potential impact on operations.
     Establish productive liaison with security departments at other NGOs, UN,
    diplomatic missions, USAID’s Partner Liaison Security Operations (PLSO) and
    vendor security information providers.
     Contribute security plans and costs to new project proposals, maintaining security
    involvement in all ongoing and prospective ECEWS operations in Nigeria.
     Collect and coordinate security information, conduct operational-level analysis, and
    disseminate information and guidance via redundant communication channels to
    key recipients.
     Organize security, first-aid, fire, HEAT, and other emergency trainings and drills as
    well as security briefings for incoming staff and consultants.
     Ensure staff readiness, resilience, and adherence to security policy.
    Job Requirements
    Education:
     Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in Criminal Justice, Homeland
    Security, Security Administration or Related Field.
    Experience:
     Typically requires 8+ years of security experience in corporate or government
    organizations or military asset protection programs.
     Demonstrated experience with implementing security strategies, policies,
    procedures and standards.
     Demonstrated experience with risk management and contract and vendor
    negotiations.
     Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with
    clients and staff.
     Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO)
     At least five years’ NGO/INGO or other Humanitarian security experience,
    preferably with a large (200+) operation, directly related to West Africa preferably
    Nigeria (Akwa Ibom & Cross River States)
     Extensive leadership, training, and supervisory experience
     Field work in “extreme-risk” zones.
    Attributes:
     Strong customer service focus and ability to build and maintain trusting client
    relationships in a multicultural environment.
     Work productively in a small team environment as well as individually.
     Demonstrated knowledge of security analysis, risk assessments, physical security
    planning and assessments, and security operations and planning.
     Fluent English speaker with superior spoken and written communications;
    candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.
     Comfortable in operating in a high stress environment requiring short deadlines and
    be able to provide reasoned and immediate advice and assistance during
    emergencies with little or no supervision.
     Availability to work on emergency situations during off-hours; if necessary, for an
    extended period of time.
     Willing to undertake domestic and regional travel 40% – 50% of the time.
     Preferred knowledge of local Nigerian languages/dialects like Efik, Annang, Ibibio,
    Ejagham, Ekoi, Yakurr etc
     Thorough understanding of VHF radio use.
    Typical Physical Demands:
     Typical office environment.
     Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work
    on a keyboard.
     Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
     Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
    Technology to be used:
     Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail),
    office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
     VHF handheld radios
    Travel Requirements:
     40%-50%
Job Category: Security Operative
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Akwa Ibom Nigeria
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