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  • State Security Officer at Oxfam

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2018 Deadline: 13 November, 2018
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  • Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

    State Security Officer


    Locations: Birnin Kebbi in Kebbi State and Yola in Adamawa State
    Internal Job Grade: D2 national
    Contract type: 1 Year Fixed Term
    Job Family: Security
    Reporting to: State Coordinator
    Staff reporting to this post: None

    Job Purpose

    • Oxfam seeks to hire three (02) Security Officers for its food security and resilience building projects in Adamawa Kebbi and Taraba States
    • The Security Officer provides technical support to the Oxfam PROACT team in Kebbi State in the day to day management of security for staff working in the State through the monitoring of field trips security assessment and security incident reporting
    • Key deliverables for this position include general administration of local guards assigned to the project office and warehouses documentation and reporting of all security incidents liaison with local security agencies and security focal points of other INGOs in the state procurement processes.
    • The Officer will be exemplary in commitment to Oxfam core values upholding principles and policies

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • Engage state project management and staff as well as staff at all levels to facilitate the adoption and compliance with Oxfam’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
    • Undertake Security Risk Assessments for all project locations in the State
    • Undertake implementation and compliance with Oxfam’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
    • Develop and deliver capacity building in safety and security training for staff
    • Provide security management advice, guidance and support to the state project office operations in implementing action plans based on Oxfams Safety & Security Manager assessments and recommendations
    • Provide and Coordinate technical assistance and guidance to state project office operations
    • Assess and evaluate country security guidelines and make recommendations for improvements using the Standards in Oxfam Policy and Standards for security management plans, evacuation contingency plans and standard operating procedures
    • Enforce Oxfam Standard Operating Procedures for Kebbi State, and provide recommendations to state Livelihood project Coordinator and the Security Coordinator for improvement
    • Promote the concept that safety and security plans and guidelines should be jointly developed by the whole team to create ownership and encourage compliance
    • Assist the National Oxfam Security Coordinator to manage the safety and security for day-to-day operations any and all emergency responses and project operations
    • Undertake implementation and compliance with Oxfam’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
    • Ensure the physical site security of all office and project locations under the jurisdiction of the project state Office
    • Oversee the contract management and daily management of guards
    • Track daily field missions and movements of all staff
    • Report and assist in managing safety and security incidents
    • Report on safety and security at weekly meetings, and provide updates and information, verbally and in writing as well as send in weekly security situation report to the Country office.
    • Assist Livelihoods project Coordinator in organizing the core Crisis Management Team and rehearsing and executing contingency plans.
    • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Oxfam policies and procedures with respect to gender, safety and security code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
    • Provide Security briefing to all Oxfam staff and visitors to the project state.

    Educational, Experience & Competence Essential

    • First degree or equivalent in Security Management, Business Administration or any other relevant discipline of study.
    • Minimum of 4 years “hands-on” working experience in Security management with an international NGO including 1 years at supervisory level.
    • Proven experience of establishing and implementing security systems for an International Organization.
    • Good understanding of working with donor requirements and prior experience of monitoring/managing budgets.
    • Excellent organizational, problem-solving and negotiation skills. The ability to remain calm whilst dealing with conflicting priorities/work under pressure is essential.
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and report writing skills
    • Strong analytical skills and experience using a computerised information management system (Ms. Word, Excel, Accounting! Procurement software etc.)
    • Critical focus on providing a superior service level to managers and colleagues and delivering agreed results within time and budget Constraints and to expected standards.
    • Ability to represent Oxfam in a professional and competent manner with external individuals and organisations.
    • A high level of self-awareness, personal energy, stamina and flexibility. Ability to work creatively, effectively and under own initiative.
    • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work.
    • Knowledge or appreciation of Nigeria in terms of its political, economic and social trends plus a good understanding of the key development and humanitarian issues in the region.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their Application Letter and CV as one attachment to: with the position title as the subject of the email.

    Note: Only applications in the required format will be considered.

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