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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 4, 2021
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    iMMAP’s approach to work is simple and targeted: go where the need is greatest. We focus on integrated solutions across all sectors to reach our mission to empower the world’s most vulnerable through the enhanced use of data to inform decision making. We bring deep, functional expertise, but are known for our holistic perspective: we capture valu...
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    Country Security Advisor

    Location: Maiduguri, Borno

    Status: National Employee


    • iMMAP program in Nigeria started late 2016 and was designed to support the response to the ongoing crisis in in the Northeast of the country, by strengthening the information management (IM) capacity of the responders within the different humanitarian sectors.
    • The target beneficiaries of this program are the humanitarian partners (who are all sectors members) and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [UNOCHA] in its mandated inter-cluster coordination role.

    Description of Duties

    • The Country Security Advisor (CSA) will work with the iMMAP Nigeria team and the iMMAP Security Department to ensure the safety and security of all in-country staff.
    • The primary function of the CSA is to provide assistance to the Country Director on all safety, security and logistics issues, as they relate to staff and programs in Nigeria.
    • The CSA will function as the Logistics officer for the iMMAP Maiduguri office and will provide all logistic support require for the office operations and daily functionalities.
    • The CSA is committed to implementing and maintaining the highest standards of security and contingency planning in order to ensure the safety of all staff in country.


    • The CSA will monitor the security situation in Nigeria, conduct risk assessments, participate in enforcing security and safety procedures and provide sound and timely advice to staff and management on safety and security matters.
    • The CSA will maintain contacts with local and national authorities and international state and non-state actors, compiling threat analysis, incident reports and routine security reports.
    • The CSA will liaise and coordinate timely and efficiently with the Country Director and the Global Security Manager regarding security incidents, threats or deficiencies which potential could affect operations.
    • The CSA will assist with the implementation of safety and security policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) as detailed by the Global Security Manager.
    • The CSA will ensure compliance with iMMAP’s global operating principles and risk management policies.
    • The CSA will ensure that security clearances are received before staff embark on local or international travels.
    • The CSA will create a weekly situation report as per iMMAP’s SOP, including a brief analysis of the security situation.
    • The CSA will conduct security induction briefs for new staff.
    • The CSA will design and practice emergency systems, emergency communications and provisioning of emergency supplies for all staff.
    • The CSA will conduct and submit to the Country Director, Site Risk Assessments for locations regularly visited by iMMAP staff, including field locations.
    • The CSA will maintain the validity of emergency & contingencies protocols based on the applicable E&C level as prescribed in the Project Security Plan.
    • The CSA will ensure that communication protocols are implemented, and project warden lists are up to date.
    • The CSA will liaise with other humanitarian and emergency actors as well as international and national governments on safety and security matters.


    • Ensure that all logistics & procurement specific iMMAP/donors’ rules and policies are understood and respected.
    • Manage office and guest house space allocations for allocations for all staff and short-term visitors.
    • Provide a list of all iMMAP security vetted hotels to visitors and guests and ensure bookings are made ahead.
    • Take inventory of all office and guest house supplies, maintaining a good record and ensuring the office has sufficient supplies.
    • Ensure that IMMAP Guesthouse is well equipped with required furniture, laundry services, electricity and internet, plus maintenance are given when needed.
    • Mange and supervise all necessary repairs and maintenance in the office and Guest house. Ensuring all works are done timely and in a proper manner.
    • Interface with the Maiduguri Immigration service on all expat entries and visits, ensuring that challenges are addressed quickly and seamlessly.
    • Lease new offices and houses by selecting suitable location and prepare a contract with close collaboration with the Administrative Coordinator.
    • Supervise all cleaners, cooks and drivers; monitor the car rental movement at IMMAP office and ensure that movements are pre-approved and tracked.
    • Supervise Generator running and maintenance, ensure usage logs are well monitored.
    • Optimize all logistics operations to increase cost-effectiveness including setting up longer-term supply contracts
    • Ensure iMMAP supplier due diligence is effective


    •  Maintain effective and positive internal contacts with iMMAP in-country associates, officers and staff, and external contacts with national and local government officials, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agency officials, vendors, media, and the general public.
    • Follow iMMAP's branding regulations required for marking, or branding, of all iMMAP products and correspondence.

    Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation:

    • The Country Security Advisor will report directly to the Country Director with technical reporting line to the Global Security Manager.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

    • iMMAP team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to beneficiaries of iMMAP programs, 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 field projects


    • Ability to provide a clear Criminal Record Check,
    • Ability to provide honourable discharge papers, if a previous member of Armed Forces or Police Service.
    • Experience
    • Considerable practical experience of managing security in complex contexts and high-risk environments;
    • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of working in the safety, security and logistics sector
    • Former military or police, or extensive experience as an NGO security officer or with a Private Security Company;
    • Previous experience working in international non-governmental organisation is preferred;
    • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret and analyse data and translate into effective information;
    • Soft skills
    • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel;
    • Ability to work well in a small team, operate under pressure, prioritise and deliver high-quality work within deadlines, and meet team objectives.

    Guiding Principles:

    • Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.
    • iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

    Method of Application


    • iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.
    • Note that due to the urgency of this position, application will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled before the recruitment closing date.
    Interested and qualified? Go to iMMAP on to apply

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