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  • Posted: Sep 8, 2021
    Deadline: Sep 12, 2021
  • The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in 1919 in Paris in the aftermath of World War I. The war had shown a need for close cooperation between Red Cross Societies, which, through their humanitarian activities on behalf of prisoners of war and combatants, had attracted millions of volunteers and built a large ...
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    Officer, Security

    Job Number: S00668
    Location: Nigeria (North- West)
    Duration: 6 months
    Accompanied Status: N/A
    Grade: Not applicable
    Contract Type: Employee

    Job Purpose

    • Serve as the Security officer in the Hunger Crisis appeal being implemented in the North-west States of Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara and the North-central States of Benue, Niger and Nasarawa. 
    • The post holder will ensure all IFRC (and other RCRC) personnel, assets, and operations are adequately protected, and to enable business operations even in the most complex environments.

    Job Duties & Responsibilities
    Analysis and Planning:

    • Carry out security risk assessments, including field security assessments, across the North-west and North-central states of the Hunger crisis project.
    • Support in the development of risk management measures across the two zones
    • Carry out geo-political and socio-economic analysis for the Program Manager and Senior security officer based in the Cluster office in Abuja.
    • Support IFRC business continuity planning during major events (e.g. national elections).

     Incident and Emergency Response:

    • Respond 24/7 to IFRC or RCRC-related security incidents/emergencies/crises to safeguard personnel, assets, and operations.
    • Ensure any internal/external security related-incident or emergency is immediately and adequately reported to the Security Coordinator /Security Unit/Head of Cluster Delegation.
    • Evaluate and record IFRC security incidents and identify incident/threat/risk patters or trends in the North-west and central states.

    Monitoring, Evaluation, and Compliance:

    • Monitor and evaluate IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance in Nigeria and support Field Managers/Security Coordinator /Head of Delegation in the development of MSRs.   
    • Monitor and evaluate compliance with mandatory IFRC safety & security trainings (e.g. e-learning programs) in Nigeria.

    Business Continuity and Programme support:

    • Advise on and implement effective business continuity measures to minimise the impact of any disruption (e.g. fuel strikes, capital controls on banks, power cuts, inhibited communications)
    • Advise on and implement effective security risk management controls for the Hunger crisis appeal in the North-west and North-central states.

    Training and Development:

    • Brief IFRC and other RCRC personnel or visitors/guests in matters of security risk management, including but not limited to arrival briefings, event briefings, special mission briefings, and VIP briefings.
    • Conduct emergency drills, including but not limited to building evacuations.
    • Support in the provision of security and safety trainings to IFRC or other RCRC personnel.

    Liaison and Coordination:

    • Liaise and coordinate with other RCRC national societies in matters of security risk management in the North-west and central regions.   
    • Liaise and coordinate with relevant security bodies in the ICRC, United Nations, and international NGOs i
    • Liaise with relevant government authorities, e.g. military, police, and intelligence agencies, in the two regions of the Hunger crisis project.


    • Supervise and ensure that contracted guard force in IFRC offices undertakes its duties as per requirements on a 24/7 basis.
    • Liaise and coordinate with contract guards force provider to ensure full compliance as per established service provider contract.
    • Train security guards in relation to IFRC post orders, standard operating procedures, and emergency procedures.


    • A relevant University Degree e.g. BA, BSc.
    • Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers)


    • Working experience in a humanitarian organisation
    • First-hand experience with IFRC security management system
    • Training and human resources management experience
    • North-west and North-central contextual understanding and operational experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Language:

    • Good communication skills
    • Good analytical skills in political, socio-economics and security areas
    • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
    • Good stress management skills
    • Self-supporting in computers [Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.]
    • Valid driving license (light vehicles)
    • Fluently spoken and written English Language is required
    • Fluently spoken and written Hausa Language is required

    Competencies and Values:

    • Communication
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Judgement and Decision Making
    • Customer Relations
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Building Trust

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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