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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2021
    Deadline: Dec 6, 2021
  • (IDS)-Intercommunity Development Social Organization, formally Integrated Development Services (IDS) is a voluntary, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2004 by Peace loving and law-abiding women and youth and incorporated with the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT/No.60576) and was granted Specia...
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    Security Assistant

    Location: Nganzai / Konduga, Borno (Field)
    Employment Type: Contract

    Job Summary

    • The Security Assistant is responsible to follow up the security context in IDS areas of intervention and assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for IDS employees and visitors, premises, and assets as well as maintaining regular communication with staff during field movement within Nganzai town and environs,
    • The Security Assistant is responsible for ensuring that appropriate systems and procedures are in place to maximize safety and security of IDS staff and making sure they are always adhered to,
    • The Security Assistant is responsible for supporting the Security Officer in Borno State to ensure that safety and security is mainstreamed into all field operations (especially Nganzai town) and that the high-quality information is available for decision making.
    • He / she is also in-charge of monitoring the security context and preparing factual and analytical reports to assist IDS Security Officer in its analysis,
    • He/she must conduct an ongoing analysis of the context and any perceived threats, in order to ensure the safe movement of personnel, the safety of all resources and the implementation of programs.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    • Work with IDS security Officer to develop, consolidate, implement, and regularly review operating procedures and security plans.
    • Ensure the availability of all the instruments needed to guarantee the security at the area of interventions in Nganzai town and its environs.
    • Monitor the security situation in the field, reports to the security manager and to report risks and propose mitigation actions promptly.
    • In coordination with the Security Officer, revises and updates the organization’s security tools.
    • Daily track and record all IDS field movement within Nganzai town and its environs.
    • Regularly conduct field visits to assess field site compliance with safety and security procedure during field activities.
    • Collect and report information to IDS Security Officer regarding politics and security in Nganzai town as well as on safety and security issues concerning IDS.
    • Respond to security relevant incidents with information gathering and inform the IDS security Officer.
    • Undertake continual assessments of equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure that minimal conditions for security are met. Prevent loss and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures.
    • Conduct monthly health and safety inspections such as, but not limited to; fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of IDS facilities in Nganzai town and environs.
    • Regularly inventory and stock as necessary hibernation kits, first aid kits, and vehicle safety kits, communication gadgets; ensure that staff know what is in the kits and how and when to use them.
    • Submit regular contextual updates (weekly / situational reports) to IDS Security Officer.
    • Work closely with IDS field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written Incident Report, which is then shared with IDS Security Officer.
    • Take appropriate measures to secure IDS premises, personnel, assets, and properties by regularly monitoring and control of IDS existing security set-up.
    • Liaise with other humanitarian actors in the field in order to obtain information on the safety and security situation.
    • Regularly analyze and update IDS’s vulnerabilities in its areas of intervention;
    • Immediate alerts in the event of a drastic change in the context or significant incidents.


    • A Higher National Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Security Operations and Management / Criminology / Disaster Management / Public administration / International relations / Business Administration / Education - Languages or a field related to humanitarian work.
    • A Bachelors' Degree in similar field will be added advantage.
    • Mandatory Computer use skills (including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet)
    • Fluency in English (written, spoken, comprehension). Knowledge of local language is highly desired (Kanuri, Hausa and Fulani).
    • Training in First Aid and Fire service
    • Basic Mapping or GIS skills
    • Must have completed NYSC service or submit exception certificate.
    • Disaster management and response training/ certification
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently.
    • Flexible and, able to cope with stressful situations.

    Required Experience:

    • At least 1-year security-related experience with UN / INGOs / NGOs, CBOs operating in the Northeast Nigeria either in safety and security and administration. Relevant experience from any other institution will also be considered.
    • Ability to comprehend security related subjects such as threat/risk assessment, security management, and personal and organizational physical security awareness.
    • Previous services with any of the Nigerian Disciplined forces, Certificate of discharge or recommendation from immediate supervisor will be required as proof.
    • Proven experience or ability of working effectively in complex security environments and situations with an articulate understanding of the conflict in northeast.

    Interpersonal Skill:

    • Ability to work closely, professionally and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background.
    • Sound judgment/ open minded and the ability to work under minimal supervision,
    • Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and planning skills,
    • Interpersonal communication and proven written / presentation skills,
    • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions,
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the historical and socio-political context of Nigeria.
    • Candidates from and or living in Gubio LGA will be prioritized.

    Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
    Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within IDS and amongst beneficiaries served by IDS Compliance & Ethics:

    • Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout IDS
    • As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of IDS and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

    Method of Application


    • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
    • Intercommunity Development Social Organisation (IDS) is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, gender or disabilities.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Intercommunity Development Social Organization (IDS) on to apply

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

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