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  • Posted: Jun 17, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 21, 2020
  • Malteser International is a non-governmental organization with headquarters in Europe and America. The organization’s General Secretariat, as well as its European headquarters are located in Cologne, Germany. The American headquarters are based in New York City, USA. The international network of the Order of Malta plays an essential role in our work...
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    Security Officer (m/f/d)

    Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria with frequent travel to field locations and Abuja

    Job Description

    • In support of our work in Northeast Nigeria, Malteser International is looking for a motivated Security Officer (m/f/d) - National position.
    • The role of Security Officer (m/f/d) is to provide in country security assessments and advice to Malteser International staff, programme and offices in Nigeria.
    • The Security Officer (m/f/d) will be responsible for supervising the safety and security framework support in line with Malteser International’s policies, procedures and guidelines. Analysing situational changes, updating equipment, and training staff, based on in country assessments, contacts with the local security community, UN and INGO security bodies and other appropriate sources.
    • Also, line managing the guards and drivers at all office locations and reporting to the Program Coordinator and/or his Deputy.


    • Monitor, analyse and report to the Program Coordinator to ensure that Malteser International program staff are aware of security risks and mitigation measures
    • Maintain and update a strong and diverse network of information (local, UN, INSO etc) and regularly analyse security information for the use of the program staff
    • Ensure regular reporting of security related information to relevant external bodies
    • Regularly visit the field office and program locations to review the office security (including deep field locations)
    • Ensure regular internal reporting (monthly sit rep and other formats as required)
    • Train staff, including program, office, drivers and guards, regularly on core security procedures, communication, and safe movement
    • Regular incidence mapping of Malteser International target beneficiary locations
    • Conduct field security assessments as required prior to travels of staff
    • Regularly check and update the security equipment, including communication devices
    • As delegated by the Program Coordinator provide reviews and updates of the safety and security management plan and the contingency planning of Malteser International
    • Line manage the guards and drivers at both locations and train on security related aspects regularly


    • Working experience in the field of security management and humanitarian relief or relevant University degree or applied degree in security or crisis management or related domains
    • Proven experience and excellent ability to successfully work with local and international bodies (esp. INSO, UNDSS, etc)
    • Proven experience of working with international NGOs in humanitarian and crisis contexts
    • Proven experience of giving trainings to support and coach staff on security issues
    • Proven communication skills including the ability to effectively motivate people and to communicate in a trustful and culturally sensitive way
    • Willingness, physical and mental strength to work in deep field locations in Borno state
    • Experience in report writing and training development would be an asset


    • Starting date: 01. July 2020
    • Duration of contract:  2 months, extension very likely
    • Salary according to qualification and experience, insurance package
    • Kindly note that this a national position

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