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  • Posted: May 20, 2022
    Deadline: May 30, 2022
  • Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children. The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil W...
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    Security Officer

    Role Purpose

    • The Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the assessments, security-related guidance and enforcement implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the Humanitarian Response Program with the support of the Safety and Security Manager.

    Dimensions of the Role

    • This will involve, but is not limited to: promoting a culture of security; security incident reporting; security guard oversight and management; monitoring and analysing the security situation in the state of humanitarian response, and supporting the development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for Borno locations.
    • The scope of responsibility is for both Plan International and all authorised visitors.

    Programme development & Quality Management:

    • Regular attendance at relevant security meetings and forums for the North East. 
    • Report on security incidents/threats to Security Manager be on a regular basis (including analysis of trends) and focal persons at the deep field level
    • Effective networking with the military in different deep field locations
    • Managing and maintaining effective use of security communication equipment to support colleagues deployed to deep field locations across Borno state
    • Performing location assessment for Plan International in Borno state
    • Managing and facilitating staff/partners’ movements from Maiduguri to other locations in Borno and to other states in the North East
    • Supporting visitors with post-arrival briefing
    • Providing pre-alert to Security Manager on prospective security issues
    • Ensure general staff safety and security in Borno state
    • Deploy step down training under the guidance of the Security Manager
    • Gathering vital information and intelligence for Security Manager’s use
    • Ensure compliance of all SoPs such as office access SoP, movement SoP, curfew SoP, staff relation-community SoP
    • Providing weekly situation reports for the Security Manager
    • Providing a monthly incident report to the Security Manager
    • Managing security information and communication effectively
    • Drive hibernation and relocation when the context changes
    • Continuously suggest safety and security infrastructure required for different locations according to the emerging threat
    • Manage and supervise guard force in the office premises, guest house and warehouse.
    • Ensure access management into Plan offices and premises in these locations
    • Obtain daily travel reports affecting Plan International staff in their location of duty
    • Any other duty that may be assigned by the Security Manager

    Qualifications, Skills & Knowledge

    • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Health & Safety or any related field
    • 3-5 years of security, health and safety management or similar capacity.
    • Good understanding of national security related issues and their relations to Plan international context
    • Experience in conducting participatory risk assessment and preparing situational analysis including the analysis of factors from both the internal and external environments, identifying crucial risks that must be addressed, setting objectives and developing plans of action
    • Good communication skills (written and verbal) both in several local and English languages to present and garner information quickly and clearly to a variety of audience
    • Computer:  MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.


    • Strong knowledge and experience in occupational security and health & safety operations
    • Ability to prioritise and manage complex and varied workloads, often to tight deadlines, in a dynamic, fragile and multi-cultural setting
    • Ability to guide staff with limited security capacity
    • Ability to predict and respond to security threats/incidents
    • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and trouble-shooting skills including negotiation and influencing skills
    • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders
    • Energetic and motivated individual, with a proven track record of undertaking similar assignments
    • Strategic and critical skills - but also focused on operational results and ‘getting things done’
    • Commitment to continuous learning; willingness to keep abreast of new developments in security
    • Able to work independently but also collaborate closely within teams
    • Ability to establish and sustain strong working relationships with Plan colleagues and in the broader Nigeria community/context
    • Culturally and socially sensitive.

    Method of Application

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