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  • Administrative Assistant / Safety and Security Manager at Abt Associates

  • Posted on: 20 September, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

    Administrative Assistant / Safety and Security Manager


    Req Id: 61481
    Location: Nigeria


    • Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project. The project will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
    • In Nigeria, under the supervision of the Chief of Party/Technical Director, the Safety and Security Manager oversees and directs all aspects organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets of USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project in the country.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate and supervise security planning and operations to effectively support program management and the achievement of program goals
    • Collaborate with the Security Management Team (SMT) consisting of senior field officers that will work closely with and depend heavily on the counsel and guidance of the Security Manager
    • Collaborate with the Global Security Office (GSO)
    • Develop and maintain all plans and protocols relating to personnel safety and the management of security programs to include security management plans, current risk and vulnerability assessments, incident and crisis response plans, pre- and post-arrival security briefings, and business continuity plans as required
    • Manage and oversee a comprehensive training program to include security training, situational awareness, hostile environment training, travel management, fire safety and first aid, incident response/management, and crisis response and preparation training
    • Develop detailed Post Orders for guards assigned at all Abt program facilities as needed. Oversee guard force conduct and discipline at all facilities and act as a focal point with all guard service providers
    • Manage and oversee all driver selection and training, dispatch, communications, and vehicle maintenance
    • Maintain and oversee a comprehensive travel management program based on current risk assessments, neighborhood/road reconnaissance, and the full use of information gathering networks.  Incorporate the use of vehicle tracking, vehicle management and convoy discipline as required along with periodic and mandatory reporting requirements to ensure staff accountability during the conduct of personnel movements
    • Provide regular assessments and recommendations regarding personal, technical, communications, and physical security to the SMT and the GSO
    • Conduct initial and periodic reassessments of all program leased property to include office space, residences, and warehouses and make recommendations regarding upgrades and enhancements as appropriate to the SMT and GSO
    • Build active networks to gather current safety/security information and take responsibility for all security relationships with partners, contractor organizations, embassies, INGOs, local law enforcement and military organizations, and community representatives
    • Provide monthly reports to the GSO summarizing incidents, training, upcoming significant events
    • Recommend budgets in alignment with Security Risk Assessments

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Education – Any combination of training and experience that has prepared the manager for the assignment
    • Certifications – none required, completion of safety and security management course is preferred
    • Experience – 3 – 5 years full time experience in safety and security or related experience
    • Language – Must speak/write English and one or two other Nigerian languages
    • Must use Microsoft word, excel PPT

    Minimum Qualifications

    • (2+) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Method of Application


    • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
    • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested and qualified? Go to ABT Associates career website on to apply

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