The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: Humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.
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