Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for - and respond to - crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Safety & Security Officer
Location: Minna, Niger
The Safety and Security Officer will be responsible for the assessments, security related guidance and enforce implementation of security policies, guidelines and procedures for the ANRiN project with the support of the Safety and Security Manager.
Dimensions of the Role
This will involve, but 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 implementation and other neighboring states, supporting the development and implementation of Security related Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for Niger 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 in Niger state.
Report on security incidents/threats to Security Manager be on a regular basis (including analysis of trends).
Effective networking with the military in different field locations across the state.
Managing and maintaining effective use of security communication equipment to support colleagues deployed to Plan International locations across Niger state.
Performing location assessment for Plan International in Niger.
Managing and facilitating staff/partners’ movements from Minna to other locations in Niger state.
Supporting visitors with post arrival briefing
Providing pre-alert to Security Manager on prospective security issues
Ensure general staff safety and security in Niger 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 report for the Security Manager
Providing 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 emerging threat
Manage and supervise guard force in the office premises.
Ensure access management into Plan International offices and premises.
Obtain daily travel report affecting Plan International staff in their location of duty
Any other duty that may be assigned by the Security Manager.
Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge
Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates should possess relevant qualifications and work experience.
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