Country Security Manager needed at FHI 360

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Job title : Country Security Manager

Job Location : Abuja

Deadline : July 07, 2024

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Basic Function:

  • Working closely with the Nigeria Country Leadership and Global Security Team, the position holder will fill an administrative/technical line management role over the in-country security team and provide safety and security support to all FHI 360 projects across the country.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct country/region specific Security Risk Assessments to determine risk and corresponding mitigations for personnel and project operations.
  • Support the operations of a Security Management Team and closely advise the Country Director and Global Security Team on the evolving security context across Nigeria.
  • Provide administrative/technical line management support to the in-country security team. Work closely with project leadership and field-based personnel to provide tailored, context specific, security support.
  • Build relationships with partner security focal points and remain available to offer guidance and support within the framework of our policies.
  • Manage the implementation and enforcement of FHI 360 security guidelines.
  • Supervise the guard force contract and perform regular performance evaluations to ensure service quality.
  • Collect, collate, and analyze security threat information. Disseminate noteworthy, sanitized, updates to the relevant teams.
  • Provide timely situation assessments and recommendations for action during security incidents.
  • Prepare weekly security reports on context shifts and implications in our areas of operation, security incidents affecting our staff, and security support requests from in country leadership.
  • Prepare and deliver security briefings for new hires, visitors, and project staff on field trips outside of our normal areas of operation.
  • Establish productive liaison with security departments at other INGOs, UN, diplomatic missions, USAID’s Partner Liaison Security Operations (PLSO) and vendor security information providers.
  • With the support of the Global Security team, contribute security plans and budget costs to new project proposals.
  • Organize security, first-aid, fire, HEAT, and other security training and drills as appropriate. Ensure staff maintain their readiness.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Ability to work closely with various project staff on competing priorities while being geographically removed from some of our areas of operation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of security risk analysis, risk assessments, physical security planning, and incident management and response.
  • Fluent English speaker with strong spoken and written communication skills; candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.
  • Comfortable operating in a high stress environment that may require short deadlines and the ability to provide reasoned and immediate support during emergencies.
  • Availability to work on emergency situations during off-hours; if necessary, for an extended period of time.
  • Willing to undertake domestic and regional travel 30% – 40% of the time.
  • Preferred, Some knowledge of local Nigerian languages/dialects.
  • Thorough understanding of GPS Tracker and VHF radio use.


  • Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in a related field is preferred.
  • Typically requires 8+ years of security risk management experience.
  • Experience with an INGO and knowledge of the humanitarian sector is an asset.
  • A formal security qualification or security management training work experience in complex environments (minimal 7 years) Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic team. Experience and knowledge of personnel and organizational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and security awareness in complex context.
  • Experience in incident reporting, incident mapping, compilation of security reports and assessments.
  • Experience in training and coaching national and international staff in safety and security.
  • Demonstrated experience with implementing security strategies, policies, procedures, and standards across a broad scope of projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with contract and vendor negotiations.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Field work in “extreme-risk” zones is an asset.

Typical Physical Demands:

  • Typical office environment.
  • Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.

Technology to be Used:

  • Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
  • GPS Trackers and VHF handheld radios.

Travel Requirements:

  • 30%-40%

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