Safety and Security Manager (Re-Advertised) at Action Against Hunger | ACF-International, Sokoto State 

Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Location: Sokoto
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit  , Security / Intelligence

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in and/or conduct safety assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residence and propose relevant measures to guarantee minimal safety and security standards;
  • Ensure teams’ proper application of security measures and procedures, particularly with regard to field movements;
  • Provide support for the drafting, reviewing and updating of security documents, including (but not limited to) risk analysis tables, standard operating procedures, and contingency plans;
  • Assist the Field Coordinator and/or Humanitarian Access & Security Head of Department (SSCO) represent Action Against Hunger at the local/regional level to humanitarian and government representatives on safety and security related protocols and needs;
  • Contribute to the implementation of security procedures and plans and ensure that all practical preparations are in place and known to all relevant staff;
  • Act as key focal point for interactions with local authorities and community stakeholders to ensure Action Against Hunger is known and Action Against Hunger Nigeria Mission is accepted in all areas it intervenes, and is guaranteed safe access to its areas of intervention. Proactively and autonomously reach out to external security actors (NGO security staff, UN, state and local security forces, local authorities and community stakeholders) in order to retain an up-to-date context understanding. Ensure communication with external interlocutors during field visits;
  • Continuously collect information on all aspects of security (notably through media monitoring and networking) and consolidate an incident database in areas Action Against Hunger is conducting its activities;
  • Coordinate purchase requisitions and interventions with the Logistics department regarding base security requirements, and participate in the budgeting process of the project cycle management;
  • Technically supervise security guards working on all Action Against Hunger premises in Sokoto and ensure all relevant procedures are implemented and respected;
  • Conduct weekly meetings to update Action Against Hunger staff on the security situation, and provide weekly written reports on the local context;
  • Regularly visit Action Against Hunger’s areas of intervention for information gathering and assessment purposes;
  • Participate in and/or conduct safety assessments prior to team deployment to new field areas;
  • Lead security, safety and access, as well as incident management trainings for Action Against Hunger staff and security guards working on all Action Against Hunger premises in Sokoto;
  • Participate in the monitoring and evaluation of the dissemination and enforcement of security rules by Action Against Hunger staff;
  • Brief new employees and visitors on the local security context and applicable security rules, provide extra briefings and debriefings on security matters as required;
  • Contribute to critical incidents management and participate in the crisis management team;
  • Participate and lead business continuity with base personnel in case of hibernation, evacuation and relocation;
  • Coordinate and facilitate medical evacuations in coordination with ACF Coordination Office and external providers.

Position Requirements:

  • A university degree or equivalent;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in Safety and Security with INGOs in Nigeria is required;
  • Ability to write short coherent reports on topics of security relevance;
  • Existing network to influential actors in the Northwest of Nigeria (e.g. on security, political, social, cultural, and religious levels);
  • Knowledge of the political and security situation in the Northwest of Nigeria;
  • Fluency in English and Hausa language;
  • Resident in the Northwest of Nigeria for at least 5 years;
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment, taking initiative & prioritizing multiple tasks with minimal supervision;
  • Experience in a humanitarian/NGO context;
  • Experience in dealing with Safety & Security threats in a private/non-profit organization;
  • Excellent writing skills is an added advantage;
  • Previous management experience, including management of multiple teams/departments, is desirable;
  • Basic experience in the Nigerian Security Forces (Military and/or Police) is an added advantage.

Method of Application