Senior Security Manager at Jhpiego – John Hopkins University


Country Office: Nigeria Country Office Position Reports to: Country Director Overview The Senior Security Manager oversees the safety & security aspects of Jhpiego’s projects funded by US government and private foundations. S/he will ensure that security strategy for the Nigeria Country Office is developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed; consistent with Jhpiego policies, standards and requirements. Ensure proper security coordination of all Jhpiego offices and field locations in Nigeria. Responsibilities Assisting the CD in establishing an effective Safety, Security and Emergency Management Team (SSEMT)/Local Incident Management Team (LIMT); Communicating the membership and function of the Safety, Security and Emergency Management Team /LIMT to all stakeholders; Develop, review and ensure effective implementation of the Jhpiego Nigeria Security Management Plans including a security plan in assigned offices, together with key staff. Prepare timely security updates, based on information from internal and external sources including the US Government, to support policy and procedure reviews as well as to mitigate risks to programming. Monitor implementation of safety and security protocols and promptly advise the CD of any non-compliance and/or concerns/issues. Undertake regular site assessments of Jhpiego properties and implementation areas, communications equipment and options; report on findings and implement necessary improvements under the guidance. Ensure adequate supply and maintenance of necessary safety and security-related equipment at all offices and international staff residences. Under the supervision of CD, develop and implement a regular process of review and revision of security plans, policies, protocols, procedures & standard operating procedures, etc. in collaboration with RSM Consulting (or Jhpiego’s security contractor). Maintain regular contact with other agency security focal points, including NGOs, UN, USAID and local authorities related to security issues and concerns especially in program implementation areas. Under the direction of CD, provide direct support and advice on response related to safety/security incidents to all staff of Jhpiego – Nigeria. Provide safety and security orientation for all new staff, short term technical assistance, expats staff / visitor/ guests and update training for existing staff. Maintain an updated Jhpiego staff contact list and security notification tree and test the tree on a regular basis. Conduct regular site visits to state offices and field sites to assess safety/security arrangements. Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a personnel and vehicle tracking system in each office. Conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.) Be readily available at all times to the Country Director and field staff to advice on security developments. Required Qualification First Degree in Security Management, Criminology or a related field. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage Professional security management certification A minimum of eight (8) years’ work experience with not less than 3 years in a similar role in a multi-cultural work environment. Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of INGO operations. Proven experience of field-based training. Good attention to detail with ability to follow, applies, interpret, and explain instructions and/or guidelines Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners. Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable. Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality Extensive experience in setting up and managing safety and security systems and protocols and provide training to staff and partners. Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment. Good context analysis skills Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC, DFID, etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus. Apply Here

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