The Security Adviser role is to provide in country security cover and assessments for the staff, the programme, and the offices in Nigeria. This will be done by applying Christian Aid’s security protocols, in country assessments, contacts with the local security community, the UN, INSO, IMF and other appropriate sources. He/she will line manage 2 Security Officers currently located within the Country Programme structure. He/she will deploy advanced security intelligence across the Country with the support of the Security Officers to ensure that all Christian Aid Nigeria staff, assets, and partners are safe and have little or no possible exposures to security vulnerabilities. This role will be based in Abuja and reports to the Country Director.
You are required to have a Degree in any of the Social Sciences, Administration or Business. You must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in security and safety management/logistics in an international NGO as well as field-based experience in complex and insecure settings or relevant security overseas position. You must have a sound understanding of Nigerian social and political context and its impact on security; be well informed and knowledgeable about global security trends and issues. You must be able and willing to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies. You must have excellent analytical skills and be able to work effectively in a diverse team environment. You must be able to establish and maintain effective working relations with relevant internal and external stakeholders, with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Experience of people management is crucial for this position.
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