- The Risk Advisor position is the primary safety and security advisor and security focal point for Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION).
- Reporting to the Country Director, the Risk Advisor will be responsible for fostering a culture of safety and security amongst team members and developing a strong organisational security management infrastructure. They will be directly involved with programme design and implementation, looking at general aspects of risk.
- This will be achieved through: regular analysis of the security and operating environment in Nigeria; analysing critical incidents affecting MSION, international employees and INGOs; developing and managing safety and security guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures; providing security briefings to all international visitors and conduct security inductions with all new team members; integrating security policy to all business areas; and developing and testing contingency plans.
- S/he will the first responder to any critical incident, and will review and make recommendations to the Country Management Team regarding safety and security management.
- Overall responsibility for leading a risk advisory team overseeing and analysing medical, financial, reputational, and duty of care risk, providing risk mitigation advice to the Senior Management Team
- Work closely with programmes/medical, finance, logistics and human resources departments to ensure that all new and existing projects have assessed operational risk, have documented and implemented the appropriate mitigations, and achieved duty of care
- Lead and/or support investigations of medical incidents, fraud, duty of care and insurance gaps
- Overall responsibility for ensuring MSION continually meets its Duty of Care requirements in relation to security management and in line with MSI’s Global Security Framework
- Create and update the MSION National Essential Security Package (ESP) (including Welcome Pack, Context Analysis, Threat Levels, Risk Assessment, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans and Crisis Management)
- Support MSION managers to create and update Regional ESPs (including Context Analysis, Threat Levels, Risk Assessment, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans)
- Management of day to day security incidents affecting MSION team members, assets and reputation
- Briefing, debriefing and security induction of all programme visitors, new and existing team members
- Ensure a high level of procedural and physical security measures are in place at all MSION premises, including access control, visitor protocols, key management, and appropriate branding / visibility
- Ensure that appropriate communications and other security related equipment is in place, functional, understood and appropriately used by all relevant staff members
- Contractual management of security guards and private security companies, including agreeing, checking and enforcing SOPs and performance.
- Renewal of contracts and management of payments to security communications and tracking suppliers
Crisis Management Support:
- Delivery of Crisis Management Training to the Crisis Management Team (CMT)
- Activate and ensure adherence to crisis protocol and procedures
- Advise the Country Director, CMT Lead and Support on possible actions, scenarios and outcomes during a crisis
- Ensure that decisions fully address duty of care requirements and maintain log book
- Provide links to external risk management specialists and Nigeria security networks
Human Resources Support:
- Assist HR with the security aspect of recruitment, selection, on-boarding and training of MSION positions with security responsibilities (e.g. Regional Managers)
- Successful technical management of the above positions
- Develop capacity within the country programme through training needs identification, training delivery and on the job support.
- Provide a security induction briefings to all new team members
- Attend and contribute to external security networks (donor, humanitarian forums, professional security working groups)
- Actively develop and maintain security influencer networks with a full range of stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, donors, NGO security forums, government, police, armed forces, intelligence agencies, private security companies
- Continued contact, discussion and strategic planning with MSI’s Global Security Officer
- Ensure that MSION premises, vehicles and assets are free from hazards, safe and well prepared in terms of fire, natural disaster and general safety.
- Prepare and coordinate fire and natural disaster safety drills in all locations
- Relevant university degree, preferably risk management or international development
- Relevant security management training certificates (risk assessment, personal security, security management, abduction, hostile environment awareness) and 1st aid training
- At least 5 years of experience in a similar role with NGOs, with extensive experience in implementing security management and procedures
- Extensive experience working in Nigeria will be an added advantage
- Experience with budget creation and management
- Experience in administration and team management
- Good interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
- Ability to train and mobilise both international and national team members
- Computer and organisational skills
- Fluent in English both written and spoken
- Extensive and active security network
- Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the Support Office
Attitude / Motivation:
- Energy and passion for purpose
- Focus and drive and ability to stay on track
- Action orientated
- Focus on detail while being able to see the big picture
- Flexible and adaptable
- Culturally aware
- A compelling and influential communicator
- Strong networking skills
- Aligned with the values of MSION and Marie Stopes International.