Security Officer in Gombe, Nigeria

at Save The Children

Industry
NGO
Specialization
Security and Investigations
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Gender
Male or Female
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Job Description

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Safety Officer will work closely with the National Safety & Security Manager and Gombe Field Manger to carry out safety and security assessments, make recommendations and provide support for the implementation of SCI programs in the state.  The Safety Officer will facilitate the implementation of Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards within country programmes and help drive systemic change in the quality of safety and security management and contribute to building country compliance with safety and security Essential Standards.  He/She will also take forward the organisational security ethos.  While on assignment the post holder will play a key role in the capacity building of Safety & Security Focal Points.

They will be expected to undertake a leadership role in an emergency and support the team leaders and team at a senior level.

SCOPE OF ROLE:

Reports to: (Direct)TBD Field Manager, (Indirect) National Safety and Security Manager, CO

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • Engage country programme management and staff as well as staff at all levels to facilitate the adoption and compliance with the Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Undertake Security Risk Assessments for any and all emergency responses and humanitarian operations
  • Undertake implementation and compliance with Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Develop and deliver capacity building in safety and security training for staff
  • Provide safety security management advice, guidance and support Gombe Operations
  • Provide and Coordinate technical assistance and guidance to Gombe Operations in implementing action plans based on Safety & Security Manager assessments and recommendations
  • Assess and evaluate country/programme security guidelines and make recommendations for improvements using the Standards in the Save the Children Policy and Standards for security management plans, evacuation contingency plans and standard operating procedures
  • Enforce SC Nigeria Standard Operating Procedures, and provide recommendations to Field Operations Manager for improvement
  • Promote the concept that safety and security plans and guidelines should be jointly developed by the whole team to create ownership and encourage compliance
  • Promote the concept that safety and security is an integral element of programme design and operations and should be amongst the first planning considerations
  • Assist the National Security Safety and Security Manager to Manage the  safety and security for day-to-day operations any and all emergency responses and humanitarian operations
  • Undertake implementation and compliance with Save the Children’s Safety and Security Policy and Standards
  • Ensure the physical site security of all offices and program locations under the jurisdiction of the Gombe operations
  • Oversee the contract management and daily management of guards
  • Track daily field missions and movements of all staff
  • Report and assist in managing safety and security incidents
  • Report on safety and security at weekly meetings, and provide updates and information, verbally and in writing as well as send in weekly security situation report.
  • Assist Field Operations Manager in organizing the core Crisis Management Team and rehearsing and executing contingency plans.
  • The post-holder will comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child safeguarding, safety and security, code of conduct, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
  • Provide Security briefing to all Safe and visitors to their Locations.
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