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Christian Aid Nigeria Vacancy for Security Advisor


Security Advisor

  • Salary (full time):₦9,871,478 Salary (full time)
  • Full time salary:9871478
  • Type of contract:Fixed Term
  • Contracted hours:35
  • Contract length:2 years with possibility of extension
  • Location:Borno State, Maiduguri
  • Closing date:31 December 2019
  • Interview date:9 January 2020

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About us

Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Humanitarian and Sustainable Development, Democracy and Good Governance and Health and Human Development.

About the role

This 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. The role will maintain a strong and diverse information network (local, UN, INSO, IMF etc) from which reliable and up to date information on security may be obtained and applied by the team. The role will provide sound cultural and situational advice, especially to the Country Manager and other staff within the country team. The role as delegated by the country manager, will ensure the security and crisis management plans are regularly reviewed and up to date and, provide security briefings to in country visitors prior to their arrival. The role will ensure that all Christian Aid staff – programme, office, drivers and guards are regularly trained on security and communications procedures. The role will ensure that field security assessments are carried out and provided to the Country Manager as required prior to submission of travel requests. Thereafter provide security support and presence during field trips. The role will be responsible for the technical supervision of  the guards and drivers at both locations, ensuring vehicle, communication & security equipment are checked and maintained accordingly, whilst all understand their role.  The post holder will regularly up-date and communication with Corporate Security Manager.

About you

You are required to have a degree any of the  in Social Sciences, Administration or Business. You are required to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in security and safety management/logistics in an international NGO. You should have field based experience in complex and insecure settings or relevant security overseas position. You are required to have 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 should have the ability and willingness to change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies. You must have excellent analytical skills and able to work effectively in a diverse team environment. You are required to establish and maintain effective working relations with relevant internal and external stakeholders, with sensitivity and respect for diversity and be experienced in people management. Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions is essential for this role. Ability to effectively deal with the stress factor in security is situations

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships

Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal: What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task?  What did you do? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?

Communicate effectively

Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others: What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver results

Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence: What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did analyse the information and data? What was the outcome?


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About Christian Aid

We have more than 70 years’ experience of working in partnership to support communities to thrive. We tackle the root causes of poverty so that women, men and children the world over are strengthened against future knocks. And if disasters happen, we get people the help they want straight away.