Jhpiego SAFETY & SECURITY MANAGER in Nigeria

The Safety & Security Manager oversees the safety & security aspects of Jhpiego’s projects funded by US government and private foundations. S/he ensures to implement Jhpiego safety & security protocols aimed at minimizing potential risks to staff safety and security. S/he will continuously assess the safety/ security environment and devise risk reduction measures as needed in coordination with Country Director (CD). S/he will routinely assess field offices for their safety/ security requirements and make necessary arrangements in coordination with related, accordingly.

  • 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 bi- weekly security assessment and share with the senior management team. Update rest of staff members in monthly all staff meeting.

  • 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.

  • Ensure implementation of incident tracking and reporting protocols, with key stakeholders.

  • Conduct routine crisis management exercises for all staff and management.

  • Conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.)

  • Maintain confidentiality, impartiality and neutrality being a member of extended senior management team.

  • Be readily available at all times to the Country Director and field staff to advice on security developments.

  • Maintaining all records of crisis events and consolidating these at the ‘End point” of the event.

  • Performs any other task as assigned by CD.

  • Bachelor/ graduate degree in relevant field.

  • 6-7 years field experience in safety and security with a humanitarian or development non-governmental organization.

  • 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.

  • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.

  • Proven ability to work and solve problems independently without direct supervision.

  • Experience living and/or working in Nigeria, and experience in the central Nigeria preferred.

  • Fluent in English and conversant in native languages (Igala, Ebira, Okun, Igbo and Yoruba preferred)

  • Working experience with an International NGO, UN or other donor of development sector.

NOTE: All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above

  • Participate in the business development processes

  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process

  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide feedback as needed

  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives

Interested candidates should submit an Application letter and a CV as one single word document to ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org not later 26th June 2017. The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you have applied for. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org. Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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