Position Overview

Security Focal Point

Key Responsibilities

  • Engagement with relevant stakeholders at clinic and LGA level to obtain security updates
  • Security Incident reporting, particularly those that impact on areas of operations
  • Engagement with staff to assess their understanding of security procedures and protocols and advise, as appropriate
  • Conducting Security Risk Assessment and review of same (as context changes)
  • Monitoring of compliance with laid down security procedures
  • Review of reported security incidents and issuing advisories
  • Daily and weekly communication of security incidents and assessments respectively to relevant staff

Job Responsibilities and Tasks

Monitoring and Analysis (40%)

  • Collect and report information regarding security in the State as well as on safety issues ;
  • Respond to security relevant incidents with information gathering and inform the Security Manager ;
  • Prevent loss and damage by reporting irregularities and informing violators of existing policy and procedures ;
  • Submit regular contextual updates (daily/weekly situational reports) to Managers in the operations, stakeholder and audit units ;
  • Gather security incidents using personal and the organization’s stakeholders contacts concerning areas of operations and document them in a security incident database ;

Safety Procedures (20%)

  • Regularly monitor Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensure their compliance with ABAE security rules ;
  • Carry out regular field visits to verify the knowledge, application and validity of SOPs ;
  • Remain available to staff in the event of a request for support related to the context or security and being proactive if a need is identified

Coordination and Networking (30%)

  • Maintain a wide professional and personal network of influential actors and clearly communicate ABAE’s status and mission in the area ;
  • Participate in meetings concerning security ;
  • Liaise with other humanitarian actors in the field in order to obtain information on the safety and security situation ;
  • Build acceptance to facilitate continuity of current ABAE programs and any future humanitarian or development programming by liaising with local communities, local authorities and other humanitarian actors and stakeholders within the state.

Policies and Procedures (10%)

  • Work with the Security Manager to develop, consolidate, implement, and regularly review operating procedures and security plans ;
  • Monitor the security situation in the field, reports to the Security Manager promptly and effectively report risks and propose mitigation actions ;
  • In coordination with the Security Manager, suggest revisions and updates of the organization’s security tools.

Education and Work Experience Requirement

  • BSc or its equivalent in Social Sciences discipline ;
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in similar capacity for an NGO ;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in English ;

Skills and Competencies Requirement

  • Preferably a former security forces (military or paramilitary) but not required
  • Candidate must be willing to reside in Katsina upon resumption (if successful)
  • Good organizational skills, effective time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize tasks
  • Sound cultural awareness and ability to work in a multicultural and multiethnic environment
  • Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time and to work under pressure
  • Adaptability to changing nature of humanitarian work and operational difficulties
  • Willingness to frequent field missions for assessments even on short notices
  • Careful attention to details
  • Critical thinker and possess problem solving attitude
  • Skilled in conducting security assessments and context analysis
  • Passion to help others and reduce infant mortality
  • Very good communication and writing skills, English, Hausa and dialects (verbal and written)
  • Excellent responsiveness to email and phone requests
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, internet browsers, smartphones and ICT in general. Ability to use Google Doc, Google Sheet and AppSheet would be a bonus.
  • Motivation to work in a young organization that is constantly changing based on stakeholder feedback and operates with a lean structure

Language Requirement

  • Proficiency in English Language (conversation, reading and writing) is required
  • Knowledge of Hausa Language (conversation and reading) is required.

We invite applicants who are highly motivated, smart, and have demonstrated a good fit with the organization's principles of accountability, diligence, communication, planning, and managing time well. In this role, you will receive significant responsibility and will be responsible for delivering consistently. This role is only for those who are able to meet the challenges of a quickly growing organization running a pioneering conditional cash transfer program with unique execution. If you succeed in this role, there will be significant opportunities to grow.

All submissions should be through breezy.hr by filling out this Google Form questionnaire on or before 11.59 pm of 11th June 2021. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis and are encouraged to not wait until the deadline as decisions for this position could be taken sooner.