Country Safety and Security Officer At Sightsavers

Title: Country Safety and Security Officer

Location: Kaduna, Nigeria**
Contract: Fixed Term Contract 2 years (renewable)
Salary: **Local Terms and Conditions apply

About the role of Country Safety and Security Officer

The Country Safety & Security Officer, reporting to the Safety and Security Manager is responsible for the coordination of the country security plan within Nigeria. The position ensures local risk controls and standard operating procedures are adhered to and coordinates field safety. The position will be based in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Key responsibilities for the Safety and Security Officer role include office security, domestic travel, international travel, communications and risk assessment. This is an important and varied role.

Duties include:

· Implementing and coordinating access control procedures

· Managing office safety and security equipment such as fire and first aid kits and hibernation boxes

· Coordinating journey management and conducting risk assessments on all journeys outside the office location

· Acting as point of contact for traveller communications

· Coordinating assessment of all hotels in Nigeria used by Sightsavers staff in line with SOPs

· Coordinating and assessing all travel in Nigeria for international staff in conjunction with the Safety and Security Manager

· Holding responsibilities for airport pick-ups and drop-offs

· Delivering safety and security briefings to international visitors

· Maintaining and updating the country welcome pack and arrivals brief

· Holding the country emergency phone and maintaining the emergency communications system

· Holding responsibility for all incident reporting within Nigeria

· Coordinating country call tree, emergency contact lists and incident alert system

· Assisting the SSM and the Country Director in preparing risk assessments for current and new programmes

· Attending INGO security forums as Sightsavers’ representative

· Preparing monthly threat situational reports for the country director and SSM

· Coordinating vehicle safety checks in liaison with the lead driver

· Ensuring all vehicles are registered and drivers are licensed

· Ensuring all Sightsavers vehicles are equipped in line with SOPs

· Responsibility for the vetting of third-party vehicle providers

· Updating and maintaining approved hospital/clinic lists throughout Nigeria

· Ensuring staff have appropriate medical equipment for domestic travel


· BSc degree qualification

· Fluent in English

· Fluent in Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba

· Current clean drivers’ licence

· Strong IT and communication

· Proactive and passionate about security process and procedure

· Previous proven track record working within an INGO environment

The ideal candidate will be a Nigerian national with a good understanding of operating in the central and northern states of Nigeria as well as having previous experience of working for an INGO. A security management qualification (CPP, PSP, PDI or equivalent) preferred.**

The Country Safety and Security Officer is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.

Closing date: 23 January 2022

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 7 February 2022

To apply

Please apply for the opportunity via our website. Please detail all professional work experience in the application form. Applications should be made in English.

As an equal opportunity Employer we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader therefore qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply

How to apply

Apply Here

Please apply for the opportunity via our website. Please detail all professional work experience in the application form. Applications should be made in English.