Safety and Security Officer at Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD)

Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD)

Future Resilience and Development Foundation (FRAD) is a registered non-profit organization with the corporate affairs commission in accordance with the Nigerian Law. FRAD over the years having been responding to the more than decade long conflict in Northeast Nigeria with operational presence in Various LGAs across the states. FRAD envision a sustainable future where everyone can access development a world no one is left behind, and work with a mission to build the resilience of vulnerable population using locally available solutions that ensures participation and bring meaningful development leaving no one behind. These mission and vision guide our responses and intervention in thematic areas of Nutrition, protection, Education, early recovery and livelihood and food security.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Safety and Security Officer

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Contract

Job Summary

  • The Safety and Security Officer will develop a culture that related the mandate of the organization, ensure all field office and its operational locations and ensure that all required support is provided promptly.
  • He/She will also be responsible for briefing new staffs on the context overview of the security situation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Works with the Designated Field Staffs and the Program Manager on Safety and Security at the Office and also the various field location to coordinate:

  • The development of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
  • Ensure all filed office and its operational locations complies with all FRAD Security policy on Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies.
  • Provide support as required to the Field Staffs Team in case of security-related crisis

Assessment and Analysis:

  • Coordinate with the alternate Security Focal Points for the preparation & delivery of high quality reports, analysis and security by gathering information from a variety of sources.
  • The Security Officer will submit written weekly Field security report to the Program Manager and Executive Director.
  • The Security Officer will coordinate field office weekly security briefing.
  • Ensure that incident reports are properly compiled in a timely manner by staff and shared with the Program Manager and Executive Director.
  • Monitor events, review incidents and coordinate analysis, follow up actions and recommendations
  • Provide security updates which include situational analysis, actions taken and actions recommended to FRAD Field staffs

Policies and procedures:

  • Ensure that all staff understand the FRAD staff’s security plan and agree to abide by its policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the security environment and adjust security policies and procedures accordingly in consultation with the Program Managers and the Executive Director
  • Undertake reviews of policies and procedures; identify opportunities to enhance security.

Programme Implementation:

  • Advise on safe movement for staff e.g. proper vehicle fleet management policies, adequate safety and communication equipment in vehicles and training drivers in established procedures and requisite skills
  • Assist with proposal development to ensure adequate consideration of safety and security need and inclusion of security costs.
  • Undertake security assessments of and field missions to programme areas and potential programme areas; report on findings and design necessary improvements.

Communication and Training:

  • Liaise on a regular basis with other NGO, INGOs and UN agencies in the various field location, government and local administration and where possible with community leaders in the process of gathering and verifying security information
  • Coordinate the gathering and flow of information with other relevant actors; classify security information according to its reliability and accuracy
  • Develop security briefing material and provide orientation to incoming or newly appointed staff
  • Coordinate Safety and Security trainings to FRAD staff’s trainings will include medical, communications, guard force and driving but will also include other higher-level security trainings.

Experience and technical competencies

  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s Degree qualification
  • A clear understanding of the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with field level, national and international institutions
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in complex and insecure settings
  • Well organized with ‘people skills’
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Cross-River, Benue and Taraba states in Nigeria is essential.
  • Demonstrable network of contacts within Nigeria
  • Computer literate – Able to use Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and spoken English leading to the ability to produce a high standard of both written and oral work
  • Ability to analyses information
  • The ability to work harmoniously in a multi-national / multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to work independently, multi-task and anticipate problems
  • Ability to speak the local languages is an advantage.
  • Commitment to FRAD Foundation values.


  • Background training and service in any security service.
  • Values and Critical Competencies

Application Closing Date
20th June, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application (Cover letter and CV) to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


  • The title of the position must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis
  • Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • FRAD Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ethical recruitment, please note that we don’t collect money or participate in any fraudulent activities you can report such to