IFDC Country Security Officer Jobs in Nigeria

IFDC Country Security Officer Jobs in Nigeria

The Organization:

  • IFDC is an independent non-profit organization that combines innovative research, market systems development, and strategic partnerships to identify and scale sustainable soil solutions for improved food security and livelihoods around the world.


  • Responsible for the set-up and implementation of in-country operational security risk management.

    Main Responsibilities and Tasks

    Communication & Reporting:

    • Communication is the main pillar of security; ensure always to maintain a solid communication with staff, partners, other NGOs and other stakeholders and value any information, even based on rumors and pass to Country Representative;

    • Ensure staff members and visitors are always updated on security situation in the country
    – by e-mail, SMS, or other communication system.

    • Ensure that communication tools and equipment are functioning well and in working condition;

    • Ensure that communication material is available and fully charged;

    • Never relay on a single communication network, have 2nd or even 3rd means of communication;

    • Coordinate with Local partners and other relevant stakeholders;

    • Attend relevant (INSO and/or other) security meetings after approval of Country Representative;

    • Update Country Representative on security situation in the field;

    • Provide security briefings and debriefings to newcomers, travelling staff and others;

    • Provide minutes of meetings to relevant stakeholders;

    • Compile a monthly security report and analysis;

    • Write regular security management reports with situational analysis and recommendations;

    • Ensure that IFDC’s Country Security Plan is relevant and updated as appropriate and that
    all staff members and visitors know their roles and responsibilities.

    Staff, Program & Premises Safety & Security:

    • Monitors staff and visitor adherence to the Country Security Plan;

    • Actively involved in support to and follow-up of security incidents;

    • Acts as coordinator in the Local crisis Response Team (LRT);

    • Ensures updated risk assessment of program locations and related mitigation measures;

    • Take appropriate security/safety measurements to limit and mitigate the security/safety risk and damages of IFDC premises;

    • Secures IFDC premises and personnel and ensure monitoring surveillance equipment;

    inspecting office compound, equipment, and access points and entry gates;

    • Ensures IFDC compound is safe and secure, and maintained to prevent unauthorized entries;

    • Ensures security guards are well aware of and equipped to their responsibilities and present 24/7 on duty;

    • Monitor on regular bases and ensure IFDC premises are well equipped with fire
    extinguishers, first aid kits, hibernation kits and emergency contact list;

    • Monitor on regular basis and ensure security guards have access to basic security equipment (torch, mobile phone + charger and credit and IFDC emergency contact list).

    • Ensure there is safe area for fleet parking, drivers alerted for any evacuation in an immediate notice;

    • Conduct a security assessment of IFDC new premises before IFDC goes with contract signatures;

    • Identify an exit routes and arrange transportation and safety measurements to evacuate
    staff – in case the situation turns into violence;

    Transport & movement Safety & Security:

    • Coordinate staff movement in the field – in coordination with Security Focal Point and
    Country Representative;

    • Ensure all vehicles equipped with updated fire extinguishers, first aid kits and IFDC emergency numbers, if
    not, inform NAFO/Security Focal Point to update;

    • Ensure all cars seat belt are working and staff members are following the safety instruction;

    • Monitor with Logistic team support the car movement and speed limit of the vehicles in
    IFDC with the GPS tracking system;

    • Organizes relevant permits, together with Country Representative and NAFO.

    Capacity building:

    • Ensure all staff members and visitors are aware of IFDC Country Security Plan and other internal safety & security documents;

    • Identify needs for Safety & Security training for staff (both national and international);

    • Organize Safety & Security training in order to get full awareness and compliance to the in-country safety & security situation, risks, and mitigation measures.

    Expected Profile

  • The ideal candidate should have a background in a relevant Safety & Security field, with a
    minimum of 2 years of experience working as an NGO security officer.

    • Should demonstrate previous experience with NGO security and/or project management.

    • Should demonstrate understanding of NGO safety practices and principles and their application.

    • Should demonstrate experience of effective contacts with national and local authorities,
    non- state actors and military forces.

    • Should be willing and ready to support the IFDC team in designing and implementing the appropriate risk reduction strategy (acceptance, protection, deterrence) especially for remote field locations.

    • Ability to write good quality reports and a Country Security Plan.

    • Has a proven ability to work across multiple technical areas simultaneously, supporting
    multiple staff members.

    • Has expertise in responding to security incidents, conducting security assessments
    establishing a Country Security Plan (policy & procedures).

    • A collaborative colleague, able to create a shared vision of security with the country team.

    • Ability to help Country Representative, Security Focal Point, and other team members in learning regarding Safety & Security issues.

    • Has a network of security contacts and information sources in order to gather information
    on emerging events and trends quickly and accurately.

    • Able to spot trends and keep IFDC Global Security Manager informed about country
    risks and support needs.

    • Knowledge of / insight in the country (security) context.


  • Willing to travel up to 50% of time.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IFDC Country Security Officer Jobs in Nigeria

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