Mercy Corps Security Guard Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps Security Guard Jobs in Nigeria

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action - helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

In Nigeria, Mercy Corps has worked since 2012 by focusing its programming on adolescent girls’ empowerment, economic development, conflict mitigation, and humanitarian response.

With the insurgency spilling over from the Northeast of Nigeria and causing displacement of millions of individuals, Mercy Corps started its humanitarian response in 2014 to address the rising humanitarian needs.

The Security Guard works to assist, provide, protection and support to the activities of Mercy Corps in all the working areas. The Security Guard will adhere to all Mercy Corps safety rules and follow the guidelines to provide security and support as it’s required by the Mercy Corps.


  • To assure the security and safety of personnel and property at the Mercy Corps guesthouse or office to which assigned by the immediate supervisor, during all of the hours of the working shift.
  • To ensure that unauthorized personnel are not permitted to enter Mercy Corps building or premises.
  • In the event that no Mercy Corps personnel are present, to ensure that the house, office and premises remain secure against theft or damage and that persons who are not authorized do not enter the premises and /or remove any items.
  • In the event of security problems, to assist fully in the security of the premises, office and house for the safety of property and personnel and if necessary to assist in the evacuation of personnel and property if directed by the immediate supervisor.
  • To prevent unauthorized removal of property or belongings of Mercy Corps (or Mercy Corps personnel) from the house, office, and premises or from vehicles parked outside the premises.
  • Where necessary and requested by Mercy Corps personnel, assist in removing persons, non-violently from the premises.
  • To ensure that during the working shift, the watchmen remain able to check the gate and premises fence areas to ensure that unauthorized persons do not enter the premises.
  • To ensure that at all time the gates for persons and vehicles remain closed and bolted, except when allowing permitted persons or vehicles to enter the premises and that the gates are then immediately closed and bolted.
  • To assist in the general operation of the house and office in such items as turning on the water pump, assisting in loading and unloading vehicles, assisting in general maintenance, assisting in running the generator and maintaining it etc.
  • Provide advice to
    international staff on local costs, local practices, courtesies, customs and regulatory requirements.
  • Strictly follow the watchmen duty schedule each month.
  • To at all times respect and implement the principles, directions and security requirements of Mercy Corps.
  • Represent Mercy Corps in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Organizational Learning:

  • As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve, we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.

    Accountability to Beneficiaries:

  • Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
  • Supervisory Responsibility
  • None
  • Accountability
  • Reports Directly To: Operations Officer
    Works Directly With: All program and operations teams


  • A minimum qualification of Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE, WASSCE, NECO, etc)
    Experience working with NGO organizations preferred.
  • Ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel
  • Adaptability to unanticipated circumstances,
  • Must respect and adhere to all safety rules.
  • Basic understanding of English and fluency in all local languages is required.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit no more than 4-page CV and Cover Letter in one document, addressing the position requirements to: Applications Closing Date 8th February 2019


  • All applications must include the Position Title and Reference Number in the subject line.
  • CV and cover letter and should not be more than 4 pages.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview and we are an equal opportunity organization so women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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