Friday 13 November 2015

Professional Security Vacancies in Nigeria: UNDP (Abuja), NGOs, Conglomerates etc

Latest Security Vacancies At The United Nations (UNDP Abuja), NGO, a conglomerate etc

 Security Advisor at the Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) –
Creative Associates International (UPDATED)

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike. 

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Advisor

Location: Abuja

Project Summary:
The Northern Nigeria Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) project works to improve the quality of and access to education in Northern Nigeria, equitably and sustainably.

Position Summary:
The Security Advisor in Abuja works with the HQ Security Manager to manage and coordinate all Creative security and safety programs, plans and policies relevant to the project including detailed security procedures that comply with Creative security policies. This will include emergency response drills and communication procedures for the project. Reporting & Supervision. This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Chief of Party (COP). The position regularly interacts with HQ Security Manager and collaborates with project staff. The incumbent may supervise local security manager in select technical areas.

Primary Responsibilities
Provide security, safety and risk mitigation advice and recommendations to the COP. Ensure that project staff complies with project security procedures. Monitor and analyze the ongoing threat environment faced by the project and brief the COP accordingly. Distribute threat warnings to all staff as appropriate. Ensure that appropriate risk migration measures are taken by the project to respond to the threats or changes in threats faced by the project. This is to include physical protection measures, safe working routines, movement restrictions, protection equipment and security staff provision, as required. Oversee movement control and coordination for the project, including driver and vehicle deployment and staff whereabouts. Oversee any security provider contracted by the project to ensure contractual compliance and performance of their duties, and act as the focal point of contact with the security provider. Report security incidents, violations and recommended corrective actions, as appropriate, to the COP, the appointing authority and the HQ Security Department. 
Ensure all new employee/contractor personnel receive appropriate security orientations and briefings. Verify that all security devices such as locks, alarms, access systems and physical force protection measures are operational or reported for repair. Ensure visitor access and vehicle control systems are effective and appropriate for the threat environment. Work with the HQ Security Manager to maintain the project Crisis Response Plan in coordination with the COP, and ensure that the contact information contained therein is always up-to-date. Provide a weekly security report to the COP and HQ Security Department. Be able to assist with out-of-hours emergency response at the project, if needed. Serve as the liaison with the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and/or equivalent U.S. Government personnel for project security matters, in coordination with the COP. Assist the project with business continuity planning, as required. Ensure that the Creative Sensitive Information (CSI) Plan is distributed to and is being followed by project staff. Manage the Office Manager, Office Assistant, Drivers, IT specialist, Janitors and all other administrative staff;In conjunction with program staff, oversee administration and logistical support to program activities, including program events and general program workshops. Manage project team in an open and respectful manner, working with local staff to build their competencies and capacity.

Desired Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience. A minimum of 5 years of security management experience in the context of international development. Familiarity with Security, HR, finance, logistics, procurement and administrative systems. Experience implementing security policies, procedures and protocols. Previous experience with USAID-funded projects. Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and in a collaborative environment. Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and flexible work style. Strong written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office software. Ability to multitasking, Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information. Appreciation of and ability to work effectively in, diverse work environments. Field-based security and crisis management experience. Previous work experience in hostile, post-conflict environments Work experience abroad, preferably in the international development arena.

Application Closing Date: 30th November, 2015.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send a short Cover letter and CV to:

Note: Local and regional candidates are encouraged to apply.  Candidate should indicate the position for which he is applying for in the Subject of the email.


Chief Security Officer (CSO) at Hamilton Lloyd and Associates

Hamilton Lloyd and Associates - Our client is a leading Logistic Service Provider Company. Due to internal expansion processes, they have decided to employ qualified candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Location: Lagos

Job Descriptions: To take lead of the Security Teams and their various activities. To set dynamic security standards, rules , regulations and code of practices across the relevant areas and ensure strict compliances .Take full charge of the security of the company for maximum protection of both human and non- human assets and safeguard the activities of all the stakeholders. On regular basis, to critically assess the risk exposures of the Company and come out with the best measures of handling & combating them. To secure a strategic alliance with all the Government enforcement Agencies across the country. To take lead in intelligence gathering and feed the management regularly. To play a liaison role with other stakeholders ( Clients) security Units to build an harmonized relationship that will assist in information sourcing or gathering which will enhance the Company watch words - Unequaled Prompt Service Delivery. To report monthly to the management on any security related matters. To carry out a quarterly checks to all the Company accredited Transporters to ensure strict compliance with the set risks management models and reports within the 2week of the exercise. To pay regular and unscheduled visits both days & nights to all the company formations e.g warehouses being managed by the Company, Top Management Residences, Clients with vulnerable goods to theft , terminals , transporters yards etc. To set up a Monitoring Team for random checking of Company goods whilst in transit or transporters yards and ensure all the containers are properly done sealed. To take lead in securing the company goods in case of any accident or any threat. To carry out a discrete investigation to any loss or thereat to company goods / personnel and reports promptly. To take lead in any event of loss or theft of any goods directly owned or in trust of the Company by promptly reporting the incident to the appropriate authority, track down the suspect(s) within the shortest time with the assistant of the rightful Agency and obtain the needful documents completely and adequately. To monitor the performances of the Company engaged Security outfits and report to the management on regular basis. To organize unnoticed drills or exercises to see how the security personnel will react to the emergency callings. To update the management regularly on any security threats in the society or to any of the company operations with the appropriate recommendations. To engage in proper verification exercise & documentations of the company’s need new employees from time to time. To set up a Spy - Team that will always understudy the activities of any of the Company Stakeholders that may be injurious and report to the findings to the management regularly.

Required Qualifications:
The Prospective candidates must possess the under listed qualities: He must be a Retired & Experienced Police Officer (Most Especially - DSS ) with main specialization on loss investigations or Knowledgeable and Well Experienced Insurance Loss Adjuster presently working with reputable Insurance Companies with verifiable proofs. He must not be less than 45 years and maximum of 50 years of age. He must be of a good character without any records of blemish in the course of his career. Smart in fact- findings strategies and Energetic. He must have sufficient experienced and good working Relationship with all the Government Enforcement Agencies concerning discrete Investigations, the track down of criminals and adjudication processes. Strong in verbal and Communication Skills. He must be Proactive & think out of box. Very Good in Auditing processes - equipment & facilities. He must be Time conscious in all the official assignments with priority on doing things right at first time.

Education/ExperienceHND/B.Sc in related discipline. At least 10 – 20 years of working experience.

Application Closing Date: 24th November, 2015.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified Candidates should forward their Cv's to:

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted. kindly make the subject of the mail the job title


Local Security Assistant (LSA)- 2 Posts and with the possibility of building a roster

United Nations Development Programme

Location: Abuja and multiple locations, NIGERIA,

Application Deadline: 26-Nov-15Type of Contract :FTA Local Post Level :GS-6

Languages Required: English  
Duration of Initial Contract : Initial duration of one year


Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Chief Security Adviser (CSA), Security Adviser (SA) or the Field Security Coordination Officer (FSCO), the Local Security Assistant assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for UN personnel in the country or in the region of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

Assists CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country; Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists; Supports the CSA/SA/FSCO with the assessment of Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) for the duty station; Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets; Organizes and delivers training courses on security awareness and preparedness; Assists in ensuring residential (Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards – MORSS)and office safety, and     security preparedness; Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO

Assists the CSA/SA/FSCO in collecting, updating and communicating information regarding the security situation in the country:

Liaises and coordinates, as appropriate, with the host government security organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, and police officers, as well as non-governmental organizations and other non-State actors in the area of operation; Helps to assess the security situation at the duty station and ensures adequate gathering and verification of security information that may be required for a proper analysis of the situation by the CSA/SA/FSCO; Communicates information on security to the heads of United Nations agencies and provides host country security advice to UNDSS in the absence of the SA, as required; Maintains regular contacts with Security Focal Points of UN agencies; May be requested to provide technical assistance at SMT meetings, in the absence of the CSA/SA/FSCO.

Assists in maintaining the Security Plan, including updating staff lists:

Helps in the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan; Supports actions during the implementation of the Security Plan, as required.

Assists the CSA/SA/FSCO in monitoring compliance with Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS) established for the duty station.  Also assists with the compilation of data required for the MOSS Self-Assessment Programme.

Assists in reporting security incidents affecting UN staff, offices and assets, and assists in the preparation of security reports, such as the Security Incident Report, the Security Assessments and the Quarterly Incident Report.

Provides support in organizing and conducting training courses on security awareness and preparedness, and providing security orientation to newly assigned staff members. Conducts security briefings, as required.

Provides general administrative assistance to the CSA/SA/FSCO:

Maintains routine and confidential correspondence files/documents; Maintains a database on contact details in relation to host country security authorities; Arranges appointments, receives visitors, places and screens telephone calls and answers queries with discretion, and takes minutes and/or notes at meetings.

Performs other security-related tasks assigned by the CSA/SA/FSCO:

Conducts security evaluations and provides advice on security measures for the residences (Minimum Operating Residential Security   Standards - MORSS) of UN staff, as well as on latest trends and threats to staff safety and security; Establishes and maintains warden system and keeps update of information related to UN offices and residences; Administers a pass and ID system; Maintains liaison with commercial companies used for UN security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force.

 Impact of Results: The key results have an impact on the accurate and timely implementation of the overall UN security programme at the country level.

Competencies: Commitment to the ideals of the United Nations Charter and the Organization’s core values – Professionalism, Integrity and Respect for Diversity

Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor his/her own work plan with minimum supervision. Ability to work under pressure or in crisis situations. Availability to travel within the area of responsibility.

Creativity: Ability to actively seek to improve services, offer new and different options to solve problems/meet client needs, and promote and persuade others to consider new ideas

Teamwork: Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to listen and work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity

Communication: Proven and sustained communication (verbal and written) skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Secondary education.  University Degree desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience: 6 years experience in security, preferably in the military or police context or related field of work. Prior experience with the UN system or an international NGO is desirable.

Language Requirements: Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Other Skills and Requirements: 

Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation; Experience in diplomatic security, protection and intelligence considered an asset; Knowledge of host country safety codes; Solid computers skills (MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);Possession of a valid driver’s license, Ability to travel, Physically fit

 How to apply:

!. Download the UNDP Personnel History Form from:

2. Go to: Complete your details. The system will prompt you to upload a CV on the next page. Please note that instead of a CV you're required to upload your completed Personnel History Form. Click on submit button.

 If you are experiencing difficulties with online job applications, please contact


Security Officers (Male/Female) at Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN)

The Lagos state command of Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) is currently recruiting healthy and able body men and women into its ranks to provide security and surveillance services across communities in Lagos state.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Security Officer

Location: Lagos


    All interested applicants must possess a minimum of the West African School Certificate (WASC) or its equivalent.
    Retired ex-service personnel with lesser qualifications may apply
    All VGN personnel in Lagos state are also requested to revalidate their membership at the new command headquarters by completing the necessary forms for documentation.

Application Closing Date
15th December, 2015

How to Apply
Interested applicants are to obtain enlistment forms at the VGN state headquarters at:
No. 11A, Alade Avenue,
Off Awolowo Way,
Lagos State.
From 10.00am - 3pm Mondays - Fridays.

Security Consultants - Nigeria at COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale

COOPI - Cooperazione Internazionale is an humanitarian, non confessional and independent Foundation (NGO) that fights against all kinds of poverty to make the world a better place. Founded in 1965, COOPI is based in Milan and it has 24 headquarters in the South of the World.

COOPI works in different sectors: agriculture, water and sanitation, health care and nutrition, humanitarian assistance, human rights, education, socio-economic services, migration and relies on the expertise of 32 employees and 47 consultants in Italy, 121 expatriates and 4.500 local operators. In 2012, COOPI reached 3,6 millions beneficiaries.

Coopi is looking for a motivated candidate who will be in charge of the financial and administrative aspects of our country programme, to fill the position of:

Job Title: Security Consultant - Nigeria

Job ID: #1251111
Locations: Abuja and Potiskum, Yobe State
Duration of the assignment: Two weeks, start ASAP

Overall Purpose of the Consultancy

    The overall objective of the deployment is to provide a comprehensive assessment of the key risks/threats to the safety and security of COOPI personnel, premises and assets in Nigeria and to implement practical mitigation measures to address these that are appropriate to the operational context.

Specific Responsibilities
Specific deliverables from the deployment have to include:

    To revise and update the COOPI Nigeria Security Plan and Standard Operating Procedures, and Crisis Management Plans, ensuring that the necessary controls suitable for the Nigeria context are in place.
    To ensure that basic controls to enhance the security of all premises used by COOPI, including the field operational base, are in place. This has to include necessary improvements to improve physical security and control egress and ingress to COOPI bases;
    To include in the security SOPs improved methods of evacuation from relevant operations bases through road or air.
    To implement measures to improve COOPI Nigeria’s communication infrastructure, including embedding standard processes for routine communication checks;
    To review existing external security coordination mechanisms at all COOPI operational bases and provide recommendations to improve the flow of external security information into the programme and onward distribution to field operational bases;
    To provide guidelines on best practice for the recruitment of guards for each base;
    To design and implement basic training packages for all recruited guards and drivers;
    To update SOPs for movement of personnel and equipment, particularly by road and ensure that these are relevant to external threats associated with the Nigeria context;
    To provide training to COOPI personnel on appropriate actions to take for scenario events such as kidnapping, small arms fire, base raids, carjacking, hostile behavior at checkpoints, etc;
    To provide a general threat update for the programme management team based on the most up to date information available, including the provision of key indicators to trigger an escalation in programme security levels.


    COOPI security plan is reviewed and updated.
    SoPs for different scenarios are produced and attached to the Security Plan.
    COOPI staff is trained on the SoPs.

Application Closing Date: Monday, 16th November, 2015.

How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should:
To apply, Click on or copy and paste this link on your browser:

Senior Security Officers at Caleb University

Caleb University, the only bachelor's degree awarding private university in Lagos State, came into existence, following the approval by the Federal Government of Nigeria on May 2, 2007, rapidly followed up with the issuance of Operating Licence by the Federal Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission (NUC) on May 17, 2007 for Caleb University to operate as a private university.

Applications are invited from suitably and qualified candidates to fill the Non - Academic position below:

Job Title: Senior Security Officer

Location: Lagos
Department: Registry

Qualifications: First Degree plus five (5) years’ experience with certificate in security training, OND or equivalent security training plus eleven (11) years’ experience.

Application Closing Date: 20th November, 2015.

Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications and CV's to:

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