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Company Overview

Christian Aid is working with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. The Nigeria Country Program presently focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance and Gender. In partnership with a wide range of international and local organizations, Christian Aid conducts research, builds capacity, and provides technical assistance to CBOs, CSOs and other organizations across the five states including the FCT. Our Community Health and HIV Program have evolved over the past years to support partners and communities to exercise their rights to health and related services using appropriate, integrated, context specific, scalable and transformative health approaches to health service access, provision and utilization through health promotion & education and health governance.

Position Summary
  • Job Title: Security Advisor
  • Location: Abuja, Borno State, Nigeria
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: NGO

Job Description

The post holder will provide in country security cover and assessments for the staff, the programme and the offices in Nigeria. This will be done by applying Christian Aid’s security protocols, in country assessments, contacts with the local security community, the UN, INSO, IMF and other appropriate sources. The post holder will manage security, safety and associated risks to Christian Aid Nigeria staff, visitors, partners and the organization’s physical assets. He/she will play a key role in the management of guards and drivers at all office locations, whilst being answerable to the Country Manager.

About you

You must have a first degree in Social Science or development related field with at least 3 years’ experience of working with local and international partner organisations. You should have field based experience in complex and insecure settings or relevant security overseas position. You must have a sound understanding of Nigerian social and political context and its impact on security; well informed and knowledgeable about global security trends and issues.  You will be willing change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies You should have progressive experience (for not less than 5 years) of managing security and safety.

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Build partnerships
Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal: What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task?  What did you do? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?

Communicate effectively
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others: What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?

Deliver results
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence: What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did analyse the information and data? What was the outcome?

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Method of Application

  • Interested and qualified candidates should click the link below to apply
  • All application must be filled and submitted online
  • The position is open until the 6th of February, 2017
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interview
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