Senior Security Manager at Jhpiego Nigeria

August 9, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.


  • The Senior Security Manager oversees the safety & security aspects of Jhpiego’s projects funded by the US government, private foundations, and other donor’s.S/he will ensure that security strategy for the Nigeria Country Office is developed, implemented, monitored, and reviewed; consistent with Jhpiego policies, standards, and requirements. Ensure proper security coordination of all Jhpiego offices and field locations in Nigeria.


  • Assisting the CD in establishing an effective Safety, Security and Emergency Management Team (SSEMT)/Local Incident Management Team (LIMT);
  • Communicating the membership and function of the Safety, Security and Emergency Management Team /LIMT to all stakeholders;
  • Develop, review and ensure effective implementation of the Jhpiego Nigeria Security Management Plans including a security plan in assigned offices, together with key staff.
  • Prepare timely security updates, based on information from internal and external sources including the US Government, to support policy and procedure reviews as well as to mitigate risks to programming.
  • Monitor implementation of safety and security protocols and promptly advise the CD of any non-compliance and/or concerns/issues.
  • Undertake regular site assessments of Jhpiego properties and implementation areas, communications equipment, and options; report on findings and implement necessary improvements under the guidance.
  • Ensure adequate supply and maintenance of necessary safety and security-related equipment at all offices and international staff residences.
  • Under the supervision of CD, develop and implement a regular process of review and revision of security plans, policies, protocols, procedures & standard operating procedures, etc. in collaboration with RSM Consulting (or Jhpiego’s security contractor).
  • Maintain regular contact with other agency security focal points, including NGOs, UN, USAID, and local authorities related to security issues and concerns especially in program implementation areas.
  • Under the direction of CD, provide direct support and advice on response related to safety/security incidents to all staff of Jhpiego – Nigeria.
  • Provide safety and security orientation for all new staff, short-term technical assistance, expert staff/visitor/ guests, and update training for existing staff.
  • Maintain an updated Jhpiego staff contact list and security notification tree and test the tree regularly.
  • Conduct regular site visits to state offices and field sites to assess safety/security arrangements.
  • Implement and ensure effective monitoring of a personnel and vehicle tracking system in each office.
  • Conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.)
  • Be readily available at all times to the Country Director and field staff to advise on security developments.

Required Qualifications

  • First Degree in security management, criminology, or a related field. A post-graduate Degree will be an added advantage
  • Professional security management certification
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of works experiences with not less than 3 years in a similar role in a multicultural work environment.
  • Considerable practical experience of security assessment, planning, and implementation of procedures in the context of INGO operations.
  • Proven experience in field-based training.
  • Good attention to detail with an ability to follow, applies, interpret, and explain instructions and/or guidelines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses
  • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
  • Extensive experience in setting up and managing safety and security systems and protocols and provide training to staff and partners.
  • Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
  • Good context analysis skills
  • Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC, DFID, etc.) regulations, procedures, and requirements a plus.