Safety and Security Officer

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    December 22, 2022


Safety and Security Officer – Ogoja  (2200050V)
JOB TITLE: Safety and Security Officer
TEAM: Safety and Security LOCATION:  Ogoja


POST TYPE: National
CHILD SAFEGUARDING: Level 3: The role holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work in country programs; or are visiting country programs; ore because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.



Reports to:  Head of Safety and Security


Staff directly reporting to this post:



Works with the Designated Field Manager and the Head of Safety and Security (HoSS) at the CO to coordinate:

  • The development of an organisational culture that reflects our dual mandate values, promotes accountability and high performance, encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation, and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our Members and donors
  • Ensure all Ogoja office and its operational locations complies with all Save the Children Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensure that all required support is provided promptly, at scale and in line with the rules and principles during emergencies.
  • Provide support as required to the Field Incident Management Team in case of security-related crisis

Assessment and Analysis

  • Coordinate with the alternate Security Focal Points for the preparation & delivery of high quality reports, analysis and security by gathering information from a variety of sources.
  • The Security Officer will submit written weekly Field security report to the Field Manager and HoSS.
  • The Security Officer will coordinate field office weekly security briefing.
  • Ensure that incident reports are properly compiled in a timely manner by staff and shared with the Field Manager and HoSS.
  • Monitor events, review incidents and coordinate analysis, follow up actions and recommendations
  • Provide security updates which include situational analysis, actions taken and actions recommended to SC Field management team

Policies and procedures

  • Ensure that all Ogoja staff understand the country-wide security plan and agree to abide by its policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the security environment and adjust security policies and procedures accordingly in consultation with the Field Managers and the HoSS
  • Ensure quality and relevance of area security plans.
  • Undertake reviews of policies and procedures; identify opportunities to enhance security.

Programme Implementation

  • Advise on safe movement for staff e.g. proper vehicle fleet management policies, adequate safety and communication equipment in vehicles and training drivers in established procedures and requisite skills
  • Assist with proposal development to ensure adequate consideration of safety and security need and inclusion of security costs.
  • Undertake security assessments of and field missions to programme areas and potential programme areas; report on findings and design necessary improvements.
  • Provide safety and security support and advise to Field TAs Programme managers.

Communication and Training

  • Liaise on a regular basis with other INGOs and UN agencies in Ogoja, government and local administration and where possible with community leaders in the process of gathering and verifying security information
  • Coordinate the gathering and flow of information with other relevant actors; classify security information according to its reliability and accuracy
  • Coordinate and manage the proper use of SCI communication equipment/systems and alert the Field Manager of any hardware failures
  • Develop security briefing material and provide orientation to incoming or newly appointed staff
  • Coordinate Safety and Security trainings to SCI Ogoja staff and partners. Trainings will include medical, communications, guard force and driving but will also include other higher-level security trainings.
  • Provide timely security briefings for visitors to Ogoja and on occasions escort visitors on field missions
  • Develop and implement security training for all Ogoja staff, develop and apply evaluation processes to determine whether training competencies are met.
  • The successful candidate will have a high degree of common sense and a genuine interest in people.


Delivering Results (Skilled)

  • Delivers timely and appropriate results using available resources
  • Takes responsibility for their work and its impact on others
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well without needing direct supervision
  • Understands the link between their work and the organisation’s objectives

Innovating and Adapting (Skilled)

  • Suggests creative improvements and better ways of working
  • Seeks out and applies successful ideas from others to overcome challenges
  • Shifts tasks, roles and priorities to perform effectively under changing or unclear conditions
  • Applies lessons learned to enhance future ways of working

Applying Technical & Professional Expertise (Skilled)

  • Delivers work that reflects a good knowledge and application of technical and professional standards
  • Keeps up to date with trends in their work area
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in accordance with relevant codes of conducts

Working Effectively With Others (Skilled)

  • Actively listens to new and different perspectives and experiences of those they work with
  • Proactively supports team members and trusts their capabilities
  • Demonstrates understanding of their skills and how they complement those of others within diverse teams and groups
  • Clarifies their role and responsibilities within the team to maximise impact

Communicating With Impact (Skilled)

  • Actively listens and seeks to understand before being understood
  • Ensures communications are concise and well-structured
  • Shares appropriate relevant and timely information with others
  • Prepares effectively for meetings



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • A clear understanding of the philosophy and mode of operation of NGOs
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with field level , national and international institutions
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in complex and insecure settings
  • Well organised with ‘people skills’
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Cross-River, Benue and Taraba states in Nigeria is essential.
  • Demonstrable network of contacts within Nigeria
  • Computer literate – Able to use Microsoft office Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent written and spoken English leading to the ability to produce a high standard of both written and oral work
  • Ability to analyse information
  • The ability to work harmoniously in a multi-national / multi-cultural environment.
  • The ability to work independently, multi-task and anticipate problems
  • Ability to speak the local languages is an advantage.
  • Commitment to Save the Children values


  • Background training and service in any security service.

Values and Critical Competencies

  • An understanding of the Humanitarian Principles
  • Discrete
  • Loyal
  • Active listener
  • Honest
  • Capable of displaying Leadership
  • Self-reliant, reliable
  • Clear understanding of Decision, Action, Consequence










: Ogoja

Employee Status

: Fixed Term

Closing Date

: Dec 7, 2022