SalaryNot Specified
Job TypeFull Time
Job Location Nigeria

7 to 7 Years
Functional Area

Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Manager

Job ID: 2017-1395

Location: Maiduguri, Borno, with frequent travel throughout the northeast states (Adamawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe) and periodic trips to Abuja.


  • The mission of Global Communities (formerly CHF International) is to create long-lasting, positive and community-led change that improves the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable people across the globe.
  • Global Communities is seeking an experienced Security Manager for the anticipated five-year USAID-funded Nigeria Rural Resilience program. With external and internal factors creating an increasingly dynamic and challenging environment, the program is expected to focus on increasing the resilience of vulnerable, mostly rural, households to shocks and stress.
  • This position is contingent on funding.


  • The Security Manager is responsible for designing and implementing systems and strategies to assure the safety and security of program staff and participants
  • Reports to the Chief of Party. The Director of Global Security (DGS) is the technical manager for the Country Security Manager.
  • Is responsible for overseeing daily security management of project sites, managing the project Security Officers, and training and mentoring Security Focal Points and project staff.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Real-time monitoring and assessing security conditions, assisting and providing direction to senior management , Security Staff, Security Focal Points and Project Staff
  • Regular security and contextual reporting to HQ and in-country Senior Management
  • Selection and assessment of project implementation sites, guest house and office locations and routes of travel
  • Guiding project staff on security considerations relevant to project implementation ( safe distributions, beneficiary selection)
  • Representing the project and organization at relevant security-related meetings and with government, NGO and civil society stakeholders


  • 7 years of work experience in Security Risk Management & crisis management in emergency as well as development settings;
  • Must have experience in unstable and resource deprived environments;
  • Strong understanding of cultural, political and religious environment in the region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments;
  • Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessment and personal Security Management;
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal an organization skills;
  • Significant experience ensuring programs include and benefit vulnerable and marginalized populations ( women, elderly, individuals with disabilities, the very poor) - particularly with respect to ensuring protection of project participants;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, for-profit private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Professional level of oral and written fluency in English required
  • Strong skills in Hausa and Kanuri preferred.

Application Closing Date
30th April, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Use link to apply online

Note: Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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