Security Coordinator at FHI 360

Job Title: Security Coordinator

Requisition No: 2021201470
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Job Type: Full time
Supervisor: Security Director

Job Description

  • The Security Coordinator will discharge his/her assignment under the direct authority and technical guidance of the FHI 360 Security Director Nigeria.
  • S/he will work with the Response Coordinator for Integrated Humanitarian Assistance for Northeast Nigeria (IHANN) and directors/managers of any other projects in the Northeast as directed.
  • The Security Coordinator will work with other Security Focal Persons on projects in the Northeast to ensure that FHI 360 programs, staff and assets remain safe and secure from threats.


  • The Security Coordinator role is to provide support in development, implementation of safety & security strategy for projects based in the Northeast and day-to-day security management.
  • S/he will also provide support to the Security Manager/Security Director on management of staff safety and security issues which will strive to support FHI 360 program implementation.
  • S/he will work across existing and new programs in Northeast and may be called to support other regions as may be necessary.

Dimensions of Role

  • Daily & weekly security updates on incidents, trends and risk mitigation.
  • Responsible for advising project Coordinators in their regions of the risks associated with staff working in complex and dynamic security environment in Northeast, Nigeria.
  • Liaise with other security actors in safe access to program areas

Roles and Responsibilities
Security Management:

  • Assist the State offices in developing and overseeing the day- to -day conduct of office security program, ensuring adequate responses to security incidents both natural and man-made.
  • Provide technical security advice in consultation with the Security Manager on the existing and any new potential FHI 360 offices including site selection and establishment of effective physical and procedural security measures.
  • Conduct security risk assessments for FHI 360 program expansion areas in the North-East Manage physical security, fire safety and office evacuation drills periodically.
  • Conduct Hotel assessments in liaison with travel office for a safety and security approval process.
  • Establish a network with other key security players for information sharing and joint lobbying on security matters where possible.
  • Attend security meetings such as INSO, OSAC, UNDSS, INGO forum etc.
  • Conduct onsite training for staff in the field of safety including personal safety, emergency evacuations, travel safety, relocation and evacuation Work with program staff in seeking security clearance for asset movements to operational areas .
  • Supervise and regularly appraise security contractors and Guard Companies as per agreement ensuring that all company policies and practices related to these are adhered to

Security Awareness:

  • Provide advance security advice, security briefing to staff and visitors to respective States, ensure plans for tracking arrival, departure and accommodation Draft security advisories with advice on mitigation for circulation by the Security Manager or designee and general situation, specific incidents and periods of heightened threat.
  • Conduct periodic briefing to Coordinators/Managers and all staff keeping them up-dated on security developments and/or risks that may affect FHI 360 operations and make recommendations to minimize risks.
  • In conjunction with the Security Manager, deliver relevant security trainings. Ensure FHI 360 staff and visitors understand and behave in accordance to the Standard operating procedures, contingency plans and security briefings

Incident & Crisis management:

  • Serve as the part of the Nigeria security unit, coordinator emergency/staff incidents involving FHI 360 Nigeria staff and assets, inform the Security Manager and recommend response actions.
  • Coordinate the updating of FHI 360 Security management plan, develop specific contingency plans for review by the Security manager as required or directed Maintain and periodically test the security tree for the States in region covered Organize safety & security awareness, fire and life safety training for all staff Maintain and enhance the State’s travel management system to track the location and contact information for all visiting staff and consultants.
  • Be part of the security management Team (SMT) and head the State Security team in crisis situation

Briefing and De-Brief:

  • Visitors – Develop and deliver location-specific safety and security briefings for all visitors on operating context New Employee Briefing – Deliver security orientation on personal safety, organizations security management framework, use of communication equipment (VHF, HF, Satellite phone) Post-incident debrief – de-briefing staff /visitors involved in security incidents and help in psychosocial support as well as identifying medical help.

Relocation & Evacuation:

  • Plan for both security and medical evacuation for all locations and develop evacuation plan including roles, relocated staff, collection points, routes etc.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Degree level or relevant certification
  • A formal security qualification or security management training work experience in complex environments (minimal 5 years) Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic team experience and knowledge of personnel and organizational security issues, threat/risk assessment, security management and security awareness in complex context.
  • An ex-service man either from the Nigeria military or Police context or related field work in the North East. Prior experience with the UN system or international NGO is desirable.
  • Experience in incident reporting, incident mapping, compilation of security reports and assessments
  • Experience in training and coaching national and international staff in safety and security.
  • Training experience in field- based communication systems, Thuraya and internet systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience working for international organization(s) and an understanding of security strategies for humanitarian operations, previous security experience preferred. Strong assessment, evaluation, analysis and strategic planning skills.
  • High level of experience, ready to learn developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems as well as able to work under minimal supervision.
  • Strong report writing, analytical and interpersonal skills, competency in internet and Microsoft office systems including word, excel, power point, access and other database mapping systems.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to speak several local languages (Hausa, Kanuri) as well North East work experience Demonstrated ability to manage and work under stressful conditions.
  • Sound knowledge of humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence. Ability to travel (50%demands) on regular basis throughout assigned States on short notice.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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  • This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
  • FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.
  • FHI 360 fosters the strength and health of its workforce through a competitive benefits package, professional development and policies and programs that support a healthy work/life balance. Join our global workforce to make a positive difference for others — and yourself.
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