Vacancy: Safety & Security Manager Jhpiego Abuja


Safety & Security Manager Jhpiego Abuja

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Experience: 6 – 7 years
  • Location: Abuja

Position Reports To: Country Director.


  • The Safety & Security Manager oversees the safety & security aspects of jhpiego’s projects funded by US government and private foundations.
  • S/he ensures to implement Jhpiego safety & security protocols aimed at minimizing potential risks to staff safety and security.
  • S/he will continuously assess the safety / security environment and devise risk reduction measures as needed in coordination with Country Director (CD).
  • S/he will routinely assess field offices for their safety/ security requirements and make necessary arrangements in coordination with related, accordingly.


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  • 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, USAI D 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 incident to all staff of jhplego – Nigeria.
  • Provide bi- weekly security assessment and share with the senior management team. Update rest of staff members in monthly all staff meeting.
  • Provide safety and security orientation for all new staff, short term technical assistance, expats staff/ visitor/ guests and update training for existing staff.
  • Maintain an updated Jhpiego staff contact list and security notification tree and test the tree on a regular basis.
  • 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.
  • Ensure implementation of incident tracking and reporting protocols, with key stakeholders.
  • Conduct routine crisis management exercises for all staff and management.
  • Conduct regular mock drills in all offices (e.g. fire drill, evacuation, etc.)
  • Maintain confidentiality, impartiality and neutrality being a member of extended senior management team.
  • Be readily available at all times to the Country Director and field staff to advice on security developments.
  • Maintaining all records of crisis events and consolidating these at the ‘End point” of the event.
  • Performs any other task as assigned by CD.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor/ graduate degree in relevant field.
  • 6-7 years field experience in safety and security with a humanitarian or development non-governmental organization.
  • 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.
  • Effective skills in coordination, organization and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work cooperatively with team members.
  • Proven ability to work and solve problems independently without direct supervision.
  • Experience living and/or working in Nigeria, and experience in the central Nigeria preferred.
  • Fluent in English and conversant in native languages (Igala, Ebira, Okun, lgbo and Yoruba preferred)


  • Working experience with an International NGO, UN or other donor of development sector.

Special Notice
All staff members of jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above.
  • Participate in the business development processes.
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process.
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability.
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned and provide feedback as needed.
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives.


How to Apply

Applicants should submit an Application letter and a CV as one single word document to: The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you have applied for.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an Interview. Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.


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