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Deloitte Nigeria Vacancy for a Chief Security Officer


Deloitte is the largest private professional services network in the world. Our reputation for providing high quality services with integrity has earned us the trust of our clients and our people. If you’re ready for a career with a dynamic organisation in an environment that fosters professional 
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With 210,000 people in over 150 countries, Deloitte member firms serve more than 80 percent of the world’s largest companies as well as large national enterprises, public institutions and successful fast-growing companies.

Deloitte is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Security Officer
Requisition code: 131101
Location: Lagos
Position Summary 

  • Deloitte Nigeria is a cluster of Deloitte offices that has joined together to provide seamless cross-border services to our clients in the Nigeria and to pass on the benefits of scale and access to resources that this organization can generate.
  • Our Nigerian practice serves multinationals, large national enterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises and the public sector across Nigeria.  We have a long history in this region. With over 400 people with this Nigeria, all unified by a collaborative culture that fosters integrity, outstanding value to markets and clients, commitment to each other and strength from cultural diversity.
  • Deloitte delivers a measurable value to our clients through a global network of professionals who bring unmatched depth and breadth of expertise. Our clients don’t need a simple list of services. They expects complete solutions to complex problems, extensive knowledge of their environments and market trends, and clear orientation.
  • At Deloitte Nigeria we are looking to recruit a Chief Security Officer who will be responsible for developing and implementing effective security strategy to mitigate risk and safeguard the firm’s assets.

Role Summary 

  • The Chief Security Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective security strategy to mitigate risk and safeguard the firm’s assets.
  • S/he will manage all aspects of security for the firm, including investigations, due diligence, protection of intellectual property, information security, physical security, personnel security, security education and training, contingency planning and crisis management.

Role Specific Competencies/Soft Skills/Qualification

  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Time and work management skills
  • Good application of appropriate security techniques and equipment
  • Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software
  • Good management and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of Computerized Security Systems (an added advantage)
  • Good self-defence or unarmed combat skills
  • Good fire-fighting skills
  • A degree in Social Sciences and other relevant professional certification
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments


  • Manage the development, implementation and compliance of security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security i.e. asset protection, access control systems, and CCTV surveillance.
  • Develop policies, budgets, plans and procedures for the Security Office, conduct quality control audits and evaluate work standards and performance levels ensuring uniformity, and effectiveness.
  • Develop training programs and conduct training exercises to ensure firm’s preparedness for critical incidences such as fire and to raise employee awareness.
  • Develop and maintain close and professional relationships with high-level national and international law enforcement, investigative, emergency response and other government agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and be up-to-date with current trends in the security industry.
  • Ensure physical safety of employees and visitors, leveraging relationships to build sustainable competitive advantages through security solutions.
  • Oversee incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches when necessary.
  • Communicate security tips and alerts to all staff on a weekly basis or as the need arises.
  • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.

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