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Security Job in Borno at Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Team Leader
Location: Borno
Job Type: Full Time 

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Adherence to NRC policies, guidance policies and procedures
  • Technical supervision of the Security department
  • Ensuring that Standard Operating Procedures relating to the Maiduguri CMC are followed
  • Monitor compliance with NRC’s Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS)
  • Assist the Security Coordinator with obtaining information, analysis and composing of documents
  • Attend Humanitarian Security meetings held in Maiduguri (e.g. INSO, UNDSS, OCHA)
  • Develop networks locally with stakeholders and partner organizations
  • Seek technical advice and support from country Security Manager.
  • Assist and advise the Security Coordinator to ensure that the Maiduguri team is in compliance with NRC’s Minimum Operational Security Standards (MOSS)
  • Establish/maintain effective security information networks with external actors
  • Conduct briefings for new staff and visitors with regard to safety and security.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supports the Security Coordinator to brief staff on security related issues during NRC meetings, induction sessions etc.
  • Supports the Security Coordinator with writing security updates, revision of security documents, Security Risk Assessments and situation reports
  • Ensure that the standard security incident reporting system is applied.
  • Supports the Security Coordinator in ensuring that the integrity of NRC is taken into account in all aspects of operations conducted by the NRC.
  • Assist Security Coordinator in the event of security incidents and emergencies
  • Execute security related tasks and any other tasks as assigned by Area Manager/Security Adviser.
  • At request of the Security Coordinator, brief staff on security related issues during NRC meetings.
  • Deputizes when the Security Coordinator is not available.
  • Performs any other duty assigned by the Security Coordinator.


  • Minimum 5 years of experience from working as a senior Security Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context.
  • Previous experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the context in North East Nigeria
  • Knowledge of Hausa and Kanuri, both written and spoken. Knowledge of other local languages in Borno State an advantage
  • Experience with start-up communications room

Personal qualification

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Working with people
  • Initiate action and change
  • Analyzing and strategic thinking
  • Ability to work under pressure, independently and with limited supervision.
  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity
  • Ability to work in insecure environments
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Codes of Conduct and the four organizational values:
    • Dedicated
    • Innovative
    • Inclusive
    • Accountable

According to NRC’s directions.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should submit their application letter, updated CV’s and copy of valid means of identification (Passport, Driver’s license, National Identity Card or Voter’s Card) to: The title of the position (Security Team Leader – Maiduguri) must be indicated in the subject line of your e-mail.


  • Please note that to apply at NRC is FREE!!
  • NRC does not ask for money or any form of favour for submission of application or employment.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Deadline: 7th February, 2017.

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