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Security Consultant Vacancy at Pact West Africa (Nigeria)

Pact is an International NGO with offices throughout the world with a mission to enable systematic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems and transforming markets into a force for development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Consultant

Location: Abuja with travels to the North East
Duration: September, 2019 (with possibility of extension)

Job Summary

  • The consultant will be responsible for identifying, developing, and implementing security solutions within the organization.
  • The person would advise and report on the security situation in the country including threats and trends that need to be monitored.
  • The consultant should be highly sensitive and stay abreast with recent developments within and around the country.
  • The Consultant will also be tasked to maintain a vigilant approach to ensure the safety and security of staff and project property always; by providing support to all staff in the areas of security management, security awareness, contingency planning and security emergencies.


  • Minimum of a Diploma in Management/Business Administration/Law or any other related course. Security training is a must. A Bachelor Degree and a Post graduate training in a relevant field is an added advantage.
  • At least 3 – 5 years’ progressive experience in security administration and management.
  • Previous experience in law enforcement is preferred but not required.
  • Thorough understanding of donor and Nigerian legal requirements for security functions, including laws applicable and INGOs regulations.
  • Strong planning, organizing and analytical skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiently in MS office suite – Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Word.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake periodic travel to Pact field offices.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide security advisory on Pact focal states to staff on effective physical and procedural security measures.
  • Review staff travel schedules and projected travel itineraries to identify potential security and safety-related issues.
  • Continuously monitor and analyze the security situation in the country as well as neighboring states to guarantee highest possible protection of staff and physical assets.
  • Liaise with local law enforcement, diplomatic/international organizations and private security officers in close consultation with the Country Director to develop and strengthen contacts with local authorities.
  • Develop and submit a Security Risk Assessment and Security Tree.
  • Report security intelligence, incidents and concerns to the senior management and propose adequate security measurements in case of possible security threats to staff and assets.
  • Provide security briefing to all newly arriving staff and visiting staff.
  • Constant monitor of the environment with an eye on issuing any security advisory through the Country Director that may affect the safety and security of staff.
  • Conduct periodic security awareness briefings for staff.
  • Organize security and fire/life safety training and briefing for staff.
  • Ensure all security incidences and occurrences are well reported, coordinated and documented.
  • Provide weekly security updates to all staff on project sites and country office location.
  • Activate emergency response and provide necessary assistance and guidance to staff.


  • Weekly security report on project sites and country office location.
  • Monthly report on the state of security in the country and state offices.
  • Monthly Report on security drills and safety trainings facilitated for staff.

Deadline: 12th August, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Cover Letter on their suitability to:


  • All applications MUST be submitted as a single file in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for on the SUBJECT of the mail (i.e Security Consultant).
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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