International / Multinational

Security Guard at the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Agency for International Cooperation) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries.

In Nigeria, GIZ’s portfolio includes among others, a programme to support the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in its regional integration goals. The programme aims to strengthen sector-specific capacities in the areas of Peace and Security, Customs and Trade as weir as Strategic Management and Organizational Development in the ECOWAS Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Guard

Location: (FCT) Abuja
Vacancy No.: 007


  • As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. GIZ has over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security.
  • The diverse expertise of our federal enterprise is in demand around the globe – from the German Government, European Union institutions, the United Nations, the private sector and governments of other countries. We work with businesses, civil society actors and research institutions, fostering successful interaction between development policy and other policy fields and areas of activity. Our main commissioning party is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
  • The registered offices of GIZ are in Bonn and Eschborn. In 2019, we generated a business volume of around EUR 3.1 billion. Our 22,199 employees, almost 70 per cent of whom are national staff, work in around 120 countries.
  • As a recognised development service provider, we currently have 556 development workers in action in partner countries. Furthermore, in 2019, the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM), which is run jointly by GIZ and the German Federal Employment Agency, placed 262 integrated experts and 515 returning experts with local employers in our partner countries, or provided them with financial support, advice or other services. *Personnel and business figures as at 31 December 2019

Since 2006, GIZ through the commissioning and funding of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has implemented the “Support Programme to the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)”. In the current setup the cooperation was expanded to a grouping of seven (07) standalone projects, now identified as GIZ – ECOWAS Cluster, supporting different technical areas:

  • Support Project to the ECOWAS Commission on Organisational Development
  • Trade Facilitation West Africa (TFWA) Promoting Trade in West Africa II (WATIP II)
  • ECOWAS Peace and Security Architecture and Operations – (EPSAO)
  • Organized Crime: West African Response to trafficking (OCWART)
  • Regional Programme Support to Pandemic Prevention in the ECOWAS Region (RPPP)
  • Regional Stabilisation and Development Fund
  • GIZ African Union – Border Programme

The Cluster is aimed at strengthening the Commission in executing its core mandate of facilitating economic, political and social integration in its region. The cluster is represented by a Cluster Coordinator and the above projects are respectively headed by Heads of Projects. The Head of Administration oversees the administrative and support staff of the cluster.

The Security Guard is responsible for:

  • Guarding, patrolling, and monitoring the premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules.
  • Implementing access control measures in the ECOWAS Cluster premises.

Office services – The Security Guard:

  • Patrol the premises, conduct safety inspections and perform checks on windows, doors, gates, fence and fence security wires and other areas that trespassers may use to gain illegal access, prevent and detect signs of intrusion.
  • General access control and inform staff about visitors by telephone and guide visitors to respective staff offices. Ensure that those who should not be granted access into the premises are professionally and politely prevented from gaining access or escorted from the premises.
  • Write reports of daily activities (daily handing and taking over notes or any other reports) keep daily register of visitors (names address and telephone numbers) in a legible manner for reference.
  • Warn persons of rule infractions or violations and apprehend or evict violators from premises, using force if necessary and with the consent of management, contact the law enforcement agents.
  • Inspect and adjust security systems, operate detecting devices if any, screen visitors and prevent passage of prohibited articles in and out of the premises.
  • Protect persons and property on the premises, including employees and visitors, general office equipment, project vehicles and staff vehicles and report any threat to the safety of same to the management promptly.
  • Answer alarms and investigate disturbances, detect crime or detect crimes in action and support the implement contingency Vacancy Announcement_007 plans, including the evacuation of building. If necessary with the consent of the management, call the police or Fire department in cases of emergency.
  • Ensure vehicular access into the premises are regulated according to the provisions laid down by the ECOWAS Cluster SFP and Management

Support Office Administration – The Security Guard:

  • Open on daily basis the main entrance to the office and or any other entrance in the morning for the cleaners and close all opened doors at the close of work.
  • Check water level on the ground tanks and pump water to the overhead tank on daily basis and report damage to water supply or pumping machine promptly.
  • Check fluid level of generator supplies, switch on and off the generator as soon as power is cut and restored respectively.
  • Collect on behalf of the office all mails and or items delivered to the office and hand them over to the reception as soon as possible.
  • Ensure all security lightings within the office are functional and report non-functional lighting points promptly for replacement to the House maintenance officer.
  • Ensure that all climbing equipment (e.g. ladder) is always securely locked when not in use.

General Tasks – The Security Guard:

  • Support in loading and offloading of items delivered into the office.
  • From time to time, support the waste disposal service in evacuating all solid waste within the office.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor or management.

Required Qualifications, Competencies and Experience

  • Minimum of secondary school leaving certificate.

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience working as a security guard.
  • Experience working in an international organisation enviroment.
  • Proven integrity and good character.

According to GIZ Nigeria Salary scale for Band 1.

Deadline: 16th February, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and letter of motivation as one document with complete contact details to: using the Vacancy no (007) as the subject of the email.


  • GIZ is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity.
  • All qualified candidates, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, race and religion are encouraged to apply.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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