International / Multinational

Security Guard Coordinator 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 Coordinator

Vacancy No.: 004
Location: Abuja

GIZ. Solutions that work:

  • 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


  • GIZ Nigeria & ECOWAS implements projects in Nigeria since 1974. Together with our partners, we work towards sustainable and effective solutions in political, economic, and social change processes. GIZ Nigeria & ECOWAS employs around 600 national and seconded staff members. Minimising security risks to our staff is the highest priority.
  • To achieve this, GIZ Nigeria & ECOWAS implements a professional Security Risk Management System. GIZ Security Guards system contribute to the safety and security of our staff and offices and thereby support the successful implementation of development programmes and cooperation.
  • The GIZ Security guard system is a hybrid of both contracted and proprietary guard system. It minimizes the risks to which the GIZ employees are exposed to within their working environment and ensures the security and safety of GIZ offices across the country

Responsibilities / Tasks
The Security Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Support the operational coordination and management of the centralized GIZ security guard systems on behalf of RMO in conjunction with the respective programme and project offices. (eg deployment, supervision, discipline, training, and recruitment (in conjunction with HR)
  • Supervision of the security guards at their various beats in conjunction with their head guards to ensure compliance with guard procedures and standards.
  • Harmonise and coordinate the security guards work plan/ shift schedule in conjunction with the head guards.
  • Support the administration of the GIZ security guards (eg annual staff talks, leave application, overtime, rent/salary advance, phone replacement etc in conjunction with Their programmes and project offices.
  • Liaise with the contracted security guard company for operational coordination of their guards in line with GIZ standards.
  • Liaise directly with the various head guards in GIZ offices for operational coordination of the guards (drafting of shift schedules, preparation of leave roasters, supervision of guards, kitting, and discipline).
  • Conduct weekly meetings with head guards.
  • Any other tasks to be assigned by the RMO.

Required Qualifications, Competences and Experience

  • University Degree or equivalent

Professional experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as Head Guard in GIZ

Other Knowledge, Additional Competences:

  • Experience in security system coordination
  • Customer oriented and solution driven
  • Good writing skills and analytical mind
  • Experience working with GIZ
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

According to GIZ salary scale for Brand 2.

Deadline: 14th February, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their CV and Letter of Motivation as one document with complete contact details via email to: using the Vacancy no (004) 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.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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