Full-time Christian Aid (CA): Security Advisor Vacancy
Christian Aid (CA) is a UK-based international NGO, partnering with others to end poverty in Africa. At the heart of this vision is the transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. Christian Aid works in more than 30 countries and has been operating in Nigeria since 2003. The Nigeria Country programme focuses on Community Health and HIV, Accountable Governance including humanitarian response and Gender.
The Job : Security Advisor
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
About the role
The post holder will provide in country security cover and assessments for the staff, the programme and the offices in Nigeria. This will be done by applying Christian Aid’s security protocols, in country assessments, contacts with the local security community, the UN, INSO, IMF and other appropriate sources. The post holder will manage security, safety and associated risks to Christian Aid Nigeria staff, visitors, partners and the organization’s physical assets. He/she will play a key role in the management of guards and drivers at all office locations, whilst being answerable to the Country Manager.
You must have a first degree in Social Science or development related field with at least 3 years’ experience of working with local and international partner organisations. You should have field based experience in complex and insecure settings or relevant security overseas position. You must have a sound understanding of Nigerian social and political context and its impact on security; well informed and knowledgeable about global security trends and issues. You will be willing change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies You should have progressive experience (for not less than 5 years) of managing security and safety.
This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.
You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.
As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:
Tell us about a time when you were proactive in taking on new and additional work to achieve a team or organisational goal: What was the situation? What was the new/additional work? What was your task? What did you do? Why? How? What was the outcome? What was the impact of what you did?
Give us an example of a time when you communicated something complex in a way that could be easily understood by others: What was the situation? What did you need to communicate effectively? How did you make sure the message was understood by others? What was the impact? How did you know you were successful?
Tell us about a time when you had to make recommendations or take decisions after analysing data, information and other evidence: What was the background? What recommendations or decisions did you have to take? What was your particular task or responsibility? What actions did you take? How did analyse the information and data? What was the outcome?
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