Location: Lagos Nigeria
The Associate Consultant is a client facing consultant who will support clients and other team members to deliver end to end physical security risk services, including vulnerability reviews, audits, development of physical security plans and related risk and physical security services, primarily in Nigeria but also across the West Africa region.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Work with team members on crisis and security consulting engagements of diverse scope and complexity consistent with industry best practice and drawing on personal experiences. Specifically, with guidance from senior team members: Security risk consulting
The associate consultant will be expected to deliver physical security reviews and audits and physical security planning across all industry sectors.
The incumbent may also be required to support senior team members in undertaking broader crisis and security consulting tasks as directed.
Support service delivery and consultancy assignments
Participate in client meetings
Ensure that practices, policies, strategy and services are fully aligned with client need
Support maintenance of client relationships; act in conjunction with consultants and key account managers
Maintain time and expense records to ensure accurate invoicing in accordance with company procedure
Delivery of tasks for clients on time, on budget, to the highest standards
The role will involve significant travel to client sites
From time to time the role may require consultants to support in crisis or emergency evacuation situations, sometimes requiring short-notice and/or extended deployment to the field.
Knowledge and Experience Essential
Exceptional written and interpersonal communications skills
Creative and analytical problem-solving skills
Detailed understanding of the security environment in Nigeria (or demonstrated aptitude to learn) Aptitude to learn principles of physical security protection and risk management, particularly management systems
Demonstrated team player as well as independent capacity to work with minimal supervision
The ability to multi-task and balance competing requirements
Commitment to continuous professional development
Excellent presentational skills
Right to work in Nigeria
Project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2) and expertise in their application
Current standards and practices used security risk management
Experience working, or consulting to one or more of the following sectors: oil and gas; engineering; manufacturing; construction; power and utilities; infrastructure.
Experience working or living in several regions in Nigeria
Commercial skills Qualifications and Specialist Skills Minimum Qualifications
Educated to degree level or equivalent Preferred Qualifications
Appropriate professional membership
ISPS Ship Security officer or Chief Security Officer Problem Solving / Decision Making
Analysis and judgement Relationship / Personal Impact
Strong interpersonal skills – building trust and rapport
Managing clients Communication
Report writing in English to the highest professional standard
Ability to communicate using range of techniques with clients and colleagues alike
Attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Proven ability to prioritise work
Sound knowledge of all Microsoft programmes
All employees are expected to display behaviours reflective of our company values: Integrity and Ethics, Collaboration and Teamwork, Commitment to People and Professionalism and Excellence.
How to apply
If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements please email a covering letter and C.V., stating your current salary to: firstname.lastname@example.org