Closing date: 08 Jan 2016
Reporting to: Country Director
Probationary period: 6 months
The Risk Advisor position is the primary safety and security advisor and security focal point for Marie Stopes International Organisation Nigeria (MSION).
Reporting to the Country Director, the Risk Advisor will be responsible for fostering a culture of safety and security amongst team members and developing a strong organisational security management infrastructure. They will be directly involved with programme design and implementation, looking at general aspects of risk.
This will be achieved through: regular analysis of the security and operating environment in Nigeria; analysing critical incidents affecting MSION, international employees and INGOs; developing and managing safety and security guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures; providing security briefings to all international visitors and conduct security inductions with all new team members; integrating security policy to all business areas; and developing and testing contingency plans. S/he will the first responder to any critical incident, and will review and make recommendations to the Country Management Team regarding safety and security management.
Overall responsibility for leading a risk advisory team overseeing and analysing medical, financial, reputational, and duty of care risk, providing risk mitigation advice to the Senior Management Team
Work closely with programmes/medical, finance, logistics and human resources departments to ensure that all new and existing projects have assessed operational risk, have documented and implemented the appropriate mitigations, and achieved duty of care
Lead and/or support investigations of medical incidents, fraud, duty of care and insurance gaps
Overall responsibility for ensuring MSION continually meets its Duty of Care requirements in relation to security management and in line with MSI’s Global Security Framework
Create and update the MSION National Essential Security Package (ESP) (including Welcome Pack, Context Analysis, Threat Levels, Risk Assessment, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans and Crisis Management)
Support MSION managers to create and update Regional ESPs (including Context Analysis, Threat Levels, Risk Assessment, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans)
Management of day to day security incidents affecting MSION team members, assets and reputation
Briefing, debriefing and security induction of all programme visitors, new and existing team members
Ensure a high level of procedural and physical security measures are in place at all MSION premises, including access control, visitor protocols, key management, and appropriate branding / visibility
Ensure that appropriate communications and other security related equipment is in place, functional, understood and appropriately used by all relevant staff members
Contractual management of security guards and private security companies, including agreeing, checking and enforcing SOPs and performance.
Renewal of contracts and management of payments to security communications and tracking suppliers
Crisis Management Support
Delivery of Crisis Management Training to the Crisis Management Team (CMT)
Activate and ensure adherence to crisis protocol and procedures
Advise the Country Director, CMT Lead and Support on possible actions, scenarios and outcomes during a crisis
Ensure that decisions fully address duty of care requirements and maintain log book
Provide links to external risk management specialists and Nigeria security networks
Human Resources Support
Assist HR with the security aspect of recruitment, selection, on-boarding and training of MSION positions with security responsibilities (e.g. Regional Managers)
Successful technical management of the above positions
Develop capacity within the country programme through training needs identification, training delivery and on the job support.
Provide a security induction briefings to all new team members
Attend and contribute to external security networks (donor, humanitarian forums, professional security working groups)
Actively develop and maintain security influencer networks with a full range of stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, donors, NGO security forums, government, police, armed forces, intelligence agencies, private security companies
Continued contact, discussion and strategic planning with MSI’s Global Security Officer
Ensure that MSION premises, vehicles and assets are free from hazards, safe and well prepared in terms of fire, natural disaster and general safety.
Prepare and coordinate fire and natural disaster safety drills in all locations
Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
Relevant university degree, preferably risk management or international development
Relevant security management training certificates (risk assessment, personal security, security management, abduction, hostile environment awareness) and 1st aid training
At least 5 years of experience in a similar role with NGOs, with extensive experience in implementing security management and procedures
Extensive experience working in Nigeria will be an added advantage
Experience with budget creation and management
Experience in administration and team management
Good interpersonal, teamwork and communication skills
Ability to train and mobilise both international and national team members
Computer and organisational skills
Fluent in English both written and spoken
Extensive and active security network
Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the Support Office
Attitude / Motivation:
Energy and passion for purpose
Focus and drive and ability to stay on track
Focus on detail while being able to see the big picture
Flexible and adaptable
A compelling and influential communicator
Strong networking skills
Aligned with the values of MSION and Marie Stopes International
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
MSION is an equal opportunity Employer.
Please note that this position is a local hire position.
How To Apply
Please submit a detailed CV, with contact details of 3 referees (1 of which should be immediate, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other) to: email@example.com quoting the position title as the subject of the email on or before Friday 8th January 2016.
CV/Suitability statement should be saved in the applicant’s full name.