Security Officer at Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa)

Security Officer at Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa)

Security Officer at Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa)

Concerning the Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa) Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa) is a non-profit humanitarian/development organisation founded in 2014. We provide assistance and protection to affected populations prior to, during, and after a crisis. GHIV Africa was established to address Africa’s health deficit and to provide all forms of assistance that lead to an improved quality of life.

By bridging the gap between primary health care delivery and tertiary health care services through a strong referral system, the organisation is equally prepared to support the delivery of healthcare services at the doorsteps of every African hamlet. Regardless of their ethnicity, religion, gender, or political party, we offer assistance to the most disadvantaged population. Our organisational decisions are completely based on the requirements of the impacted population, not on political, economic, or religious interests.

Security Officer

Job Reference: NGA-22/NIG/ERF/SAI/NGO/0018

Grade: C2

Number required: 1

Job Reference  NHF and other donor projects

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification:  HND/BSc. Criminology

Location: Maiduguri

Department: MEAL

Sector: NGO/Non-profit

Contract Duration: 6 Months


  • Provides general supervision to the guard force in the deployment area(s).
  • Conduct regular reviews of GHIV Africa’s facility physical security measures and produce/update compound security profile and security assessment reports.
  • Assist by providing weekly department briefings to the guard force in deployment area and delivering monthly SOP training to the guard force in your deployment area.
  • Assist the line manager with planning and conducting emergency response drills.
  • Conduct inspections of the fire safety equipment every quarter and report findings to the line manager.
  • Conduct spot checks of the guard force to ensure they are working in accordance with SOP’s. Inspect guard force equipment each week and report any damages or losses to the line manager.
  • Conduct morning and afternoon atmospheric assessments when in field locations and report concerns to the line manger immediately.
  • Produce, review and update area security risk assessments every six months for your assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Deploy to potential new areas of intervention to conduct security risk assessments when required.
  • Receive and review security clearance requests and process in a timely manner.
  • Conduct daily pre-deployment security briefs and post-deployment de-briefs with field staff.
  • Provide area security briefings to staff visiting from all project areas.
  • Deliver security SOP training twice annually, to GHIV Africa staff in your assigned area.
  • Liaise with various key stakeholders on behalf of GHIV Africa senior management.
    • Security Officer at Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa (GHIV Africa)

Essential Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in a security officer role or above.
  • Extensive experience and ability in operating Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Exemplary communication and organization skills.
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and can deliver results with minimal supervision.
  • Previous experience delivering security trainings.
  • Demonstratable quantitative and qualitative analytical ability.
  • Must have a high capacity for producing detailed reports. This will be assessed during the recruitment process.
  • A detailed understanding of the security environment in Nigeria’s northeast region.
  • Must be adaptable, willing to be deployed for long periods in high pressure areas within the Northeast region.
  • Advanced proficiency in spoken and written English
  • No less than Intermediate proficiency in spoken Kanuri, Shuwa
  • Willingness to work in remote areas under basic living conditions.
  • Ability to work to a high standard in unstable and frequently changing security environments.
  • Must have an established network of security contacts with other sister organization.
  • Experience working with local authorities and representatives of the different local communities in Nigeria’s northeast region.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Previous experience in the humanitarian field.
  • Previous experience in the security forces

Transport / Movement Safety and Security:

  • Inspect vehicles prior to field movement, ensuring they are fully equipped with breakdown kit, fire extinguishers, medical kits, serviceable seatbelts, and a functional locking system.
  • Monitor security information and security alerts and notify field teams of ongoing incidents immediately.
  • Liaise with external security sources before and during staff movement, to ensure security information is up to date.
  • Comply with GHIV Africa’s Code of Conduct, and additional instructions, directives, and policies received during the hiring process and trainings.

Communication / Reporting:

  • Share security information with the Global Village Healthcare Initiative for Africa management for filtering and verification.
  • Always be reachable by either mobile phone, email, or satellite phone.
  • Attend meetings relating to security and area access and submit a meeting summary to the head of department.
  • Submit a monthly security summary to the head of department, outlining security incidents, no go areas, route security updates and significant operations of armed state and non-state actors.
  • Submit a Security Incident Report (SIR) to the head of department within six hours from when an incident involving GHIV Africa mission staff occurs.
  • Build positive collaborative relationships with staff from partner organizations.
  • Proactively ensure that the reputation of GHIV Africa is promoted in the course of your work and address any potential reputational challenges.
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