Service Manager

Oxfam Novib
Organisatie Oxfam Novib
Datum 13 okt 2017
Vervaldatum 26 oct 2017
Aantal uren 40
Plaats Nigeria

Oxfam is convinced that people have the power to end poverty. All they need is an opportunity. Oxfam is committed to make sure everyone gets that chance. That is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to listen to the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve both men and women in our work. Oxfam is a confederation of 17 organizations that works together to increase the impact of its long term development and humanitarian responses.

Oxfam in Nigeria is currently recruiting a Security Manager Fulltime 12 months with a possibility to extend Based in Abuja, Nigeria (with frequent field travel). An exciting new Security Manager position with Oxfam responsible for implementing all policies and procedures regarding security & safety and promoting its day to day management for Oxfam in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Report, analyse and communicate current socio-political context and the security situation and the wider context (country, region, global trends as applicable).
  • Develop incident reporting system and ensuring that the incident register is updated regularly.
  • Undertake regular and ad hoc security assessment missions as necessary, to gather information and to analyse the overall security situation in existing and potential areas of Oxfam intervention.
  • Conduct ongoing threat assessments and compile daily/weekly situation reports/monthly security analysis and ensures that the information is shared on a timely manner.

Security management and support

  • Design/update reliable safety and Security Management System/Standard Operating Plans/Contingency Plans – Manage the implementation of a comprehensive security and business continuity management system taking cognisance of the volution of situations.
  • Ensure that all safety and security management systems are in line with existing Oxfam security policy, protocol and approach – Plan and implement risks mitigation strategies (acceptance, deterrence, protection) to improve safety and security.
  • Ensure that appropriate safety and security systems are in place to provide timely and accurate security information to all staff members and visitors.
  • Lead incident management, lessons learnt and any follow up actions/ changes to procedures.
  • Provide crisis management support (evacuation and hibernation) as required.

Capacity Building

  • Identify organisational training safety and security training needs and coordinates required trainings for staff, security officers and third-party security personnel.
  • Ensure that there is system in place to enhance security skills and awareness that are required for effectiveness especially in areas of accident prevention, safety, health and occupational hazards by planning and facilitate appropriate learning and development opportunities.
  • Provide support to partners in developing their security guidelines and promoting a security culture.
  • Promote and encourage a safe and environmentally sound culture


  • Build and maintain close contacts with all relevant stakeholders to gather reliable security information, facilitate the sharing of best practices and the adoption of an integrated approach where possible.
  • Attend security & emergency related briefings and meetings and share security related information with third party security and risk management service providers.
  • Collaborate with country office, field Office and field operations team to determine and address security issues in the field as they arise Functie-eisen en profiel:

Education & competence:

  • University degree in in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science or related discipline – At least 5 years’ INGO/UN safety and risks management experience and proven leadership experience of security assessment, planning and implementation of procedures in the context of UN or NGO humanitarian operations.
  • Experience in liaising with communities, civilians, police and/or military government authorities as well as with regional institutions preferred.
  • Experience in humanitarian operations, preferably within the field of information management as related to security management and operational planning
  • Proven experience of capacity building and field based training’s.
  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences including in complex and stressful circumstances.
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not lose sight of strategic priorities; ability to advice in a consultative manner.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information.
  • Successful demonstration of sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work with a diverse set of staff at different levels within the organisation.
  • Strong report writing, analytical skills with good usage of computers and office software packages (Ms. Word, Excel, etc.) – Willingness to travel at short notice, and often in difficult circumstances.

Ons aanbod
What we offer

  • Oxfam (Novib) is committed to providing you with a competitive, fair, and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors.
  • The salary range for this position is set in scale 9 with a salary range between € 2,962.– to € 4,557.– gross (a hypotax will be deducted) based on 40 hours a week.

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Application procedure
Please submit your application through this link and include your motivation letter and CV. Your application must be received by October 26 at the latest. Only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.

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