Safety and Security Assistant

March 7, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Save the Children Nigeria

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Safety and Security Assistant
Job ID: 23000194
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: 5
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Team/Programme: SC Nigeria
Post Type: National, Fixed Term
Role Purpose

The Safety and Security Assistant will work closely with the Safety and Security Coordinator and the Head, Safety and Security (HoSS), in the country office to provide support for the implementation of SCI programs in the Country Office (CO) and across the Nigeria Mission.  
He/She will facilitate the implementation of SCI safety and security management and contribute to building country compliance with safety and security Essential Standards.

Scope of Role
Reports to:

Safety and Security Coordinator CO – Direct
Head, Safety and Security (HoSS), CO – Technical
Staff directly reporting to this post:  Security Guards

Key Areas of Accountabilities

Assist the HoSS, SSCo on the regular collection and collation of all S&S information across the mission and compute same in the system, using appropriate software and hardware.
Assist the CO SS Dept in trip planning activities from trip requests, movement tracking/records, follow-up on travel SoPs compliance, movement tracking/timing and file a trip completion records and report trip stoppages and hitches for immediate follow-up.
Assist the CO team in the preparation of Safety and security related reports.
Collect/collate and report up-line, safety and security related incidents internally and externally.
Assist in the preparation and delivery of S&S trainings and programmes in the CO.
Monitor Fleet activities and report on all breaches.
Carry out any other duty/responsibilities assigned by the SSCo and the HoSS aimed at effective S&S management in the Country Office.

Behaviours (Values in Practice)

Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility
High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations
Holds self and others accountable


Creating best-in-class function
Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively


Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to


Designing more effective admin systems
Willing to take disciplined risks


Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

Additional job responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Child Safeguarding:

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

Health and Safety:

The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Qualifications, Experience, and Attributes

Degree level qualifications in any of Humanities or Sciences and Security Management.
At least one year work experience performing Safety and security functions.
Strong learning attitude and capacity for learning and development of technical and professional skills.
Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an internationally diverse environment.
Strong Competency in Internet and Microsoft Office systems and other database/mapping systems
Fluency in English and any other Nigerian local languages.

Skills and Behaviours:

Information Gathering and analysis using good knowledge of management practice and technologies used in the sector.
Basic understanding of INGOs programming.
Basic knowledge of Fraud and criminal investigation procedures and methods.
Critical thinking and excellent logical skills.
Strong proficiency in the use of Office programs like word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
Nose-for-news’ and ability to spot flaws in systems.
Have good communication and presentations skills.

Application Closing Date
15th March, 2023.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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