Roving Security & Logistics Officer

Full Time2 weeks ago
Employment Information
Position Summary

Nuru Nigeria requires a Roving Security & Logistics Officer to periodically visit all project locations in Adamawa state to provide logistical and security support to the project activities in those locations.
Support the logistics and operations team in managing daily activities in-person or remotely depending on location.
Provide administrative assistance to the security and logistics department
The position will concentrate on ensuring that structures and systems for safety and security management are in place and properly utilized.
It may be supplemented with a more detailed definition of tasks and responsibilities and is subject to change at the discretion of the employee’s immediate supervisor.

Reporting and Supervision:


The Roving Security & Logistics Officer will report to the Leadership and Partnership Director.


Key Responsibilities

Logistics Responsibilities:

Ensure Security guards are aware of their responsibilities and present 24/7 on duty.
Manage and coordinate logistics, including procurement, transportation, and storage.
Manage local office transportation and ensure vehicle quality and maintenance are up to standards.
Ensure that drivers fill in the log sheets accurately daily.
Secure and coordinate supply routes, vehicles, and the transportation of all program goods and supplies including agricultural inputs to the farmers.
Ensure all vehicles are serviceable, with full breakdown and emergency equipment.

Security and Safety Responsibilities:

Periodically visit between implementation location within Adamawa to provide security and logistical support and share
Conduct risk assessments and implement security protocols to ensure staff safety.
Support in developing comprehensive risk assessments leading to the creation of effective security plans, educate colleagues on the security plans and ensure compliance; Map security incidents and understand patterns and threats; facilitate the development of country and situation specific, coordinate evacuation plans.
Develop and maintain contacts with National law enforcement agencies, where appropriate; be fully current on regional and country political issues and developments that impact NGOs operations and safety.
At the Field Office, manage the local guard force, ensuring they provide effective access control and asset protection.
Ensure the passage of security information and alerts to the management and staff
Conduct rotating field visits to each Nuru Nigeria field locations, if security conditions allow, to assess, update and improve all security procedures and systems.
Support in providing staff training on safety and security in a proactive and positive manner that promotes inclusion, participation, and leadership among the Nuru Nigeria teams.
Support in Nuru Nigeria Emergency Response strategic planning and in the event of any emergency alert, advice and direct accordingly.
Gather security information from a variety of sources.
Maintain regular dialogue with the local security network of Hunters and POCs within the area.
Ensure the maintenance and efficiency of all necessary and specific internal and external communication systems: telecom, VSAT, VHF and HF radio, if available.
Ensure that field communication needs are met, and that staff are trained on the use of radios and other communication equipment, as necessary.
Ensure adherence to safety measurements by all field team.
Support in providing guidance and training on safety issues relates to driving and road safety, and safe work environment.
Track Nuru teams as they travel between locations and activities.
Ensure that all traveling team/employees receive security clearance before their trip.
Ensure compliance with organizational security policies and procedures
Perform any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Completion of Degree with additional training on logistics and safety and security.
Substantial field experience in both logistics and security will be additional requirement.
Minimum three (3) years’ experience in similar (NGO field preferred)
Excellent IT skills, in particular Word, Excel and email is a must.
Fluency in English, and Hausa – understanding of local languages is an added advantage.
Background in Military or Paramilitary will be an advantage.
Knowledge of the political situation in Nigeria
Highly organized and self-motivated
Communicates strategically under pressure.
Manages stress and complexity.
Actively promotes safety and security.
Most have a valid driving license and skills in safe driving.
Must have basic first aid, and have participated in Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) training.
Must have knowledge of local/cultural issues.