Search for Common Ground Recruitment for Safety and Security Intern 2022

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Search for Common Ground (SEARCH) is an international non-profit organization that promotes peaceful resolution of conflict. With headquarters in Washington, DC and a European office in Brussels, Belgium, Search’s mission is to transform how individuals, organizations, and governments deal with conflict – away from adversarial approaches and toward cooperative solutions.

Search seeks to help conflicting parties understand their differences and act on their commonalities. With a total of approximately 600 staff worldwide, Search implements projects from 50 offices in 35 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. The organization is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with dedicated and enthusiastic staff that is committed to its mission and values. In Nigeria, Search has offices in Abuja, Jos, Delta, Maiduguri and Yola.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Title: Safety and Security Intern

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Position Summary

  • The purpose of this role is to learn while providing support in the safety and security unit.
  • Safety and Security Unit promotes and implements security & safety policies, procedures and guidelines Coordinate and also conduct safety audits.
  • Perform risk assessments of locations in accordance with established procedures and inspect office locations for the efficient and smooth functioning and implementation of the Search for Common Ground programs.

Reporting Line:

  • The intern will be managed and supervised by the Safety and Security Manager (SS Manager).

Duration of Internship:

  • The internship shall be for the duration of Six months.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Working with the SS Manager, ensure Search facilities are safe and secure, fences and gates are strong enough and maintained to prevent unauthorized entries by inspecting office compound, equipment, access and entry points.
  • Ensure Security guards are well aware of their responsibilities and present 24/7 on duty and monitor on regular basis to ensure that security guards have access to basic security equipment emergency contact list.
  • Monitor on regular bases and ensure offices and GHs are well equipped with fire extinguishers, first aid kits and emergency contact lists.
  • Notify the SS Manager of the need to  acquire security clearance and documentation from relevant authorities when needed.
  • Ensure staff movement that requires tracking is adequately tracked and communicate any concerns to the supervisor.
  • Supporting the SS Manager, ensuring all vehicles are equipped with working seatbelts, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, emergency contact numbers and other safety equipment.
  • Ensure that communication tools and equipment are functioning well and in working condition.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Security Studies or any other relevant Degree.
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and often demanding environment.
  • Flexibility in terms of office hours.
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required.
  • Understands Hausa, Kanuri and Fulfude languages is a plus factor.
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office software: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc. is required.
  • Good communication and reporting skills
  • Analytical skills – ability to analyze data from different perspectives
  • Interpersonal, Coordination and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow up on tasks to completion is required.

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

Intern Allowance

  • The intern will be eligible for a daily stipend of NGN 2,500 for each working day. Payment will be made at the end of the month for the days worked.
  • SEARCH is not liable for any payments, insurance, or other liability beyond this allowance.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click Here To Apply

Application Documents
Interested candidates should send the following:

  • Current resume
  • Cover Letter (which includes expectations of compensation and projected start date).


  • Please compile your cover letter, resume and all supporting documentation into one document as the system only has the functionality to upload two documents per application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • This position is only open to Nigerian nationals.
  • Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and the role may be filled if a suitable candidate is found.

Application Deadline: 21st January, 2022.

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