Security Officer Needed at Norwegian Refugee Council 2020

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Are you a graduate or non-graduate seeking for a job opportunity in Nigeria? If yes, here’s an opportunity for you. The Norwegian Refugee Council is currently recruiting to fill the available positions. Read more details below;

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, emergency food security, and water, sanitation and hygiene sectors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Officer

Webcruiter ID: 4263466817
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reports To: The Security Coordinator
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Employment Type: Contract
Percentage of Full Time: 100

Job Details

  • NRC is looking for a Security Officer for our area office in Maiduguri, Borno State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Security Officer is to implement Security activities in Borno State and support the implementation of Security activities in other field offices.
  • NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja.
  • NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education, and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Immediately report to Security Coordinator all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities or asset
  • Immediately report to Security Coordinator all breaches of safety and security procedures
  • Carry out emergency procedures and drills
  • Liaise with stakeholders regarding safety and security information
  • Compile relevant information for the preparation of regular security updates and reports
  • Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition
  • Helps support the establishment and/or maintenance of NRC offices and field offices.
  • Implementation of NRC’s safety and security policies at the office level
  • Preparing security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs in new areas for implementation
  • Facilitating the training of staff in safety and security procedures
  • Performs any other duty assigned by the Security Coordinator.


  • University Degree or equivalent from a polytechnic in a relevant field, preferably in Security Management University
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of local languages (Hausa or Kanuri is a plus)
  • Experience working at least as a Security Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience in North-East Nigeria is required.
  • Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts

Personal Qualities:

  • Planning and delivering results
  • A good sense of humour is an asset
  • All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable.
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling an insecure environment

We Can Offer

  • Commencement: August 2020
  • Duration: 5 months (One-year renewal)
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general direction of grade level 5 step 1
  • Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
  • An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.

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


  • Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.
  • This position is for Nigeria Nationals Only.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply!

Application Deadline: 24th July, 2020.

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