Field Security Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS) - JOB VACANCIES IN NIGERIA 2021

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Field Security Officer at Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and nonchurch partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS has worked in Nigeria for more than 25 years.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Field Security Officer
Job Ref Code: SFR28120
Location: Adamawa
Band: 5
Department: Programs
Reports To: Head of Office - Yola
Location: Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
Job Summary
  • The Security Officer is responsible for coordinating operational security issues and sourcing of relevant security information within CRS project activity areas and in the entire Adamawa and southern Borno states.
Specific Responsibilities
  • Collection of information regarding safety and security situation in Adamawa and southern Borno states as well as on safety & security issues concerning CRS.
  • Daily tracking and recording of all CRS vehicle field movements.
  • Follow up of any calls made by Satellite phone and radio.
  • Track staff movement and advice Head of Office accordingly.
  • Responding to security relevant incidents with information gathering and informing the Head of Office.
  • Maintain a state-wide network of influential actors and communication of CRS status and mission in the State.
  • Escort field staff on outreach activities providing security support where necessary.
  • Develop, consolidate and implement security operating procedures and contingency plans.
  • Assess equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure equipment integrity.
  • Ensure that responsible guardians (Private Security Guards) have the capacities to perform their duties as per the SOPs.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field of community engagement, risk management, safety and security management or other related fields.
  • Degree in Criminology, Peace & Security Studies, Political Sciences or related subject.
  • Professional Certification in security studies.
  • Be a Nigerian National.
  • Ability to plan and organize work and write clear and concise reports and communicate effectively (both in writing and verbally).
  • Proven ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Stable, moral, reliable and robust character and a good team-player.
  • Excellent communication skills, calm, with a good sense of humor.
  • Proven commitment to accountability practices.
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Emails, Skype, Web researches).
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Hausa (Kanuri Speaking).
  • Demonstrable training and capacity building experience.
Application Closing Date
5:00pm; 10th February, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating the Position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application application ((e.g. MEAL Director, MED211118) to:

Click here to Download Application Form (Drop-box)

Click Here for Job Details (Drop-box)
Equal Employer Opportunity:
  • “CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”
  • By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking
  • Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.
Statement of Commitment to Protection:
  • ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

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