Security Assistant – WFP at ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

  • Full Time
  • Borno
  • company standard NGN / Month

Website ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid Internatio..

ActionAid (AA) Nigeria

ActionAid (AA) Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, which is a global alliance of organisations working towards achieving a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As a large and visible development organisation, we work in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America. Our expertise lies in community-led approaches to development and working through partnerships with the poor and other grass root organisations.

Responsible to: Security Officer, Maiduguri
Grade: 5
Line Management: None

Overall Purpose

  • The post holder will work with the Security Officer to ensure safety of staff and program property.
    S/he will support relevant security training and safety protocols that promotes safety of staff and program property.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support in Identifying possible security threats and determining the best security measures for safety of staff and assets in WFP implementing location – Shani.
  • Work with the Security Officer to design, implement, and maintain security protocols, policies, plans, and systems to cover all possible security threats.
  • Support in facilitating training and induction for staff to discuss security measures and provide information
  • Support in running risk assessment and security tests and designing countermeasures to eliminate as many potential risks as possible
  • Compiling and presenting reports as required on location
    Suggest improvements to existing security systems.
  • Support the development and implementation of, assessing and strengthening, risk assessments, safety and security management plans, and SOPs for staff safety and security
  • Work in adherence to ActionAid safety and security Standard Operating Plans.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Internal: Entire AAN staff
  • External: Security institutions and other stakeholders.

Persons Specifications

Education / Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Security studies or related discipline


  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar position
    Experience handling security issues in the North-East and other states in Nigeria;
    Experience in reporting and carrying out security assessments


  • Experience in working with international development of NGO agencies.

Skill Abilities:

  • Fluency in spoken and written English language
  • Highly numerate
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent planning and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent (proven) interpersonal and both oral and written communication skills
    Negotiation skills
  • Experience of designing and co-ordinating training/meetings
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills.

Personal Qualities:

  • Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
  • Good motivator of others
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated person able to work with minimal supervision
  • Effectively promote AAN’s mission values, and objectives.

ActionAid offers competitive terms of employment.

Application Closing Date
3rd October, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the Application Form below and send in an MS Word attachment to our email, using the Job Title and Location (e.g “Security Assistant, Shani”) as the subject of the email.


  • Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Submitted or Scanned CVs will be disregarded.
  • Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
  • However, applications will be reviewed on rolling basis as received. While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.
  • ActionAid is committed to preventing any form of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse (including child abuse and adult at-risk abuse) in line with our Child Safeguarding policy, Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse; and Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse at Work Policy and Overarching SHEA and Safeguarding Policy; as well as our zero-tolerance approach to Safeguarding concerns.

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