Security Manager at Solidarities International

Solidarities International is a French humanitarian organization which provides aid and assistance to victims of war or natural disaster. For over 40 years the association has focused on meeting three vital needs - water, food and shelter. SI is present in North-East Nigeria since 2016 and is currently operating in 4 bases across Borno State (Maiduguri, Monguno, Ngala, and Dikwa) with outreach capacities across all BAY States through its emergency component. Currently, SI carries out emergency / post - emergency programs in WASH sector in North-West Nigeria where limited actors are currently present.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Security Manager
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Contract Start date: Projected contract duration is 12 Months - with possible extension.

Main Responsibilities
Security Networking with Key Actors:

  • Establish, develop and maintain relations and a network of contacts allowing the collection of information related with the humanitarian access and the context, specifically in the areas of intervention; and provide update to the line manager.
  • Represent SI to those stakeholders always in accordance with the approach agreed with his/her line management and in compliance with SI Policies.
  • Develop and update list of contacts (formal/ informal) and create a national level stakeholders map, develop and regularly update internal maps on safe and un-safe areas.

Monitor / Reporting / Communication:

  • Assess the security situation in Nigeria (focus on North East) by collecting information from formal and informal network and/or the team and/divers media (social media, blogs, webpages, etc.);
  • Prepare regular written reports on context, security and humanitarian access and share them with the line manager.
  • Update context part in the monthly/weekly sitreps
  • Support his/her line manager in developing and adapting the security guidelines for the teams.
  • Collect information on humanitarian access and report regularly to the line manager;
  • Report immediately to the line manager any sudden changes on the access and security in the areas where SI operates;

Update the Security Incidents Matrix and Provide an Analysis to the Line Manager:

  • Support the CD in the management of security incidents and if need be, act as focal point for the teams at national level for any access and security related issue.
  • Suggest the CD and the coordination team proper actions directed to promote the humanitarian intervention of SI in area with limited access
  • Support Field Coordinators in understanding context analysis, network development & social structure of local communities.
  • Provide advice to the CD on measures to safeguard & security of the SI teams
  • Develop, update and conduct the national contextual briefing for new international staffs arriving to the mission, delocalized national staffs, and national staff recruited at coordination level.

Management :

  • Acts as the functional manager of the Field Coordinator Assistants (FCA). This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Contribute to the recruitment process of FCA.
  • Involve in the training & coaching of FCA on context analysis, network development and information analysis.


  • Ensure overall coordination with the Program, Administration and Logistics Departments;
  • Facilitate the proper circulation of security information and context analysis on the mission.
  • Participation in external Security and Access coordination meetings.


  • Professional experience: 3 years of experience in a similar position (NGO / Private or Public sector) out of which 2 years of progressive experience in an INGO;
  • Languages: English compulsory (Hausa / Kanuri - Added Advantage;
  • Knowledge of the context in North Eastern Nigeria;
  • Personal qualities: rigorous, organized, able to manage important workload, good learning capacity, good communication, reactive, team spirit, good written and analyses capacities, resistance to stress, Demonstrable ability to maintain strict confidentiality.

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills, writing and speaking
  • Basics in geographical information system (GIS)
  • Demonstrable experience in managing staff safety and security;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of project management
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office applications

What We Offer
Salary + food & housing contributions + social benefits (medical coverage, 24 days of Annual leaves per year, compassionate leaves, public holidays as announced by government, festive bonus, Life insurance - covering death and permanent disability) etc.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


  • Select Security Manager, fill the form and attach your CV and motivation letter.
  • The CV attached must be named with your first name and surname.
  • As position is required as soon as possible, Solidarites International reserves the right to select a candidate and finalize the recruitment before the application closing date


Application Deadline  26th May, 2021.

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