Security Officer

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 non-church 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.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Security OfficerJob Ref Code: SOY180219Location: Yola, AdamawaBand: 5Department: OperationsReports To: Head of Office - YolaJob SummaryThe 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.Job ResponsibilitiesCollection 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 radioTrack staff movement and advice Head of Office accordingly.Responding to security relevant incidents with information gathering and informing the Head of OfficeMaintain 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 plansAssess equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure equipment integrityEnsure that responsible guardians (Private Security Guards) have the capacities to perform their duties as per the SOPsConduct monthly safety inspections such as: fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of CRS facilities in the State as it pertains to health and safety to ensure equipment integrity.Identify, establish and manage context-appropriate approaches to assure CRS facilities are secureSubmit regular contextual updates (weekly/monthly situational reports) to the Security CoordinatorWork closely with CRS field teams to ensure all incidents and accidents are followed up with an official written Incident Report, which is then shared with relevant stakeholders and filed appropriately;Coordinate regularly with the Security Coordinator on safety and security issues and fulfil reporting requirements to the Country Office in Abuja. 

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