Regional Security Specialist at Society for Family Health (SFH)

Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Security Specialist

Job ID: sfh-56168
Location: Gusau, Zamfara
Category: Administration
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Profile

  • The Regional Security Specialist will be responsible for the safety and security of employees, visitors, physical assets, inventory, proprietary information and intellectual asset of the organization by providing strategic direction, tactical management, emergency planning, threat mitigation, journey management and disaster recovery strategies.

Job Role
The successful candidate will perform the following functions:

  • Facilitate safety in the daily activities of the workplace.
  • Identify any potential threats to the employee’s information or physical safety.
  • Lead or assist in the internal investigation of any security breach that occurs in the workplace.
  • Select and implement the most effective systems for protecting staff, project beneficiaries, and project properties.
  • Maintain close contact with staff and project beneficiaries; abreast them with best security practices and happenings in and around the project space.
  • Facilitate training to empower staff to prevent security threats or breaches.

Qualifications / Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s level Degree with a Master’s Degree in Security and Criminology.
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in security management and operations in private/ non-governmental organisation.
  • Must be retired in Military not below the rank of Major/Squadron leader/Lieutenant Commander or Police Force not below Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP).
  • Experience working with a USAID-funded project in a similar capacity is an added advantage.

Skills and Competency Required:

  • Sound knowledge of security management and operations
  • Integrity
  • Intelligence policing and gathering
  • Good knowledge of the North West
  • Ability to identify, document, and report security issues
  • Ability to develop and disseminate security materials
  • Good communication skills
  • Good understanding of Hausa and other local languages in the area will be an added advantage
  • Must be proactive and swift in attending to pressing security issues
  • Team leadership
  • Disaster recovery management
  • Training facilitation skills
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using office software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, spreadsheets and database.

Compensation & Benefits
The compensation package for these positions is very attractive and designed to attract, motivate and retain talented candidates.

Application Closing Date
1st September, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • All applications will be treated in confidence. Interested persons without the minimum requirements need not apply.
  • We thank prospective applicants for their interest in working with SFH, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. SFH is an equal opportunity employer and women are encouraged to apply.

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