Security Assistant At Chabash development and Health Initiative (CDHI)

Chabash development and Health Initiative (CDHI) is a non-governmental organization dully registered with Nigerian government through Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC/IT NO: 85190). Existing since March 2016, CDHI focuses on improving the quality of life of vulnerable population across communities in North East Nigeria. CDHI operates both in emergency and developmental context and have its programme principally rooted in identifying gaps that affects population or increases vulnerability of population and bridging those gaps through resource base planning and implementation.

We are currently looking for the right candidate to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Assistant
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Michika,Adamawa State.
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Duration: 4 months
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Job Summary

  • The Security Assistant is responsible for the coordination and operation of security issues and sourcing of relevant security information from relevant security partners and agencies within CDHI project activity areas and in the entire Adamawa states.

Main duties and Responsibilities

  • Collection of information regarding safety and security situation in Adamawa states as well as on safety and security issues concerning CDHI.
  • Daily tracking and recording of all CDHI vehicle field movements.
  • Follow up of any distress calls made by Satellite phone and radio.
  • Track staff movement.
  • Responding to security relevant incidents with information gathering and briefing.
  • Escort field staff on outreach activities providing security support where necessary.
  • Develop, consolidate, and implement security operating procedures and contingency plans.
  • Conduct assessment of equipment’s (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.
  • Conduct monthly safety inspections such as: fire extinguishers, smoke/fire detectors and inspection of CDHI facilities in the State as it pertains to health and safety to ensure staff safety and equipment integrity.
  • Identify, establish, and manage context-appropriate approaches to assure CDHI facilities are secure.
  • Regular contextual updates (weekly/monthly) of staff on security situational reports.
  • Work closely with CDHI 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.
  • Reports on safety and security issues and fulfil reporting requirements to the Country Office in Maiduguri.
  • Provide training(s) that may include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Contingency Plans (CPs), Security Management, Incident Reporting, Prevention and Response Mechanisms, Communications (including satellite phones), and risk/threat analysis.


  • Provide thorough security briefings to CDHI staff and visitors upon arrival in the State.
  • Initiate, review, and collate security incident reports for each field site.
  • Implement, maintain, and regularly update the CDHI State staff and visitors list, Security Communications Tree and SOPs as needed
  • Ensure the communication equipment functions at all times (HF radio, sat phone, internet, phone lines). Follow-up on any calls made by satellite phone and radio.

Staff and Vehicle Movement:

  • In collaboration with the logistics unit, monitor movement and provide security guidance to international and national staff on the current situation in operational areas.
  • Daily track and record all CDHI field movement within Adamawa State and Southern Borno. Maintain strong communication to report and record observations, information, and occurrences during staff movement.
  • Serve as focal point with drivers during interstate movement by tracking the location of all vehicles and staff and communicate with CDHI Security Focal Points in the country office.
  • Regularly conduct 30% field visits to assess field site compliance with safety and security procedure during field activities.
  • Ensure vehicle and personal tracking systems are appropriate, fully resourced, and operational

Monitoring and Analysis:

  • Collect information regarding politics and security in Adamawa State as well as on safety and security issues concerning CDHI.
  • Respond to security relevant incidents with information gathering and inform the Head of Office and the Country Security Manger.
  • Undertake continual assessments of equipment (including vehicles) and organizational assets to ensure that minimal conditions for security are met. Prevent loss and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures.
  • Ensure that perimeter security staff (guards) have the capacities to perform their duties as per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

Position Requirements

  • The Security Assistant WILL be based in Michika.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Peace & Security Studies, Political Sciences, retired military/paramilitary personnel, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the field of community engagement, risk management, safety, and security management in International or National NGO context.
  • Professional Certification in security studies an added advantage
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Emails, Skype, Web searches).
  • Demonstrable training and capacity building experience.
  • Fluency in oral and written English and Hausa (Kanuri Speaking).

Women are strongly encouraged to Apply

Application Closing Date

5th September, 2022, 5pm. (Selection will be done on rolling basis)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send CV and Cover Letter as a single document to:

Email: (Use position and location as subject of the mail)

Or submit hardcopy to the address below:

No. 2, Opposite SunCiti Hotel, Old GRA, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Disclaimer: CDHI does not charge any fee for its recruitment process.

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