The Excellence Community Education Welfare Scheme (ECEWS) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-for profit organization that promotes access to qualitative healthcare, education and economic strengthening opportunities for all Nigerians. With its headquarters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State and a corporate office in Abuja, ECEWS has presence in 17 States across the South-South, South East, South West and North Central Nigeria with a strong client portfolio with the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), Global Fund to fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria, United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US CDC), The United Nations office of Projects, World Bank & Federal Government of Nigeria. Since its founding in 2001, ECEWS has built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators which has earned her a solid reputation among its funders and is well regarded by competitors and partners alike
The Accelerating Control for HIV Epidemic Project (ACE) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a 5 Year funded project implemented in Akwa Ibom & Cross River States. Implementation is targeted at achieving epidemic control thereby reducing transmission and improving the quality of life of those living with HIV.
Level of Effort
Full Time (8.00am to 5.00pm Mondays – Friday) 100%
Akwa Ibom State
Number of Persons Required
This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer of ECEWS. The positions interacts with top management personnel as well as other project staff.
- Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer and ECEWS Security
Department, the position holder will fill a leadership role over a growing security team in Nigeria
- Through security networking, the conduct of risk assessments, security assessments, and the development and implementation of countrywide security and emergency plans, the Security Manager will support several hundred ECEWS employees in every state in Nigeria whose activities encompass both development and humanitarian work in multiple sectors.
Task / Responsibility
- Conduct country/region Security Risk Assessments to determine risk levels for personnel and operations.
- Develop a set of procedures – annual Country Security and Emergency Action Plans – in line with ECEWS organizational policy which include minimum security guidelines and protocols for Nigeria.
- Support the operations and oversight of a Security Management Team and closely advise the Chief Executive Officer and other top management personnel on security situations in Nigeria.
- Supervise subordinate security staff.
- Establish and sustain close working relationships with managers and field-based personnel to exchange security information and provide advice.
- Liaise closely with partner organization security staff to provide insight, guidance, and support.
- Ensure the full implementation and enforcement of these security guidelines.
- Supervise the technical aspects of the award and supervision of the guard force contract to ensure service quality.
- Supervise, conduct of office and residential security surveys; recommend appropriate measures for ECEWS-owned and managed property.
Collect, collate and analyze security threat information.
- Provide timely situation assessments and recommendations for action during security incidents.
- Prepare daily and weekly security reports covering significant security-related incidents and provide analysis of how each event impacts the overall safety and security of personnel and operations.
- Prepare and deliver security briefings for movements throughout the region
- Prepare security reports to update personnel on major security developments and their potential impact on operations.
- Establish productive liaison with security departments at other NGOs, UN, diplomatic missions, USAID’s Partner Liaison Security Operations (PLSO) and vendor security information providers.
- Contribute security plans and costs to new project proposals, maintaining security involvement in all ongoing and prospective ECEWS operations in Nigeria.
- Collect and coordinate security information, conduct operational-level analysis, and disseminate information and guidance via redundant communication channels to key recipients.
- Organize security, first-aid, fire, HEAT, and other emergency trainings and drills as well as security briefings for incoming staff and consultants.
- Ensure staff readiness, resilience, and adherence to security policy.
- Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Security Administration or Related Field.
- Typically requires 8+ years of security experience in corporate or government organizations or military asset protection programs.
- Demonstrated experience with implementing security strategies, policies, procedures and standards.
- Demonstrated experience with risk management and contract and vendor negotiations.
- Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.
- Prior work in a non-governmental organization (NGO)
- At least five years’ NGO/INGO or other Humanitarian security experience, preferably with a large (200+) operation, directly related to West Africa preferably Nigeria (Akwa Ibom & Cross River States)
- Extensive leadership, training, and supervisory experience Field work in “extreme-risk” zones.
- Strong customer service focus and ability to build and maintain trusting client relationships in a multicultural environment.
- Work productively in a small team environment as well as individually.
- Demonstrated knowledge of security analysis, risk assessments, physical security planning and assessments, and security operations and planning.
- Fluent English speaker with superior spoken and written communications; candidate must be comfortable speaking in front of large audiences.
- Comfortable in operating in a high stress environment requiring short deadlines and be able to provide reasoned and immediate advice and assistance during emergencies with little or no supervision.
- Availability to work on emergency situations during off-hours; if necessary, for an extended period of time.
- Willing to undertake domestic and regional travel 40% – 50% of the time.
- Preferred knowledge of local Nigerian languages/dialects like Efik, Annang, Ibibio, Ejagham, Ekoi, Yakurr etc
- Thorough understanding of VHF radio use.
Typical Physical Demands:
- Typical office environment.
- Ability to spend long hours looking at computer screen and doing repetitive work on a keyboard.
- Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time. Ability to lift 5-50 lbs.
Technology to be used:
- Personal Computer, Microsoft Office 365 (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, e-mail), office telephone, cell phone and printer/copier.
- VHF handheld radios
This vacancy will close on the 2nd of June, 2022
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one-page cover letter as one (1) MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Human Resources Unit through this email address: [email protected]
APPLICATION MUST EXPLICITLY STATE YOUR FULL NAMES, THE POSITION OF INTEREST WITH PREFERED LOCATION as the subject of the email.
Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ECEWS has a competitive compensation package and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) ECEWS does not charge candidates a fee for a test or interview.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.