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Security & Logistics Officer at EDC, one of the World’s Leading Non-Profit Research and Development Firms

EDC is one of the World’s Leading Non-Profit Research and Development Firms. EDC designs, implements and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunities worldwide. Collaborating with both public and private partners, we strive for a world where all people are empowered to live healthy, productive lives.

Position: Security & Logistics Officer

Location: Sokoto

The Project Security & Logistic Officer (PSLO) provides safety, security and risk management support to all EDC and NEIPlus program security management staff and contracted personnel and services. Additionally, s/he implements, maintains, and enforces ail country-wide and program specific Safety & Security Plans which outline EDC and NEIPlus security policies, procedures, and protocols for managing threats and mitigating risks to all personnel, physical assets, property, as well as sensitive and proprietary information within the EDC and NEIPlus area of operations. The Project Security & Logistic Officer acts as the senior security representative in country.


Works with all EDC and NEIPlus State Team Leaders, Program Security Advisors, and designated personnel to ensure coordination and compliance with EDC and NEIPlus program specific Safety & Security Plans, policies and procedures uniformly.

Advises EDC and NEIPIus State Team Leaders, Program Security Advisors, and designated personnel in developing and overseeing the day to day conduct of program security, ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents, natural and manmade disasters;

Provides technical security advice, in consultation with the STL’s, for the existing and potential programs, site selection and the establishment of effective physical and procedural security measures;

Serves as advisor to the Incident Management Team (IMT);

Assesses, on a regular basis, EDC and NEIPIus program areas of operation and implementation to evaluate the level of assistance required to provide effective safety and security support of the project;

Initiates emergency response actions in the event of an emergency or a direct or indirect threat;

Guides STL’s to ensure budgetary requirements for safety and security are prioritized and implemented across all programs;

Reviews weekly staff travel schedules and projected travel itineraries to identify potential security and safety related issues;

Coordinates all safety and security actions between EDC and NEIPIus programs in the event of a major incident or crisis situation.

Assesses and vets hotel as secure to provide venue and accommodation options for Staff and training participants

Transport and Fleet Management

Oversees the fleet management of vehicles and drivers to meet the logistical needs of the project in the state.

Supervise the maintenance of vehicles to maximize the safety of the vehicle and passengers.

Reviews vehicle logs and monitors fuel efficiency.

Coordinates travel of all staff traveling to and within Sokoto state.

Ensure staff adhere to NEIPIus and Nigeria rules and regulations governing the management of vehicles

Ensure all Sokoto NEIPIus based vehicles are regularly serviced and maintained.

Ensure all those authorized to drive NEIPlus personnel (formal drivers and external service providers) meet the required standards, have up to date licenses valid for Nigeria and the location ofoperation, and are medically fit to drive.

Conduct or arrange additional training where necessary for all staff to cope with the local driving conditions and type of vehicles.

Ensure that all the necessary documents are available and up to date in the vehicle (insurance, logbook, import list, tool kit, spare parts, spare tire, first aid kit and fire extinguisher)

Ensure all persons aboard the vehicle understand the security guidelines for the related journey prior to travel.

Key Experience and Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience

A minimum of 5 years of security management experience in the context of international development

Familiarity with Security, HR, finance, logistics, procurement and administrative systems

Experience implementing security policies, procedures and protocols

Previous experience with USAID-funded projects

Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and in a collaborative environment

Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and flexible work style

Strong written and oral communication skills

Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office software

Ability to multitask

Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information

Appreciation of and ability to work effectively in, diverse work environments

Field-based security and crisis management experience

Previous work experience in hostile, post-conflict environments.

Work experience preferably in the international development arena

Note: There are no relocation allowances available for these positions.

Application Procedure

Interested persons may send comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter as ONE MS Word document or PDF to recruiting@crea-neiplus.com not later than Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. If you wish to be considered for the post, please specify the position in the subject line. Note that if the underline instructions are not followed application will not be considered.


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