Security Manager – UKNIAF, Abuja, Nigeria

Job no: 498440 Work type: Permanent Location: Nigeria Categories: Infrastructure

Security Manager – UKNIAF, Abuja, Nigeria

Project Background

WYG is delivering the DFID-funded United Kingdom Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (UKNIAF) infrastructure improvement works. The programme’s duration is contracted for an initial 48 months with a possible 24-month extension.

Through the facility, technical assistance will be provided on a responsive and demand-driven basis to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government of Nigeria within the following sectors Component 1: The power sector (40%)

Component 2: The Federal Road Network (35%)

Component 3: Infrastructure Financing (25%)

Key Responsibilities

This is a full-time role, as the as the Security Manager within the overall UKNIAF Operations team with the following responsibilities:

  • Provide security orientation, advice and support to include written and verbal updates & briefings to all staff
  • Provide health & safety advice and support across all program activities and office locations
  • Maintain and support the development of operational Security, Risk Management and Health & Safety protocols, procedures and manuals
  • Coordinate risk mitigation elements of journey management processes including oversight of travel requests, staff movement tracker etc.
  • Maintain and manage security communications to all staff related to Safety & Security, e.g. WhatsApp, alerts and advisories, etc.
  • Develop a Nigeria information & intelligence network across areas of operation to support safety & security of staff
  • Oversee the vetting of employee applicants prior to engagement, e.g. reference checks, police checks, social media checks, etc with the local security manager.
  • Conduct physical security reviews of offices, residences, hotels and medical facilities in support of staff safety & security
  • Liaison with security & safety suppliers to ensure service levels are achieved or procured to meet the needs of the programs/operations
  • Participate in all security breaches, investigations and incidents affecting people, properties, IT and information
  • Manage and coordinate Operations functions for the wider team in the absence or illness of the Operations Manager’
  • Support, review, write and deliver security analysis affecting program delivery
  • Provide expeditionary security support across Nigeria as required by programs
  • Other duties related to safety & security as required


KPI’s will be set on a yearly basis. They will be used to determine any performance related pay increase. They are likely to be in the following categories:

  • Timely onboarding and tracking of all project staff and successful management of journey management processes
  • Effective control of compliance requirements related to staff, e.g. immigration, background checks, etc.
  • Effective implementation of SOPs e.g. Induction briefings, journey management, office security, etc.
  • Client and stakeholder satisfaction, including positive feedback related to timely analysis and communication of security events to project staff


  • Security Risk Management qualification
  • Experience of working in a Fragile and Conflict State
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in security & risk management on international donor-funded projects (Nigeria experience would be useful)
  • Ex-military background
  • Adult trainer qualified
  • Medical trained
  • Health & Safety qualification
  • Ability to develop information networks
  • Fluency in English is a requirement
  • Good IT skills

How to Apply

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Applications close: 17th August 2020

Advertised: 28 Jul 2020 W. Central Africa Standard Time Applications close: 17 Aug 2020 (11:55 PM) W. Central Africa Standard Time