Security and Access Head of Department Job in Nigeria

Action Against Hunger is the world’s hunger specialist and leader in a global movement that aims to end life-threatening hunger for good within our lifetimes. For 40 years, the humanitarian and development organization has been on the front lines, treating and preventing hunger across nearly 50 countries. It served more than 21 million people in 2018 alone.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security and Access Head of Department

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Employment Type: Full Time


  • Under the supervision of the Country Director, your role is to ensure the security and safety of our staff, activities and facilities. You act as a key advisor to the management teams, bringing up your technical expertise regarding context analysis, risk mitigations, strategy implementation and problem-solving. 
  • Your main responsibilities are the following:
  • Safety and Security Management Planning on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff safety, operational security and program continuity. You have to evaluate, review and support the updating of the Security Risk Analysis, contingency plan and associated security management plans for ACF Nigeria. and contingency plans
  • Develop Humanitarian Access Management through your relationship with local authorities, INGO and the UN 
  • Monitor, Analyse and Supervise through the weekly movement plan, monthly security reporting, security reports 
  • Security & Access Training and Orientation to all staff
  • HR Management by the promotion of a strong team spirit and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions including staff development plans. Additional Responsibilities

Requested Profile

  • Applicant with an academic degree and experience in the fields of Security, International Relations, Humanitarian Program Management or Logistics positions in volatile and stressful environments.
  • You have demonstrated capabilities in planning, organizing and executing humanitarian security operations with a clear understanding of the humanitarian principles, code of conduct and specific sub-sector role linked to NGO field and operations contexts.
  • You have excellent analytical, critical thinking and reporting skills, good communication skills and a good knowledge of various local, regional, country and international policies on safety and security.
  • If you have knowledge of communications technology, including, satellite communications, cell phone mediums, etc, it is an advantage! It is even better if you already had experience with Action Against Hunger.
  • You have very good proficiency in English (both verbal and written).

Specific Conditions / Salary
For international candidates : 

  • 12 months fixed term contract under French legislation
  • Monthly gross salary from 2597€ to 2968€ upon experience
  • Monthly per diem and living allowance: 737$ net, field paid
  • Monthly country allowance: 450€
  • Child allowance: 1500€ per year per child present in the country of origin (maximum 6000€/year)
  • 16% of the gross monthly salary for pension insurance reimbursement for non-French citizens
  • Coverage of transportation costs and guest house
  • Medical coverage: 100% coverage of health contributions and repatriation insurance
  • Leaves and RnR: 25 days of paid leaves per year, 20 RnR per year and 215 € at each RnR period
  • Free and unlimited access to the certifying e-learning platform Crossknowledge

For national candidates: 

  • Basic Salary: starting from 1,375,618 Naira per month
  • Rent allowance: 55,000 Naira per month
  • Transportation allowance: 22,000 Naira per month
  • Leave allowance: 10% of Basic Salary per month
  • Pension: Employer contribution 10% of gross salary, Employee contribution 8% of gross salary
  • Annual leave: 2 days per month
  • 100% health care coverage provided by the organization, 24/7 life assurance coverage provided by the organization
  • Relocation benefits: 120,000 Naira lump sum relocation allowance + 20 nights accommodation + flight ticket from the home base to the working base at the beginning and end of the assignment 

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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