Employer: Mercy Corps
Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria
Mercy Corps Nigeria implements a variety of programs with the ultimate goal of building productive, secure, and just communities. The Country Safety & Security Manager (CSSM) leads all oversight, direction, and creation of all safety & security systems for Mercy Corps Nigeria, with a majority of the focus on the insecure portions of Northeast Nigeria.
Knowledge and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, Master’s degree preferred.
5-7 years of field experience in safety and security, operations with a security focus or information management with a security focus with a humanitarian or development non-governmental organization. Relevant experience in a business and/or military setting combined with at least 3-4 years of humanitarian experience will be considered.
Experience in setting up and managing safety and security systems and protocols and providing training to staff.
Demonstrated understanding of complex emergencies, related security concerns, and appropriate responses to such emergencies. Good context analysis skills.
Demonstrated management, leadership, and mentoring skills.
Excellent negotiation and representation skills and the ability to work comfortably with an ethnically diverse staff in a very sensitive environment.
Effective skills in coordination, organization, and prioritization as well as in Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines, and work cooperatively with team members.