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Security Specialist For World Bank Nigeria


The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group (WBG) comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The WBG employs more than 14,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.


The position of Security Specialist – Nigeria will be in the World Bank Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria to support WBG operations. The incumbent will be one of two securityspecialists responsible for the security programs of the Abuja Country Office and International Finance Corporation office in Lagos, Nigeria. The position will be the senior in-country security position within the Corporate Security (GSDRS) division of the General Services Department (GSD) of the World Bank Group (WBG).The incumbent will report to, and receive support and direction from, the Head of Global Operations through the Senior Security Specialist for West and Central Africa (AFWC) based in Dakar, Senegal. The incumbent will advise and consult and report to the Country Director in the IBRD and IFC Offices of responsibility and will discharge his/her assignment under the direct authority and guidance of both managers.The incumbent will serve in a full-time capacity and on-call for emergencies.After the initial assignment and assessment period the incumbent will remain based in Abuja but may be responsible for the oversight of security of other AFWC countries and offices. Those duties and responsibilities will be determined by Corporate Security Senior Management. The incumbent may be required to provide occasional back-up support to WBG Country Offices and Security Specialists in the AFWC region and other regions, which will require travel on short notice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A. Security Risk Management

1. Provide inputs for the preparation of the Security Risk Assessment for Nigeria within the GSDCS specified frequency as directed.

2. Assist Country Office management in developing and overseeing the day-to-day conduct of the office security programs, including staff travel to Northern Nigeria, Chad, and Niger, by ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents, travel security natural disasters and crisis events occurring.

3. Implement security risk management measures in the World Bank’s expanding engagement in the Lake Chad Basin, with specific concentration on NE Nigeria.

4. Provide technical security advice to and coordinate with Corporate Real Estate, in consultation with the Security Specialist for Real Estate and the Senior Security Specialist, for existing facilities and any potential new offices to include site selection and installation of effective physical and procedural security measures.

5. Manage the video surveillance, card access and other physical security and fire/life safety systems. Carry out testing and evacuation drills periodically.

6. Monitor and advise on residential security upgrades for newly acquired and existing residences of international staff.

7. Provide general residential security advice to all staff.

8. Provide advice on security arrangements at hotels, restaurants, ministries, diplomatic/international organizations and other locations which staff may visit for business or recreation purposes.

9. Liaise with host government security and law enforcement officials as appropriate and with security advisors for diplomatic/international organizations and private security firms to establish a network of contacts.

10. Assist staff and visiting missions in reporting incidents (GSDCS, UNDSS, host government, etc.).

11. Ensure a viable system is in place to track staff, note arrival/departure/residence changes, contact details while at the field location, and to coordinate with UNDSS and the WBG Security Operations Center.

12. Where applicable, manage the Country Office security guard services contracts to include the procurement process, contract extensions, conducting periodic reviews with guard services contract management, certification of invoices, documentation of non-performance and other issues, modifications of the contract and required reporting and documentation in coordination with Corporate Security, primarily through the World Bank headquarters based GSDRS Security Specialist managing Guard Contract Services and Corporate Procurement.

13. Manage the Country Office major security equipment programs (portable items such as handheld/ walk-through metal detectors, package screening devices, communications and ECM equipment and armored vehicles) to include the procurement process when applicable, contract extensions, documentation of non-performance and other issues, certification of invoices, modifications of the contract, training guards and drivers on use of equipment and required reporting and documentation in coordination with Corporate Security, primarily through the World Bank headquarters based GSDCS Security Specialist and Corporate Procurement.

14. Assist the Country Director with the development and implementation of a road safety policy. Once established, assist the CO management with monitoring compliance of any local vendors selected to operate motor vehicles on behalf of the country Office.

15. Develop and cultivate a network of security colleagues for up-to-date information-sharing about security developments around the country.

B. Security Awareness

1. Provide newly arriving staff and visiting missions with practical security advice and contact information in advance of their visit and briefings upon arrival specific to the current situation and their mission.

2. Provide briefings, communications and logistical support for field missions.

3. Draft staff security advisories on risk mitigation in response to the general security situation, following significant specific incidents and during periods of heightened risk.

4. Conduct periodic security awareness briefings for all staff.

5. Deliver or coordinate relevant security training for all staff.C.

Contingency Planning

1. Coordinate revisions of the Crisis Management Plan / Emergency Response (CMT) on an annual basis or more frequently as required or directed.

2. Serve as advisor to, and conduct training for, Country Office Crisis Management Teams.

3. Maintain and update as necessary all Country Office contingency planning material, reference documents and annexes.

4. Organize periodic tabletop exercises to test the CMT.

5. Maintain and periodically test the staff telephone tree, warden system and other local contingency plans.

6. Organize security and fire/life safety training and briefings for all staff.

7. Maintain and enhance the Country Office emergency contact and locator systems and ensure coordination between the Country Office, UNDSS and the WBG Security Operations Center.

8. Continually assess in-country relocation and out-of-country evacuation options.


Selection Criteria:


University degree in relevant discipline (National Security Studies, Risk Management, Police Science or Criminal Justice) at a Bachelor’s level with five years professional management experience required, or at a Master’s level with three years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience:• Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in security program management with an international or diplomatic organization preferred;• Knowledge and experience in security program delivery and project implementation, especially in the geographic area of responsibility

;• Proficiency in Microsoft Windows applications, namely, Excel, Word and Power Point;

• Valid driver’s license

;• Proven proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing English. Knowledge of any local languages a positive.

Specialized Skills

• Knowledge of the development of security policies and procedures and a general understanding of threat mitigation procedures and high risk operations.• Ability to draft security advisories and notifications for consideration and implementation by Country Office management.• Knowledge of protective operations.• Familiar with basic procurement procedures and project/resource management.

Location Abuja

For Corporate Information and to apply to the position, please visit, vacancy number 171574. 

Deadline is September 11, 2017.


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