View Vacancy - Security Administration & Liaison Officer (SALO), Northern Nigeria Threat Analysis & Travel Team (NNTATT) (03/22 ABJ)

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Main purpose of job:

The Security Administration & Liaison Officer (SALO) will fulfil an important role within the British High Commission’s Northern Nigeria Threat Analysis & Travel Team (NNTATT).

They will be involved in all phases of official travel for all BHC colleagues, to areas where British Government advises against travel or limited travel.  The existing NNTATT security framework includes the administrative and actual preparation of travellers, the deployment of the travellers and post deployment activities.

The SALO under the guidance of his line-manager, the Security Liaison Officer (SLO), will build on and maintain strong contacts within key Host State government authorities and other key partner entities (INGOs, UN, and Private Security Providers). This will involve the highest level of diplomacy and liaison with the various stakeholders on a varied range of security issues. This will involve frequent trips to the region to conduct liaison and fact finding activities and accompanying travellers on their journeys as the security subject matter expert (SME).

The SALO will be responsible for all protective equipment, auditing, inspecting and maintaining.

As stated above the SALO will routinely undertake other roles to enable the services provided to BHC and visiting staff by NNTATT. This will include conducting risk assessments, reviewing travel requests, briefing travellers and senior managers.

Due to the nature of the role, it is necessary that any applicant be security cleared to Official to be begin with and will progress to Sensitive status during the probation period, or demonstrate that they can obtain such clearance.

Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder to achieve.

  • Providing support in the first instance to the SLO
  • Maintaining and auditing all protective security equipment
  • Providing routine support to the NNTATT as directed, especially in the area of Travel Risks Assessment (this is a key legal element of our duty of care to take reasonable measures to protect staff from reasonably foreseeable harm)
  • Assist the team in the assessing and analysing of vulnerabilities and risk to the regions travelled to;
  • Plan and prepare to minimise threats, vulnerabilities and risks to traveling staff;
  • Liaise and communicate with travellers and others on all subjects relevant to the trip;
  • Ensure and maintain secure environments for travellers and staff working permanently in expeditionary areas.
  • Provide security related advice to deployed staff;
  • Manage financial related aspects of deployments with relevant security stakeholders.
  • Proven security related liaison experience
  • Experience of working in the North or/and the North-East of Nigeria
  • Experience of producing reports
  • Evidence of working in a security role without direct supervision in a fragile environment
  • Able to display sound judgement and common sense when given a task, or being asked for advice
  • Good communications skills
  • Fluent in English language ( Excellent  written and oral)
  • Knowledge of regional languages
  • Knowledge of Standard Physical Security
  • Previous working with Nigerian military or / and police
  • Previous working with INGOs or UN in Nigeria
  • Knowledge of dealing with service providers  and stakeholders
  • Higher Education obtained (resulting in the award of an academic degree)
11 February 2022
Executive Officer (EO)
Fixed Term
24 months
British High Commission
1 April 2022
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  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.
  • The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

            Obtain the relevant permit

            Pay fees for the permit

            Make arrangements to relocate

            Meet the costs to relocation

  • The British High Commission does not sponsor visas/work permits except where it may be local practice to do so.
  • Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount

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