Creative Associates International

Security Advisor

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Creative Associates International is recruiting for Full time Security Advisor

Job Description

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic institutions and stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 15 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Security Advisor

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Security Advisor in Abuja works with the HQ Security Manager to manage and coordinate all Creative security and safety programs, plans and policies relevant to the project including detailed security procedures that comply with Creative security policies.
  • This will include emergency response drills and communication procedures for the project.

Reporting & Supervision:

  • This position is housed in Abuja, Nigeria, reporting to the Chief of Party (COP). The position regularly interacts with HQ Security Manager and collaborates with project staff.
  • The incumbent may supervise local security manager in select technical areas.


  • Provide security, safety and risk mitigation advice and recommendations to the COP.
  • Ensure that project staff complies with project security procedures.
  • Monitor and analyze the ongoing threat environment faced by the project and brief the COP accordingly.
  • Distribute threat warnings to all staff as appropriate. Ensure that appropriate risk migration measures are taken by the project to respond to the threats or changes in threats faced by the project. This is to include physical protection measures, safe working routines, movement restrictions, protection equipment and security staff provision, as required.
  • Oversee movement control and coordination for the project, including driver and vehicle deployment and staff whereabouts.
  • Oversee any security provider contracted by the project to ensure contractual compliance and performance of their duties, and act as the focal point of contact with the security provider.
  • Report security incidents, violations and recommended corrective actions, as appropriate, to the COP, the appointing authority and the HQ Security Department.
  • Ensure all new employee/contractor personnel receive appropriate security orientations and briefings
  • Verify that all security devices such as locks, alarms, access systems and physical force protection measures are operational or reported for repair.
  • Ensure visitor access and vehicle control systems are effective and appropriate for the threat environment.
  • Work with the HQ Security Manager to maintain the project Crisis Response Plan in coordination with the COP, and ensure that the contact information contained therein is always up-to-date.
  • Provide a weekly security report to the COP and HQ Security Department.
  • Be able to assist with out-of-hours emergency response at the project, if needed.
  • Serve as the liaison with the U.S. Embassy Regional Security Officer and/or equivalent U.S. Government personnel for project security matters, in coordination with the COP.
  • Assist the project with business continuity planning, as required.
  • Ensure that the Creative Sensitive Information (CSI) Plan is distributed to and is being followed by project staff


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Key Qualifications & Skills

    • Bachelor's Degree in a related field, or equivalent experience
    • A minimum of 5 years of security management experience in the context of international development
    • Familiarity with Security, HR, finance, logistics, procurement and administrative systems
    • Experience implementing security policies, procedures and protocols
    • Previous experience with USAID-funded projects
    • Demonstrated ability to work well in teams and in a collaborative environment
    • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and flexible work style
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Proficiency in the use of computers and Microsoft Office software
    • Ability to multitask
    • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential and/or sensitive information
    • Appreciation of and ability to work effectively in, diverse work environments
    • Field-based security and crisis management experience
    • Previous work experience in hostile, post-conflict environments.
    • Work experience abroad, preferably in the international development arena.

    Application Closing Date
    7th October, 2019.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive Resume with a brief Cover Letter as one MS Document or PDF to: Using the Job Position as the subject line of the mail.


    • If the above instruction is not followed application will not be considered.
    • There are no relocation allowances available for this position.

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    About Creative Associates International
    Creative Associates International provides outstanding, on-the-ground development services and forges partnerships to deliver sustainable solutions to global challenges. Its experts focus on building inclusive educational systems, transitioning communities from conflict to peace, developing sustainable economic growth, engaging youth, promoting transparent elections and more. Creative is recognized for its ability to quickly adapt and excel in conflict and post-conflict environments. To del...
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    Job Summary
    October 2, 2019
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 5years
    Abuja Federal Capital Territory
    October 7, 2019
    Security / Intelligence
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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