The American University of Nigeria (AUN)

Senior Security Officer

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The American University of Nigeria (AUN) is recruiting for Contract Senior Security Officer

Job Description

In collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking prospective candidates for the anticipated Prevention of Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic through Awareness Raising and Livelihoods Support for Adolescent Girls and Boys in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.

The positions are local positions and are open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria.

Note: The positions are contingent on the award of the project to the American University of Nigeria.

All positions are for one year, renewable based on performance and continued donor funding.


Position: Senior Security Officer

Department: Atiku Center

Nature of Employment: Project Assignment

Location: Maiduguri or Yola

Supervisor: Report to the Project Director


Position Background:

The Senior Security Officer will coordinate day to day security operations of the project. H/she will provide support and security updates to the Security Advisor for the day-to-day Project Security needs as per the Project/AUN security policies.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide security coordination and supervision for the project and field offices.
  • Responsible for the security of staff both staff and project properties.
  • Provide the program staff with security clearance and ensuring security of training venues.
  • Support in the implementation of phone tree and project emergency evacuation plan.
  • Report to Security Advisor and the PD on safety mitigation and threat warnings at project offices/fields.
  • Oversee movement control and coordination for the project, including driver and vehicle deployment and staff whereabouts.
  • Liaise with Security Advisor and Project Director to issue security clearance before any field trip by program staff.
  • Provide weekly security report to the PD, AG&C and Security Advisor
  • Any other task as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Desired Course
Other Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • BSc/HND in Sociology, criminology or any other social sciences with 2 years’ experience managing project security.
  • Must have 5-7 years of specific experience.
  • Relevant training on security operation desirable.
  • Retired military/police and or other security service is a plus
  • Good working ICT Skills.

Description of Benefits:

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the Project.


How to Apply:

Suitably qualified candidates should CLICK HERE to apply, and submit their resumes, cover letters and references on a single file to in a word document or PDF format before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status. For information on AUN, visit our Web site at

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About The American University of Nigeria (AUN)
The American University of Nigeria was founded in response to the need for a world-class university in sub-Saharan Africa.The goal of AUN is to train the future leaders of Africa and to serve as both a stimulus and agent of economic development throughout the region. To that end, all students, regardless of academic specialization, will receive high-level training in information technology, entrepreneurship and in arts and sciences, all of which are the key to future sustainable development...
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May 22, 2020
Offer Type
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