IITA Head of Security Jobs 2022 – Nigeria NGO Jobs

IITA Head of Security Jobs 2022 – Nigeria NGO Jobs. IITA Nigeria looking for “Head of Security”. Applicants with a Master’s Degree may apply on or before 05 September 2022.

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IITA Head of Security Jobs 2022

The IITA has published a job vacancy announcement on 24 August 2022 for qualified Nigeria’s to fill in the vacant post of Head of Security to be based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Recruiter International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
Position Head of Security
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Country Nigeria
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Master’s Degree
Experience Required 10 years
Application Deadline 05 September 2022

IITA Job Vacancy 2022

Job Purpose: The Head of Security will be responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for staff, visitors, and stakeholders in IITA locations in Africa, and in Nigeria in particular and providing guidance for security operations in the stations; establishing and enforcing minimum operating security standards through security policies and procedures; supervising the security guard force directly in Ibadan and through the Station Administrators and Security Officers for other locations; and monitoring security operations across the Institute.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Security Unit of IITA.
  • Plan, direct, or oversee security activities to safeguard IITA employees, guests, or others on IITA property against injury or death, molestation, harassment or intimidation, and safeguard IITA assets against loss or damage from any preventable cause including fire, theft, embezzlement, damage or destruction, trespass, espionage, or sabotage.
  • Analyze and evaluate security operations to identify risks or opportunities for improvement.
  • Write or review security related documents, such as incidents reports, proposals and tactical or strategic initiatives.
  • Initiate appropriate strategies for security and safety.
  • Implement an effective fire prevention protocol.
  • Identify, investigate, or resolve security breaches and lead the search/investigative team.
  • Monitor security policies, programs, or procedures to ensure compliance with internal security policies, licensing requirements, or applicable government security requirements, policies, and directives.
  • Oversee the development of security systems for the protection of facilities, personnel, data, and assets, using a combination of management skills and specific security system knowledge.


  • The candidate should have a Master’s Degree or MBA, with a Security Operations Management Diploma or comparable from a recognized university.

Core Competencies:

  • Relevant work experience of at least 15 years, with at least 6 years in a leadership function in an international, multicultural organization or company, with experience in Africa, ideally with Nigeria experience.
  • Having proven security background.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Possessing the skills to deal with the fine line between asking people to observe security procedures and standards, while providing tactful services, to keep them safe.
  • Committed and reliable, and having the ability to remain calm under pressure and in challenging security situations.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles.
  • Excellent critical/analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion (GDI) awareness and understanding strong cultural awareness.
  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills; working knowledge of French would be an advantage.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply IITA Head of Security Jobs 2022

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The Closing Date: 05 September 2022

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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Official Website www.iita.org
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