Job Summary

We are currently recruiting for the position of Security Focal Point and M&E Officer

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Responsibilities:

The Security Focal Point and M&E Officer is responsible for: 

  • Implementing and maintaining the operational GIZ Risk Management Policies and Processes. S/he is working for the Resilience Programme and is reporting to the GIZ Risk Management Office (RMO) in Abuja. S/he is expected to support project implementation under the GIZ security framework. 
  • Maintaining a functional information network: liaise with relevant national and international development organizations and security stakeholders. 
  • Reporting and documentation: situation reports, HRE Plan (Hibernation, Relocation and Evacuation), incident reporting, site assessments, etc.  
  • Travel Management and clearance 
  • Providing crisis management support to the Risk Management Office (RMO), the field coordinator, the head of the programme and the country director. 
  • Supporting activities according to the Resilience Programme M&E Unit Plan; 
  • Support the programme’s M&E Unit; 
  • Promoting internal learning to help improve projects supported by Resilience programme; 
  • Support monitoring and reporting on the programme processes and achievements; 
  • Providing support in ensuring the facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • The Security Focal Point and M&E Officer will report to and work under the administrative supervision of the Risk Management Office (RMO) and the Head of Programme.
  • Technical guidance will be provided by the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit.
  • At the field offices, the Security Focal Point and M&E Officer will report to and coordinate with the project team consisting of a field coordinator and other programme components and administrative personnel. 

Tasks

Operations: 

  • Acts as a liaison and focal point for Borno State and the GIZ activities in Borno State between the Risk Management Office (RMO), the Field Coordinator, the Head of Programme and the Country Director and the international and national staff present at the duty station. 
  • Updates the HRE (hibernation, relocation and evacuation) plan at the given location on a quarterly basis. 
  • Maintains contact details of local police and medical facilities. 
  • Provides information on overland movements and is always updated about the movement/transportation of team members and visitors.  
  • Clearly communicates absences to the team and always nominates an acting deputy, also towards the RMO (“in my absence from … to …, I will be deputized by ...”).   
  • Provides information and (if possible) training on alternative communication devices such as radio/satphone and ensures the equipment is operational. 
  • In close coordination with the AV/RMO initiates incident/emergency responses, if required. 
  • Is reachable via phone or other means of communication media. 
  • Conducts and reports security-related training needs of staff, guards etc. 
  • Instructs, if necessary, guards on improved site security. 

 Professional advisory services:

  • Monitors and analyzes the security situation and prepares weekly situation/incidents reports and shares it with AV/RMO. 
  • Informs the dispatcher in Abuja on all planned overland travel movement. 
  • Implementation and maintaining of a GIZ in-country travel management system (Overland Travel Requests, Tracking of vehicles etc.). 
  • Travel clearance and approval 
  • Conducts security incident mapping and reporting. 
  • In coordination with the RMO issues security alerts. Prepares and conducts headcounts, if instructed by the RMO, or project management. 
  • Conducts and implements site assessments with support of RMO Abuja. 
  • Prepares and implements security risk assessments and risk mitigation measures in conjunction with the RMO. 
  • Advises and communicates on technical protection measures (site protection). 
  • Briefs incoming staff/consultants on security measures (e.g. attending security briefings, curfew time etc.). 
  • Ensures that adequate means of communication are in place, equipment is maintained and personnel trained. 
  • Ensures together with the project leaders that project vehicles are maintained.  
  • Maintains and updates the contact list/absence list of all staff.  

Networking and cooperation:

  • Collects information on the security situation in the project area and establishes an informal network with other international organizations, (I)NGOs, partner organizations, etc. 
  • Liaises and collaborates with different official and informal national authorities as well as national and international risk management entities. 
  • Liaison and networking with other hums/dev, governmental, and security actors. 
  • Maintains, and expands a security-relevant network to provide comprehensive information on the security situation. 
  • Attends security meetings and security coordination committees in Maiduguri. 

 Monitoring and evaluation:

  • Supports the collection of ongoing project monitoring data through the relevant project partners; 
  • Drafts input to regular M&E project reports and assist in the preparation of project evaluation and/or review reports; 
  • Provides support to improve monitoring and reporting mechanisms through collaboration with the programme team at field level; 
  • Supports the consolidation of monthly/quarterly project component reports; 
  • Ensure that lessons learned are fed back into project implementation; 
  • Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Programme to ensure effective implementation of M&E/Management Information System; 
  • Assist the programme personnel/ partners with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.  
  • Ensure adherence with GIZ policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines. 

Other duties/additional tasks: 

  • Carries out any other assignment as determined by the Risk Management Office (RMO), the Field Coordinator and or the Head of Programme.  
  • In case of emergency/ crisis, the position holder is expected to operate outside normal working hours. 
  • Frequent travels to all project areas are expected.  

Required qualifications, competencies and experience 

Qualification:

  • University Degree in areas such as Political or Social Sciences, Conflict or crisis analysis or other relevant fields 

Professional experience:

  • At least 3 years of professional working experience in a comparable position in international Non-Governmental Organisation, (I)NGO, multinational or national organisation and or experience in any of the armed services or paramilitary organisation. 
  • Experience of collecting data at the community level 
  • Reporting skills 
  • Be able to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities; 

Competences:

  • Analytical skills 
  • Logistics and/or military background are assets 
  • Excellent command of oral and written English  
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Good working knowledge of ICT technologies and computer applications (e.g. MS Office, MS Excel) 
  • Good working knowledge of modern and alternative communication systems (telephone, fax, e-mail, internet, Iridium-Sat phones, VHF-Radio, Skype) 

Other knowledge, additional competencies: 

  • Technical competence using GPS devices 
  • Fluent in Hausa and/or Kanuri  
  • Good Knowledge of Borno State 
  • Customer minded, cooperative and understanding for the requirements of project implementation  

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