Deputy High Commission of Canada

Readiness Program Officer Emergency Management/Security

Deputy High Commission of Canada

Health & Safety

Government NGN 1,200,000 - 1,500,000
4 weeks ago

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Management Consular Officer, the incumbent is responsible for providing services to enhance the Government of Canada’s operational and physical security planning as well as preparedness and resilience in Lagos.

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

Job Description/Requirements


  • The incumbent will research and analyze the security environment in Lagos and its environs; advice on operational security matters; conduct research, draft reports and advise the Management Consular Officer and other staff on issues affecting the safety and security of staff, dependants, information, assets and operations in Lagos;
  • Develop an extensive network of contacts, liaise with a wide range of local authorities and others who provide security and emergency services, and with counterparts in other organizations
  • Assist in the management of a locally-contracted guard force
  • Coordinate background checks on Locally Engaged Staff and contractors
  • Deliver routine group and individual security briefings
  • Develop, implement, and deliver operational security measures
  • Assist with the day-to-day management of the program budget and contracting
  • Contribute to emergency management activities and business continuity planning, including providing support for consular-related emergency management services to assist Canadians abroad; and performing other duties as required.


  • Candidates will initially be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, (language) and experience.
  • Candidates must clearly demonstrate when applying to the position how they meet each of these essential qualifications.
  • The language will be assessed further during the process
  • Candidates will be required to provide proof of the completion of their education.
  • Academic qualification of a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution in the area of security, logistics, emergency/crisis management, political risk management or operations management (other related areas of study may be considered) or A University degree from a recognized institution with additional training and experience in the field of security emergency/crisis management, political risk, and security awareness
  • Advanced level in English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of one of the local languages of Nigeria.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience within the last 5 years.
  • Experience in the provision of Security and Emergency Management in a large multinational corporation, international organization, or diplomatic mission which may include, but is not limited to:  
  • provision of security briefings, security intelligence, and guidance across a variety of disciplines to civilians and officials;
  • development of standard operating procedures, emergency plans, best practices, and guidelines, and in implementing such processes and ensuring quality control;
  • conducting security training for employees; and
  • analysis of the political risk environment.


  • Knowledge of the various government security and emergency institutions (including roles & responsibilities) as well as law enforcement agencies in Nigeria;
  • Knowledge of standard security mitigation features and practices for ensuring the security of persons, information, and physical property;
  • Knowledge of emergency management concepts, theories, and practices;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.


  • Ability to conduct research, online or otherwise, and analyze information from various sources quickly and efficiently;
  • Ability to organize work to meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to develop and maintain a network of professional contacts for the purposes of advancing the interests of the organization.
  • Ability to draft clear and concise security reports
  • Ability to do presentations.

Asset Qualifications:

  • Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications.
  • (Recent) experience working for a diplomatic mission or in a governmental/international organization in the area of emergency management and/or security;
  • (Recent) work experience applying and interpreting directives, policies, and procedures in a regulatory environment;
  • (Recent) experience in contract management, financial forecasting, and budget management;
  • Currently holds an active Reliability Clearance issued by the Canadian Government;
  • Advanced level in the French language.
  • (Recent) experience is defined as within the last five years.

Operational Requirements:

  • Ability to work during the regular business hours of the mission 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday).
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the country and/or in the region.
  • There is a requirement for overtime.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Valid work authorization: Ability to obtain and hold a valid work authorization covering the entire employment period.
  • Security screening: Obtain and maintain a Reliability Status (security level) which includes a criminal and credit background check from the Government of Canada covering the entire employment period.

Remuneration: NGN 13,272,841.00 (Starting Salary per annum)

Closing date for application: 6 March, 2023

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