Deadline: 30 July, 2020

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Security Specialist.

The FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.


  • Provide professional security and safety service to enable FAO programme delivery
  • Monitor the security environment in the area of responsibility (AoR) of FAO Maiduguri and provide timely and accurate security information/advice to the FAO Maiduguri office management and, upon request, to the regional security officer at the FAO regional office for Africa (RAF) and FAO security service (CSDS) at headquarters
  • Assists FAO Maiduguri management to ensure continuing compliance with the United Nations security policies, practices and procedures and ensure their implementation in the AoR
  • Coordinate all security related issues at the FAO Maiduguri office with the aim of protecting personnel, premises, assets and operations
  • Maintain close security coordination with UNDSS, UNSMS security focal points with government counterparts and other local authorities in the AoR (political and humanitarian, police, military, etc.)
  • Provide written reports and assist FAO staff with compiling security incident reports
  • Participate in security cell meetings and provide input to United Nations security management system and processes
  • Conduct security planning, coordination and provide operational support to FAO field missions


  • Advanced university degree (for consultants) in Risk or Emergency Management, Social/Political Science, Military Science, Public Administration, Law Enforcement, Law or a closely related technical field
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in security risk management or safety and security service in a national security and/or military/police setting, including two years in a leadership role
  • Extent and relevance of experience in risk management, safety and security services
  • Extent and relevance of experience, preferably in the UN security management system
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of safety and security policies
  • Demonstrated experience in writing concise reports in English
  • Working knowledge of English (level C)
  • Nationality of Nigeria

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: USAID in Africa


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