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Security And Transport Officer At Education Sector Support Programme In Nigeria (ESSPIN)

Date Posted: 14/Oct/2013
Deadline: 14/Oct/2013


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The Education Sector Support Programme in Nigeria (ESSPIN) is a six-year UK government funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance to support education reform at Federal level in up to 6 Lead States. 

The Teacher Development Programme (TDP) is a six-year UK government funded programme designed to provide strategic technical assistance at Federal level in up to 6 Lead States on teachers’ skills improvement. It aims ultimately at improving student learning. 

The Security/Transport Officer will provide security advice and transport management support to the Programme under the direction of the Operations Manager.

Job Description


• Take direct responsibility for day-to-day management of the programme fleet, by ensuring their roadworthiness, preparation of periodic logistic/transport plans, and line management of team of at least 3 Abuja-based drivers. 
• Manage the implementation of the programme security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security. 
• Supervise the installation of physical protection devices including vehicle/asset protection, workplace violence prevention, and access control systems where appropriate. 
• Liaise and collaborate with different official and informal national authorities as well as national and international risk management entities. 
• Provide safety and security advice to programme managers as well as staff in terms of safety and security. 
• Situation monitoring and preparation of periodic risk assessment reports, preparation and maintaining of contingency plans. 
• Directly responsible for ensuring the residences/offices are safe for work, and all Mott Macdonald IMS policies are complied with. 
• Establish good and considerate working relationships with all staff in the organisation, demonstrating respect for their own roles and responsibilities. 

Note: This job description reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post holder.

Candidate Specification

Special relationships and contacts 

Establish and maintain good working relationships with all colleagues working in the programme and in particular maintain regular contact with Estate and Facilities Manager. 

Essential competencies/skills 

• Comprehensive knowledge of institutional security programmes including their planning, implementation, and control. 
• Must be an intelligent, articulate and persuasive individual who is able to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and nontechnical staff. 
• Ability to exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment and act quickly and responsibly in an emergency situation. 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agency personnel, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. 
• Experience with risk analysis and contingency planning 
• Must have a solid understanding of information technology and information security. 
• Ability to work across the country and to be able to travel when required to do so. 
• Willingness to be flexible and prepared to contribute to the organization in other duties as required.

Required academic/professional qualifications, training and experience 

• Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent. 
• Previous experience in implementing organisational risk management frameworks. 
• Good knowledge of transport management. 
• Previous experience of managing a large fleet of vehicles essential 
• Significant progressive experience working in transport/risk management. 
• Professional experience in an international organization will be an added advantage.

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