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Risk Consultant At Adexen Recruitment Agency

Date Posted: 09/Jun/2014
Deadline: Not Specified
  • Specialization Engineering
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria


Adexen Recruitment Agency is mandated by A global Risk Consulting firm to recruit a Risk Consultant for their operations in Lagos



Our client is an independent global risk consultancy specialising in assisting organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments.

Job description

The incumbent will be required to deliver and manage security risk consulting engagements independently or in support of larger, multi-disciplined security projects, principally across West Africa. The consultant may also be required to deliver or support projects across the wider Europe/Africa region.

He will also undertake business development activity with potential and existing clients to help develop and grow the regional CSC practice in-line with budget expectations.


  • The consultant will be expected to undertake security reviews and audits, security risk assessments, security planning, risk management and other similar tasks, with particular emphasis on application of security management techniques in an African context. The incumbent may also be required to undertake crisis management related activities and wider crisis and security consulting tasks as directed.

Task Management

  • Service multiple consultancy assignments consisting of complex tasks
  • Act as lead on assignments when a more junior team member is engaged
  • Lead and participate in client meetings
  • Ensure that practices, policies, strategy and services are fully aligned with client need
  • Maintain and develop long-term client relationships; act in conjunction with key account managers
  • Maintain time and expense records to ensure accurate invoicing in accordance with company procedure

Task Delivery

  • Delivery of tasks for clients on time, on budget, to the highest standards
  • The role will involve significant travel to client sites and Control Risks offices (particularly in Africa)
  • From time-to-time the role may require consultants to support in crisis or emergency evacuation situations, sometimes requiring short-notice and/or extended deployment to the field.

Business development

  • Pro-actively seek opportunities to develop projects and business
  • Seek opportunities to be involved in business development
  • Contribute to marketing activities
  • Participate in client meetings and develop long-term client relationships

Team/Practice Development

  • Develop and mentor junior staff, maximising utilisation of resources
  • Be the regional SME for CSC



  • A good degree in security and risk management or related discipline
  • Masters degree in security, risk or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience and appropriate professional qualifications
  • Regional experience in Africa or extensive experience on-the-ground in developing countries and emerging markets
  • Project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2) and expertise in their application
  • Current standards and practices used in security risk management
  • Understanding of security and risk management challenges in emerging markets (particularly in Africa)
  • Competence in speaking French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese will be preferred
  • Report writing in English to the highest professional standard and ability to communicate using range of techniques with clients and colleagues alike 



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