The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is an independent, humanitarian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation. We provide assistance, protection and durable solutions to refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide.
What is NRC?

NRC promotes and protects the rights of refugees and people who have been displaced within their own country. We take action during situtations of armed conflict, and engage in other contextes where our competences will add value.

The majority of our 5000 staff members are national employees in NRC’s projects in around 25 countries worldwide. All our projects are supervised by the NRC Head Office in Oslo.

NRC was established in 1946 under the name Aid to Europe, to assist refugees in Europe after World War II. Today NRC is organised as an independent, private foundation. We cooperate closely with the UN and other humanitarian organisations, around the world as well as in Norway.

What does NRC do?

Programme Activities:

NRC’s main activity is the deliverance of humanitarian aid through programme activities in the field. NRC specialises in five programme areas, or core competences – Shelter, Food Security, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, and Information Counselling and Legal Aid (ICLA). The core competences are adaptive to different contexts and mutually reinforcing.

Security Officer – Maiduguri (Nigeria National only)

Nigeria, Norwegian Refugee Council

NRC is looking for a Security Officer for our area office in Maiduguri, Borno State in Northern Nigeria. The purpose of the Security Officer is to implement Security activities in Borno State and support the implementation of Security activities in other field offices

NRC initiated country operations in Nigeria in June 2015, in order to respond to the critical and increasing needs in the country. NRC currently has a full team based in Maiduguri and a coordination office in Abuja. NRC is currently providing services across various sectors namely; Shelter and Non-Food Items (NFI); Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion (WASH); Food Security; and Information, Counselling and Legal Assistance (ICLA), Education, and Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) in order to address identified humanitarian needs.

The Security Officer reports to the Security Coordinator – Maiduguri

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Norwegian Refugee Council




Security Officer – Maiduguri (Nigerian Nationals Only)



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Duties and responsibilities

Immediately report to Security Coordinator all threats to NRC staff, beneficiaries, activities or asset
Immediately report to Security Coordinator all breaches of safety and security procedures
Helps support the establishment and/or maintenance of NRC offices and field offices.
Implementation of NRC’s safety and security policies at the office level
Preparing security and risk assessments to identify safety and security needs in new areas for implementation
Facilitating the training of staff in safety and security procedures
Carry out emergency procedures and drills
Liaise with stakeholders regarding safety and security information
Compile relevant information for the preparation of regular security updates and reports
Ensure vehicle and staff movements are monitored according to procedures and that necessary safety and security equipment are available and in good condition
Performs any other duty assigned by the Security Coordinator.


University Degree or equivalent from a polytechnic in a relevant field, preferably in Security ManagementUniversity
Experience working at least as a Security Assistant or Officer in a humanitarian/recovery context. Experience in North-East Nigeria is required.
Previous experience working in complex and volatile contexts
Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
Fluency in English, both written and verbal. knowledge of local languages (Hausa or Kanuri is a plus)

Personal qualities

Planning and delivering results
Empowering and building trust
Communicating with impact and respect
Handling an insecure environment
A good sense of humour is an asset
All employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council should be able to adhere to our Code of Conduct and the four organizational values: Dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable.

We can offer

Commencement: August 2020
Duration: 5 months (One-year renewal)
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general direction of grade level 5 step 1
Duty station: Maiduguri, with frequent travels. Travel outside Maiduguri is dependent on changing security conditions, especially for certain roads in the area.
An approved health certificate will be requested before the contract start.
Application procedures and CV registration: Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV. There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the “Company name” field for both company and location.


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

Interested and qualified? Go to Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) on to apply

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