Local Security Assistant at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

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  • Edo, International Organization for Migration (IOM) View on Map
  • Post Date : July 19, 2023
  • Apply Before : July 24, 2023
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  • Job ID 29030
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  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications See Job Description

Job Description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Local Security Assistant

SVN No. : SVN2023.82
Location: Benin City, Edo
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
Organizational Unit: Office of Staff Security
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
IOM Classification: G5


  • Working under the direct supervision of the Head of Office, Lagos, and the technical supervision of the Field Security Officer and in close collaboration with Project Officer in Benin City, the successful candidate will assist on all management matters related to staff and property in IOM Benin city.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Perform Under the direct supervision of the Field Security Officer, assist in the development and implementation of security plans, arrangements and activities related to the Benin City Sub-Offices including Access control and contingency plans.
  • Support the FSO in all tactical, operational and strategic security matters that impact IOM’s staff safety and IOM’s operations in Benin City.
  • Ensure that security administration activities (travel clearances, UNDSS trip profiles, POL, staff lists, warden list staff compliancy status etc.) are properly maintained, shared with necessary staff and archived for future access when required, establish UN ID cards processing for IOM regular staff in coordination with IOM HR and Security Staff in Abuja.
  • Undertake all radio technician responsibilities, update call sign lists, and maintain overall operability and maintenance of communications systems as applicable.
  • Efficiently monitor the local security situation and reports significant events/incidents in a timely manner to the appropriate management/staff using prescribed reporting forms and modalities.
  • Ensure the reports are disseminated in a timely manner to the appropriate IOM staff and offices.
  • Gather, verify and share security information related to IOM operation, staff and assets with security staff unit or as instructed by the FSO.
  • Coordinate all road mission’s security clearances, liaison with Local forces, draft all required letters to facilitate the missions in coordination with HosO and FSO and Track travel movement of all IOM personnel (international and national).
  • Maintain good relationship/liaison and coordination with UNDSS and other local security stakeholders at the appropriate level.
  • Monitor the contracted security guards and ensures that posts are always manned through the guard field supervisor, conduct refresher training to all private guards as needed as well.
  • Assist briefing IOM field staff members including IOM temporary staff, visitors and missions in in accordance with the security risk level and the SRMM in place.
  • Maintain an inventory of all security assets including fire equipment within the building with the corresponding expiry date and liaise with the logistics team on maintenance and replenishment/ repair/ replacement.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree or equivalent in Social Science, Computer Science and Law Enforcement Academy.


  • Minimum three (3) years experience with first degree in related field; preferably relevant professional experience with the security in UN, INGO or NGO.
  • Experience in the armed/police forces or other security services is an added advantage.
  • Good political and social knowledge of the region.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
  • The ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with others with diverse professional backgrounds is required.
  • Training in emergency and disaster response is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge and the use of UN security Equipment and assets including UN VHF/HF radio system.


  • Fluency in English (oral and written) required, working knowledge of the local language.


  • Computer literacy required: MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Good communication skills and proven ability to work in a team.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain detail, accuracy, and confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with different levels within and outside the organization and with colleagues from varied cultural and professional backgrounds.

Required Competencies:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
  • Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent, and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected, and fairly treated.

Core Competencies – Behavioural Indicators Level 1:

  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • Delivering results produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
  • Managing and sharing knowledge continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge, and innovate.
  • Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
  • Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring, and motivational way


  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2023

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter addressed to “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int using “SVN2023.82 Local Security Assistant Benin City G5” as the subject of the mail.
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  • Open to Internal and External Candidates.
  • In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a Cover Letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to “Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)” and with a subject line “SVN2023.82 Local Security Assistant Benin City G5”.
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).
  • This position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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