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Abt Associates – The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance – as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Administrative Assistant / Safety and Security Manager

Req Id: 61481
Location: Nigeria

Opportunity

  • Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project. The project will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
  • In Nigeria, under the supervision of the Chief of Party/Technical Director, the Safety and Security Manager oversees and directs all aspects organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets of USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project in the country.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and supervise security planning and operations to effectively support program management and the achievement of program goals
  • Collaborate with the Security Management Team (SMT) consisting of senior field officers that will work closely with and depend heavily on the counsel and guidance of the Security Manager
  • Collaborate with the Global Security Office (GSO)
  • Develop and maintain all plans and protocols relating to personnel safety and the management of security programs to include security management plans, current risk and vulnerability assessments, incident and crisis response plans, pre- and post-arrival security briefings, and business continuity plans as required
  • Manage and oversee a comprehensive training program to include security training, situational awareness, hostile environment training, travel management, fire safety and first aid, incident response/management, and crisis response and preparation training
  • Develop detailed Post Orders for guards assigned at all Abt program facilities as needed. Oversee guard force conduct and discipline at all facilities and act as a focal point with all guard service providers
  • Manage and oversee all driver selection and training, dispatch, communications, and vehicle maintenance
  • Maintain and oversee a comprehensive travel management program based on current risk assessments, neighborhood/road reconnaissance, and the full use of information gathering networks.  Incorporate the use of vehicle tracking, vehicle management and convoy discipline as required along with periodic and mandatory reporting requirements to ensure staff accountability during the conduct of personnel movements
  • Provide regular assessments and recommendations regarding personal, technical, communications, and physical security to the SMT and the GSO
  • Conduct initial and periodic reassessments of all program leased property to include office space, residences, and warehouses and make recommendations regarding upgrades and enhancements as appropriate to the SMT and GSO
  • Build active networks to gather current safety/security information and take responsibility for all security relationships with partners, contractor organizations, embassies, INGOs, local law enforcement and military organizations, and community representatives
  • Provide monthly reports to the GSO summarizing incidents, training, upcoming significant events
  • Recommend budgets in alignment with Security Risk Assessments

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Education – Any combination of training and experience that has prepared the manager for the assignment
  • Certifications – none required, completion of safety and security management course is preferred
  • Experience – 3 – 5 years full time experience in safety and security or related experience
  • Language – Must speak/write English and one or two other Nigerian languages
  • Must use Microsoft word, excel PPT

Minimum Qualifications

  • (2+) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Method of Application

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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Abt Associates is a global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation; driving innovation and measurable impact for more than 50 years. What sets us apart is our evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to solving tough challenges in health, social and environmental policy and international development. Specific areas we work in include:

  • Health
  • Education and workforce development
  • Climate change and the environment • Food security and agriculture
  • Housing and communities
  • Survey and data collection Abt is a mission-driven company with a staff of 2,600.

Our focus is on using evidence and cutting-edge methods to improve the lives and economic well-being of people worldwide.

It was more than 50 years ago—on January 12, 1965—that Clark Abt started on his journey in a small Cambridge office to create a place where innovation, bold thinking and creativity could tackle the toughest social issues of the day. Almost 50 years later, Abt Associates has grown into a global company of more than 2,300 employees with offices around the world. Although the company has changed and grown far beyond its early days, one thing remains constant: Abt’s mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

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0 USD Nigeria CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Abt Associates

Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Administrative Assistant / Safety and Security Manager

Req Id: 61481 Location: NigeriaOpportunity

  • Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project. The project will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.
  • In Nigeria, under the supervision of the Chief of Party/Technical Director, the Safety and Security Manager oversees and directs all aspects organization’s security functions, including physical security and safety of employees, facilities, and assets of USAID-funded PMI VectorLink Project in the country.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and supervise security planning and operations to effectively support program management and the achievement of program goals
  • Collaborate with the Security Management Team (SMT) consisting of senior field officers that will work closely with and depend heavily on the counsel and guidance of the Security Manager
  • Collaborate with the Global Security Office (GSO)
  • Develop and maintain all plans and protocols relating to personnel safety and the management of security programs to include security management plans, current risk and vulnerability assessments, incident and crisis response plans, pre- and post-arrival security briefings, and business continuity plans as required
  • Manage and oversee a comprehensive training program to include security training, situational awareness, hostile environment training, travel management, fire safety and first aid, incident response/management, and crisis response and preparation training
  • Develop detailed Post Orders for guards assigned at all Abt program facilities as needed. Oversee guard force conduct and discipline at all facilities and act as a focal point with all guard service providers
  • Manage and oversee all driver selection and training, dispatch, communications, and vehicle maintenance
  • Maintain and oversee a comprehensive travel management program based on current risk assessments, neighborhood/road reconnaissance, and the full use of information gathering networks.  Incorporate the use of vehicle tracking, vehicle management and convoy discipline as required along with periodic and mandatory reporting requirements to ensure staff accountability during the conduct of personnel movements
  • Provide regular assessments and recommendations regarding personal, technical, communications, and physical security to the SMT and the GSO
  • Conduct initial and periodic reassessments of all program leased property to include office space, residences, and warehouses and make recommendations regarding upgrades and enhancements as appropriate to the SMT and GSO
  • Build active networks to gather current safety/security information and take responsibility for all security relationships with partners, contractor organizations, embassies, INGOs, local law enforcement and military organizations, and community representatives
  • Provide monthly reports to the GSO summarizing incidents, training, upcoming significant events
  • Recommend budgets in alignment with Security Risk Assessments

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Education – Any combination of training and experience that has prepared the manager for the assignment
  • Certifications – none required, completion of safety and security management course is preferred
  • Experience – 3 – 5 years full time experience in safety and security or related experience
  • Language – Must speak/write English and one or two other Nigerian languages
  • Must use Microsoft word, excel PPT

Minimum Qualifications

  • (2+) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

Method of Application

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
2019-10-19

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