Job Title: Chief Security Officer, Lagos

Department: DC & Capital Projects
Location: Lagos
Number to Hire: 1
Job Type: Permanent
Minimum years of Experience: 7


The Chief Security Officer will be responsible for the overall coordination of security activities and physical security strategies of the entire organisation.

Key responsibilities also include:

  • Enforce compliance with all the organisation’s security policies and procedures.
  • Supervise all security personnel within the organisation, ensuring routine activities are carried out as specified and approved.
  • Schedule the work and duties of individual security officers including but not limited to patrols, leave, duty roaster etc.
  • Approve all material movement in and out of the premises.
  • Ensure constant inspection of all entry and exit registers, ensuring daily logs of all activities around the company.
  • Serve as the first point of call for all security incidence escalation within the organisation. 
  • Ensure safe and security of guests and employees within the building. 
  • Work with HSE officer in areas of fire drill and emergencies, ensuring proper accountability of all employees within the building. 
  • Ensure physical safety and environmental safety of all MainOne building and working environment, escalating any potential hazard to the HSE officer. 
  • Generate appropriate security reports on all incidences for management use. 
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to all internal/external security staff. 
  • Develop policies and procedures for all areas of security incidences such as loss and fraud prevention etc. 
  • Develop procedures to ensure physical safety of employees and visitors.
  • Oversea and liaise with security services provider including the Nigerian Police.
  • Liaise with the commissioner of Police/DPO in case of any security incidence etc.
  • Maintain relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement and other related government agencies.
  • Manage the development and implementation of global security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures within MainOne group.
  • Ensure company-wide compliance with security policies, procedures, recommending sanctions for breaches etc.
  • Create workplace awareness and prevention programs.
  • Ensure all electronic surveillance system are up to date and in proper working shape, devising means of proper storage and security of all camera footage.
  • Prioritize security initiatives as may be recommended by senior management 
  • Investigate security breaches, providing fact finding and incident reports to the senior management.
  • Implement disciplinary procedures for all security staff of MainData, recommending replacement or dismissal of hired security operative.
  • Constantly conducting audit to find holes in security processes and recommending reviews as may be necessary. 

Qualifications, Skills & Competencies

  • HND/BSc certificate or equivalent with at least 8 years work experience as a security personnel.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Skilled in the use of computer (MS Word, Email) 
  • Report writing skills
  • Ability to coordinate other security operatives (armed or otherwise) 
  • People management skills

Demands of the Job

  • Ability and willingness to work long hours and promptly respond to emergencies.