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Zonal Security Manager (West Africa) at Fadac Resources and Services

Fadac Resources and Services – Our client is one of the world’s largest outsourcing and technology service specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide.

Due to expansion they are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Zonal Security Manager ( West Africa)

Location: Lagos

Purpose of the Role

  • To ensure implementation of security regime across the cluster of VAC’s which he/she is responsible for.
  • To monitor the security policies and conduct investigations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct operational risk assessment of proposed VAC and passport/VAF movement from VAC to Post.
  • Create relevant processes required to implement Corporate Security Strategy and Policies within the given zone.
  • Liaise with local Post and Government authorities.
  • Ensure all critical service levels are met & contractual obligations complied to, with deviations reported through incident report framework
  • Ensure compliance with VFS Global defined information security policies and procedures applicable to the role.
  • Plan & monitor security arrangements involving preparation of security plans, deployment & training of security personnel within the given region, etc.
  • Support/ Generate periodic Reports and information/ details for the MIS. Send MIS reports on performance indicators. Ensure timely reporting and handling of security issues.
  • Maintain logs of Critical Service Level-3 fulfillment for UK VACs and send timely & accurate MIS reports.
  • Assist in carrying out investigations/ Inquiries as mandated by the management.
  • Collaborate in implementing security policies and data protection laws in business.
  • Assist Operations and Human Resources in corporate governance.
  • Responsible for guard force management at all Visa Application Centres(VACs) within the specified zone.
  • Ensure life safety of all inside VAC and institute loss prevention measures to prevent incidents/accidents.
  • Plan the resource allocation & budgeting of security equipment and measures for the given region.
  • Ensure expenditure is as per the risk profiling of the given zone and as given in the annual budget.
  • Ensure maintenance of customer (Missions) satisfaction levels on security issues.
  • Undertake initiatives & conduct research to ensure cost implementation of best practices and cost effective measures within the given zone.
  • Conduct regular safety drills & ensure communication of necessary safety measures to all employees.
  • Ensure that security incidents and/or crisis do not compromise operations & are reported immediately using VFS Global Corporate Security Incident Management framework.
  • Liaise and maintain relationships with security service providers/ Vendors.
  • Co-ordination of resources to ensure appropriate and cost-effective control and management of security risks.
  • Ensure appropriate protective security awareness, training, and education programs are implemented to maintain high security awareness levels among employees.
  • Keep a track of the political security scenario and possible threats to business, assets, employees, etc. and update the Operations team accordingly in a timely manner.
  • Maintain adequate vigilance and surveillance with continuous monitoring of the security functioning of the VAC/ VFS Global centers.
  • Upkeep and maintenance of the Security equipment’s of the VAC to minimize security downtime.
  • Ensure appropriate and consistent compliance with relevant Security policies, contracts and regulations.
  • Support, as appropriate, protective security management initiatives in respect of secure transportation of business related confidential data.
  • Management of Incidents with prompt reporting and early closures with robust mitigation actions.
  • Periodic review and risk assessment of the security set-up of the VACs and initiate measures to mitigate the risks.
  • Judicious use of natural resources.
  • Shall adhere to environment health and safety policy/objectives and guidelines of the organisation.

Indicative KRA’s / Budgetary and Revenue Responsibilities:

  • Comply with budgets.
  • Training.
  • Maintain MIS.
  • Prepare budget for security equipment and guarding area of responsibility.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of Graduate or its global equivalent degree;
  • Post graduate or its global equivalent degree.
  • Certification Courses related to Security measures and norms.
  • 6 -10 years experience in Armed Forces/ Corporate Security Division.
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-site security environment.

Knowledge & Key Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct investigations and interviews conclusions.
  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication (verbal & written) skills and ability to effectively present information to top management and public groups and accurately document investigative and other job-related activities.
  • Working knowledge of computer based databases and word processing programs and concepts.
  • Ability to operate independently in a fast-paced, highly demanding work environment with minimal supervision of day-to-day activities.
  • specific Knowledge & skills: its global equivalent degree.
  • Understand operational, regulatory and compliance issues.

Application Closing Date

30th April, 2021.


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