Administrative Officer (Facility, Security, and Safety)

Project: Administrative Team
Job Category: Administrative Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: FCT - Nigeria

I. Introduction

Solina Centre for International Development and Research (SCIDaR) is an indigenous nonprofit institution that works to accelerate positive health, social, and economic reforms through high-quality program design and implementation, capacity building, implementation of scientific research and knowledge generation, as well as agenda-setting and stakeholder convening across human development sectors. Our work seeks to benefit primarily disadvantaged and under-served populations. We implement transformation programs in Nigeria and are currently expanding our footprint to several West and Central African countries. We are building a competent world-class management team to enable us to achieve our strategic growth objectives sustainably.

II. Description and Objectives

The Administrative Officer plays a critical role in supporting the administrative functions of SCIDaR. The Administrative Officer will be responsible for overseeing the management of facilities, ensuring security and safety for all staff and assets, and maintaining compliance with local regulations and international standards. This role requires a proactive individual with strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively in a multicultural and fast-paced environment. The Administrative Officer will work closely with the administrative team and other departments to assist in various tasks and projects in line with SCIDaR policy and objectives. The role holder will also be responsible for collating all Security, Safety, and Facility Data, analyzing the same, and providing reports that facilitate the smooth administrative process.

III.   Technical Responsibilities

Facilities Management:

  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of office buildings, ensuring they meet health and safety standards.
  • Coordinate with vendors and service providers for routine and emergency maintenance.
  • Manage office space allocation and ensure optimal use of resources.
  • Monitor and manage office supplies inventory and procurement.
  • Implement and oversee an efficient system for facilities management documentation and reporting.

Security and Safety:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor security policies, protocols, and procedures.
  • Ensure the safety of staff and visitors by conducting regular risk assessments and security audits.
  • Coordinate and manage security personnel, including hiring, training, and scheduling.
  • Liaise with local law enforcement and security agencies as necessary.
  • Develop and conduct safety training programs and emergency drills for staff.
  • Maintain and regularly update the emergency response plan and evacuation procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with local and international security regulations and standards.

Administrative Duties:

  • Support the Administrative Manager in the development and implementation of administrative policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate records of facilities, security incidents, and safety inspections.
  • Prepare and submit regular reports on facilities, security, and safety matters to senior management.
  • Assist in budget preparation and monitoring for facilities and security-related expenses.
  • Manage contracts and service agreements related to facilities and security.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure smooth operational support.

III. Required competencies

a. Core requirements

  • Compelling evidence of interest in and commitment to the mission of SCIDaR;
  • Demonstrated strong strategic thinking, problem-solving, and thought leadership abilities;
  • Demonstrated expertise in General Administration and Security and SafetyUnderstand donor’s/Standard regulations in Security, Safety, and Facility Management.
  • Advanced computer usage skills with proficiency in Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and use of ERPAbility to form working relationships with people at all levels;
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills with the ability to handle conflicts;
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills;
  • Fast learner, open to learning from peers, subordinates, and supervisors collaboratively and at a rapid pace;
  • Results-oriented performer experienced in developing and tracking self and team with clear KPIs;

b. Education and Experience

  • Academic training: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Public Policy, Facility Management, Law, or related discipline with a grade score of at least Second Class Upper.
  • Professional credentials: Additional professional qualification/certification in Facility, Security, and Safety Management is advantageous;
  • Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of progressive experience in General Administration, Facility Management. Security and Safety and Operations Management.

VIII. Equal employment opportunity statement

SCIDaR is an equal employment employer. We do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, colour, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable laws.

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SCIDaR offers dynamic and rewarding opportunities to individuals who desire to gain experience and develop key professional skills while also working to contribute to SCIDaR’s organizational goals within six (6) months.


Our vision is to become a leading organization working to accelerate social, health, and economic development of under- served populations