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Recruitment of an individual security consultant


Date : 15 Oct 2019 - 25 Nov 2019
Institution : ECOWAS Commission
Contact :

From : 11/10/2019 To: 25 /11/2019
Client : ECOWAS Commission
Type : Expression of Interest (EOI)
TITLE : Recruitment of an individual security consultant


The ECOWAS Commission headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria has its main building at Asokoro, with two (2) other annex buildings in the Central Business District in Abuja. There are two (2) other ECOWAS Institutions and one (1) Agency also headquartered in Abuja. The provision of safe and secured working environment for staff of ECOWAS is of paramount concern. In the face of growing security needs and challenges, the ECOWAS Commission is in the process of upgrading its safety and security environments and therefore needs a consultant to provide expert safety and security guidance, support as well as related services to the ECOWAS Commission (and as needed, other ECOWAS Institutions) in establishing a highly robust and further improved safety and security environments.
Duration: The consultancy is for a period of 12 months and the selected consultant will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Commission Headquarters.
2. Duties and responsibilities of the Security Consultant:
The consultant shall collaborate with the Security Unit and other relevant stakeholders at the Commission to perform the following for the ECOWAS Commission and, where applicable, for other ECOWAS Institutions:
 Conduct comprehensive assessments / studies on security infrastructure and operations as well as workplace safety.
 Develop and guide the adoption of appropriate safety and security policies and standards, as well as standard operating procedures (SOPs), tools and templates for the effective implementation of developed policies and standards.
 Draft and guide the approval as well as the implementation of a comprehensive proposal for the harmonization of safety and security for ECOWAS as a whole.
 Contribute to the overall management of safety and security, including but not limited to the production of plans and budgets; participation in security threat assessment and the production of regular security advisories; as well as the organization of regular meetings on safety and security.
 Guide the implementation of the “Security Management” project and ensure that its objectives are fully attained.
 Draft proposals for overall safety and security improvements.
 Provide expert guidance, advice and support in terms of overall safety and security.
 Provide guidance and lead efforts to create a safe work environment, as well as develop and implement safety training and awareness activities for all staff.
 Design, develop and implement capacity building activities (including training, seminars, lectures) for both security staff and the general staff population.
 Perform all other duties on safety and security as may be required.

3. The qualifications of the Consultant should include, among others

 Must possess a Master’s degree or higher in Police Science, Criminology or Criminal Justice, Military Science, Security Management or closely related area of studies.
 Must have at least 15 years of practical experience in Policing or security in the public sector or with International Organization.
 Of the 15 years mentioned above at least 5 years must have been at managerial level(s).
 Must have successfully completed formal training as a police or military officer.
 Must have served as an active duty Police officer or Military personnel for at least 4 years.
 Must be trained and licensed to operate fire arm.
 Must have practical experience in deploying and managing modern security systems and technology.
 Must demonstrate strong abilities to conduct investigations, security analysis and evaluations and solve intricate security problems.
 Must be an effective communicator (both verbal and written).
 Must be proficient in producing and presenting security reports and briefings using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint Presentations,
 Must speak and write fluent English and prove that she/he can successfully worked in an environment where French and Portuguese are spoken.

4. The ECOWAS Commission now invites eligible Consultants (Individual) to indicate their interests in providing these services. The interested Consultants must provide all information supporting their qualification to perform the services (Kindly attach detailed Curriculum Vitae that highlights the following: Curriculum and Certificates; Past Experiences of similar jobs over the past ten (10) years; Computer knowledge; knowledge of the subject matter; knowledge of the area; language and any other information useful for the accomplishment of this assignment). Please note that if individual consultants are proposed by firms, only the experience and qualifications of the individuals shall be used in the selection process, their corporate experience shall not be taken into account, and the contract, if given, will be signed with the proposed individual.
5. The selection will be done on the basis of a comparison of curricula vitae and interviews and the selected Consultant will be invited for negotiation prior to the conclusion and signing of the Contract Agreement. (Selection method: Individual Consultant). Please note that the selected consultant will be expected to submit all required reports in English or French or Portuguese.

6. Interested consultants may obtain further information at the address below during office hours: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am GMT+1 to 5.00 pm GMT+1.
Procurement Division, Directorate of General Administration, ECOWAS Commission,
Plot 101, Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, P. M. B. 401 Abuja Nigeria or by E-mail to the following addresses: procurement@ecowas.int, sbangoura@ecowas.int, deklu@ecowas.int

NB: The attention of interested Consultants is particularly drawn to Article 117 of the ECOWAS Procurement Code (“Infringements by Candidates, Bidders and Awardees”), providing information on corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or executing a contract. In addition, please refer to the following specific information on conflict of interest related to this assignment as per “Article 118 of the ECOWAS Procurement Code.

7. Expression of Interest (1 original and 3 copies) must be delivered in sealed envelopes and clearly marked “RECRUITMENT OF AN INDIVIDUAL SECURITY CONSULTANT”, to the address below latest by Monday November 25, 2019 at 11.00 am (GMT+1).

The ECOWAS Tender Box is located in the Directorate of General Administration, Procurement Division, 1st Floor ECOWAS Commission, 101 Yakubu Gowon Crescent, Asokoro District, P. M. B. 401 Abuja Nigeria.

8. Please note that electronic submissions are not accepted and will not be evaluated.

9. This EOI is also published on the ECOWAS website http://www.ecowas.int/doing-business-in-ecowas/ecowas-procurement

Commissioner, General Administration & Conference

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