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Chief Security Officer

Deloitte Nigeria

Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria

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Position summary

Akintola Williams Deloitte is the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) member firm in Nigeria and the oldest indigenous professional services firm in Nigeria. The firm was established in 1952 by Mr. Akintola Williams, FCA, CFR, CBE, the doyen of the accountancy profession in Nigeria. 

The firm started operations in Nigeria as Akintola Williams & Co in 1952. Between April 1999 and May 2004, two mergers with existing accounting firms were consummated which resulted in its being the largest professional services firm in Nigeria with a staff of over 600. The firm adopted the business name “Akintola Williams Deloitte” on July 30, 2004.


Over the years, Deloitte has built up a strong representation in several major African cities and has successfully undertaken a variety of business advisory and consulting assignments for clients in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa. With the potent combination of extensive local knowledge, countrywide representation and international expertise, we are able to offer our clients the best services and solutions to meet their needs.

Akintola Williams Deloitte is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and also a part Deloitte Africa practice which has presence in 34 countries in Africa. Deloitte Africa is clustered in English, French and Portuguese speaking areas to better facilitate service delivery to our clients. The Nigerian member firm is part of the English speaking cluster spread across 15 countries in East, Central, Southern and West Africa.

At Deloitte Nigeria we are looking to recruit a Chief Security Officer who will be responsible for developing and implementing effective security strategy to mitigate risk and safeguard the firm’s assets.


 Role Summary


The Chief Security Officer is responsible for the development and implementation of an effective security strategy to mitigate risk and safeguard the firm’s assets. S/he will manage all aspects of security for the firm, including investigations, due diligence, protection of intellectual property, information security, physical security, personnel security, security education and training, contingency planning and crisis management.
  • Manage the development, implementation and compliance of security policy, standards, guidelines and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security i.e. asset protection, access control systems, and CCTV surveillance.
  • Develop policies, budgets, plans and procedures for the Security Office, conduct quality control audits and evaluate work standards and performance levels ensuring uniformity, and effectiveness.
  • Develop training programs and conduct training exercises to ensure firm’s preparedness for critical incidences such as fire and to raise employee awareness.
  • Develop and maintain close and professional relationships with high-level national and international law enforcement, investigative, emergency response and other government agencies.
  • Monitor and ensure that all access control procedures are effective and stringently followed by all staff and visitors, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Review security related information (e.g. security incidents and events, security support to daily activities, etc.) and use corporate or local information management tools to produce a range of analyses and in-depth reports, to ensure that information is readily available for relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and be up-to-date with current trends in the security industry.
  • Ensure physical safety of employees and visitors, leveraging relationships to build sustainable competitive advantages through security solutions.
  • Oversee incident response planning as well as the investigation of security breaches, and assist with disciplinary and legal matters associated with such breaches when necessary.
  • Communicate security tips and alerts to all staff on a weekly basis or as the need arises.
Role Specific Competencies/Soft Skills/Qualification
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Time and work management skills
  • Good application of appropriate security techniques and equipment
  • Experience in liaising with civilian, police and military government authorities, as well as with regional, national and international institutions
  • Experience of incident reporting, incident mapping, intelligence collation and analysis functions, set up and execution of an incident warning system (warden system), compilation of security reports and assessments
  • Technologically literate with strong computer skills including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel and other commonly used software
  • Good management and supervisory skills
  • Knowledge of Computerized Security Systems (an added advantage)
  • Good self-defence or unarmed combat skills
  • Good fire-fighting skills
  • A degree in social sciences and other relevant professional certification

Requisition code: 131101