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Regional Operations Manager (ROM)

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Lagos, Nigeria, NG

GardaWorld International Protective Services is the international security division of GardaWorld Security Corporation, the world's largest privately owned security company. Our services include static security, consulting, threat monitoring and reporting, crisis response, logistical support, mobile security, close protection, training and risk management.


Our corporate vision is to be the recognized global leader in providing comprehensive security, crisis response and risk management services in high-risk and complex environments delivered at a world-class level by the best quality personnel in the industry. Our mission is to protect and support our clients, securing their place in a complex world by consistently delivering quality services and value, while growing our business.





Regional Operations Manager (ROM)

Role Type

Contractor, GW Consulting Middle East Limited




Lagos, with travel throughout Nigeria

Est. Start Date

TBC (subject to further confirmation/successful induction/visa processing)

Duration of Task

Open ended


GardaWorld offers a competitive daily rate (Contractor will only be paid whilst on-duty – no payment made for Off-duty) 

 *subject to local tax (if applicable) 

Duty Rotation

8 weeks on, 4 weeks off, subject to operational requirements

Travel Pay

Contractors are not entitled to pay while travelling. The first day of pay is the day of arrival in the country of operations. The last day of pay is the day of departure from the country of operations.

Visa Requirements

The Company will arrange the Letters of Invitation and entry visas


GardaWorld will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights and life support while on duty.

Flight Package

GardaWorld will provide an economy class return ticket per rotation to the project location from a hub airport as close as reasonably practicable to the Contractor’s declared home address.

The Contractor will be asked to declare their preferences for a primary, secondary and tertiary hub airport from the GardaWorld hub list at the commencement of their engagement.

Where possible and commercially acceptable, GardaWorld will look to book travel to and from one of the preferred hubs.

The Contractor will be responsible for any travel arrangements between the hub airport and their home address.

Further information can be found in the GardaWorld Contractor Travel SOI, copy will be provided upon acceptance.

Required Skills

  • 5 years (min) Operational Security Management experience
  • Must have experience of writing, complex security plans; coupled with developing standard operating procedures for the project locations
  • Must have strong understanding of financial accounts for payroll, as well as operational expenses for the projects
  • Must have a good understanding of Health and Safety at work; making sure the HSE manager is informed of all issues in a timely manner
  • Must have experience of dealing with Government officials; understand the complexity of local stakeholders and their position within Nigeria.
  • Strong communications and IT skills, including use of all Microsoft programs; Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and Outlook

Detailed knowledge and understanding of the operational and tactical requirements for mobile armed security operations and static guard operations including journey management in hostile environments

Duties of Role

Under the direction of the Regional Director Nigeria, build and maintain the operational platform to deliver GW’s security services to clients within Nigeria. The ROM Nigeria is responsible for the leadership, supervision and operational delivery of all staff and projects deployed across all states in Nigeria. 

  • Manage all operational activities
  • Responsible for production and regular revision of all SOPs and SOIs specific to Nigeria
  • Ensure all operational activities adhere to SOPs
  • Responsible for implementation, maintenance and audit of ISO 18788 standards
  • Responsible for rotation management of all consultants including authority to authorize flight changes for operational reasons.
  • Responsible for producing the Nigeria Weekly Situation Report to the RD by close of play every Saturday
  • Develop and maintain relationships
  • Responsible for initiating project managers’ appraisals
  • Manage discipline across the projects and all staff
  • Advise on selection of consultants for project management teams and RMT positions
  • Advise on and define job descriptions for RMT positions and project management team positions
  • Execute issuing of job bulletins via the Consultant Recruitment Manager
  • Responsible for the correct contracting and implementation of T&Cs for all local staff
  • Responsible for coordination of resourcing with the Resource Manager Dubai
  • Supervision of and audit of projects and RMT resources
  • To write CONOP’s and PSP’s for all proposals submitted by GW for Nigeria
  • Continually advise RD on all costs incurred in country
  • Maintain close client relationships with existing and potential clients
  • Identify and develop new clients.
  • To check all payrolls on receipt from Project Managers prior to submission to RD
  • To verify monthly cash requests from Project Managers prior to submission to RD
  • Cover RD position during periods when out of country
  • Oversight of all expenditure throughout Nigeria

Signatory for all GardaWorld visas within Nigeria

For further information about GardaWorld please follow link: www.garda.com/gw

Please note: any Information provided shall be used by GardaWorld to evaluate your qualifications for engaging as a contractor.


Presentation of falsified credentials or false statements can lead to termination of any engagement (or future engagement) with the company. 


Any deployment to any region in which GardaWorld operates carries a degree of risk, for more information please go to https://www.garda.com/crisis24/country-reports where you can obtain the latest analysis, information and threat assessment.


GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.

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