AMREF Security Manager Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position: Security Manager

Reference Number: KCO/ART/001/2012

Duty Station: Nairobi

Closing Date: 23 November 2012

AMREF is looking for an organised, highly motivated and results oriented individual to join a dynamic team and help bring lasting health change in Africa, in the position of Security Manager. 

This position is based in Nairobi and reports to the Country Director.
Purpose of the Job

To provide leadership and management of all security concerns in Kenya and act as the focal person for AMREF global security.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement and maintain an AMREF joint Security Risk Management System
  • Provide leadership, advice and counsel to all staff and management across AMREF in achieving current and long range strategic security objectives
  • Monitor and evaluate performance on key security issues and programs, recommend corrective action programs as appropriate
  • Responsible to perform annual risk analysis for the country, particularly with respect to level of crime, terrorism, workplace violence, threats from natural and manmade disasters which should be reviewed on a quarterly basis or as necessary
  • Lead in communication on security matters and disaster recovery
  • Ensure that the appropriate level of training is provided for all staff on disasters; fire and bomb procedures; use of technical equipment and routine security duties
  • Maintain knowledge of complex industry trends, current security issues and security technology and update management on risk and threat that could impact AMREF business
Qualifications and Competencies
  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in Peace and Security Studies or its equivalent with over five (5) years of relevant work experience. 
  • Proficient in ICT and experience in cybercrime prevention and management. 
  • NGO Experience will be an added advantage. 
  • Should have knowledge of humanitarian security principles and procedures. 
  • Should have experience in writing and implementing security policies and procedures and development of disaster management plans. 
  • Should have sound working knowledge of security best practices and legislations affecting security. 
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and decision making skills, with a ‘hands on’, problem solving approach, able to remain calm under pressure and take control of incidents. 
  • Should have strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills, excellent communication, influencing, negotiating and engagement skills.
Interested candidates should quote the position and reference number (KCO/SECURITY/002/2012) in the subject matter and send their CV and application letter which should include remuneration requirements and contact details of three work-related referees, to the Human Resources Manager, AMREF Kenya by e-mail to – do not attach certificates and testimonials.

The closing date for submitting applications is Friday, November 23, 2012. 

We regret that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
AMREF is an equal opportunity employer and has a non-smoking environment policy. 
At no point does AMREF ask for money in its recruitment process.

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