Aga Khan University Regional Director of Safety and Security Job in Kenya

Aga Khan University

Regional Director, Safety and Security

The Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, not for profit, International University first established in 1983, with 11 teaching sites in eight countries.

Reporting to the Provost, role includes understanding of the complex security environment of the region and operating context to help the organization deliver safety and security programs, respond to changes Quickly and systematically manage security risks to an acceptable level.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Chief Security Officer, Global to prioritize security initiatives and spending based on appropriate risk management and / or financial methodology for respective campuses as and when required
  • Providing technical advice and support to the Chief Security Officer and Entity Heads on the security design of new campuses / university expansions. The security design includes input on external campus security environment, physical security measures including standoff distance, electronic security measures, entry and exit points with the view of managing access control, traffic and parking management and illuminations.
  • Ensure that country security managers have developed safety, fire safety and evacuation, security, contingency plans in alignment with the Core Security Requirements and Security Risk Assessment.
  • Monitor safety and security incident reporting at the country and regional levels and ensure the appropriate dissemination of information vertically and horizontally
  • Identify safety & security training needs to operate in complex high risk environments including Security Risk Management Training / HVA for leadership teams and assist with workforce planning to ensure fully qualified capacity is available when required.
  • Ensure security policies and practices are informed by industry research and are in alignment with organizational standards, legal considerations and international best practice. Oversee the application of acquired learning, research findings and technological advancements to the operating strategy.
  • Lead the process of continuous learning on international best practice in security management and identify tools and processes that can be implemented into World Vision operations in the region.
  • Ensure security policies and practices are informed by industry research and are in alignment with organizational standards, legal considerations and international best practice. Oversee the application of acquired learning, research findings and technological advancements to the operating strategy.
  • Review country security operations periodically to ensure the strategy remains appropriate, and that it is being implemented in a way that maximizes the safety and security of staff and assets.
  • Act as a strategic link for regional security connecting country security managers, Chief Security Officer and Entity Heads. Participate and actively contribute in the partnership forums, working groups and networks related to security management. Work with AKDN and Jamati organizations in the region so as to ensure that all are adequately aware of potential security issues. Liaise with external security networks (local security agencies, UN, INGO’s, Embassies, etc) on global and regional University operations.

Qualification & Experience

  • Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Training forensic investigations
  • Senior security management training e.g. Certified Protection Professional (CPP) or Certified Healthcare Protection Associate (CHPA)
  • 10+ years’ experience in safety and security
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Knowledge of ISO systems is an added advantage

Please send your curriculum vitae; copies of academic qualifications; and copies of professional certificates to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital email address hr.recruitment@aku.edu not later than 22nd April, 2018.



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Nairobi, Kenya, -1.2920659, 36.82194619999996
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Health and Medical, Security and Criminology

Updated: April 9, 2018 — 6:22 am
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