ICRC Field Security & Crisis Management Coordinator Job in Kenya


The ICRC Regional Delegation in Nairobi is recruiting an experienced, highly motivated and qualified person to fill the position of:

Field Security & Crisis Management Coordinator

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.

It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles.

The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.

Overall Responsibility: The Field Security & Crisis Management Coordinator oversees all aspects of security and crisis management in the Delegation. He/she will be tasked with advising the ICRC Management at a strategic level, implementing/improving security and safety procedures, and running the day to day security-related tasks for the Kenyan operation (including the management of the security team).

The Field Security & Crisis Management coordinator ensures that ICRC sub structures covered by the Delegation adhere to the same security standards in Mombasa, Djibouti and Dar es Salaam.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensures that the ICRC’s operations are carried out with the highest level of security for its staff and property and manages crisis situations;
  • Ensures/is responsible for the implementation of minimum security management requirements in the Regional Delegation
  • Manages all safety and security matters, systems, policies and setups;
  • Liaises with all relevant external stakeholders such as weapon-bearers, authorities, security focal points within other organizations;
  • Provides overall coaching on the Risk Assessment (RA) process, assists teams in applying the ICRC’s security and safety risk methodology;
  • Manages a team and supervises the Performance Management & Development (PMD) activities for employees under his/her supervision.

Minimum Requirements and Competencies

  • University degree in law, International relations, security or equivalent;
  • Minimum 10 -12 years of overall professional experience;
  • Significant professional field experience with a successful track record in managing security;
  • Proven experience in crisis and security management;
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English language. Working level of French language would be an added asset;
  • Willingness to travel frequently in the region.


The interested candidates should submit their applications on or before the 10th September 2019 at 4:30 pm with the CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via E-mail: nai_hrrec_services@icrc.org

The reference Field Security & Crisis Management Coordinator must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not clearly state the position for which you are applying & attach the required diploma & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi County

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Updated: August 27, 2019 — 8:52 pm