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Safety and Security Manager - CARE International in Kenya Job Re-advertisement

Ref: HR-SM 2010/3/17

CARE International in Kenya is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of
 Safety and Security Manager.

Job Summary:

He/She will be responsible for the overall Safety and Security of the Country office and Sub-Offices and for the development and management of all safety and security policies and procedures.

He/she will report directly to


the Country Director and will provide leadership in the safety and security function through effective organization and team work.

The position is based in Nairobi with significant travel to field sites in Kenya.

Key responsibilities and tasks:
  • Assist in setting the strategic direction of the Country Office and achieving its vision and purpose; lead the development and revision of security policies, procedures and systems.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Country Office Security Management Plan. Supervise and manage the security staff of the head office, sub-office, and international residences.
  • Carryout physical safety and security assessments of new field offices and residences.
  • Monitor security issues and prepare a weekly Security Report.
  • Provide security briefings to visitors.
  • Liaise with police, NGOs and agencies to gather and disseminate security information.
  • Ensure emergency preparedness, provision of adequate equipment, materials and training in fire fighting, evacuation and first aid.
  • Manage Accident response, and emergencies reported, affecting both CARE staff and property.
Desired qualifications & competencies:
  • Degree in Social Science, Police or Military sciences and a formal security qualification or advanced security management training or its equivalent.
  • 6 years practical field experience in security management position and work experience in an insecure/hostile environment. Work experience in the rank of inspector or captain or above in either the military/police is desirable.
  • Experience and knowledge of personnel and organizational security, threat/risk assessment, security management and security awareness in an insecure environment.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Kiswahili.
  • Strong report writing, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective people management skills, proven training and organizational skills
  • Flexibility and maturity to work well under pressure.
  • Previous security management work experience with INGOs in Kenya/ East Africa
  • A certificate of discharge from the armed forces and a certificate of good conduct
Qualified candidates are invited to send their application letters indicating the reference number and title of the position applied for together with a detailed C.V with three professional referees one whom should be your current or last supervisor, Current /last salary and expectation including daytime telephone contacts to: hrmanager @ care.or.ke by the 26th March ,2010.

Those that had applied earlier need not apply again

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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