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Security Assistant Vacancy: CARE Kenya Jobs

CARE International in Kenya is looking for a suitably qualified candidate to fill the position of Security Assistant within its Emergency and Refugee Operations in Dadaab North Eastern Kenya.
Ref: SAS/6/10
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Safety and Security Coordinator, the Security Assistant will be responsible for the safety and security of all CARE assets and staff in the respective camp of posting, will be required to handle all security situations within and around the camp and report the same to security coordinator and also supervise all security guards in the camp.
Responsibilities and Tasks
  • Ensure there is enough security coverage at the ware houses and the residential compound and supervise the security guards manning the residential compound and the ware houses and ensuring they are well deployed.
  • Participate in distribution of food/non-food items in the camp ensuring that there is enough security coverage and proper crowd control.
  • Enforce access control measures.

  • Ensure proper documentation of items leaving the compound.
  • Responsible for gathering and dissemination of security information in the camp.
  • Monitoring movement of vehicles outside the compound.
  • Liaise with police when dealing with cases of a criminal nature.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the security coordinator.
  • Must be a holder of a Form IV certificate with at least a D+ score.
  • Must have served in the regular or administration police for at least five years. Those with experience in a refugee set up will have an added advantage.
  • Good computer skills – MS word and spreadsheet.
  • Must have first aid and fire fighting skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Ability to work with little supervision in a hardship area.
Applications: If you feel that you are the right candidate for this position, please send your application letter together with a detailed CV, complete with email & telephone contacts of three professional referees, through the email: by 23rd June, 2010 or to:
The Human Resources & Development Manager,
CARE International in Kenya,
P.O. Box 43864-00100, Nairobi
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
CARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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