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Security Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Security Specialist
 
Job Family: General Services
 
Job Type: Professional & Technical
 
Grade: GF
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Recruitment Type: Local Hire
 
Language Requirement: English [Essential]
 
Closing Date: 29-Jul-2013

Background / General description:

The position of Security Specialist Country (SSC) - Kenya will be established in the World Bank Office in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The incumbent will serve in a full time capacity and on-call for emergencies. 

While reporting to the Security Specialist Region (SSR), AF Senior Security Specialist (SSS) GSDCS, the SSC will discharge his assignment under the direct authority and guidance of the Country Director in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Operational support, direction and technical supervision will be provided by the SSR and SSS, the Head of Global Operations, World Bank Corporate Security. 

From time to time there may be a requirement to provide security coverage in other countries in which the WBG operates. 

The duties of the SSC are to provide security support to World Bank Group country office staff in the following areas:

a) security management; 

b) security awareness; 

c) contingency planning; 

d) protective services. 

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.
 
Duties and Accountabilities:

Details of these duties are described below but other responsibilities may be added as needed. 

a. Security Management – 

i. Assist the respective office management in developing and overseeing the day-to-day conduct of the office security programs, ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents, natural and man-made disasters. 

ii. Provide technical security advice, in consultation with the SSR and SSS and Corporate Security, for the existing and any potential new office including site selection and the establishment of effective physical and procedural security measures. 

iii. Liaise with the contracted guard company and host government office regarding the guard services provided to the country office and the residences of international staff members. 

iv. Manage the video surveillance, card access and other physical security and fire/life safety systems. Carry out evacuation drills periodically. 

v. Conduct residential security surveys at the residences of staff members, and provide advice as to possible remedial actions that will improve security profile. 

vi. Provide general residential security advice to all staff. 

vii. Provide advice on security arrangements of hotels the country office recommends to Travel Services to negotiate agreements with. 

viii. Liaise with local law enforcement, diplomatic/international organizations and private security officers in close consultation with the Country Manager or designee. Develop and strengthen contacts with local authorities. Monitor status of local investigations involving World Bank Group interests. 

ix. Assist staff and visiting missions reporting (criminal incidents, suspicious activity, and special coverage) to the local authorities and WBG management. 

x. Provide Visiting Missions with advance practical security advice and contact information, arrival briefing specific to their mission and communications and logistical support for missions/field missions. Ensure a viable system is in place to track, noting arrival/departure/residence changes, and coordinate with UN-DSS and the Security Operations Center (SOC). 

xi. Develop and submit a Security Risk Assessment within the GSDCS specified frequency for the country of responsibility. 

b. Security Awareness – 

i. Provide security briefings to all newly arriving staff and visiting missions. 

ii. Provide customized security advice and support for field missions. 

iii. Draft timely security advisories with advice on risk mitigation for issuance by Country Office Management or designee on the general security situation, specific incidents and during periods of heightened threat.

iv. Conduct periodic security training/awareness briefings for staff, families, and their domestic staff in consultation with Country Office Management. 

c. Crisis Management – 

i. Coordinate revisions of the Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plan (ERBCP) on an annual basis or more frequently as required or directed. 

ii. Serve as advisor to, and conduct training for, the Country Office Emergency Management Teams. 

iii. Maintain and update as necessary all country office contingency planning material, reference documents and annexes. 

iv. Organize periodic tabletop exercises to test the ERBC Plan. 

v. Maintain and periodically test the staff telephone tree and warden system. 

vi. Organize security and fire/life safety training and briefings for all staff. 

vii. Maintain and enhance the country office travel management system and WBG travel clearance program in coordination with the SOC and UNDSS to track the location and contact information for all visiting mission personnel. 

d. Protective Services - 

i. As required, accompany WBG staff on identified high risk movements to provide hands on security management and reduce the risk for injury or attack. Constantly assess the immediate surroundings as a gauge to evaluate the level of assistance required to provide effective security support of the mission. 

ii. Initiate emergency response actions in the event of an emergency or a direct or indirect threat to the senior official. Take proactive measures to prevent involvement in such activities, and perform reactively to avoid/escape from those in progress.

iii. Review weekly staff travel schedules and projected travel itineraries to identify potential security and safety-related issues 

iv. Assist the Country Office Management or designee by notifying and arranging police and security support for visiting senior World Bank officials. 

v. Arrange special police protective services support for staff receiving threats due to their Bank related duties or such support that may be required for visiting missions.

 vi. Coordinate security arrangements for World Bank Group sponsored conferences and training events held in country.

vii. Conduct site advances for visiting senior officials of the Bank, visiting missions and/or conferences.
 
Selection Criteria:
  • University degree in relevant discipline (National Security Studies, Risk Management, Police Science or Criminal Justice) at a Bachelor’s level with 10 years professional management experience or the Master’s level with five years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10 years’ experience with a law enforcement, military, intelligence, public or private security organization.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with executives, managers, staff, government, military and law enforcement officials.
  • In-depth knowledge of the institutional and socio-cultural dynamics that determine the security and business continuity challenges in Kenya, including proven expertise in handling security events with durable positive outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience with operational planning to include physical security project management and staff travel coordination/monitoring.
  • In depth knowledge of the development of security policies and procedures consistent with operations in a high risk environment. –with a general understanding of threat mitigation and high risk operations.
  • Ability to develop detailed security advisories and notifications for consideration and implementation by the Country Management teams.
  • Knowledge of executive protection security practices.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing.
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with standard computer packages. Conversant with Microsoft office packages – Word, Excel and Power point and the ability to effectively use email and maintain other databases.

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