Senior Manager, National Security, Job in Kenya

Project Location: Country Office

Hierarchical Supervisor: Country Director

Supervises: Senior Officer, Security, Officers Security, and Assistants, security

About International Medical Corps

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.

By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.


The Senior Manager, National Security works at the direction of the country program leadership and reports on technical issues to Global Security. The primary function of the Senior Security Manager is to provide assistance to the country leadership on all issues of safety and security as they relate to staff and programs in the country in which they work. This position oversees daily security management in their country program, manages a team of security personnel, and trains and mentors Security Focal Points.

The Senior Security Manager will monitor and assess security conditions and make recommendations as appropriate.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:

Job Purpose

Main Tasks And Responsibilities

Security Management

Develop and update the Security Risk Assessments (SRA), security Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Contingency Plans for their country program.

Supervise and train and security personnel.

Coordinate and monitor security activities to ensure that safety and security policies and procedures are implemented.

Ensure that all field staff are fully cognizant of prevailing security threats and fully advised on means to reduce staff vulnerability to those threats.

Design and drill warden systems, emergency radio networks, and provisioning of emergency supplies for field personnel.

Ensure internal Incident Management System© (IMS) is utilized properly and perform incident mapping and analysis.

Collects security related information from local and regional resources as it applies to IMC sites and communicates with the Global Security and country leadership as appropriate.

Monitors the security preparedness of country staff and works with leadership to enforce staff compliance with internal security policies and SOPs.

When directed, carry out or assist with investigations and capture lessons learned to be incorporated into future staff trainings.

Act as a key member of the Field Incident Team when required during a crisis so that safety policies and procedures are implemented.

Ensures logistics follows a servicing and maintenance schedule for vehicles.

Audits communications equipment and facilitates communications-related assistance when necessary.

Recommends changes in country security plans as needed.

Ensure induction security briefings are conducted to all arriving staff, visitors or volunteers.

Manage all aspects of physical security of IMC facilities.

Participates in program development process, to include identification of security needs and budgets.


Ensure weekly security reports are completed and sent to headquarters, providing timely updates of all situational and security developments including investigation of security incidents.

Conducts and submits Security Risk Assessments of programs, as required.

Conducts and submits full Site Security Surveys of every site visited.

Conducts and submits Trip Reports of all field deployments.

The above should be completed using the Security Department approved templates and be submitted to Global Security and country leadership.

Keep excellent records and logs to ensure continuity of this position.

Reports security incidents into the Incident Management System © (IMS) as per policy

Human Resources

Make frequent site visits to facilities to carry out security assessments and ensure appropriate care and training are being conducted.

Maintain open lines of communications with all field staff.

Oversee the recruitment and selection of qualified national security field staff, recommend promotions, disciplinary action, and termination of staff in consultation with country leadership.

Assist HR in investigations, if/when requested

Training/ Capacity Building

Determine training needs for the security staff.

Train senior national staff to increase their responsibilities to build capacity and ensure sustainability.

Works with country leadership to conduct any staff security training that is warranted.

Working Relationships

Maintain excellent working relationships as a member of the country team senior management.

Build strong professional relationships with UN agencies, local authorities and others NGO’s.


Attends security coordination meetings and provides updates on current security issues.

Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Minimum Requirements

Typically, a 4-year University degree in a related area. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Typically, 10+ years of relevant and progressive work experience in Security Management

Must have experience in unstable, resource deprived environments.

Strong understanding of cultural, political, and religious environments in the country region, and be able to live and work successfully in those environments.

Experience in management of disaster relief personnel in hazardous areas.

Practical experience and knowledge of threat assessments and security management

Strong negotiation, interpersonal, and organization skills

Fluency in the Somali language is required.

This position is open to Somali local nationals or from the region only.

How To Apply

IMC Somalia is inviting qualified candidates who meet the above requirements to send their cover letter

and CV to the following email addresses: indicating the name of the job as SENIOR MANAGER, NATIONAL SECURITY in the email subject clearly.

Deadline for applications is 22nd July 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.