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Senior Security Officer Career – Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)

The Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Roads established by the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 with the core mandate of management, development, rehabilitation and maintenance of all public roads in the cities and municipalities in Kenya except where those roads are national roads.
As the leading Government Agency with the above mandate, we wish to competitively fill the position below with suitably qualified Kenyans as follows:
Senior Security Officer
Ref: KURA/HR&A/11/21
JG 6
1 Post
The successful candidate will report to the Chief Administrative Officer.
Job Summary
The job holder will be in charge of all security matters in the Authority.
Key Responsibilities
·         Identify all security risk areas and develop better operational methods to mitigate the risks.
·         Carry out security audits and surveys, review security processes, procedures, contingency plans and control in compliance with the set security standards.
·         Manage the incident reporting process to track trends and develop effective responses.
·         Assist in the selection and management of third party security providers through clear and measurable service level agreements.
·         Provide guidance in high level investigations to all reported cases against the Authority’s employees and property.
·         Ensure proper administration of departmental personnel and resources with the aim of managing costs within the approved budgets.
·         Liaise with relevant Government departments, police, local administrators, neighbourhood security institutions in handling security issues with Authority.
·         Develop, implement and supervise security emergency action plans.
Qualifications and Competencies
·         Degree in Social Sciences or equivalent from a recognized university.
·         Diploma in Criminology or its equivalent.
·         Relevant training on investigations from CID Training School or equivalent.
·         Relevant Management courses are an added advantage.
·         Demonstrate working knowledge in ICT.
·         Five (5) years working experience in the police force/disciplined forces.
·         Emphasis shall be placed on the physical and emotional maturity required for the high degree of judgment and diplomacy necessary to work efficiently.
·         Strong interpersonal & communication skills with management and leadership skills.
·         Demonstrated ability to build cohesive teams and achieve set targets through team work.
The successful candidates may be required to work either at the Headquarter Offices or any of the Regional Offices as may be required. If you don’t hear from us by 15th of May 2011 please consider yourself unsuccessful.
Only candidates who meet the set criteria should submit applications together with their updated CVs including details of their day time contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees, while at the same time attaching copies of all certificates and testimonials to be hand delivered or mailed so as to reach the Director General at the address below not later than 11th March 2011 at 5:00PM.
All envelopes/applications should have the respective job reference number clearly marked.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
The Director General
Kenya Urban Roads Authority (KURA)
IKM Building, Bishops Road
P.O. Box 41727-00100, GPO, Nairobi

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