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International Rescue Committee (IRC) 

Security Guards - Kakuma

Sector: Operations 

Location: Kenya 

Employee Type: Regular 

Employee Category: Full Time
Job Purpose / Objective: The national security guard, under the supervision of security officer, will assist the security officer in the coverage of all field sites. 

S/he will be present during all the distribution exercise by accompanying the programs distribution teams to the various sites within the camp. 

S/he will ensure that incentives guards are deployed in all the sites both day and night and to provide the guarding expertise. 

S/he will respond to any incident which requires the security officer during the distribution exercise and within their areas of jurisdiction. 

S/he will make periodic security reports of incidents which might occur during the distribution exercise to the security officer. 

S/he will work closely as a team with other national guards and the incentive counterpart managers, supervisors and the guards to ensure that there is cohesion and information sharing.

Key Responsibilities
  • To ensure that Safety and Security of staff, clients, and property in all field sites is secure and free from losses or damages by ensuring coverage of all facilities 24/7.
  • Monitoring nutrition SFP,BSFP and OTP activities and ensuring that all field stores are guarded at all times.
  • Ensure enforcement of IRC security protocols within the field sites in a professional manner in line with the IRC WAY.
  • To monitor assets/material movement from the IRC stores to any other location within IRC programs in reducing and minimizing chances of defraud within the stores and programs.
  • To enhance accountability in procurement/storage process in ensuring proper procedures are followed.
  • To work closely with supply chain department, and nutrition program to ensure that the field stores control procedures are adhered to.
  • To gather information from reliable sources and share with the security officer and other security actors within the area of operation.
  • To oversee the operations of incentive guards deployed to the field sites.
  • Under the guidance of security supervisor, mentor the security incentive guard force through identification of capacity gaps and carrying out the trainings.
  • To be conversant with the distribution circles for the nutrition programs to ensure that there is adequate guard coverage during the distribution exercise.
  • To maintain reporting system of incidents occurrences within IRC programs and in the field and giving situation updates to the security officer within necessary time frame.
  • To assist the security officer in investigating crimes incidences within IRC programs and making recommendations to the management for action.
  • Perform any other duty as may be directed by the supervisor.
Key Result Areas;
  • Maximum presence and involvement in the distribution exercise and coverage of all field sites.
  • Taking preventive measures to avert any pilferages of commodities.
  • Coordinating with Nutrition program to ensure that all distribution circles are timely communicated.
  • Enforcing security procedures as per the SOPs
Required Qualifications:     
  • KCSE Certificate and above. Experience in military, police, prison or NYS training will be an added advantage.
  • Training or certification in first aid, firefighting and security related training.
  • Must be Computer literate ( MS Word, Excel, Power point and Internet)
  • Possess a valid Certificate of good conduct.
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen
  • Should have a letter of recommendation from previous employer.
Required Experience & Competencies:
  • A minimum of 3 years work experience with a humanitarian organization in similar capacity especially in a refugee set up.
  • Knowledge in using communication gadgets i.e. VHF, HF radios.
  • Good communication skill, fluency in both written and spoken English/Kiswahili.
  • Ability to work closely, professionally and constructively with others regardless of their religion, race, or cultural background.
  • Must be physically and medically fit.
  • Ability to work long hours with minimal supervision.
How to Apply

 to apply online

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply.

International allowances are not available for this position. 

Salary and other benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.

Disclaimer: Please take note that International Rescue Committee (IRC) does not ask for any fees in connection with its recruitment processes. In the event that you receive any request  for payment of any sort, please get in touch with us on Tel: +(254-020) 2727730, Email: or report to the nearest police.

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