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Security Manager Job in Kenya

Kenyatta University is in the process of opening a new state of the art Hospital - Kenyatta University Hospital (KUH) in line with the University Strategic Plan and the Government Vision 2030 Development Plan.

The Hospital aspires to meet the health needs of all Kenyans as well as regional and global citizens. The hospital will also offer training of highly skilled medical personnel while carrying out biomedical research. 

To this end the University seeks to employ a highly qualified and self-driven person to the following position:

Security Manager 

Reporting to the Assistant Director Administration and Finance, the Security will be responsible for the coordination of security function and operation ensuring that security infrastructure facilities and staff are in place in order to provide services at KUH.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan for human and non-human resource for the security department of the hospital
  • Ensure sufficient supply of commodities needed in the security department of the hospital
  • Manage and supervise staff in the security department of the hospital together with their work
  • Ensure budgeting and management of resources needed at and allocated to the security department of the hospital
  • Oversee and ensure preparation of periodic work plans for the security department of the hospital and ensure that they are appropriately implemented
  • Ensure that the security department provides quality, sufficient and timely security services to patients and staff in the hospital
  • Participate in the recruitment and disciplinary action of the security department of the hospital in collaboration with Human Resource Management department
  • Ensure and facilitate acquisition and maintenance of security appliances and machines and facilities of the hospital
  • Ensure proper security and safety services in the hospital by ensuring that security staff are properly trained and sufficient manning all their stations in the hospital
  • Ensure continuous training and development of security staff in the hospital in collaboration with human resource management department of the hospital
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress, performance and productivity of the security department of the hospital in order to ensure continuous provision of timely quality and sufficient security services in the hospital, and disseminate the reports appropriately.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Health Management / Administration, Business Administration, or Social Sciences
  • Must be a former Inspector of Police in National Police Service, or a Lieutenant in Kenya Defense Forces.
  • At least five (5) years’ working experience as a Security Manager, or Senior Health Administrative Officer with experience in security management or similar level organization
  • Computer literate
  • Training in security services
  • Knowledge of relevant legislations
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Investigation skills
Additional Skills / Requirements
  • Communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observation skills
  • Security sensitive
  • Analytical skills
  • Problems solving skills
  • Team building skills
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya
Terms of Service: The terms for the above position includes a generous medical scheme, house allowance and commuting allowance.

The applicants should provide full details of educational and professional qualification, work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address.

Copies of certificates and testimonials should also be enclosed giving the names and addresses of three (3) referees who are conversant with the applicant’s competence in area of specialization.
Applicants and Referees should write directly to:
Kenyatta University
P. O. Box 43844 – 00100

Applications and letters from the referees should be received not later than, 1st November 2016.

Kenyatta University is an equal opportunity employer and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

Women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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