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Sep 10, 2017

Marie Stopes Kenya Security Officer NGO Job Vacancy in Nairobi

About Marie Stopes Kenya: Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK) is a NGO registered in Kenya. We are affiliated to Marie Stopes International.  

Together we deliver high quality sexual and reproductive health care and family planning to millions of the world's poorest and most vulnerable women. 

We want to make sure that women have a choice when it comes to having children. 

Job Title: Security Officer
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Reporting to: Director – P & D
Probationary Period: 3 months

Contract Type: Fixed with possibility of extension
Contract Length: 2 Years
In Country Travel: Frequent (75%)

Overview: The Security Officer position is the sole security advisor and security focal point for Marie Stopes Kenya and is a national team member post.

Reporting to the Director – People & Development, the Security Officer will be responsible for fostering a culture of safety and security amongst team members and developing a strong organisational security management infrastructure.

This will be achieved through: regular analysis of the security and operating environment in Kenya; analysing critical incidents affecting MSK and INGOs; developing and managing safety and security guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures; providing security briefings to all international visitors and conduct security inductions with all new team members; integrating security policy to all business areas; and developing and testing contingency plans. 

S/he will the first responder to any critical incident, and will review and make recommendations to the Country Management Team regarding safety and security management. 

Prepare reports on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures. Identify, investigate or resolve security breaches

The primary responsibility of this role is to further our Goal THE PREVENTION OF UNWANTED BIRTHS and Mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: CHILDREN BY CHOICE NOT CHANCE

The post holder commits to and is held accountable to Marie Stopes International global core values:
  • mission driven
  • customer focused
  • results orientated
  • pioneering
  • sustainable
  • people centered
Key Responsibilities and Measures
Security Management

Overall responsibility for ensuring MSK continually meets its Duty of Care requirements in relation to security management and in line with MSI’s Global Security Framework
Measure: Performance appraisals
Create and update the MSK National Essential Security Package (ESP) (including Welcome Pack, Threat Levels, Context Analysis, Risk Assessment, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans,

Measure: National ESP updated every 6 months, or after critical incidents and contextual changes

Support MSK managers to create and update Regional ESPs (including Threat Levels, Context Analysis, Risk Analysis, Standard Operating Procedures, Contingency Plans, and Crisis Management)

Measure: Regional ESPs updated every 6 months
Management of day to day security incidents affecting MSK team members, assets and reputation
Measure: Incident Reports and incident analysis
Briefing and debriefing of all programme visitors, new and existing team members
Measure: Briefing Reports
Ensure a high level of procedural and physical security measures are in place at all MSK premises, including access control, visitor protocols, key management, and appropriate branding / visibility.

Measure: Site Assessment Reports
Ensure that appropriate communications and other security related equipment is in place, functional, understood and appropriately used by all relevant staff members

Measure: Monthly Security Report

Contractual management of security guards and private security companies, including agreeing, checking and enforcing SOPs and performance.
Measure: Private Security Company  Contracts / Monthly Security Report
Renewal of contracts and management of payments to security communications and tracking suppliers.
Measure: Monthly Security Report
Focal person for investigations involving security breaches

Measure: Reports and note follow-up actions
Report any significant security breaches to Director – P & D

Measure: Undertake full investigations and recommend actions points in consultation with P & D
Crisis Management Support

Delivery of Crisis Management Training to the Crisis Management Team (CMT)
Measure: Training attendance lists
Activate and ensure adherence to crisis protocol and procedures
Measure: CMT reviews / Incident Reports
Advise the Country Director, CMT Lead and Supporter on possible actions, scenarios and outcomes during a crisis
Measure: CMT reviews / Incident Reports
Ensure that decisions fully address duty of care requirements and maintain log book
Measure: CMT reviews / Incident Reports
Provide links to external risk management specialists and Kenya security networks
Measure: CMT reviews / Incident Reports
Human Resources Support
Assist HR with the security aspect of recruitment, selection, on-boarding and training of MSK positions with security responsibilities (e.g. Regional Managers)
Measure: HR Reports
Successful technical management of the above positions
Measure: HR Reports
Develop capacity within the country programme through training needs identification, training delivery and on the job support.
Measure: Training Reports
Provide a security induction briefings to all new team members
Measure: Induction completion deceleration
Security Networking

Attend and contribute to external security networks (Donor, Humanitarian Forums)

Measure: Monthly Security Report

Actively develop and maintain security influencer networks with a full range of stakeholders including community leaders, NGOs, donors, NGO security forums, government, police, armed forces, intelligence agencies, private security companies
Measure: Meeting Reports

Continued contact, discussion and strategic planning with MSI’s Global Security Officer
  • Monthly reports.
  • Informal meetings
Safety Management

Ensure that MSK premises, vehicles and assets are free from hazards, safe and well prepared in terms of fire, natural disaster and general safety.
Measure: Site Assessment Reports

Prepare and coordinate fire and natural disaster safety drills in all locations
Measure: Monthly Security Report

Skills and Experience
  • Relevant university degree, preferably security management or international development
  • Relevant security management training certificates (personal security, security manager, abduction, risk assessment, hostile environment awareness)
  • Have served in disciplined forces and attained the rank of Captain or Chief Inspector
  • Training in investigations / security intelligence gathering
  • First Aid training
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in a similar role with NGOs, with extensive experience in implementing security management procedures
  • Extensive experience working in Kenya.
  • Experience with budget creation and management is desirable
  • Experience in administration
  • Good interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to train and mobilise both international and national team members
  • Computer and organisational skills
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken; and Swahili
  • Extensive and active security network
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the Support Office
Attitude / Motivation:
  • Energy and passion for purpose
  • Focus and drive and ability to stay on track
  • Mature with high level confidentiality.
  • Resilience
  • Action orientated
  • Focus on detail while being able to see the big picture
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Culturally aware
  • A compelling and influential communicator
  • Strong networking skills
  • Aligned with the values of Marie Stopes Kenya and Marie Stopes International
How to Apply

Applications quoting the position title with a detailed CV, contact details of 3 referees including their email addresses (1 of which should be your immediate supervisor, 1 former supervisor and 1 any other but not a relative) should be submitted to: [email protected] on or before September 22, 2017.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
If we do not contact you by September 30, 2017, please consider yourself unsuccessful.

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