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Safety and Security Officer

Garissa, Kenya
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Industry: Non-Profit Organization Management
Description: The International Rescue Committee is a global humanitarian aid, relief and development nongovernmental organization.
Job Description

Job Description

  • Per the Global Safety and Security Standards, the Safety and Security Officer is a critical aspect of Security Management Plan development and execution, Critical Incident response, and daily operational oversight for the Field Office or humanitarian response. This position will offer support to Hagadera Field Office.
  • Summary of Responsibilities:
  • The Field Safety and Security Officer will assist the Safety and Security Coordinator (SSC) in building up the capacity, awareness, and preparedness of staff to take care of security-related risks, threats, and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular training/ briefings to national staff and IRC visitors in the field sites when deemed vital.
  • The Officer will be responsible for collaborating with all the security agencies and technical working forums in the two location and providing briefing on the IRC safety and security SOPS when crafting county level security preparedness.

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure Hagadera Field Offices compliance with IRC Global Safety and Security Standards and Policy.
  • Assess risk and vulnerability and make proposals to reduce staff exposure.
  • Lead all aspects of operations of the guarding services, CCTV & alarm system service providers within Dadaab and highlight concerns and recommendations.
  • Maintain and update Field Security Management Plan.
  • Deliver security briefing materials to new staff and visitors to the Field Offices Hagadera or other humanitarian response as advised.
  • Immediately report all incidents to Country Office, ensuring production of Post-Incident Report by involved staff.
  • Contribute a regular situation report (to include situational analysis, actions taken, and actions recommended) prepared by the most senior staff on location.
  • Ensure security risk assessments (SRA) of program areas and potential program areas are done and update as requested by senior staff on location.
  • Undertake regular program site visits whenever needed, anticipated incidents, or response to incidents.
  • Advise Field Coordinator in Dadaab of any need for review of individual security procedures.
  • Represent the IRC locally in interagency fora dealing with humanitarian security where applicable.
  • Liaise with local partners and community leaders in the process of putting together and verifying security information on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate with Administration and Supply Chain staff regarding staff and vehicle movement and facility security in respective locations.
  • Provide recommendations to IRC Office or program site staff on ways in which they can get connect, gain acceptance and improve their image in host communities.
  • Submit monthly report and any other report.
  • Coordinate with Field Coordinator and Senior Finance officer to ensure security budget is adequately catered for during budgeting period.
  • Submit weekly report to the Security coordinator.
  • Liaise with the Government security in Hagadera ensuring the movement of staff and program implementation is accurately coordinated.
  • Help in ensuring there is good coordination with other collaborators in the two counties as far as security issues are concern.
  • Supervise and give oversight to the private security and hired armed escorts in office and facilities.


  • Must have university degree or equivalent in security management from recognized University.
  • Must have 3-4 years of working experience in the same capacity as security officer/Coordinator or equivalent and previous NGO work is desirable.
  • Prior involvement in the development and delivery of standardized training packages to both national and international staff.
  • Technical proficiency and training experience in field-based communications systems (such as HF Codan, VHF/Thuraya)
  • Shown involvement of working in sophisticated security environments.
  • Demonstrate experience of working multi sectoral sector agencies.
  • Ability to lead and coordinate with geographically dispersed team. And have experience of remote supervision.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize information and excellent attention to details.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly throughout the region (Northeastern) sometimes on short notice.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret budgets and productively use budget systems (BvA).
  • Outstanding communication skills: strong ability to communicate constructively across culturally diverse teams and contribute to a cheerful work environment.
  • Existing network of security team in the region of deployment.
  • Fluent in English both oral and written.
  • Women are encouraged to apply.
Education: Degree, Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time
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Name: Hiring Kenya

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