Security Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

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Position: Security Officer
Reports to: Sales Director
Company Profile:
Our client is one of the largest steel and hardware stockholders and manufacturers in the country.Overall Purpose of the Role
Development and implementation of comprehensive and cost effective security system to ensure maximum protection of the company’s assets, employees and customers
 
Responsibilities
  • Advising the management on the security requirements for the company and developing sound security policies and procedures
  • Directing and controlling operations within and around the company premises
  • Working closely with the out-sourced security service provider to ensure effective security for the company, effective management of their contract service level agreements and other administrative matters
  • Managing any internal investigations and acting as liaison officer with all other interested parties both internal and external, including the police, regulators and auditors
  • Identifying security risks and evaluating alternative ways of addressing them
  • Improving security surveillance, detection and prevention of crime in liaison with the police and other security agencies
  • Ensuring effective deployment and utilization of guards and security equipment
  • Coordinating with appropriate law enforcement agencies to identify and facilitate investigative actions
  • Evaluating new technology based security solutions
  • Preparing and managing security budgets
  • Maintaining comprehensive records of all investigations findings and action plan
  • Gather security information (security intelligence) for quick decision making
  • Proactively advise management on all security matters within the company with an aim of preventing or detecting crime
  • Install & maintain the necessary security systems aimed at avoiding thefts, pilferage and sabotage
  • View cameras installed across all branches and report any issues noted for management action
  • Preparation of security reports for management decision making
  • Liaison with law enforcement agencies and sensitization of company staff and management general security/insecurity trends, personal/residential security awareness
  • Liaison with government departments, law enforcement and other external agents and safety departments on security matters i.e. government security and safety departments, provincial administration, fire brigade etc
  • Establish and implement strategies to prevent unauthorized entry of persons, cars and goods to restricted areas by carrying out security checks
  • Conduct security awareness briefs to all company staff
  • Plan and carry out security training for security personnel
  • Identify and manage activities of the fire team (Fire Marshalls). Coordinate fire fighting drills & other activities and ensure that adequate measures are taken to prevent fire risks
  • Responsible of security gadgets i.e. access controls, VHF radios, occurrence books etc
  • Ensure all company vehicles meet all the traffic regulations and requirements
  • Vehicle tracking to ensure that the company drivers follow the correct designated routes and report any anomalies noted for management action
  • Any other duty as assigned by management
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors Degree preferably in Criminology or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Must have been in disciplined forces having attained the rank of Chief Inspector of Police or Major, Proven track record of fraud investigations.
  • valid certificate of good conduct
  • Minimum 5 years security management in a large corporate organization with multiple facilities and branches/divisions/sites, or experience in a large security firm
  • Should be aged between 30 – 45 years of age
  • valid driving license
  • knowledge of Kenyan laws and government regulations pertaining to law enforcement
  • good networking with external security agencies
  • computer literacy
Key Competencies: 
  • Be of unquestionable integrity and have excellent analytical and report writing skills,
  • Investigations Skills, excellent managerial & leadership skills, ability to work in odd and irregular hours, team player, good analytical skills, problem solving and
  • good communication skills, resilient & proactive
To apply for this position send your CV to [email protected] quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location.
Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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