Senior Safety & Security Officer

Employer: International Rescue Commitee
Location: Kenya


The Senior Safety & Security Officer will be the second in command in IRC Kenya Country Security Department and will assist the Safety and Security Manager (SSM) in building up the capacity, awareness and preparedness of staff to deal with security-related risks, threats and incidents through the delivery of high quality, regular trainings/ briefings to national and international staff and IRC visitors when deemed necessary.

The Senior Safety & Security Officer will be responsible for designing and delivering the required trainings to field-based staff, ensuring that course content remains up-to-date, is adapted according to the target audience, and that refresher trainings are carried out for all staff in accordance with a pre-determined schedule.

He/she will head the Hagadera Safety & Security Department and supervise all staff within the department.

Requirements
Bachelors degree from recognized institutions in Criminology, security management, law enforcement, or public administration.
3-5 years' security-related work experience preferably from the police, military and INGOs.
Experienced and knowledgeable in security/safety-related subjects, threat/risk assessment, security management, and personal and organizational security awareness
Prior experience in the development and delivery of standardized training packages to both national and international staff.

Strong experience and skills in disaster management
Technical competency and training experience in field-based communications systems (such as HF Codan, Motorola VHF/Thuraya)
Proven experience of working effectively in complex security environments
Fluency in English and Kiswahili (written, spoken, comprehension). Knowledge of Somali language will be an added advantage.
Computer skills (including MS Word, Excel, Access, and internet) an advantage
Ability to work closely, professionally and constructively with all others regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion, race, tribe, or cultural background.

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.

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