United States International University (USIU) – Africa – Senior Security Officer.

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Job purpose

Reporting to the head of security, the holder of this position will be responsible for the day to day running of all security operations on campus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all exit and entry point to and from the university are protected and there is a physical presence of guards 24 hours on campus;
  • Manage a zone warden system according to the evacuation plan;
  • Co-ordinate and supervise the functions of the contracted security guards to ensure that they meet the university’s expectation;
  • Report all the daily occurrences for action through the chain of command;
  • Assist with the security training and awareness to all contracted guards to conform to the university internal security needs (done by carrying out routine lectures, compliance physical checks of the guards their assignments);
  • Identify and control staff ,equipment, students and visitors in and out of the university premises;
  • Monitoring movements of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes;
  • Conduct regular searches to unearth crime and criminality and enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies;
  • Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, fire-fighting equipment and securing lighting system in the university;
  • Preventing, detecting and protection against all illegal invasion and destruction of the university’s assets and information;
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the management / laws from time to time.

Qualifications /Educational/Professional/experience

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, Police Science or any social science from an accredited university;
  • A diploma in lieu of the above in a security-related discipline or social science;
  • K.C.S.E grade C+ (plus) or equivalent;
  • Have served for a period of five (5) years in the disciplined forces or held a supervisory role from recognized security firms;
  • Possession of a valid driving license.


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Tactical training skills
  • Administrative and management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Recording devices operation skills


  • Knowledge of zone warden system operations
  • Knowledge of basic field security procedures
  • Knowledge of security training procedures
  • Ability to carry out comprehensive investigations
  • Ability to manage teams
  • Knowledge of evacuation procedures
  • Knowledge of public order management
  • Knowledge of MS-Office software

If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and want to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the following address by Friday, January 3, 2020.

Director of Administration,
United States International University – Africa
P.O Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: jobs@usiu.ac.ke





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