Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) – Chief Security Officer.

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The Co-operative University of Kenya (CUK) is a State owned University established by the Government of Kenya under the Universities Act 2012. CUK invites applications from qualified and experienced persons with excellent credentials to fill the listed vacant positions;

 
NON TEACHING POSITIONS

SECURITY DEPARTMENT

I. Chief Security Officer – Grade 12 Ref CUK/VC/CSO/2/20
 
CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER – GRADE 12 REF CUK/VC/CSO/2/20 ;
 

QUALIFICATIONS

i. Must possess a masters degree in a relevant field from a recognized or accredited university;

ii. Must possess a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Security Studies or any other relevant field from a recognized and accredited university;

iii. Must possess three (3) years’ experience in grade 11 or equivalent position in an institution of higher learning or a comparable institution with a proven track record of exemplary performance;

iv. Must be knowledgeable on current trends in security matters;

v. Must be computer literate; and

vi. Possession of relevant additional professional qualification will be an added advantage.

OR

i. Must possess a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, Security Studies or any other relevant field from a recognized or accredited university;

ii. Must be have served at the level of Captain or Chief Inspector of Police;

iii. Must possess three (3) years’ experience in grade 11 or equivalent position in an institution of higher learning or a comparable institution with a proven track record of exemplary performance;

iv. Must be knowledgeable on current trends in security matters;

v. Must be computer Literate; and

vi. Possession of relevant additional professional qualification will be an added advantage.

OR

i. Must be a Commissioned Officer in the Disciplined Forces at the level of Major or the equivalent of Superintendent of Police

ii. Must possess three (3) years’ experience in grade 11 or equivalent position in an institution of higher learning or a comparable institution with a proven track record of exemplary performance;

iii. Must be knowledgeable on current trends in security matters;

iv. Must be computer Literate; and

v. Possession of relevant additional professional qualification will be an added advantage.;

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

i. Create or implement security standards, policies, and procedures in the University to ensure safety of both staff, students and physical assets at all times;

ii. Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate policies and methods to protect personnel against harassment, threats, or violence in the University;

iii. Sensitize, supervise and train staff on security emergency management and contingency procedures for preparedness and equipment with knowledge to avert any disaster;

iv. Plan, direct, and coordinate security activities to safeguard University’s assets, employees, guests, or others on University property;

v. Assess risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents if and when they happen in the University;

vi. Monitor and ensure a sound and safe environment in the University at all times;

vii. Keep abreast with emerging security threats and devising appropriate information to ensure the University’s security is maintained at all times;

viii. Oversee prompt respond by the security staff to medical emergencies, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures;

ix. Identify, investigate and resolve security breaches in the University. This is by reporting unusual activities in the University to the Security Committee;

x. Present periodic returns on the operational security matters to the Security Committee, in order to inform on the status of the department and areas of improvement;

xi. Maintain records and charts of crimes and incidents in the University, for traceability and accountability purposes; xii. Plan and design security documents such as passes and registers to ease identification of students, staff, visitors in the University at all times;

xiii. Liaise with relevant security agencies in the University, to keep everyone informed on the operational security matters;

xiv. Coordinate investigations and prosecutions of persons held responsible for theft or violence. This ensures that cases are handled and escalated in a right and fair way;

xv. Prepare and forward security reports monthly to the Vice Chancellor and the Security Committee for appropriate action and decision making;

xvi. Co-ordinate and supervise the functions of the seconded Administrative Police Officers, Internal security and contracted security guards to ensure that they meet the university’s expectations;

xvii. 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);

xviii. Identify and control staff ,equipment, students and visitors in and out of the university premises;

xix. Monitoring movements of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes;

xx. Conduct regular searches to unearth crime and criminality and enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies; xxi. Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, fire-fighting equipment and securing lighting system in the university

xxii. Preventing, detecting and protection against all illegal invasion and destruction of the university’s assets and information;

xxiii. 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;

xxiv. Attend court proceedings to act as witnesses in court cases involving staff, students and other stakeholders within the university.

xxv. Conduct security drills to test on preparedness and vigilance for security emergencies;

xxvi. Enforce law and order in the university by arresting offenders and submitting reports to relevant authorities; xxvii. Recommend disciplinary action against students/staff in gross misconduct and security issues;

xxviii. Liaise with local police, firemen, county government and ambulances in handling security issues and emergencies.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should:

i. Visit the University website www.cuk.ac.ke on the footer under the IMPORTANT LINKS section, CLICK on ONLINE RECRUITMENT PORTAL , Login and fill the application form, attach testimonials then submit the online application; ii. Submit three (3) hard copies of the letter of application, certificates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of education, professional qualifications, experience, membership with professional bodies present salary, names and addresses of three referees;

iii. Academic staff should include:

 Evidence of publication;

 Evidence of supervision of post graduate students ;

 Evidence of curricula developed;

 Evidence research funds attracted.

iv. Clearly indicate the position and the reference number on the application letter and on the envelop which should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice Chancellor, FPA,

The Co-operative University of Kenya,

P.O Box 24814-00502.

Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

v. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address above on or before Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 at 12 noon;

vi. All applications must be received by Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 at 12 noon. Applications received later than this period will not be considered;

vii. SHORTLISTED candidates will be required to submit VALID AND CURRENT clearance certificates from the following:

a) Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

b) Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

c) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);

d) Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct); and

e) Registered Credit Reference Bureau;

f) In addition, those with academic qualifications obtained from foreign Universities will also be expected to undertake recognition and equation of their certificates from the Commission of University Education (CUE).

Note: The Co-operative University of Kenya is an Equal opportunity employer; Female applicants, persons with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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