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Kenya Red Cross Society – Safety and Security Coordinator.

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VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Kenya Red Cross Society is a leading humanitarian organization sustainably promoting the wellbeing, health and resilience of communities in Kenya.  The Society is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following positions:

Position Title: Safety & Security Coordinator  ( 1 post)

Location: Dadaab

Reporting To: Head of Operations  

 

Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Operations. The Safety and Security Coordinator will be involved in the smooth running of the Safety and Security Unit within the Dadaab Refugee Operations. In addition s/he will be responsible for ensuring conducting continuous security risk assessments and mitigating the security risks from time to time.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Conduct continuous security risk analysis and implement mitigation measures for the identified risks.
  • Conduct security briefings to staff, volunteers, visiting staff, Partners of National Society an as directed by the Head of Operation.
  • Update the program security plan and disseminate to all the staff, volunteers and incentives
  • Create, develop and implement refugee program fire safety rescue, security plans for all high risk work areas within Dadaab Refugee Operations (DRO).
  •  Develop and document emergency response procedures, in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinate disaster response and crises management activities, and ensure that fire control methods are promptly implemented.
  • Develop and conduct training programs for the security teams, emergency response teams, ensuring that their continuous training needs are met.
  • Ascertain that all fire and rescue equipment is maintained properly, and is operational at all times.
  • Lead and monitor the daily operations of security, emergency response functions, such as deployment of security guards, access control procedures are implemented in all the KRCS premises within DRO, fire safety drills and exercises are done periodically.
  • Interpret and enforce provisions of fire prevention and fire safety laws and Security reglation and perform periodic inspections of new and existing buildings and structures.
  • Identify fire hazards, recommend corrective actions, and perform follow-up inspections to ensure that corrective measures are taken.
  • Check installed fire protection systems, and check them for compliance with applicable fire prevention and safety ordinance requirements.
  • Develop security contingency plans for Dadaab Refugee Operations and disseminate to the staff, volunteers and incentives.

Qualifications

  • Degree in security management or Safety management or any other related education
  • At least four years’ experience in field safety and security operations
  • At least two years’ experience on humanitarian security.

Knowledge and skills in:

  • Proven knowledge in occupational Health Safety environment.
  • Investigations training
  • Computer literacy
  • Basic First aid and fire safety training.

Application Procedure

 

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should apply strictly through https://www.redcross.or.ke/careers to reach us not later than 25th June 2022; Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Job disclaimer and notification:

Kenya Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge / accept any amount or security deposit from job seekers during the selection process or while inviting candidates for an interview.

Kenya Red Cross Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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