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Chief Security Manager

Career Directions Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

To protect company property, installation and products from internal and external threats of theft, damage, sabotage, fire and provide a safe working environment for staff and clients to enable the company meet its business objectives.
  • Holder of at least a Diploma in security, investigation related areas plus an undergraduate degree
  • The ideal candidate must have at least 7 years’ security experience in the military working as a captain or in the police as an inspector.
  • Demonstrated skills in collaboration, teamwork, and problem-solving to achieve goals.
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing excellent service to customers.
  • Must demonstrate a high level of integrity.


  • Develop, implement, review and maintain a viable security strategy for the organization to ensure an effective & efficient security processes.
  • Formulate an overall security policy and drive adherence across the teams; Develop, implement and review security standards operating protocols, procedures and practices.
  • Effective liaison, coordination and networking with government’s authorities, law enforcement agencies, relevant national and international agencies and security stakeholders; Act as a link between the company and the police in security matters.
  • Ensure effective risk analysis, threat assessment and response capability processes are in place; Ensure ongoing compliance with all regulatory requirements, organization standards and local security procedures.
  • Initiating special security measures during periods/instances of increased threat and ensuring sensitization on security vigilance in all teams.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and promote activities to foster information security awareness within the organization
  • Ensure that all critical areas of security concern are adequately covered in the security plan and are effectively managed, monitored and controlled; Ensure the company complies with the administrative, technical and physical safeguards.
  • Represent the company in operational, coordinative and consultative security meetings and forums.
  • Undertake regular security audits, research, surveys and investigations to continuously improve security management through regular review of policies, procedures and processes in relation to findings.
  • Source and monitor the effectiveness of third party security services in liaison with the Head of HR.
  • Provide specialized advice to line management in all security functions, protection, Intelligence, information and investigation.
  • Carry out conclusive investigations on incidents and accidents in order to create a safe environment and prevent recurrence; Prepare management reports regarding investigations progress
  • Prepare weekly reports on the general security status of the organization to keep management updated on security issues.
  • Plan for and ensure consistent maintenance of all security equipment such as CCTV, Access control system to ensure they are in good serviceable condition.
  • Any other duties as assigned by Management.

Job Requirements

Required education: Diploma, Associate's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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