Action Against Hunger USA Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

Action Against Hunger USA Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

Summary of Position

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Action Against Hunger Global Security Advisor (GSA), the Security officer will support in implementation of Action Against Hunger- HEAR country program, security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security documentation that is not only limited to field assets and staff but also reputation, Programs and duty of care.


The Security officer will provide support to the SA in the Management and implementation of safety and security operations in Action Against Hunger- HEAR and ensure process integrity in all areas including Risk identification, Risk Transfer , Data Management, reporting production and security plans documentation.


The Security officer will closely collaborate with Security Advisor for technical guidance. He/she will interact with Action Against Hunger Country Access Focal points at Regional level and with external stakeholders as guided by the Security Advisor.


Consistently identify, collect, update and delivery of timely and quality security support, information to ACF Countries and other stakeholders using established processes and tools.

Essential Job Roles:

Risk and Security Management

  • Security management planning and compliance by providing technical support on Security plans , procedures, guidelines, and planning for staff safety, across all Action Against Hunger sites in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, South Sudan and Haiti

  • Developing and reviewing security plans context risk ratings, Country Security Guide, Incident Management Manual, Medical Emergency Protocol, Specific Contingency Plan, Constant Companion, Actor Analysis, Local Standard Operating Procedures LSOP, Hibernation and Evacuation Plan, MOSS, MSS Score and Assessment Audit Tool) for each country and Bases Quarterly
    Threat and Risk Assessment by supporting Security Advisor gain security risk identifications news of bases and provide suitable mitigation measures that align with organizational and Global security risk-management standards and requirements

  • Conducting security risk assessments for ACF contracted offices, residences, and Hotels as guided by Security Advisor.

  • Ensuring that infrastructure designs include Access Controls Systems, CCTV cameras, Alarm systems, fire systems, Physical Guard Forces, and Security Procedures according to ACF SRCM Standards.

  • Ensuring country security focal points are preparing and sharing accurate metric information and that Security Officer is producing quarterly Metric reorts on the same and ensuring data consistency and reporting into global dashboards

  • Developing and implementing strategies and plans that promote occupational safety practices within the organization.

    Training and Capacity Building

  • Identifying Safety and security capacity needs and developing contextualized and adapted training and development plans for each country

  • Providing in-depth security inductions and briefing for new staff upon arrival and additional briefings for all staff upon major shifts in the security context.

  • Complete ACF New Hires Online Security Courses design and that it is followed by all staff

  • Support all ACF
    Security projects as guided by the Security Advisor

    Reporting, Documentation and Networking

  • Generating weekly and monthly and quarterly metrics and activity reports on security, new threats, responses, and vulnerabilities

  • Ensuring all Action Against Hunger safety and Security documents are documented on NHF

    Gender Equality Commitments

  • Ensuring safety and security risk management processes and best practices are inclusive of gender-specific risks and gender equality and diversity is embedded into such processes

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods and to concentrate on work, including typing, and turn out heavy volumes of work accurately, within short time frames in the context of a moderately noisy office with many interruptions. Must be able to proofread own work accurately so that only minor corrections are needed on an infrequent basis.

    Working Conditions, Travel and Environment

  • The duties of the job require regular job attendance at least five days per week. Must be available to work outside normal office hours or on the weekends if required.

  • Must be able to travel as required for standard domestic and international business purposes. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee may be exposed to precarious settings under high security risks and/or very basic living conditions and outside weather conditions, as well as infectious diseases.

    Required Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Education: University Degree in security Management , Protection or Safeguarding and any other related Risk Management and compliance course

  • Experience: Minimum 2 Years and above of hands on experience in security or related safety field of work is required. Prior experience with managing security plans and security risk assessment docs and or an INGO security support is desirable.

    Other Skills and Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of humanitarian principles

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and hierarchy is of key importance.

  • Detailed oriented and ability to manage multiple competing tasks and deadlines.

  • Knowledge of host Kenya and regional Horn of Africa country safety and security protocols is desirable;

  • Knowledge of HF and VHF radio operation;

  • Experience in INGO field security and protection is desirable;

  • Solid computers skills (NHF, MS Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint);

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Action Against Hunger USA Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

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