International Federation of Red Cross Temporary Security Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

International Federation of Red Cross Temporary Security Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world's largest humanitarian organization, with 190 member National Societies.

As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

Organizational Context

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC or “the Federation”) is the World’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian network.

The Federation is a membership organization established by and comprised of its member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Along with National Societies and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Federation is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The overall aim of the IFRC is” to inspire, encourage, facilitate, and promote at all times all forms of humanitarian activities by National Societies with a view to preventing and alleviating human suffering and thereby contributing to the maintenance and promotion of human dignity and peace in the world.”

It works to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people before, during and after disasters, health emergencies and other crises.

The Federation is served by a Secretariat based in Geneva, with regional and country offices throughout the world.

The Secretariat is led by the IFRC Secretary General and provides the central capacity of the International Federation to serve, connect, and represent National Societies.

The Secretariat’s focus includes providing support to the IFRC governance mechanisms; setting norms and standards; providing guidance; ensuring consistency; coordination and accountability for performance; knowledge sharing; promoting collaboration within and respect for the RCRC Movement; and expanding engagement with partners.

The Secretariat’s headquarters is organized in three main business groups: (i) Partnerships, including Movement and Membership; (ii) Programs and Operations; and (iii) Management.

The Secretariat has five regional office, as follows: Americas (Panama City); Africa (Nairobi); Asia/Pacific (Kuala Lumpur); Europe (Budapest); Middle East and North Africa (Beirut).

This position is based in the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi to support the Regional Security Coordinator in day to day strategic and operational security management.

Job Purpose

  • Support the Regional Security Coordinator in the coordination of security risk management across Africa region, to ensure all IFRC (and other RCRC) personnel, assets, and operations are adequately protected, and to enable business operations even in the most complex environments.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Analysis and Planning
  • Carry out security risk assessments, including field security assessments, across Africa region.
  • Support in the development of risk management measures across Africa region.
  • Carry out geo-political and socio-economic analysis for the Security Coordinator/Regional Director.
  • Support IFRC business continuity planning during major events (e.g. national elections).
  • Incident and Emergency Response
    Respond 24/7 to IFRC or RCRC-related security incidents/emergencies/crises to safeguard personnel, assets,
    and operations.
  • Ensure any internal/external security related-incident or emergency is immediately and adequately reported to the
    Security Coordinator/Security Unit/Regional Director.
  • Evaluate and record IFRC security incidents, and identify incident/threat/risk patters or trends.
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Compliance
    Monitor and evaluate IFRC’s Minimum Security Requirement (MSR) compliance in the Africa Region, and support Field Managers/Security Coordinator/Regional Director in the development of MSRs.
  • Monitor and evaluate compliance with mandatory IFRC safety & security trainings (e.g. e-learning programs) in Africa region.
  • Training and Development
  • Brief IFRC and other RCRC personnel or visitors/guests in matters of security risk management, including but not limited to arrival briefings, event briefings, special mission briefings, and VIP briefings.
  • Conduct emergency drills, including but not limited to building evacuations.
  • Support in the provision of security and safety trainings to IFRC or other RCRC personnel.
  • Liaison and Coordination
  • Liaise and coordinate with African and other RCRC national societies in matters of security risk management in Africa region.
  • Liaise and coordinate with relevant security bodies in the ICRC, United Nations, and international NGOs in Africa region.
  • Liaise with relevant government authorities, e.g. military, police, and intelligence agencies, in Africa region.


  • Supervise and ensure that contracted guard force in Kenya undertakes its duties as per requirements on a 24/7 basis.
  • Liaise and coordinate with contract guards force provider to ensure full compliance as per established service provider contract.
  • Train security guards in relation to IFRC post orders, standard operating procedures, and emergency procedures

  • A relevant University Degree e.g. BA, BSc, LLB
    Successfully completed the Stay Safe e-learning courses (basic and managers)

  • Working experience in a humanitarian organisation
  • First-hand experience with IFRC security management system
  • Training and human resources management experience
  • In-country contextual understanding and operational experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Languages
  • Good communication skills
  • Good analytical skills in political, socio-economics and security areas
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Good stress management skills
  • Self-supporting in computers Microsoft Office, database, e-mail (Outlook) etc.
  • Valid driving license (light vehicles)
  • Fluently spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of another IFRC official language (French, Spanish or Arabic)
  • Competencies and values

  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Customer Relations
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Building Trust

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; International Federation of Red Cross Temporary Security Assistant Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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