OAF Global Security, Safety & Health Manager Jobs in Kenya

OAF Global Security, Safety & Health Manager Jobs in Kenya


Job Description

  • We are looking for an experienced Security, Safety and Health professional to take on an important leadership role in the Global Corporate Operations Department.

  • With a growing team of over 7,000 staff distributed across 10 diverse locations within Africa and Asia, we understand how important it is to invest in the safety, security, and well-being of our people, and see this role as essential to the success of the organization.

  • To accomplish our goals, you will manage a small team of 4-7 Security Leads across several countries, and report to our Global Director of Corporate Operations.

    Responsibilities

    The overarching goals of this role are to

  • Create solutions to observed operational challenges relating to safety and security issues by guiding implementation through a team of staffers across our locations.

  • Design a strategic approach to organisation-level security, safety and health work, and improve organisational policy, structural procedures and on-the-ground responses.

  • Coordinate our response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic), recognising that responses to emergencies affecting our staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff.

  • Build Team: Hire and manage a team of in-country security experts who will ensure that our security processes are used effectively, support the roll-out of new projects, and provide security leadership across our locations.

  • Build Relationships: Develop strong collaborative relationships across several departments, amongst important in-country leaders, senior leaders in the organisation, and a range of international security partners.

  • Educate and Influence Behaviour Change: Use intel communications, internal systems, and trainings to improve staff awareness, education, and behaviour patterns to mitigate risks and improve their safety.

    Career Growth

  • We have a culture of learning and we invest in developing our people.

  • You’ll have weekly check-ins with
    your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.

  • We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

    Qualifications

  • We are looking for candidates with 5+ years’ of security and project management experience at an NGO, private organisation, or a security consultancy organisation.

    Candidates who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply

  • Passion for operations, building scalable and efficient systems and solving problems in a difficult operating environment.

  • Experience managing teams and developing leaders; experience in remote management a plus.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • High levels of emotional resilience and emotional intelligence.

  • You who combine strong leadership skills with patience and a humble approach to service.

  • A willingness to commit to living in East Africa for at least two years – this is a long-term, career-track role.

  • Experience working in a multicultural workplace in a developing country is a plus.

  • Language: Fluent spoken and written English is essential and required. French or Swahili also valuable.

  • Travel: 3-months travel per year to our sites of operations. ~6 weeks unplanned travel in response to emergency incidents.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; OAF Global Security, Safety & Health Manager Jobs in Kenya

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