One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya

  • This is a dynamic, challenging and high-impact role.

  • The successful applicant will thrive on creating and delivering on high-level strategy, continuously looking for opportunities to mitigate risks, and making decisions in high-pressure environments.

    The Overarching Goals Of This Role Are To

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

  • These challenges, if not managed well, would cause significant risks and barriers to the organisation as we seek to scale up globally.

  • Devise a strategic approach to organisation-level health, safety & security work and advance organisational policy, structural procedures and on-the-ground responses in line with this strategy.

  • Coordinate response to acute emergencies (e.g. staff security incidents or road traffic accidents) or longer-term crises (e.g. global COVID-19 pandemic).

  • Responses to emergencies affecting our staff are important moments in the morale and retention of staff.

  • Getting the response right depends on thinking on your feet, working with a lot of different people, applying a range of skills, and advocating at all times for the well-being of all affected parties.

    Build Team

  • Hire and manage a team of in-country security experts who will deliver on ensuring that systems and processes are maintained to an excellent level on a day-to-day basis, to lead on the smooth roll-out of new initiatives, and to provide leadership and strong communication systems on the ground in all locations.

    Build Relationships

  • Build and maintain strong collaborative relationships across several departments, amongst key in-country leaders, senior leaders in the organisation, and a range of international security partners in order to create alignment and momentum on systemic improvements to our health, safety and security systems.

    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 and Development

  • We have a
    strong culture of constant 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.


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

    Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

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

  • Level-headed and able to work well under pressure.

  • Proven ability to manage teams and develop leaders; experience in remote management a plus.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • High levels of emotional resilience and emotional intelligence.

  • Creativity and strong problem-solving skills.

  • Related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required.

  • We are looking for passionate professionals 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 a plus.


  • Fluent English required. French and/or Swahili also valuable.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Global Health - Safety and Security Lead Jobs in Kenya

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