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Security & Safety Officer Job At ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organisation with the exclusively humanitarian mission to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance. It also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening International Humanitarian Law and universal humanitarian principles. The ICRC’s Regional Delegation in Nairobi co-ordinates the institution’s humanitarian activities in Kenya, Tanzania and Djibouti.


The Security and Safety Officer 1 advises the delegation/site on security risk assessment and associated mitigating measures while ensuring proper diffusion and access to information related to security in line with Duty of Care obligations. Under the supervision of the Security and Safety Officer 2, the Security and Safety Officer 1 will monitor the security operations and implement security policies/regulations/rules while making sure that the environment in the organization is safe for the employees and visitors misconduct or violations of ICRC internal policies and procedures, ensuring best practices.


  • Maintain a high level of general concern for workplace safety, amongst all staff through implementation of various policies and procedures;
  • Analyses and evaluates security operations to identify risks or opportunities for improvement such as the implementation of new technology;
  • Supports the management in assessing the safety of locations used by the delegation (offices, residences, hotels, training sites etc);
  • Develops and implements security policies, protocols, and procedures;
  • Communicates with the Security and Safety Officer 2 on security status, updates, and actual or potential problems, using established protocols;
  • Plans, directs, or coordinates security activities, including high-risk events to safeguard company assets, employees, guests, or others on company property;
  • Respond to medical emergencies, bomb threats, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures;
  • Assists in all traffic incidents – liaison with police, prepares incident report and assesses responsibility;
  • Identifies investigates, or resolves security breaches;
  • Ensures the serviceability of electronic security surveillance appliances, firefighting equipment, electrical fences and alarm systems through regular controls and testing;
  • Coordinates security operations or activities with public law enforcement, fire and other agencies;
  • Monitors the effective implementation of and compliance with security rules and procedures and advises the Management/Line manager on implication in case of non-compliance;
  • Trains, supervises and manages security officers and guards and supports other staff holding basic security;
  • Documents/elaborates reports on security-related events within their remit and shares them with the Head of Department or makes presentations on internal investigations, losses, or violations of regulations, policies and procedures.


  • University Degree or Diploma in Criminology/Security Management or related studies;
  • Experience with Military or National Police Services (minimum rank of Corporal and 5 years’ experience);
  • Minimum five years’ experience with Military or National Police Services (minimum rank of Corporal) or in a similar function from recognized organizations;
  • Valid driving license with a minimum of five years’ experience;
  • MUST be Computer Proficient;
  • Certificate of good conduct.


The interested candidates should fill up a form by clicking the link below on or before 30th December 2022 at 4:30 pm then submit their CV, motivation letter, including references details, supporting documents (Certificates, Diplomas, Degree etc) and current and expected remuneration to ICRC Nairobi Delegation, HR Department via the email address provided below:
– Application Link
– E-mail:

The reference Security and Safety Officer 1 must be stated in the application to be valid. If you do not fill out the required information as per the link provided or clearly state the position for which you are applying and attach the required certificates & other supporting documents, your application may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applicants must have the permanent right to work in Kenya.

ICRC does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. All applications are free for all candidates and no one should require any payment or compensation during the recruitment process. May the candidate be asked for any fee, he/she must report to ICRC HR Department through the recruitment contact.

ICRC is committed to diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of disability, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour or ethnic and national origins, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

In processing your personal data for recruitment purposes, we follow the information notice as explained HERE.

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