KIPPRA Security Officer Job

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Developing and implementing security policy in the institute;
  • Developing and implementing unit’s budget and work plans;
  • Overseeing security risk assessments and developing contingency plans;
  • Ensuring security and order in the Institute;
  • Coordinating prevention, detection and reporting of crime;
  • Oversee detection and reporting possession and use of prohibited substances;
  • Safeguarding the Institute’s property including buildings, stores, motor vehicles and equipment;
  • Reporting of emergency or insecurity incidences such as fire, and assisting in orderly movement of people to safe areas within the institute’s premises;
  • Providing security services and intelligence to KIPPRA staff and board on a regular basis when carrying out official duties;
  • Inspecting and maintaining records for incoming and outgoing vehicles and visitors
  • Liaising with senior security officers on provision of security services to KIPPRA;
  • Safe custody, hoisting and lowering of the National flag;
  • Keeping register and custody of lost and found items and property;
  • Carry out physical search and prevent entry of unauthorized persons;
  • Ensuring proper functioning of security control devices e.g. doors, biometric reader, vehicle security, switching on and off of light in offices, windows, common areas and security lights;
  • Controlling and reporting intruders into restricted areas;
  • Directing visitors to various destinations in the Institute;
  • Monitoring and providing reports on CCTV surveillance
  • Coordinating security sensitizations to staff and the board
  • Carrying out security breech investigations within the Institute and liaise with the relevant government agencies
  • Monitoring and controlling issuance, management and use of office keys
  • Coordination and supervising outsourced security services
  • Identifying security initiatives and standards
  • Compiling and submitting security report;
  • Conducting induction for new security staff;
  • Conducting drills;
  • Ensuring that action is taken on security and lapses and incidences in the Institute; 
  • Liaising with police department on security matters within the Institute and its environs.

Job Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelors Degree security related studies from a recognized institution;
  • Have served as a Sergeant in the Nation Police Service or it’s equivalent for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Be physically fit;
  • have valid Advanced First Aid Certificate;
  • have Certificate in Fire Control;
  • good interpersonal team player and communication skills;
  • Computer skills;
  • demonstrated professional competence in security work as reflected in performance and results;
  • Possession of a fraud investigation certificate from CID training school lasting not less than 2 months will be an added advantage; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution

Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies and Attributes:

Functional Skills

  • Communication skills;
  • Problem-solving skills;
  • Emergency Response skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Customer service
  • Security Procedure knowledge

Behavioral competencies/ Attributes

  • Adaptability;
  • Critical thinking; and
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Time Management

How To Apply

The public is notified of the following:

  • Detailed job descriptions, requirements, and how to apply are available on the website
  • All applications MUST be received on or before 26th March 2024 by 5:00 pm.
  • KIPPRA is an equal-opportunity employer. Persons with disability, females, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • There are NO fees charged by KIPPRA for any application for these positions.
  • Canvassing for any of these positions will result in the disqualification of the candidate.
  • Leadership, Management and Supervisory Courses will be an added advantage.
  • ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews.
    • National Identity Card.
    • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts.
    • Any other supporting documents and testimonials.
    • Memberships to relevant professional bodies and associations (where applicable).
    • Evidence of publications where required.
    • Recommendation letter (s).
  • The Successful candidates and will be required to avail the following documents.
    • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board.
    • Clearance from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate).
    • Printed Online Self-Declaration Application Acknowledgement Receipt or a self-Declaration Form duly stamped by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
    • Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate).
    • Clearance from a Registered Credit Reference Bureau.
  • Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, CV, copies of certificates & testimonials, and duly filled personal data form which can be downloaded from the Institute’s website. All applications should be sent through the recruitment portal (link provided in section 1 above).

Applications to be addressed to:

The Executive Director,
The Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis,
Upper Hill, Bishop Gardens Towers, 2nd Floor Bishop Road,
P.O. Box 56445, Nairobi, 00200 City Square, Tel: 2719933/4, Fax 2719951 Nairobi, Kenya.

Late applications will not be accepted, and ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.