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Security Officer

Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA)

Job Summary

The Job holder will be responsible for the safety and security of staff and the property of the Authority in Barabara Plaza and coordinating the services of the deployed security personnel from the National Police Service.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure, Housing, Urban Development and Public Works was established under the Kenya Roads Act, 2007 and charged with the mandate to manage, develop, rehabilitate and maintain national roads.
In order to carry out this mandate effectively, the Authority wishes to fill the following vacant positions with creative, proactive, visionary and tenacious Kenyan citizens with the ability to quickly adapt to a dynamic work environment.

10. SECURITY OFFICER KeNHA GRADE 6- (Ref. No. KeNHA/SEC. O/025/2020)
Job Title: SECURITY OFFICER KeNHA
GRADE 6
1 Position
Terms of Service Permanent & Pensionable
Place of Work: Headquarters
Directorate: Corporate Services
Reporting to: Senior Administration Officer
Supervises: Security personnel

a) Job Purpose
The Job holder will be responsible for the safety and security of staff and the property of the Authority in Barabara Plaza and coordinating the services of the deployed security personnel from the National Police Service.

b) Job Description

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail;

(i) Coordinating all related security issues at KeNHA;
(ii) Supervising the outsourced security staff from National Police Service, National Youth service or any other security service provider;
(iii)Supervising the outsourced security staff from National Police Service, National Youth service or any other security service provider;
(iv) Monitoring, identifying and advising of any security gaps in the Authority
(v) Preparing and submitting security intelligence reports to the DD/Administration.
(vi) Coordinating staff in the event of emergency;
(vii) Maintaining control of firearms and ammunition left at the Authority’s armory;
(viii) Compiling and managing security related records and stores;
(ix) Supervising interviews and interrogation of suspects;
(x) Ensuring that all cases reported are properly recorded and investigated;
(xi) Pursuing the occurrence Book and pursuing any recorded cases;
(xii) Maintaining inventory of lost and found property;
(xiii) Maintaining awareness and alertness for on suspicious activities and potential threats.

c) Job Specifications
A minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience in a position in Public Service or Private Sector;

(i) Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology, Police Science, Security Management and police Work or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution ;
(ii) Trained Government Security Officer from any disciplined service and having served in the rank of Inspector and above.
(iii)Proven Proficiency in Computer applications and ;
(iv) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

For a detailed Job Profile and Specification, and general information on KeNHA, please visit the Authority’s website www.kenha.co.ke.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. Applicants with disability are requested to indicate their status on the application cover letter for ease of identification.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and shall be required to present the following documents during the interview.
- Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Clearance Certificate
- Kenya revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
- Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
- Certificate of Good Conduct issued by National Police Service
- Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The terms of appointment for the following positions shall be on Permanent & Pensionable Terms of Service:

Candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should submit their applications so as to reach the specific address shown below by close of business on 7th December, 2020 at 5.00pm. Applications to include CVs with details of day time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment where successful, names and contacts of three referees. Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials and copies of National ID or Passport.

Applications for the positions of Director, Audit Services Grade 2; Deputy Director, Research & Innovation Grade 3 and Deputy Director, Corporate Communications Grade 3 clearly quoting the reference number (as shown in the detailed Job Specifications) should be hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 4th Floor (Outside the Director General’s Office) OR Emailed to Boardrecruitment@kenha.co.ke. And addressed to:-

The Chairman-Board of Directors,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Barabara Plaza, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Off Airport South Road, along Mazao Road
P.O. Box 49712 - 00100 Nairobi.


Applications for the positions of Assistant Director, Social Safeguards Grade 4; Assistant Director, Audit Services Grade 4; Assistant Director, Legal Services Grade 4 ; Senior Internal Auditor Grade 5; Senior Knowledge Management Officer Grade 5 ; Internal Auditor Grade 6 and Security Officer Grade 6 clearly quoting the reference number should be hand delivered and inserted in the Recruitment box placed on the 2nd Floor (Outside the HRM Department Office OR Emailed to Managementrecruitment@kenha.co.ke. , and addressed to:-
The Director General,
Kenya National Highways Authority,
Barabara Plaza, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
Off Airport South Road, along Mazao Road
P.O. Box 49712 - 00100 Nairobi.


Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documentation /details will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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