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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 25, 2021
  • Pwani University began as Kilifi Institute of Agriculture in 1984 though the first intake of 200 students for the Two Year Certificate Course in Agriculture and Home Economics was in July 1987. By 2007, Kilifi Institute of Agriculture had graduated 3,837 students. The Institute also hosted a number of Masters and PhD research students from other national un...
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    Chief Security Officer


    REF: PU/ADV/2/11/2021


    This is the senior-most position in this cadre in the University and appointment is on a two (2) year performance-based contract renewable depending on age or any other regulatory guideline.


    Academic Qualifications

    Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Sociology, Psychology, Military Science or a relevant social sciences degree.

    A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

    Other Requirements

    In addition, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    Be physically fit

    1. Possess a valid driving license without current endorsement.
    2. Hold a clean record of service and a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya Police


    1. Applicants must have served in the Police force or disciplined forces for at least three (3) years at the rank of either Chief Inspector of Police or Captain in the military or its equivalent and shown merit and ability in job performance.
    2. Interested officers who are no longer in service and separated from the service not more than 2 years from the date of this advertisement are encouraged to apply.
    3. Applicants should be of proven high integrity and meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Kenya Constitution

    In addition, applicants should

    Be registered by the relevant professional body (where applicable)
    Demonstrate community involvement (e.g. Member of BOG, SMC etc.)

    Knowledge and Competencies

    Applicants should have

    1. Excellent knowledge of the laws of Kenya
    2. Undergone NCO or equivalent training and passed.
    3. First Aid skills
    4. Leadership skills
    5. Good public relations
    6. Communication (fluent in English and Kiswahili)
    7. Crime detecting and Investigation skills
    8. Driving and riding skills
    9. Computer application
    10. Team building and team work
    11. Analytical skills
    12. Ability to work under pressure
    13. Liaison skills
    14. Ability to work in multi-cultural and multi-ethnic set-up.
    15. Technical skills relevant to the position will be an added advantage

    Key Responsibilities

    Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

    1. Providing dynamic leadership in the Department
    2. Reviewing and implementing security procedures and routines
    3. Ensuring implementation of University policy, standards and guidelines on security
    4. Preparing weekly security summary reports
    5. Ensuring the security of University buildings, property and the safety of staff, students and authorized visitors is realized
    6. Being the first point of contact in case of a security and liaising with the emergency response services when necessary
    7. Preventing and deterring commission of offences within Pwani University precincts
    8. Identify recurrent issues / problems, with the aim of increasing safety and security and stemming further crime and disruptions
    9. Organizing for fire and evacuation drills.
    10. Training on Safety and the provisions Occupational Safety and Healthy (OSHA) Act. 2007
    11. Coordinating and/or conducting investigations as required and liaising with the National police in the event of crime
    12. Undertaking performance appraisal for staff
    13. Participating in budget proposal, work plans and procurement plans for security department
    14. Identifying and recommending training needs for security personnel
    15. Advising Management on security matters
    16. Coordinating the deployment and management of outsourced service/guards
    17. Enforcing strict adherence to security policies and procedures.
    18. Spearhead good relation that enhances safety and security between Pwani University fraternity and neighbouring community.
    19. Perform any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Head of Department

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should send four (4) copies of their application for the above positions.

    Applications and recommendations letters from referees should be addressed to,

    The Vice Chancellor
    Pwani University
    P. O Box 195-80108, Kilifi

    Application should include an up to date CV, providing details of age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, work experience, present post and salary, email address, telephone, names and contacts of three referees who are knowledgeable about the competence of the applicant, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials.

    Pwani University is an equal opportunity employer, Female candidates and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply and should attach their National Council for persons with disabilities (NCPWD) Certificate.

    Candidates with foreign qualifications Must submit a Certificate of Recognition from the Commission for University Education.

    The deadline for submitting application is Monday 25th November, 2021. Applications received later than this date will not be considered.

    Please Note that: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

    NO FEE


    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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