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  • Posted: Sep 1, 2021
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    It’s estimated there are 328,000 blind people in Kenya, with another 750,000 visually impaired. Cataract is the largest cause of avoidable blindness in the country, making up 43 per cent of all cases of blindness. The Fred Hollows Foundation is working with the Government of Kenya to improve health services. Our focus is on the rural areas where 8...
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    Security Manager

    The position

    This position is recognised as having “Contact with Children” either direct or indirect. This position does involve “Working with Children” either direct or indirect.

    Our Vision

    We see a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired.

    Purpose of the role

    The Global Security Manager is accountable for developing and driving a comprehensive program of change and

    awareness to promote physical and personal security aligned to The Foundation’s strategy and developed in collaboration with key partners and like–minded organisations. The role will work closely with local security focal points to provide direct support and advice to country teams in the form of intelligence information; training programs; review of risk and security plans; development and review of local security arrangements etc. Finally, the role will lead and/or advise crisis response teams tasked with management of critical security incidents.

    Key Responsibilities

    1. Strategic Safety and Security Leadership
    2. Lead the development of comprehensive safety and security policy, strategy and culture at global and country level;
    3. Support country teams to develop country security plans in alignment with global strategies and policies;
    4. Monitor security intelligence information and reports and advise country offices and the Global Office appropriately;
    5. Escalate critical safety and security incidents through appropriate organisational channels;
    6. Develop and disseminate security guidelines, policies and procedures, and monitor implementation for compliance.
    7. Manage global security budget allowance and assist countries in security elements of country and project budgets
    8. Technical and operational support:
    9. Support countries to develop or review context risk ratings, standard operating procedures and contingency plans;
    10. Visit country / sub–country offices to conduct security risk assessments and help The Foundation’s country teams and implementing partners to put in place adequate preventive measures;
    11. Assess and approve high–risk trips including visits to sanctioned territories or challenging operating environments
    12. Monitor and ensure adherence to travel security processes and security policy
    13. Support countries and global office in contracting and capacity assessment of security vendors;
    14. Support countries to set up crisis management teams and support them in management of critical crises and ensuring continuity of activities in a safe and secure environment;
    15. Ensure the effective management of The Foundation’s safety and security resources;
    16. Monitor country safety and security risks, ratings and trends on a regular basis and advise global and country teams.
    17. Capacity–building and knowledge–management:
    18. Coach country and global teams to enhance an appropriate safety and security culture at The Foundation;
    19. Identify security capacity needs and develop contextualised training and development plans;
    20. Facilitate delivery of specialised security training to global, country and partner teams;
    21. Develop, source and disseminate safety and security management resources to enhance planning and safety and security management at The Foundation;
    22. Develop measures to enhance organisational improvements in management of safety and security based on learnings from safety and security incidences and good practices implemented by other international organisations and shared learnings from global and local safety and security networks.
    23. Facilitate / provide learning & development as well as exchange experiences at all levels.
    24. Representation in Regional or Global safety & Security networks
    25. Actively participate in relevant global, regional or country safety and security networks to benchmark The
    26. Foundation’s safety and security strategies, policies and practices;
    27. Participate in or lead organisational collaborative networks and task groups on safety and security.
    28. Act as the Foundation’s liaison with safety and security networks including ISOS, NGO, etc.
    29. Any other duties as assigned by the People & Organisational Development Director.

    Essential Experience

    1. Extensive experience in safety and security, preferably in an INGO setting;
    2. Deployed experience in fragile or complex contexts
    3. Experience working across cultures and time zones
    4. Experience developing and implementing processes
    5. Demonstrable experience in conducting gender–sensitive security risk assessments implementing gender–inclusive safety and security measures.
    6. Demonstrable experience monitoring security trends in INGO, UN or similar organisations;
    7. Evidence of membership / participation in safety and security networks at global, regional or country level;
    8. Proven experience in safety and security themed capacity–building including Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT);
    9. Willingness to travel extensively (occasionally at short notice, in difficult circumstances to countries with limited infrastructure.
    10. Experience implementing Core Security Requirements as relevant;
    11. Demonstrable ability to operate in high–pressure and stressful environments and situations;
    12. Fluency in spoken and written English.


    Outstanding organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise, multi–task work

    1. and make decisions during critical times.
    2. Strong communication skills including fluency in written and spoken English and the ability to write effectively for varied purposes and audiences from varied multi–cultural settings including presentation, facilitation, and preparation of business letters and reports.
    3. High sense of integrity, ethics and confidentiality (and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information).
    4. Willingness and ability to take the initiative not only in identifying problems but also in suggesting and implementing agreed solutions.
    5. Strong analytical skills and effective problem–solving skills.
    6. High–level interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
    7. Has a global perspective and able to act local – demonstrating positive attitude to skillfully balance global standards and practices with local context.
    8. An excellent team player, positive change manager and result–oriented personality.
    9. An energetic self–starter with the resilience, pace, interpersonal flexibility and comfort with ambiguity to succeed within the evolving and sometimes demanding contexts.
    10. Ability to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and support programs.


    1. University Degree in international conflict and security, security management, emergency services, or similar training is highly regarded.

    Travel: Frequent International.

    Remuneration package

    1. We aim to provide an overall remuneration package that is attractive and fair. Our global remuneration framework ensures we align to local pay, employment conditions and
    2. laws, and we benchmark against the local market to ensure we offer competitive employment conditions that are appropriate to our sector.
    3. 13th month payment
    4. As a permanent employee, you will receive a payment equivalent to one month’s salary each year (pro–rata for those working part of the year).
    5. Leave
    6. You will have access to annual leave each year (pro–rated for part–time employees) in line with local regulations. You will also have access to other leave such as personal (sick or carers’) leave, maternity leave, paternity leave and compassionate leave.
    7. Performance & development
    8. Our performance and development framework enables you to work closely with your manager to plan, manage, and review your performance throughout the year. This approach also enables you to discuss development opportunities and areas for growth.
    9. Learning & development
    10. Our approach to learning and development will enable you to have the information, skills and knowledge needed to do your job. We build the capacity of our people and support you with on–the–job experience, coaching and formal learning.
    11. Leadership
    12. Leadership is a key priority for us. We have customized leadership programs for leaders at all levels that are focused on supporting our people to be inspired, empowered and to make an impact in their work so that together we can achieve our vision.
    13. Study support
    14. We are proud that so many of our people are tertiary educated and we are committed to supporting tertiary education that is relevant to your work through our global study assistance program. Relevant applications for study support are considered annually, providing financial assistance and study days.
    15. Recognition
    16. Our recognition program has been designed to recognize and acknowledge our people who live our values of Integrity, Collaboration, Empowerment and Action, in everyday activities. We recognize our people in three ways: Peer–to–peer, manager recognition, as well as length of service.
    17. Flexible work arrangement
    18. You will have access to flexible work arrangements. We encourage a spirit of mutual flexibility, enabling discussions between you and your manager about maintaining work–life balance.
    19. Health & safety
    20. We are committed to supporting your health, safety and well being. If required, you and your family will have access to free external, professional and confidential counselling assistance if you need help with personal, family or employment related matters.

    Method of Application

    If this opportunity appeals to you and suits your skills, we would love to have a confidential conversation with you. Please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, on, kindly note that CV’s will not be considered through this email address.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Fred Hollows Foundation on to apply

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