Job # 111582
Job Title Security Specialist (Nairobi, Kenya)
Job Family General Services
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Appointment Local Hire
Language Requirements English [Essential]
The position of Security Specialist - Country (SSC) will be established in the World Bank Group’s joint International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) Country Office in Nairobi, Kenya. The incumbent will serve in a full time capacity and on-call for emergencies. While reporting to the GSDSO Senior Security Specialist (SSS) for Africa, the SSC will discharge his assignment under the direct authority and guidance of the Security Specialist Region (SSR) for East Africa, the Country Director IBRD, and IFC Director (CAFEO) in Nairobi. Operational support, direction and technical supervision will be provided by the SSS – Africa, SSR – East Africa, the Global Security Specialist and the Head of Global Security, World Bank Corporate Security. From time to time there may be a requirement to provide security coverage in other countries in which the WBG operates.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year renewable term appointment.
Duties and Accountabilities
The duties of the SSC are to provide security support to World Bank Group country office staff in the following areas: a) security management; b) security awareness; c) contingency planning; d) protective services. Details of these duties are described below but other responsibilities may be added as needed.
i. Assist the Country Director IBRD and IFC Director (CAFEO) in overseeing the day-to-day conduct of the office security program, ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents, natural and man-made disasters.
ii. Develop and maintain a self sustaining security program to offer security services to staff. Components of this program include a 24-hour service for all bank staff such as mobile response for criminal activity and motor vehicle accidents.
iii. Provide technical security advice, in consultation with the SSS/SSR and Corporate Security, for existing and potential new office including site selection and the establishment of effective physical and procedural security measures.
iv. Liaise with the contracted guard company and host government office regarding the guard services provided to the Country Office and the residences of international staff members.
v. Manage the video surveillance, card access and other physical security and fire/life safety systems. Carry out evacuation drills periodically.
vi. Conduct residential security surveys at the residences of staff members, and provide advice as to possible remedial actions that will improve security profile.
vii. Provide general residential security advice to all staff.
viii. Provide advice on security arrangements of hotels the country office recommends Travel Services to negotiate agreements with.
ix. Liaise with local law enforcement, diplomatic/international organizations and private security officers in close consultation with the Country Director IBRD and IFC Director (CAFEO) or designees. Develop and strengthen contacts with local authorities. Monitor status of local investigations involving Bank Group interests.
x. Assist staff and visiting missions reporting (criminal incidents, suspicious activity, and special coverage) to the local authorities and WBG management.
xi. Provide Visiting Missions with advance practical security advice and contact information, arrival briefing specific to their mission and communications and logistical support for field missions. Ensure a viable system is in place to track, note arrival/departure/residence changes, and coordinate with UN-DSS and the Watch Office.
xii. Develop and submit a Security Risk Assessment within the GSDSO specified frequency for the country of responsibility.
i. Provide security briefings to all newly arriving staff and visiting missions.
ii. Provide customized security advice and support for field missions.
iii. Monitor the environment with an eye to issuing security advisories – through the Country Director IBRD and IFC Director (CAFEO) or their designees – that may affect the safety and security of staff, families, and/or WBG operations.
iv. Draft security advisories with advice on risk mitigation for issuance by the Country Director IBRD and IFC Director (CAFEO) or designees on the general security situation, specific incidents and during periods of heightened threat. The security advisories must contain up-to-date precise information to draw the attention of staff to the important message being relayed.
v. Conduct periodic security awareness briefings for all staff.
vi. In conjunction with the Country Director IBRD, IFC Director (CAFEO), and SSS/SSR, deliver relevant security training to Country Office staff (and, as needed, for dependents).
i. Coordinate revisions of the Emergency Response and Business Continuity Plan (ERBCP) on a bi-annual basis or more frequently as required/directed.
ii. Serve as advisor to, and conduct training for, the Country Office Emergency Management Team.
iii. Maintain and update as necessary all country office contingency planning material, reference documents and annexes.
iv. Organize periodic tabletop exercises to test the ERBCP.
v. Maintain and periodically test the staff telephone tree and warden system.
vi. Organize security and fire/life safety training and briefings for all staff.
vii. Maintain and enhance the country office travel management system and WBG travel clearance program in coordination with the WBG Watch Office and UNDSS to track location and contact information for all visiting mission personnel. Ensure that the Emergency Staff Locator (ESL) database is implemented and used appropriately to contribute toward accounting for staff during emergencies.
i. As required, accompany WBG staff on identified high risk movements to provide hands- on security management assistance and reduce the risk of injury or harm. Constantly assess the immediate surroundings to gauge the level of assistance required to provide effective security support for the mission.
ii. Initiate emergency response actions in the event of an emergency or a threat to the senior official. Take proactive measures to prevent involvement in such activities, and perform reactively to avoid/escape from those in progress.
iii. Review weekly staff travel schedules and projected travel itineraries to identify potential security and safety-related issues
iv. Assist the Country Director IBRD and IFC Director- CAFEO or their designees by arranging police and security support for visiting senior World Bank officials.
v. Arrange special police protective services support for staff receiving threats due to their Bank related duties or such support that may be required for visiting missions.
vi. Coordinate security arrangements for Bank sponsored conferences.
vii. Conduct advance site surveys for visiting senior officials of the Bank, visiting missions and conferences.
• Masters degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent education in specialized technical training, specific skills or technologies is preferred.
• 5 years experience with a law enforcement, military, intelligence, public or private security organization.
• Excellent interpersonal skills to deal with executives, managers, staff, government, military and law enforcement officials.
• In-depth knowledge of the institutional and socio-cultural dynamics that determine the security and business continuity challenges in Kenya, including proven expertise in handling security events with durable positive outcomes.
• Demonstrated experience with operational planning to include physical security project management and staff travel coordination/monitoring.
• In-depth knowledge of the development of security policies and procedures consistent with operations in a high risk environment. –with a general understanding of threat mitigation and high risk operations.
• Ability to develop detailed security advisories and notifications for consideration and implementation by the Country Management team.
• Knowledge of executive protection security practices.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English--orally and in writing.
• Excellent computer skills and familiarity with standard computer packages. Conversant with Microsoft office packages – Word, Excel and Power point and the ability to effectively use email and maintain other databases.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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