Chief Security Officer

at Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology (MMUST)
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted May 11, 2021
Category Security
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


The person appointed as the Chief Security Officer shall be required to be a holder of a PhD degree in Criminology/Security Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution and must have worked with the Disciplined Forces of Kenya for at least eight (8) years OR must possess Master’s Degree in Criminology/Security Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution with at least ten (10) years’ experience in the Disciplined Forces of Kenya at Grade XIII or equivalent or/ and should at all cases possess clean Discharge Certificate, Certificate of Good Conduct, First Aid Certificate and Fire Fighting Certificate

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor on all security matters of the University, the successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Managing, directing, controlling and coordinating security matters and operations at the University;
  • Liaising with both internal and external security agents while managing security intelligence systems within and for the University, and executing periodic security surveys for all Campuses;
  • Liaising with the Kenya Police on security matters and following up on court cases;
  • Ensuring effective security is maintained for the protection of University property, staff and students;
  • Planning and coordinating the training and development of staff in the Department of Security;
  • Managing security intelligence systems within and for the University;
  • Carrying out any investigation requested by University officers;
  • Carrying out investigation of disciplinary matters as referred by the University Management Board;
  • Attending to all security meetings in all Campuses;
  • Advising the Vice Chancellor and the University Management Board on all security issues at the University;
  • Formulating, planning, controlling and implementing the departmental strategic plan and budget;
  • Ensuring effective coordination and implementation of policies in the department.
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