Regional Security Officer- Bahir Dar

Full Time


Reporting to the Executive Head of Security, the Regional Security Officer’s role will be responsible for the management and delivery of all-round- Regional physical and personnel security and emergency management requirements.

Job Responsibilities

1. Manage all aspects of physical and personnel security for company facilities and regional staff: Design & plan; Propose; Implement; Manage; Monitor & improve all elements including: –

  • Access Control
  • Perimeter Security
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Physical Guarding
  • Back-up Response
  • Security Escorts
  • Event Security
  • Network infrastructure security
  • Conduct Emergency evacuation drills.
  • Issue Security updates and advisories to staff
  • Provide a single point of contact for staff and all ecosystem partners for security, safety, and emergency management.

2. Undertake the following activities about Security Management operations: –

  • Security Sweeps
  • Penetration Tests
  • Intruder Detection and Alarm Response infrastructure serviceability and Tests
  • Ensure all regional security and fire safety infrastructure is serviced and maintained serviceable as per SLA
  • Journey management
  • Security surveys
  • Internal security audits.
  • Proactively deal with operational gaps in security and staff safety.
  • Operate the regional security control rooms.

3. Intelligence Collection

  • Continuous intelligence collection and dissemination to the business within the region
  • Business impact analysis resulting from the intelligence gathered

4. Liaison & Investigations:

  • Investigate, follow-up, and resolve security issues/cases affecting company mobile and immobile assets e.g. facilities, network equipment/property, staff, documents, etc.
  • Assist company & regional staff, through liaison with law enforcement agencies, on the resolution of matters that require such intervention.
  • Liaise with law enforcement agencies and sensitize company regional staff on general insecurity trends, personal /residential security awareness
  • Coordinate the conduct of bi-annual security awareness briefs at all manned company facilities in conjunction with contracted Security Risk Management Consultant
  • Conduct adhoc security briefings and updates to address contemporary security trends
  • Work in close liaison with the Health & Safety Manager where necessary on health & security-related investigations.
  • Provide a linkage to other business units with other government and county authorities
  • Support all LEA elements in the respective regions with necessary liaison

5. Policies, Processes & Procedures:

  • Document and enforce SLAs with all service providers as well as ensure compliance with all policies and procedures in the company touching on security

6. Project, Budget & Financial Management:

  • Develop inputs into the budgets and forecasts for all physical and personnel security-related services for Safaricom facilities in the region.
  • Manage the assigned security budget for the respective region and all security-related projects.
  • Project management of all security-related projects within the region.

7. People

  • Indirect: Manage security personnel seconded by contractors on service provision.


  • Degree in Security Management/Administration or any technical/business discipline.
  • At least 3 – 5 years of similar experience in a Regional Security officer role
  • At least 2 years experience in Corporate Security Management in a large corporate firm with multiple facilities
  • General knowledge of the country’s laws and Government Regulations on law enforcement.
  • Experience in investigations will be an added advantage.
  • Desired – Professional qualification in Security Management

How to Apply

If you feel that you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualifications and experience, kindly proceed to update your candidate profile on the career portal and then Click on the apply button. Remember to attach your resume.

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Deadline: June 12, 2024

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