USIU Head of Security Job opportunity today  in Kenya


The United States International University is the leading international university in East and Central Africa catering to over 5400 students representing 56 nationalities and with a global network of over 10 000 alumni.
USIU is committed to providing a quality, international education through world-class service delivery platforms.

USIU is seeking to recruit a qualified candidate for the position of Head of Security

Responsible for: Managing and proactively monitor overall security through security personnel and other security measures in place which enhance security in the University.

Tasks and outputs:

  • Enforce all Security measures and rules as per University policies in order to promote a conducive Learning environment.
  • Formulation of Security policies, controls and standard operating procedures and their implementation and enforcement to ensure homogeneity of application and understanding.
  • Provide timely and updated reports on all cases and incidents and the requisite recommendations to the management for information and decision making.
  • Proactively Monitor the Security situation within and without the University and keep the University informed so as to enhance security for all.
  • Liaising with the law enforcement agencies and other neighboring Institutions in matters of security in order to keep abreast of the security status and emerging issues.
  • Monitor and control the Security department budget to ensure cost effective utilization of resources.
  • Participate in selection and vetting of security firms so as to ensure the most compatible firm is selected and also ensure that there is effective coverage by co-coordinating their services on campus.
  • Assist in University in investigating student disciplinary incidents.
  • Carry out periodic security survey with a view of improving security controls and coverage.
  • Maintain in safe custody all keys of the University, monitor their use and movements for security purposes.
  • Monitor the functionality of alarm systems, CCTV’S, electric fence and security lights.
  • Monitoring movement of University equipment.
  • Perform any other assigned duties.
Specialized tools/facilities required:
  • Computer,
  • Closed-Circuit TV Systems
  • Alarm Systems
  • Skills Required:
  • Report writing skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be computer literate
Minimum Qualifications;
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science
  • Valid driving license
  • Training from reputable Security firm and/or disciplined forces
  • Attained the level of Chief Inspector, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent and above.
Years of Experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Must be a team player, dependable and approachable
  • Confidentiality and high level of integrity are essential
  • Good presence and leadership ability
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
If you have the requisite qualifications and experience and wish to work as a team member in a modern and progressive institution where you can make a difference, please apply.
Interested applicants must provide a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to the address below by: Friday, November 5, 2013.

Head of Human Resources,
United States International University
P.O Box 14634-00800,

Nairobi, Kenya
Email: or
USIU is an equal opportunity employer