Security Officer Career Job at Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology (UICT)

Oranisation: Uganda Institute of Information
and Communications Technology (UICT)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade:           UICT/06
Reports to:  Institute Secretary
About UICT:
Uganda Institute of
Information and Communications Technology (UICT), located at Plot 9-21 Port Bell
Road, Nakawa, Kampala, Uganda, was established in 1965 as the East African
Posts and Telecommunications Training Centre. Following the enactment of the
Uganda Communications Act, 1997, the training centre was transferred to the
Uganda Communications Commission. The Commission changed the name of the centre
to Uganda Communications Institute, and later to the present name of Uganda
Institute of Information and Communications Technology.
Job Summary: The Security Officer
will be responsible for overall physical security of the institute and its
Key Duties &
  • Overall supervisor of the security guards
    duties include planning, scheduling, organizing and directing work.
  • Training personnel and recommending applicants
    for employment or for discipline, termination or retention.
  • Instructs and enforces safety regulations to
    the Institute community.
  • Establishes security patrol priorities.
  • Conduct security surveys and audits to identify
    and report security risks and potential threats and advise management on
    the best ways to protect staff and equipment of the Institute.
  • Schedule, deploy and supervise and security
  • Circulate security related information as
    deemed necessary
  • Coordination of any security investigations
    unless incase of conflict of interest
  • Take phone calls, take necessary action
    including during non-business hours as far as security matters are
  • Warn persons including staff and students of
    rule infractions or violations, and apprehend or evict violators from
    premises with the help of security guards or police.
  • Ensure security equipment  is 
    in working condition and in use as required
  • Prepares periodic reports to the Institute
    officials regarding the security of the Institute and surroundings.
  • Takes predetermined action and renders first
    aid in emergencies such as accident, fire and illness.
  • Assists in development of security policy and
  • Communicates with service users about security
    needs and problems.
  • Maintains and recommends changes or improvements
    in the software record keeping system for security guard activities.
  • Monitor adherence to security protocols and policies of the
  • Encourage and ensure all students carry  identification cards
  • Ensures visitors identifications is properly done and they are
    guided to right destinations
  • Report any indiscipline infraction, unauthorized visitor and acts of
    vandalism to the Principal.
  • Conduct emergency drills 
Qualifications, Skills &
  • The applicant should posses an Honours Degree
    from a recognized University preferably in Social Sciences, Law or
    Security Management.
  • At least three years of relevant security
    experience preferably from the Police or Prisons Service.
  • Broad understanding of global security issues
  • Computer literate, working knowledge of IT
    security equipment
  • Mature, physically fit and available on a
    24-hour basis
  • Able to work with minimal oversight
  • Legal knowledge would be of added advantage
  • Discharge letter from the previous employers
How to Apply:
All applications
should be accompanied by copies of academic testimonials, curriculum vitae, LC1
letter of the current residential address and discharge letter from the
previous employer (where applicable) should be addressed to the Principal
Uganda Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Plot 9-21
Portbell Road, Nakawa, P. O. Box 7187 Kampala. Uganda. Tel: 0414- 220490.
E-mail: Applicants should give addresses of two professional
referees and one character referee and their daytime telephone contacts. UICT
employees will not be accepted as referees.
Deadline: Friday, 15th November, 2013 by
NB: We thank you for showing your interest however, only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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