Site Services and Security Team Lead NGO Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Services and Security Team lead

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The mission of the
Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is to strengthen health systems in Africa,
with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases through research and capacity
development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research, Laboratory
services (including the CAP-certified IDI Core Lab) and Outreach.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Strategy & Planning

  • Assist the Operations Manager on a daily basis in safety and
    security risk management programs
  • Engage all staff at all levels in the various departments to
    facilitate the adoption and compliance with the IDI Safety and Security
    Policy and Standards
  • Communicate regularly with IDI staff to gather feedback; provide
    guidance, advice and support; help formulate strategies to improve head
    office and regional Offices safety and security management
  • Report regularly to Manager Operations highlighting activities and
    Regional priorities
  • Maintain Safety and Security Focal Person (SSEP) and law enforcement
  • Manage IDI Safety and Security Operational Reports, Incidents
    Reports, Investigations Reports, Risk Assessment Reports and Situation
    Reports (Sitreps).
  • Provide technical input to proposal development and make
    recommendations for appropriate safety and security budgets.

Regional Offices
Technical Support:

  • Review Regional Offices safety and security management plans (SSMP),
    Crisis / Incident Management Plans and make recommendations for
    improvement based on established standards,
  • Check that security implementation into programs/projects is
    relevant and support the regional administrators to:
    • Review quarterly security work plans updates
    • Provide feedback to field staff in response to security-related
    • Provide technical input, material support and training to build
      safety/security capacity
    • Monitor events in assigned regions and review incident report
      submissions for accuracy and follow-up Capacity Building and Technical
  • Provide security briefings/debriefings to travelers most especially
    international visitors and service providers; participate in orientation
    of new staff.
  • Deliver and/or support the delivery of crisis management/ incident
    management training for senior management teams
  • Design and deliver training to improve the skills and capacities of
    regional safety and security focal persons
  • Design and deliver safety and security training for staff as it
    applies to their respective positions as per IDI Safety and Security
    Policy and Standards.

Threat Analysis
& Crisis incident Management:

  • Ensure security management in emergency response procedures are
    appropriately implemented
  • Deploy to the site of the emergency to establish safety and security
  • procedures and develop local security management capacity
  • Provide back-up support to security staff deployed to emergency
    response sites

Networking and
External Liaison/Engagement:

  • Working closely with the outsourced security service providers to
    deliver on team objectives including any other duties already prescribed.
  • Liaise regularly with the regional security stakeholders/
  • Develop useful networks at the regional level and head office
  • Act as the liaison for Dl in police investigations Reporting and
  • Provide a regular security report to the Operations manager and
    deputy/head of finance and administration
  • Conduct performance reviews of the field-based security focal
    persons and internal guards.
  • Collect, analyze and disseminate security information appropriately.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Site
    Services and Security Team lead job should hold a Bachelor’s degree
    preferably in social sciences, criminal justice, security management or
    any relevant field
  • A minimum of five years of work experience in security management 2
    of which should be under NGO setting
  • Good skills in risk assessments and mitigation planning
  • Experience in incident and emergency management
  • Skilled and experienced in security training and awareness
  • Ability to develop, interpret and implement policies and SOPS
  • Able to manage large team of personnel professionally.

How to Apply:

IDI will offer a
competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that
know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the
above position, please send their CVs, which should include details of email
address (if any), present position, current remuneration,
Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone
contact to the stipulated email address (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).

Address to:

The Senior Human
Resource Manager

Infectious Diseases
Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre, 

Makerere University Main Campus; College of
Health Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box 22418,
Kampala, Uganda

Key Notes:

  • IDI is an equal opportunity employer and
    does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the
    recruitment process
  • Internal candidates who meet the
    required specifications and have worked with IDI for a period of at least
    one year will be given priority.
  • Make sure that your application letter,
    CV and certificates are attached as one document
  • Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject
    for your email
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to
    automatic disqualification.

Deadline: 23rd August 2019  

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