Country Security Manager Jobs – Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)

Job Title:       Country Security Manager  

Organisation: Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda


About US:

Standard Chartered PLC is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in Hong Kong, China. It operates a network of over 1,700 branches and outlets (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) across more than 70 countries and employs around 87,000 people. It is a universal bank with operations in consumer, corporate and institutional banking, and treasury services. Despite its UK base, it does not conduct retail banking in the UK, and around 90% of its profits come from Africa, United Kingdom, United States and the Middle East. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda is the longest established international bank in the country; the first branch was opened in August 1912. We had 11 branches up to 1972 and retained only one branch during the turbulence of the 70s. In 1998 we acquired 4 branches of former Cooperative Bank in November 1999. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda today has a network of 11 branches in Kampala, Jinja, Mbale, Mbarara and Gulu. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has 29 ATMs and over 600 staff.


Job Summary:   The Group has a low risk tolerance from any Health, Safety and Security (HS&S) incident which could harm any person in the workplace. The Safety and Security Policy  defines the Group’s approach to S & S risk. S & S risk is the potential for loss resulting from an unsafe workplace and/or an unsafe practice within the workplace.


The Security Manager is accountable to the Head of Property to deliver and implement the security component of the Safety and Security Policy to ensure  that the bank meets both the internal and National legal requirements.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide proactive advice and support to the Country Management Team on all aspects of security management.
  • Ensure efficient delivery of the requirements outlined within the MSA / LSA in particular reference to the Sahar Security Service Schedule.
  • Fulfil the requirements of the Country Security Manager as outlined in and The Groups Security Operating Standards (GSOS). To recommend areas where it is necessary the exceed the requirements of GSOS to address country specific threats faced by the Bank to an acceptable level of risk.
  • Ensure the application of GSP 1 and GSP 2 at a country level.
  • Manage the Security control room function and facilitate the retrieval AC and CCTV data to support reports and investigations in accordance with the relevant procedures.
  • Coordinate the commission and acceptance of AC, CCTV and Alarms systems.
  • Coordinate with the FM team to develop an LCR and PPM schedule for all locations and establish budgets to enable.
  • Develop the country security budget request covering, regulatory / GSOS compliance, risk appropriate enhancements, etc. Actively identify opportunities for cost savings through simplification, digitalisation and automation.
  • Direct or provide input to incident investigations, ensuring any corrective action required associated paperwork is completed within an appropriate timeframe.
  • Support the H & S manager is the delivery of Groups S & S campaigns and initiatives.
  • Act a Cyber Security Champion to assist in the implementation of the Cyber Security programme.
  • Fulfil the reporting requirements of the MSA / GSOS.
  • Identifying and communicating areas of improvement and best practice, to the HoP / CMT.
  • Coordinating account communication on system updates, legislation changes and / or other business updates.
  • Any other reports required for support the Group Property Agenda.

Risk Management

  • In order to provide a safe working environment for the Banks staff, clients and visitors the security manager is required to monitor the security related risks faced by the Group within the Country and take pro-active measures to reduce risk and minimise loss and communicate incidents to senior management and provide them with professional advice on all aspects of security.
  • Provide advice and support to relevant crisis management and business resilience teams.
  • Maintain Property Function-Dispensation/Exemption Management in the event that Security arrangements do not meet the requirements of the Banks standards.
  • Facilitate to collection of data for CSTs and support Group Safety and Security, Group Property  and  Group Internal Audit where required.


  • Develop and maintain a security laws and obligations register and ensure that the Bank meets and evidence compliance with all local regulatory requirements.

Regulatory and Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • 10 years of experience in Senior security position
  • Languages: English


Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • Effective Communication
  • Risk Management
  • Security systems i.e. electronic access control systems (Lenel), alarm and fire monitoring systems
  • Influencing Through Expertise
  • Security Management
  • Supply Partner Management


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join Standard Chartered Bank should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 26th December 2023


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Date Posted 2023-12-11
Valid Through 2023-12-26
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Standard Chartered Bank (Stanchart)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda