8 Aug 2014

Security Officer Job Vacancy in Dadaab

Windle Trust Kenya (WTK), a member of Windle Trust International Federation, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to transform society through education and training.

We are working with communities in Dadaab District, Fafi, Wajir South, Turkana West, Dadaab Refugee Camps and Kakuma Refugee Camp in education projects.
Contract term: Full-time, 1 year contract with possibility for extension

Key Areas of Responsibility: 
The Security Officer will support successful implementation of WTK projects in Dadaab.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all security and safety of WTK personnel and resources in Dadaab
  • Work closely with other agencies in Dadaab on security matters
  • Organize regular security training for staff
  • Provide security updates to senior management and staff
  • Ensure good coordination with all different departments in terms of security and movement arrangements


  • University degree or Diploma in relevant discipline, particularly security management studies or public administration with either military or police training
  • Security management experience with a proven ability to develop and implement effective and contextualized protocols and systems
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with NGOs and/or other humanitarian organizations
  • Past or present experience in working with any of the Kenyan disciplined forces will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience working in uncertain, insecure and unstable locations
  • Experience with training & facilitation in security training for staff
  • Knowledge of international development, and refugee issues
  • Experience working with ethnically diverse communities
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills in English and Kiswahili. Knowledge of local dialect is an added advantage
  • High level computer skills

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for this position, please send your resumé with a covering letter quoting reference number 01/14 to:

WTK is an equal opportunity employer.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Deadline for applications is August 20th 2014.

No telephone calls please.

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