Safety and Security Officer NGO Careers – Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)

Job Title:       Safety and Security Officer
Organization: Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Administration Manager
About US:
Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, whose
Vision is “A good life for all Ugandans.” We envision a Ugandan society with
good life, when products and services in Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and
Child Health are accessible, affordable and effectively utilized by all those
in need.  Our Mission is “To improve the
quality of life of Ugandans, through the provision of superior and affordable
health care solutions.”  Our Core Values
are; Integrity, Transparency, Accountability, Teamwork, Excellence,
Flexibility, and Equity.
Job Summary: The Safety and Security Officer will be
responsible for the maintenance of a safe and secure environment for the
organization’s premises, assets, and all personnel, and ensuring maximum proactive
security in line with best practices in security management. The incumbent will
coordinate security matters with management, sourced security firm at the
premise and the public security organs as per the needs and the procedures. The
jobholder will also assist in upholding the policies, oversee the compliance of
all security guidelines, and act as point of reference for security
communications and reporting to management, while ensuring value for money,
efficiency and effectiveness. S/he shall be required to have advance training
in safety and security matters.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Safety Management:
  • Ensure the office premises are maintained as
    per the Occupational Safety and Health Standards by implementing safety
    and security procedures for maximum compliance, and coordinating
    orientations and refresher trainings in safety drills.
  • Keenly monitor functionality of
    machines/generators and repairs/replacements.
  • Ensure all office assets and staff are safe,
    and that operations are carried out in a safe and secure manner.
  • Regularly assess conditions of assets and the
    building premises, and recommend them for disposals/ replacements.
2. Security Management
  • Conduct routine security check-ups within and
    around UHMG premises. Run random checks, patrols and monitoring of the
    building, equipment, and access points and surroundings.
  • Ensure entry and exit procedures are withheld
    and followed by both visitors and staff.
  • Regularly report irregularities and violators
    of policy and procedures, while working with the security firm to restrain
  • Provide staff with regular security updates
    regarding the premises, community, or country at large. Take the lead and
    initiative in communicating, coordinating and reporting security matters
    to management and/or staff in a timely and effective manner as deemed fit.
  • Regularly monitor performance of the hired
    Security Firm’s personnel.
  • Carry out a daily CCTV surveillance
    monitoring and report suspicious incidents immediately.
  • Prepare and submit weekly reports to the
    supervisor on observations made and on information gathered on incidents
    or likely occurrences following surveillance and monitoring checks carried
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold a Bachelor’s
    Degree in Business Administration, with a Post Graduate Diploma in
    Security Management, and experience in handling security in a workplace
    setting. Additional training in security management will be an added
  • A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
    in property surveillance and security related areas.
  • S/he will be computer literate with hands-on
    experience in security monitoring of premises using software packages and
    CCTV surveillance coverage to monitoring movement electronically is a must.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of security
    matters, and experience in designing and running operational security
  • Clean criminal track record is a must, with
    references of previously managed operations.
  • The applicant should be a self-driven,
    motivated, focused, disciplined, and dynamic person with the ability to
    detect suspicious actions or motives.
  • The applicant should be highly responsive,
    expert in managing emergencies in a confidential manner, with resilience
    to close operations to the end, and with a resolve to exhibit objectivity,
    integrity, and innovation.
  • The person should have the capacity to work
    under minimum supervision, maintain systematic records, as well as
    undertake timely reporting, while upholding our Core Values.
How to Apply:
you believe you match the requirements listed above, please deliver your resume
(CV), copies of certificates, references, and cover letter clearly indicating
position applied for on the “top left-hand side of the envelope”
to: The UHMG Office Reception, addressed to The Director Human Resource and
Organizational Development, Uganda Health Marketing Group Ltd. (UHMG), Plot
20-21, 27-28, Martyrs Crescent, Ntinda, Kampala. Uganda
Send the electronic documents to with the job role clearly
indicated in the email subject line.
Deadline:  Monday, 29th
February 2016 by 16:00 hours (East African time)
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