Security Team Lead NGO Careers – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Job Title:          Security Team Lead
Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Vacancy Code: STLX1
About Us:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with 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 and Laboratory services
(provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John Hopkins
University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Job Summary: The Security
Team Lead  will manage the Security
Section to certify a smooth operation while taking an active role in providing
protection, safety, and security for Patients, employees and the physical
property/Facility according to the standards of the IDI policy.
Key Duties and
  • Lead and direct the Security team and
    contract security services (when applicable) to ensure the smooth
    operation of Security functions.
  • Cover shift duties of a security officer
    on a daily basis; maintain professional internal/external IDI service.
  • Work closely with the External security
    group, ensures efficient deployment of guards on a 24-hour surveillance.
  • Keenly monitor performance of the Security
    Section, prepare performance evaluations and report findings to the
    Operations Manager.
  • Train /guide staff on Security, Fire, Life
    and Safety, OH&S and violence in the workplace.
  • Monitor work hours and scheduling of
    Security Guards while adhering to budgeted labour costs based on IDI
    funding and work volumes.
  • Actively participate in recruitment,
    selection, training and performance management of all Security guards, act
    as a resource to associates. Prepare Security Department bi-weekly
  • Ensure accurate reports are prepared at
    the end of each shift including daily log book entries, incident reports,
    fire alarm and medical reports.
  • Respond to complaints from staff, patients
    and guards when called upon and conduct necessary investigations.
  • Make recommendations to the Operations
    Manager on how various aspects of IDI security and safety can be improved
    and encourage same from all security guards.
  • Keep the Operations Manager apprised of
    all activities by guards and others that are not consistent with the IDI
    rules, goals and policies of the Institute.
  • Maintain on-going communications with the
    Uganda Police Force and any other security agencies and assist with
    special security arrangements for VIP visits when requested.
  • Participate in chairing quarterly Security
  • Reports maintenance and housekeeping
    problems to department Engineering team lead of the Institute.
  • Performs other job-related duties and
    special projects as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant must hold an Ordinary
    Diploma in any relevant field from a recognized Institution.
  • Basic Security Training (BST) is required
    in this position.
  • Advanced Security Training (AST) is
    considered an asset.
  • At least five years of previous experience
    in Security or Safety Officer Position.
  • Valid Level 2 or 3 Occupational First Aid
    Certificate is an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of Criminal Code and municipal
    by-laws is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and
    organizational skills with an excellent eye for detail is a must.
  • Able to demonstrate excellent
    Interpersonal skills, Conflict resolution skills and Observational skills.
  • Research and investigative skills and
    possesses sound decision making abilities.
  • Remain “on-call” 24 hours per day, 7 days
    per week (excluding annual leave) and respond to all pertinent calls from
    an on-duty Security Officer, Manager or Senior Staff Member.
  • Typing/Basic Computer skills (MS Word,
  • At least class A” Valid Driving/Riding
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should E-mail their
updated 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 following address. Please make sure
that your application letter , CV and certificates are attached as one document
and indicate the Vacancy code as the subject for your email
The Senior Human Resource Manager,
Infectious Diseases Institute — IDI Knowledge Centre,
Makerere University Main Campus College of Health Sciences, Makerere
P.O. Box 22418, Kampala, Uganda.
Email to:
Deadline:  29th September 2017
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