Security Officer Job Careers – Mott MacDonald


Job Title:  Security Officer

Organisation: Mott

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


About US:

 Mott MacDonald
is a leading, employee-owned global management, engineering and development
consultancy with £1 billion revenue and more than 14,000 staff working in 140
countries for both the public and private sectors. Our International
Development Services Unit, IDS, operates portfolios within the international
development sectors of Environment, Climate, Water, Roads, Rural & Urban
Development, Education, Health, Social and Economic Development in over 40
countries. Together we implement and manage projects in developing countries
and emerging economies around the world, supporting national governments and
municipalities in policy, planning, project design and delivery. We are
committed to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to
provide our expertise to improve the lives of people in need.


Job Summary:  The Security Officer is providing support to
the project in the areas of security, logistics and operations.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Security logistics
and support

  • Assist the DPM/PM to gather, analyse and disseminate relevant
    security related information for existing and potential threats that might
  • Conduct ongoing assessments and support to the Project and the
    establishment of an effective physical and procedural security measures.
  • Keep SESIL Health, Safety and Security Risk Assessment (HSSRA) up to
  • Focal point for check-in during field missions.
  • Convene and lead Crisis Management Team (CMT) meetings and follow-up
    agreed actions points.
  • Prepare in-country travel procedures, including Journey Management.
  • Liaise with local law enforcement, diplomatic/international
    organizations and private security officers in close consultation with the
    DPM/PM. Build and strengthen networks with local authorities.
  • Assist Staff and Visitors in reporting (criminal incidents,
    suspicious activity, and special coverage) to the local authorities and
    Mott MacDonald’s Security and Risk Management points.
  • Assist in investigation of security cases, traffic incidents and
    petty crime.
  • Liaise with the contracted Guard Management Services to ensure
    adequate measures are implemented
  • Assist in developing and implementing contingency and evacuation
    planning in the event of any health or security emergency.
  • periodically visit Project offices to ensure safety and security
    protocols are adhered to.
  • ensure staffs compliance with security protocol, logistics and
  • Maintain compliance with the Standard Operating Procedures for staff
    and visitors.
  • Work with the Country Office Manager
  • Brief employees prior to their deployment to the field and debrief
    upon return and visit oversight of National Office/Regional offices
    Security matters.
  • Maintain information and databases of security related issues.
  • Draft security advisories with advice on risk mitigation for
    issuance to project staff on the general security situation, specific
    incidents and during periods of heightened threat.
  • Develop, design and assist in maintaining and periodically testing
    the Staff Telephone Tree System.
  • Help to maintain the Mission Management System
  • Ensuring that all project offices meet the expected Health and
    Safety requirements and undergoes Emergency Safety Drills. 
  • Maintain fire extinguishers to ensure serviceability.
  • Serve as an alternate Designated Safeguarding Officer
  • Assist with maintaining Incident Tracker.
  • Assist with the tracking of staff mission movements
  • Prepare reports of situation summary of the country, and security
  • Check and update First Aid kits (compound, offices and vehicles)


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a recognized qualification in security
    management, security risk management, or risk management or relevant
    security operational experience
  • Experience in conducting security reviews applying practical
    application of security principles at project locations.
  • Relevant work experience
  • Experience in risk management
  • Experience in managing a security function, preferably in military,
    police or relevant experience in international development context.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in using MS packages, particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    (creating documents, formatting, manipulating data, creating graphs, etc.)
  • Able to establish good working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to priorities and work under pressure.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team setting.
  • Understanding of and sensitivity to cultural differences in
    developing countries.


How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 28th September 2020


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