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Safaricom Telecommunication Ethiopia

Safaricom Telecommunication Ethiopia


Position: Regional Security Officer- Bahir Dar
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Permanent
Place of Work: Bahir Dar, Amhara - Ethiopia
Posted date: 1 week ago
Deadline: Submition date is over

Reporting to the Executive Head of Security, the Regional Security Officer's role will be responsible for the management and delivery of all-round- Regional physical and personnel security and emergency management requirements.

Job Responsibilities

1. Manage all aspects of physical and personnel security for company facilities and regional staff: Design & plan; Propose; Implement; Manage; Monitor & improve all elements including: -

  • Access Control
  • Perimeter Security
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Physical Guarding
  • Back-up Response
  • Security Escorts
  • Event Security
  • Network infrastructure security
  • Conduct Emergency evacuation drills.
  • Issue Security updates and advisories to staff
  • Provide a single point of contact for staff and all ecosystem partners for security, safety, and emergency management.

2. Undertake the following activities about Security Management operations: -

  • Security Sweeps
  • Penetration Tests
  • Intruder Detection and Alarm Response infrastructure serviceability and Tests
  • Ensure all regional security and fire safety infrastructure is serviced and maintained serviceable as per SLA
  • Journey management
  • Security surveys
  • Internal security audits.
  • Proactively deal with operational gaps in security and staff safety.
  • Operate the regional security control rooms.

3. Intelligence Collection

  • Continuous intelligence collection and dissemination to the business within the region
  • Business impact analysis resulting from the intelligence gathered

4. Liaison & Investigations:

  • Investigate, follow-up, and resolve security issues/cases affecting company mobile and immobile assets e.g. facilities, network equipment/property, staff, documents, etc.
  • Assist company & regional staff, through liaison with law enforcement agencies, on the resolution of matters that require such intervention.
  • Liaise with law enforcement agencies and sensitize company regional staff on general insecurity trends, personal /residential security awareness
  • Coordinate the conduct of bi-annual security awareness briefs at all manned company facilities in conjunction with contracted Security Risk Management Consultant
  • Conduct adhoc security briefings and updates to address contemporary security trends
  • Work in close liaison with the Health & Safety Manager where necessary on health & security-related investigations.
  • Provide a linkage to other business units with other government and county authorities
  • Support all LEA elements in the respective regions with necessary liaison

5. Policies, Processes & Procedures:

  • Document and enforce SLAs with all service providers as well as ensure compliance with all policies and procedures in the company touching on security

6. Project, Budget & Financial Management:

  • Develop inputs into the budgets and forecasts for all physical and personnel security-related services for Safaricom facilities in the region.
  • Manage the assigned security budget for the respective region and all security-related projects.
  • Project management of all security-related projects within the region.

7. People

  • Indirect: Manage security personnel seconded by contractors on service provision.


  • Degree in Security Management/Administration or any technical/business discipline.
  • At least 3 - 5 years of similar experience in a Regional Security officer role
  • At least 2 years experience in Corporate Security Management in a large corporate firm with multiple facilities
  • General knowledge of the country’s laws and Government Regulations on law enforcement.
  • Experience in investigations will be an added advantage.
  • Desired - Professional qualification in Security Management