Security Officer II Job, Kenyan Security Jobs, 

Security Officer II – Grade 10  – CUK/NT/ADMIN /SO/SECURITY/6/22 (1)


Basic Salary per month range: Kshs. 57,729 – 82,552/-

House Allowance per month: Kshs. 35,383/-


  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in the relevant field with basic training in disciplined forces and three (3) years experience in grade 9 or comparable position.
  • Should have worked with any of the Disciplined Forces of Kenya or any other reputable security firm with a Discharge Certificate.
  • Must possess Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Must possess a First Aid Certificate.
  • Must possess a Fire Fighting Certificate.
  • Experience in a University or academic institution will be an added advantage.


  1. Commissioned Officers in the Disciplined Forces at the level of Chief Inspector of Police or Administration Police or equivalent or Major in the Armed Forces.
  2. Experience in a University or academic institution will be an added advantage.

Duties and responsibilities:

In liaison with the Chief Security Officer:

  • Implement security standards, policies, and procedures in the University to ensure safety of both staff, students and physical assets at all times;
  • Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate policies and methods to protect staff, students and guests against harassment, threats, or violence in the University;
  • Sensitize, supervise and train staff on security emergency management and contingency procedures for preparedness and equipment with knowledge to avert any disaster;
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate security activities to safeguard University’s assets, employees, guests, or others on University property;
  • Assess risks to mitigate potential consequences of incidents and develop a plan to respond to incidents if and when they happen in the University;
  • Monitor and ensure a sound and safe environment in the University at all times;
  • Keep abreast with emerging security threats and devising appropriate information to ensure the University’s security is maintained at all times;
  • Oversee prompt response by the security staff to medical emergencies, fire alarms, or intrusion alarms, following emergency response procedures;
  • Identify, investigate and resolve security breaches in the University by reporting unusual activities in the University to the Chief Security Officer;
  • Present periodic returns on the operational security matters to the Chief Security Officer;
  • Maintain records and charts of crimes and incidents in the University, for traceability and accountability purposes;
  • Liaise with relevant security agencies in the University, to keep everyone informed on the operational security matters;
  • Coordinate investigations and prosecutions of persons held responsible for breach of security;
  • Coordinate and supervise the functions of the Internal security staff, seconded Administrative Police Officers, and contracted security guards to ensure that they meet the University expectations;
  • Assist with the security training and awareness to all contracted guards to conform to the university internal security needs (done by carrying out routine lectures, compliance physical checks of the guards their assignments);
  • Monitoring movement of university equipment into and out of campus by verifying gate passes;
  • Conduct regular searches to unearth crime and criminality and enforcement of all rules/regulations/policies;
  • Monitor functionality of perimeter fence, CCTV, fire-fighting equipment and securing lighting system in the university;
  • Prevent, detect and protect against all illegal invasion and destruction of the university’s assets and information;
  • Ensure that all exit and entry point to and from the university are protected and there is a physical presence of guards 24 hours on campus;
  • Conduct security drills to test on preparedness and vigilance for security emergencies;
  • Enforce law and order in the university by arresting offenders and submitting reports to relevant authorities;
  • Recommend disciplinary action against students/staff in gross misconduct and security issues.

How to apply

Applicants should:

  1. Visit the University website on the footer under the IMPORTANT LINKS section, CLICK on ONLINE RECRUITMENT PORTAL, log in and fill the application form, attach testimonials then submit the online application;
  2. Submit three (3) hard copies of the letter of application, certificates, testimonials and updated curriculum vitae to include full details of education, professional qualifications, experience, membership with professional bodies present salary, names and addresses of three referees;
  • Academic staff should attach:
  • Evidence of publications;
  • Evidence of supervision of postgraduate students;
  • Evidence of curricula developed;
  • Evidence research funds attracted.
  1. Clearly indicate the position and the reference number on the application letter and on the envelope which should be addressed to:

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, FPA,

The Co-operative University of Kenya,

P.O Box 24814-00502.

Karen, Nairobi, Kenya.

  1. Recommendations from at least three (3) referees should be sent separately to the address above on or before Monday, 11th July, 2022 at 12 noon;
  2. All applications must be received by Monday, 11th July, 2022 at 12 noon. Applications received later than this period will not be considered;
  • Candidates with academic qualifications obtained from foreign Universities will be expected to submit recognition and equation of certificates by The Commission of University Education (CUE).

Note:  The Co-operative University of Kenya is an Equal opportunity employer; Female applicants, persons with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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