POSITION - SECURITY MANAGER

Department/Section: 

Administration and Human Resources 

Responsible to:   

Director of Administration and Human Resources 

Location:

MEC Head Office

Grade:    

C5

 

Job Purpose

Advisor to the Chief Elections Officer and his deputies, Regional Elections Officers, District Elections Clerks as well as Commissioners in all security related matters to ensure the safety and security of personnel and property of the Malawi Electoral Commission is properly managed and safe guarded. 

 

Job Functions/Duties

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for MEC employees by establishing and enforcing security policies and procedures, supervise the security guard force;
  • Secure and equip MEC premises across the country with security related facilities and facilitate the procurement of reliable security equipment;
  • Manage all security electronic equipment and inspect their operational status;
  • Conduct training for security organisations (police, prison, Immigration and military) in electoral process before, during and after elections.  The training shall be conducted at different levels in rank file or in their colleges or academics.  
  • Liaise and corporate with police in all electoral crimes;
  • Evaluate risk assessment, planning, implementation of all MEC activities in order for MEC to be well prepared for handling of difficulties situation and potential crisis beyond security related aspects;
  • Secure all sensitive materials, staff, building and equipment;
  • Establish effective communication and security strategy with the public, police, immigration, prison military in their activities in general, before, during and elections preparatory period;
  • Carry out briefings and advise management in Country’s security status and provide guidance through proper channels;
  • Assess effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of security programs that are cost effective.  
  • Liaise, co-ordinate and review the functions of out sourced private security company and provide general and postal operational orders;
  • Evaluate and provide weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual report on security matters and maintain and instill discipline in all areas of activities as per MEC Code of Conduct;
  • Train and enforce maintenance in health and safety standards 

 

Qualification

Bachelor of Arts in Security Studies and its equivalent.  

 

Competencies and Skills

  • Must be a good communicator with good listening skills, 
  • Commitment to truth
  • Be able to understand and interpret security management’
  • Must have administrative and financial skills   Must be able to write comprehensive reports. 

 

REMUNERATION

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate.

 

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Those with the right qualifications should submit their curriculum vitae with names and addresses of at least three traceable referees not later than 11th August 2017 to:-

The Chief Elections Officer

Malawi Electoral Commission

Private Bag 113

Blantyre

 

Email:  mecvacancies.july2017@gmail.com 

Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged

The Malawi Electoral Commission is an equal opportunities Employer