Chief Security Officer

Zambia International Trade Fair Trust

The Zambia International Trade Fair Trust (ZITFT) is inviting applications from Suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the positions of Accountant and Chief Security Officer.

Job Title: Chief Security Officer

To manage and be accountable for the provision of security policies, codes of practice, and security services for the Trust as well as provide professional advice and action to ensure a secure working environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate the formulation of security policies and strategies; interpret and implement security plans.
  • To superintend over the management of risk assessment data and other assets in the Trade Fair grounds.
  • Carry out risk assessments and make recommendations to senior management for decision making.
  • Responsible for the Trusts security operations and administration.
  • To be accountable for the security budget, efficient and effective provision of operational security services to The Trust.
  • Develop operations procedures to ensure work is performed in a guided manner.
  • Responsible for investigation and prevention of crime and ensuring perpetrators are apprehended to provide optimum protection of the Trust property and lives.
  • Review and develop comparative security strategies in line with crime trends.
  • Provide Weekly, quarterly and annual reports on security issues.
  • Liaise with other security agencies such as the Zambia Police Service (ZP) on matters relating to the Trusts security and investigations.
  • Train staff in matters of security to ensure adequate capacity building for the needs and dictates of the profession in a dynamic corporate environment.
  • Manage in-house and contracted security workforce.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Grade 12 Certificate with 5 “0” levels which should include English Language and Mathematics.
  • Possess Military or Police training at a minimum of Passed Staff College (PSC) OR its equivalent.
  • Education to diploma level will be an added advantage.
  • Professional experience in security issues gained over a period of at least 5 years in either the private and/or public sectors.
  • Demonstrable track record of managing risk and security functions.
  • Good interpersonal skills and an excellent team player.
  • Ability to work under pressure and awkward hours with minimum supervision.

Method of Application

Interested applicants should submit their Cover Letter, detailed Curriculum Vitae and Certificates IN A SINGLE DOCUMENT to  before 5th April 2024 clearly stating in the subject line the POSITION they are applying for.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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