Security Officer Job Vacancy at International School of Tanganyika ( IST )

Full Time

Website International School of Tanganyika ( IST )

The International School of Tanganyika, founded in 1963, is an international school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Security Officer Job Vacancy at International School of Tanganyika ( IST )

Title: Security Officer
Category: Administrative Management and Technical Support
Reports to: Security Manager Department: Security

Job Holder Start date: January 2023

IST Foundational Documents

IST Mission
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world

IST Vision
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.

All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global.

They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence. Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.

All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.

Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are:
(a) Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people.
We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our actions.
(b) Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of success.
(c) Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and integrity.
(d) Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum.
(e) Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our differences.

IST Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission,
vision and values. This plan is focused on three aims.

1. Personalized Learning:
(a) The written, taught and assessed curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all learners
(b) Creation and implementation of the technology plan in order to ensure that future developments of media and information technology address the long-term needs of the school.
(c) Professional learning opportunities are designed to have a positive on impact student learning.
(d) Ensure IST is recognized globally as an exemplary IB World School.
(e) Continued development of IST’s inclusion programs to support personalized experiences for all learners.

2. Engaged Community:
(a) Build and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of the school community.
(b) Continued development of partnerships with local and global individuals, organizations and alumni to enhance student learning.
(c) Develop and review processes and systems to enhance communication within the IST

3. Ensured Sustainability:
(a) Continued review and implementation of master site plan – with focus on inclusion and access as well as facilities to support innovative programs
(b) Review procedures to retain and recruit employees who are aligned with our strategic plan.
(c) Improve IST’s ability to work more sustainably and align environmental frameworks to improve our educational experiences and operations.
(d) Enhance processes for creating, auditing and reviewing IST policy and procedure documents.

Summary of the Role
Reporting to the Security Manager, the primary function of this role is to ensure that the security of the school is run effectively. The security manager is accountable to the responsible Director for the school but since he cannot be there for (24) hours a day, he has to be supported.

The Security officer’s responsibility is to support the security manager in such a manner that when he is not present security officer covers him and works collaboratively with outsourced security guards.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
(a) 5 years experience as the Security Officer preferably in a School set-up.
(b) Must have completed secondary education with relevant training in security management and child protection or related fields is required.

Professional Competencies:
(a) An active leadership style with high visibility both within the school and throughout the community
(b) Demonstrated leadership skills and an ability to engage with and inspire trust in faculty members, students, and members of the IST community
(c) Commitment to student-centered learning
(d) Ability to develop a shared vision and accountability in a community of diverse cultures
(e) Maintain high ethical standards and ensure appropriate levels of confidentiality
(f) Current with research in international education
(g) Ability to inspire faculty and staff to grow and challenge themselves individually, and as a group.
(h) Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
(i) Ability to work effectively with the Board and strong knowledge of effective governance
(j) Empathetic and compassionate, yet able to make difficult decisions in the best interests of students and the entire school community.
(k) Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams
(l) Sound decision making, solutions focused, knowledge of child protection and health and safety
(m) Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders

Personal Attributes:
(a) Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
(b) Integrity and confidentiality
(c) Strategic thinker, able to convert vision into action
(d) Internationally minded, emotional intelligence
(e) Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
(f) Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
(g) Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing

Security Officer Job Vacancy at International School of Tanganyika ( IST )

The primary responsibilities for Security Officer will be:
(a) Assist in checking the Inventory List with physical items and ensure that all working equipment are in good working order.
(b) Check that all outsourced security guards report on duty as per contractual agreement and report any breach of this to the security manager
(c) Check the occurrence book for any report made by the previous shift and discuss these with the outsourced security coordinator and make sure the security manager is well informed
(d) Check the email for any new instructions; if necessary clarify with the security manager.
(e) Give the security guards their specific instructions before deployment.
(f) Ensure that all outsourced guards are correctly equipped through liaising with site superintendent before taking up their assignments.
(g) Make sure that all security guards of the shift know exactly what is required of them in terms of the school instructions through liaising with their security team leaders.
(h) Check and monitor the outsourced security guards performance and correct any areas, which need improvement.
(i) Brief the outsourced security supervisors on changing situations as informed by principals, security manager or any relevant authority from the school
(j) Patrol around the school; this may be day or night patrol, gather information so that you are fully aware should the outsourced security team leaders not report as they should.
(k) Brief the outsourced security supervisors to make sure they send security guards out on patrol, encouraging them to check for information related to the prevention, detection and countering of any activity or actions that are visible or audible.
(l) To make sure outsourced security guards do check on the state of doors windows and gates after normal working hours.
(m) Conduct investigation of incident/accident as appropriate.
(n) Perform any other duties that may be assigned to him by the security manager.

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