Corporate Health, Safety and Security Lead Job Vacancy in Kenya - Christian Aid

Salary is dependent on country location.

About us

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality and justice worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

About the role

Under the direction of the International Director, the Corporate Health, Safety and Security Lead role is central to the achievement of Christian Aid’s health, safety and security objectives, working to enable operations and create a safer working environment for all staff, partners and volunteers. To manage, strategically develop and continually improve Christian Aid’s corporate health, safety, security and crisis management systems. In doing so, focus on developing capacities in all Christian Aid’s locations for anticipating, preventing, countering, and as necessary responding to health, safety and security threats globally. In addition, the post plays the key and leading role in reviewing, managing, coordinating and embedding the Corporate Security Policy and procedures; as well as coordinating the health and safety standards for Christian Aid staff, consultants and supporters deployed globally. The Corporate Health, Safety & Security Manager will manage Christian Aid health, safety and security risks and duty of care to enable Christian Aid to work in some of the most insecure areas of the world safe in the knowledge that all has been done to protect Christian Aid staff and Christian Aid against identifiable or emergent health, safety and security issues.

About you

The post holder would be responsible for the management and development of Christian Aid health, safety and security policies and taking any necessary action to ensure staff safety. The role is responsible for signing off travel to all high-risk countries. Makes decisions relating to the approved budget. Makes decisions that may have long term impact on the security aspect of a One CA programme. Being able to effectively manage from a distance as well as be able to influence decisions of colleagues at a range of seniority levels.

The post holder will be the Corporate Focal Point for all security-related issues, making recommendations to the Directorate on Christian Aid’s global security policy and responses to individual security emergencies world-wide and leading Christian Aid’s responses to the changing global security environment. The role will coordinate health and safety issues globally for Christian Aid and be accountable to the Health and Safety Strategic Committee. The role will lead or support the formulation of Christian Aid advocacy positions on issues that relate to the global security environment, international development sector, workplace safety, emergencies and humanitarian issues and promote the knowledge and usage of the ICRC Code of Conduct and International Humanitarian Law in keeping with the concept of neutrality in aid with a view to enhancing staff security in the field. The post holder will have the final decision on security related issues including travel on Christian Aid business by staff, volunteers and supporters.


  • International security or relevant intelligence, military, police, paramilitary training.
  • Educated to degree or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Significant senior security experience, preferably with UN or INGO.
  • Broad network across security, humanitarian and development related sub-sectors
  • Significant international experience in several different countries of which a significant proportion should be in a management capacity
  • Experience in emergency security action, situation handling, investigation and robust risk assessment
  • Experience managing health emergencies
  • Experience of UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience of developing, presenting and facilitating training workshops.
  • A good understanding of emergency and development

Competency questions

As part of your application, you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

  1. Tell us about a time when you had to apply a range of negotiating and influencing skills to secure agreement with a diverse group of people or stakeholders where there was little common ground?
  2. Please give us an example of a time when you took a long-term strategic perspective while recognizing that short term decisions might compromise future options.
  3. Tell us about a time when you evaluated both the benefits and risks to your team, department or organisation of implementing a new idea or way of working and paid particular attention to ways of reducing risk

Further information

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams.

We are actively encouraging racialised minorities, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. This is because these groups are under-represented within our teams, especially at senior level, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams. To discuss this role in greater detail, please contact

We have a strong Christian ethos and we encourage applications from all faiths and none (with the exception of Director positions where there is a genuine occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian - Exempted under the Equality Act 2010).

All successful candidates will require a DBS/police check appropriate to the role and location and a Counter Terrorism Sanction check as part of your clearance for commencing your role with us. We also participate in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information as part of the referencing process from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Christian Aid is committed to providing a safe and trusted environment for every person connected to the work we do; and to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour including sexual harassment and exploitation, abuse, and financial misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Christian Aid is expected to share and demonstrate our values and adhere to Christian Aid’s Safeguarding policy and sign Christian Aid’s Code of Conduct.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

How to apply

For more information and to apply, please follow the below links dependent on where you are based: