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11 Feb 2021

Security Officer at ZCAS

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Job Description

Reports to: Human Resource Officer

Purpose of the Job: To provide security services to the Centre as well as give professional
advice to ensure a secure learning and working environment. Further, protect and ensure safety
of the property of the Centre.

Main Responsibilities

  • Carries out risk assessments and make recommendations to Senior Management.
  • Based on risk assessments formulate security policies and strategies, interpret and
    implement security plans.
  • Responsible for the supervision of both internal and outsourced security staff.
  • Checks in-coming and outgoing motor vehicles at the campus gate to ensure that
    Students/ Staff do not take out property that belongs to the Centre.
  • Conducts hourly patrols of the Campus premises to detect situations of disorder in the
    Centre, including loud playing of music by some students / Staff which may be
    disturbing to others.
  • Investigates any crime activities and ensure perpetrators are apprehended to protect
    the Centre property and lives.
  • Works with state security agencies such as the Zambia Police Service (ZPS),
    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), and Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) on
    matters relating to the Centre’s security and investigations.
  • Proactive in management of scanning the environment and detect security threats to
    the Centre.
  • Trains staff and students on basics of crime detection and prevention.
  • Accountable for the Security Budget, efficient and effective provision of operational
    security services to the Centre.
  • Supervises the conducts daily inspections for ZCAS identity cards on persons to
    ensure that only ZCAS students / Staff use Centre facilities.
  • Maintains up to-date daily visitor’s book in order to ensure visitors do not over stay in
    the campus.
  • Ensures control of motor vehicle traffic in the parking lots.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual reports on security issues.
  • Performs any other related duty as assigned by management

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Grade 12 or Form V Certificate with 5 “O” levels
  2. Possess Military or Police training
  3. A diploma or any higher qualification will be an added advantage
  4. At least Five years’ experience in security matters

Skills and Attributes

  • Courteous and helpful to clients and visitors
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Team Player
  • Investigative mind
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Honesty and loyalty
  • Firm and fair
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work awkward hours with
    minimum supervision
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Method of Application

Interested qualified persons should address their applications to:

Registrar and Board Secretary


Dedan Kimathi Road

P.O.BOX 35243


[email protected]

Enclose certified photocopies of academic and professional qualifications, National Registration Card and detailed signed curriculum vitae. Closing date for receipt of applications will be 19th February, 2021.


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