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Security Superintendent

Job Field:
Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Security/Investigation Jobs
Africa, Ghana, West Africa
Ghana All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Bibiani, Western Region, Ghana

Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.

Job Description

Support the Security Manager in the following:

  • The development, implementation and management of the overall company security strategy and its associated architecture
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and guidelines related to company security.
  • Liaise with government security agencies and conduct intelligence gathering on crime trends and update employees accordingly
  • Deputise for the Security Manager as the focal point for security events and emergency response planning and execution
  • Oversee the continuous monitoring and protection of company assets. Evaluate suspected security breaches and recommend corrective actions(including incidents involving contractors)
  • Oversee the development and implementation of security awareness and training program
  • Conduct security audits, risk assessments and submit report to the manager for consideration
  • Define and implement an ongoing risk assessment program that will define, identify and classify critical assets, threats and vulnerabilities regarding the assets with protection measures
  • Conduct investigations and submit reports on security incidents
  • Perform any other task.

Job Responsibilities

• Provides supervision and instructions to security officers on the operations of the access control and surveillance systems.
• Monitors and maintains all security systems.
• Maintains Post Orders for security.
• Conducts Performance Test evaluations on department employees, procedures and equipment for the security department.
• Assists the Security Manager in establishing Performance Data and assessing vulnerability to Threat assessments.

Education and Experience

  • A degree from a recognised tertiary institution with a minimum of 5yrs relevant work experience at a similar position or a minimum of ten (10) years Military/Police experience in a senior leadership position.
  • A thorough knowledge of private security standards and procedures.
  • Good written and oral command of the English language
  • Multinational cultural experience desirable
  • Excellent Staff Management Skills
  • Good MS Office application Knowledge
  • Drive with a valid Ghanaian driving licence


• Must be able to work and think independently.
• Must possess strong leadership and motivational skills.
• Experience in security operations including communications, access control, surveillance systems, good report writing skills.
• Must possess Global Security Management Training Certification or complete certification as soon as possible.

  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • A proven ability to work unsupervised and operate with a degree of autonomy
  • Strong leadership skills
  • A proactive approach and a willingness to work outside the job specification when required
  • Honesty and reliability
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines


Reporting Relationships

• This position reports directly to the Security Manager

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (T1)

Knowledge (T1)

Leadership (T1)

Complexity (T1)

Impact (T1)


Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

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