Site Security Manager

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Tasiast, Inchiri region, Mauritania

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

All Security Managers are required to embrace and promote the Global Security mission. While maintaining the desired
level of security system effectiveness, the site security manager in charge of gold security will be responsible for developing
security programs enabling the site and its ongoing expansion projects to be in full compliance with the Global Security
Standardization Program (GSSP), especially regarding gold security. The position will report administratively to the Senior
Security Manager and the Vice President / General Manager Tasiast and operationally to the Regional Security Manager

Job Responsibilities

Ensures mine site security operations align with the Global Security Standardization Program
a. Development and implementation of Global Security strategies, especially regarding gold security, at the site.
b. Ensure Global Security strategies are being correctly implemented and followed at the site, with an emphasis on
Expansion I and II projects.
c. Responsible to report to Senior Security Manager and Regional Security site self-assessments and corrective
actions on annual audit data to improve effectiveness on gold security.
d. Liaise with Process Department on a regular basis to improve security at the gold room and on the gold circuits.
e. Liaise with Project managers (Phases I and II) on a regular basis to reach the highest industrial security standards
regarding gold security.
f. Develop continuous exercises and performance tests designed to test the effectiveness of the security systems
deployed to mitigate the gold theft risk.
g. Develop a good understanding of gold production processes and be able to locate vulnerable areas in the gold
h. Professionally develop and train national employees in gold security technics.
i. Develop a succession plan to include national employees.
j. Serves as secondary security advisor for the site.
Security support for Process Plant Department at Tasiast
a. Conduct investigations related directly or indirectly to gold theft.
b. Advise site leadership on gold theft risk mitigation strategies and security solutions.
c. Personnel safety/security plans and awareness training.
d. Collaborate with CCTV operators concerning anomalies occurring during gold pours, maintenance of equipment,
movement of GBM, etc.
e. Collaborate with regional management to advance gold security integration within Process Plant department.
Security Program development
a. Manage information collection related to gold security issues.

b. Oversee security requirements for development and expansion projects

Education and Experience

Minimum of seven (7) years of industrial security or infrastructure protection experience.
Excellent understanding of gold mining processes. Minimum of five (5) years of experience in gold mining security.
Bachelor degree in criminal justice, security management, industrial security or related field.
Experience executing security programs and initiatives in developing countries.
Minimum of ten (10) years of experience within the security, military or law enforcement community.
Understanding of host government public security forces and their roles when providing assistance.
Able to articulate well, with excellent presence when briefing management on security program plans and activities.
Excellent written and speaking communications skills at all levels of management.
Ability to effectively deal with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Able to review, analyze, and extract data from various sources.
Intelligent, persuasive, and articulate leader who is able to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range
of individuals with a technical background.
Proficient in the use of computers and other communications devices to include MS Office package.
Able to function independently, under pressure, and perform multiple security duties with minimal supervision or


Well-developed incident report writing and presentation skills.
ASIS Certified Protection Professional (CPP) would be a plus.
Demonstrated experience with project management techniques or related skills.
Experience in developing, forecasting, and managing budgets.
Strong communications skills.
Must speak English. Excellent command of French (spoken).
Business continuity and/or crisis management experience.
Team player with a strong inclination towards developing co-operative solutions.
Ability to learn quickly


This can be 6 weeks on / 3 weeks off rotation from your home country


15/days on / 6 days off based out of Las Palmas (relocation to Las Palmas) 


5 days on / 2 days off based out of Nouakchott (relocation to Nouakchott Mauritania) 


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.