Job Opportunity at East African Community, Security Officer






The East African Community is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Republic of South Sudan and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

SECURITY OFFICER (REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/03)
Organ: EAC Secretariat
Grade: P1
Office: Directorate of Human Resources and Administration
Job reports to: Principal Administrative Officer

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: 
Coordinate, administer and enforce in liaison with EAC management security issues within the Community by ensuring that the EAC visitors, delegates, assets and property are secure.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
i. Coordinate and administer security duties within EAC.
ii. Put in place preventive measures and deal expeditiously with security breaches that may occur by liaising with host country police and security systems.
iii. Advises EAC management on security Issues within EAC premises
iv. Allocate / assign duties to security staff.
v. Protect the organization’s assets and ensure preventive measures are taken to avoid security breaches.

vi. Provide escort and security protection to Executives, VIPs and dignitaries.
vii. Investigate criminal cases, collects intelligence and report to the relevant authorities.
viii. Coordinate investigation of security related misconduct by staff contrary to the EAC Rules and Regulations, and report to management for action.
ix. Coordinate investigations of accidents Involving Community vehicles.
x. Provide emergency response services within and outside the premises to EAC staff at all times.
xi. Facilitate security clearance procedures relevant to accreditation of delegates attending meetings.
xii. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.

QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A Bachelor’s (Honors) degree from a recognized University / Institution, plus training at Officer level in the Police, Military, Prisons or Immigration Service at the rank of Inspector of Police and above or its equivalent.


At least 5 years’ experience in criminal investigations or intelligence;


Experience in regional or international organization is an added advantage.


SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
- Good investigative, analytic and communication skills,
- Good public relations, observation, and conflict resolution skills.

ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applicants from all EAC Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE:
The above position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once .

FRINGE BENEFITS:
The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover. The terms and conditions for the project position will be determined as per agreement between EAC and Development Partner .

EDUCATIONS QUALIFICATIONS:
All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in their respective Partner State. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

All professions that require registration with the specific professional bodies will be expected to do so in compliance with the requirements of their respective Partner States.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:
Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant work experience.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
The EAC is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned positions are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and copy of National Identity Card, or Birth Certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Friday, 27th April 2018 .

Please note: 

You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; or have an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional Certificates; or fail to provide three referees will be disqualified.
Only qualified candidates will be contacted
EAC Staff Rules and Regulations preclude considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.
Please note that EAC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

The Secretary General
East African Community
P. O. Box 1096
Arusha - Tanzania.
Tel: +255 27 2162100
Fax: +255 27 2162190
E-mail: vacancies@eachq.org
Website : www.eac.int



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