Aug 31, 2015

Deputy Head of Security and Safety Services , Addis Ababa Ethiopia

Employer: African Union
Location : Ethiopia
Grade: P-4
Closing date: Monday, 7 September 2015

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa's rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African states as well as developing a new partnership worldwide. Its Headquarters is located at Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.

In seeking to achieve this objective, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, amongst others, the implementation of a new organizational structure and the filling of the vacant post of the Deputy Head of Security and Safety Services Division in the Directorate for Administration and Human Resource Management.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Assist the Head of Security and Safety Services in managing all security and safety aspects of the AU Commission including contingency and evacuation plans and warden systems.
Assist the Head of Security and Safety Services in providing and enhancing liaison activities, with national authorities as well as, UN agencies and, embassies as necessary to ensure the safety and security of AUC personnel and properties.
Ensure the provision of adequate security and safety services and effectively manage the human and non-human resources of the Security and Services Division. IV. In consultation with the Head of Security and Safety Services, lead and coordinate security operations within the Commission as well as plan, organize and implement security coverage of special events.
Exercise overall management of the Division's personnel budget, staff performance, discipline and training in conformity with relevant rules and procedures in force.
Provide security briefings and training for staff and security officers as well as periodic reports as may be assigned by the Head of Security and Safety Services.
Advise and assist Management with investigations into staff security matters and issues of misconduct.
Assist the AUC Board/Committee on matters of Safety and Security when assigned by the Head, SSSD.
Provide periodic reports to the immediate supervisor on Safety and Security on activities.
Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

Candidates must have the minimum of a Masters Degree preferably in Military, Police Work and/or Law and/or a relevant security discipline.

Professional Experience Required: 

Candidates must have at least ten (10) years of relevant working experience in a Security, Police or Military environment of which at least 3 years should be in a middle management position with proven experience in Security Management and Administration.

Other Relevant Skills: 
Must be computer literate.
Working knowledge of policy analysis and development and programme/project management, implementation and monitoring.
Management experience, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to organize and to work in a multi-cultural environment.
Excellent drafting and reporting skills.
Good communication and negotiation skills.
Good planning and organizational skills.

Language Requirement: 
Proficiency in one of the African Union working languages. Proficiency of two or more in other working language(s) would be an added value.

Tenure Of Appointment: 

The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of three (3) years, of with the first twelve months will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract shall be for a period of two years renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and deliverables.

Least Represantative Countries: 
Candidates from the following least represented countries are encouraged to apply: Eretria, Central African Republic, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (DRC), Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Sahrawi Arab Republic, SaoTome and Principe, Seychelles and Somalia.

Gender Mainstreaming: 
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Indicative basic salary of US$ 40,413.00 per annum plus other related entitlements-e.g. Post adjustment (46% of basic salary), Housing allowance ($16,819.20 per annum), education allowance (75% of tuition and other education related expenses for every eligible dependent up to a maximum of US$7,800.00 per child per annum), etc. for internationally recruited staff of the Commission.

Applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website not later than 7 st September 2015.
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management African Union Commission