Security Officer Job Opportunities - East African Community (EAC)


Job Title:         Security Officer
Organisation: East African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha, Tanzania
Reports to: Principal Administrative Officer
REF: EAC/HR/2017-18/03

About US:
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, and the Republic of Uganda with its Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The EAC mission is to widen and deepen economic, political, social and cultural integration to improve the quality of life of the people of East Africa through increased competitiveness, value added production, trade and investments.

Job Summary: The Security Officer will 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Coordinate and administer security duties within EAC.
  • Put in place preventive measures and deal expeditiously with security breaches that may occur by liaising with host country police and security systems.
  • Advises EAC management on security Issues within EAC premises
  • Allocate / assign duties to security staff.
  • Protect the organization’s assets and ensure preventive measures are taken to avoid security breaches.
  • Provide escort and security protection to Executives, VIPs and dignitaries.
  • Investigate criminal cases, collects intelligence and report to the relevant authorities.
  • Coordinate investigation of security related misconduct by staff contrary to the EAC Rules and Regulations, and report to management for action.
  • Coordinate investigations of accidents Involving Community vehicles.
  • Provide emergency response services within and outside the premises to EAC staff at all times.
  • Facilitate security clearance procedures relevant to accreditation of delegates attending meetings.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Management from time to time.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold 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.
  • Five years’ experience in criminal investigations or intelligence;
  • Experience in regional or international organization is an added advantage.
  • Good investigative, analytic and communication skills,
  • Good public relations, observation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Age: Below 55 years.

Job Benefits: The established posts offer attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three (3) referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, Birth Certificate or Passport showing the date of birth. Please quote the respective reference number on both the application letter and the envelope. For electronic submissions, please quote the respective reference number on the subject of the email and forward to the address given below.

NB:
  • Please submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.
  • Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; an application letter attached; have certified copies of their academic degrees and other professional certificates; or fail to provide three referees shall be disqualified.

The Secretary General,
East African Community,
P. o Box 1096 Arusha - Tanzania.

E-mail to: vacancies@eachq.org

Deadline: 25th April 2018

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