Security Officer Job Opportunities – East African Community (EAC)

Job Title:         Security Officer
Organisation: East
African Community (EAC)
Duty Station: Arusha,
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
  • 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
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.
  • 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 –
E-mail to:
Deadline: 25th April 2018
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