External Publication of Job Posting 50710923
Job Posting Title : SECURITY GUARD (LOCAL)
Start Date : 27.12.2019
End Date : 27.01.2020
Reference Code : SECURITY GUARD (LOCAL)/ 03
Job Title : SECURITY GUARD (LOCAL)
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 in Addis Ababa, capital city of Ethiopia.
In seeking to achieve these objectives, the African Union intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among
others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of vacant posts.
The Commission of the African Union invites applicants who are citizens of Member States to apply for the
position of Security Guard within the Security and Safety Division based at its headquarters in Addis Ababa,
Job Title: Security Guard
Supervisor: Security Team Leader
Division: Security and Safety Division
Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Number of Position: 24
2. Job Purpose
To Provides security and safety services at the AU HQ premises in compliance with security and safety
procedures of the African Union in order to ensure protection of people and properties within the AU HQ
3. Major duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Team Leader, the Security Guard will perform the following tasks:
i. Provides security and safety services to the African Union Commission Headquarters compound, its
officials, staff members and official guests attending conferences and meetings;
ii. Screens and searches all persons and vehicles entering and exiting the AUC Compound to ensure that
no prohibited items or unauthorized persons enter the premises and that no AUC equipment is unlawfully
removed from the premises;
iii. Performs routine patrols and security surveys of AU offices and facilities to maintain safety and security
of staff, buildings and equipment and adherence to rules and regulations;
iv. Registers staff and dependents who visit offices after working hours, on weekends and during holidays;
v. Monitors movement of visitors while in the premises until they leave;
vi. Promptly responds to calls and assists staff members with security and road traffic incidents occurring
both during and outside the normal working hours and outside of the AUC compound;
vii. Reports all incidents of suspicious nature to supervisors;
viii. Investigates all reported and suspected incidents and prepare reports on incidents involving AU Staff,
buildings and equipment;
ix. Prepares daily, quarterly and other routine security reports;
x. Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
4. Qualifications and Work Experience Required
Candidates should have completed a secondary education (higher qualification will be an added advantage)
with Five (5) years of experience in Security within a national or international Security, Police, Military or fire
Brigade Organization ;
Candidates should have a relevant training in security, military or police procedures. Self-defense techniques
and relevant technical training certifications in electronics, electricity or IT would be an added advantage.
5. Language Requirement:
Applicants must be proficient in English or French. Advanced Knowledge of one more or several other working
languages would be an added advantage.
6. Tenure of Appointment:
The appointment will be made on a fixed term contract for a period of One (1) year, of which the three months
will be considered as a probationary period. Thereafter, the contract may be renewed for one year subject to
satisfactory performance and fund availability.
7. Gender Mainstreaming:
The AU Commission is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary attached to the position is an annual lump-sum of US$ 11,761.03(GSB6 Step 5) inclusive of all
allowances for locally recruited staff.
The applications must be made through the AUC E-recruitment Website http://www.aucareers.org not later than
27 January 2020.
1. Attach detailed and updated curriculum vitae/resume including three (3) referees with good knowledge.
Of candidate’s work, please, provide referees’ contact details – telephone and e-mail addresses.
2. Copy of valid passport.
3. Certified copies of educational qualifications – degrees, diplomas and certificates, where applicable (Not
4. More than 5 Documents in PDF Format, and not exceeding 1 MB).
4. Please be aware that only complete applications will be considered.
5. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the
basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants
must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work
experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate
applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and
evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be
amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a
reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.
Directorate of Administration and Human Resource Management
African Union Commission