British Embassy | Full Time

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Closing date: Jul 23 ,2023

Job Category  

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory:  Security

Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)  

Main purpose of job:

To carry out a full range of guarding duties including checking vehicles and people both entering and leaving the Embassy compound on a 24-hour shift basis

To follow all written and verbal instructions issued to them by the Embassy security managerial staff

Roles and responsibilities:

Manning allocated duty post as directed

Checking that persons entering the compound have the authority to do so

Searching both persons and vehicles (Including using scanners)

Operating access gates to allow pedestrian and vehicular access to and from compound

Checking that no goods are taken out of the compound without the correct authority

Responding to any incident (Bomb, Fire and Incident etc) as required in accordance with set procedures

Always to be a professional, polite, and motivated and smart team player

Any other security related task as directed

Essential qualifications, skills and experience  

At least high school graduate

Experience in the security with police or military and related field with a proven track record of  delivering a quality service

Be open to change and actively seek ways to improve the service of the security section

Attention to details and good follow up discipline

Ability to work quickly and reliably with little supervision to meet targets with clear and effective decision making skills

Be an excellent team player and to contribute and support wider Embassy objectives

Recommendation from previous employer of security experience

Language requirements: 

Language: English and Amharic (both written and Oral)

Level of language required: Good Standard 

Desirable qualifications, skills and experience  

First aid and basic computer skill is an added advantage

Full Ethiopian driving Licence (car)

Required behaviours  

Changing and Improving, Making Effective Decisions, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace, Working Together

Application deadline:  23rd July 2023

Grade:  S2

Type of Position: Permanent

Working hours per week: 42

Region: Africa

Country/Territory: Ethiopia

Location (City): Addis Ababa

Type of Post: British Embassy

Salary: USD 259.78/month

Start Date: 1st Oct 2023

Other benefits and conditions of employment  

Learning and development opportunities:

A full induction training package will be undertaken by the successful candidate

Additional information  

In addition to salary the successful applicant will receive provident fund, medical benefits, 22  days annual leave and 14 public holidays (after the probation period)

An out of hours call will be given if necessary

The package also includes a good level of health insurance and an engaging working environment

Must be able to legally work in Ethiopia.

Please complete the application form in full as the information provided is used during screening.

Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.

The British Embassy will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.

Employees recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Ethiopia.

All candidates must be legally able to work and reside in the country of the vacancy with the correct visa/work permit status or demonstrate eligibility to obtain the relevant permit.

The responsibility lies on the successful candidate to;

Obtain the relevant permit

Pay the fees for the permit

Make arrangements to relocate

Meet the costs to relocation

Employees who are not liable to pay local income tax on their Mission salary may have their salaries reduced by the equivalent local income tax amount.

Information about the Civil Service Success Profiles can be found on this link:  

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Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.

Appointable candidates who were unsuccessful may be placed on a reserve list. If during the reserve period of 6/12 months the same or a largely similar role becomes available, that role may be offered to the second or subsequent candidate.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Country Based Staff roles with the British Government through

this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link

back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Required Person: 1

Employment Type: Full Time

Salary: USD 259.78/month

Work Experience: Experience in the security with police or military