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Job Type:Embassy


Fields of Education: Previous security experience




Salary : ETB 6,110.00 per month




Application Dead line:2016-04-15


Main purpose of job:

To carry out a range of guard duties including checking vehicles and people entering and leaving th Embassy compound. To follow  instructions of supervisors and Managers provide security on a 24- hours shift basis.

Roles and responsibilities :

  • Checking that persons entering the compound have a pass or authority to do so. Searching persons (including using scanners)
  • Operating gates to allow pedestrian and vehicle access to and from the compound
  • Checking cars at the barriers based on vehicle search procedures
  • To check that no goods are taken out of the compound unless written permission from a UK member of staff OR authorized staff has been received
  • To stayalert on all Guard post and premises during day and night duty
  • To learn by heart the correct procedure of response to Bomb, Fire and incident emergencies
  • Always to be punctual, neat, motivated and smart team player
  • To beware that professional guards manoeuvre under strict discipline and chain of command

Key competences require

  • Changing and improving
  • Leading and communicating
  • Collaborating and partnering
  • Delivering an quality service

Skills and experience required

  • Previous security experience
  • Ability to excel in a collaborative team environment
  • Attention to details and good follow up discipline
  • Fluent English and Amharic
  • Current driving license and must be a competent Driver with recent driving experience

Desirable skills:

  • First Aid
  • Basic computer skills

Additional information:

  • The work pattern is on a 24/7 shift basis, day and night

References from previous employer of relevant security experience


  • All applicants must be legally able to work in Ethiopia with the correct visa/status or work permit
  • The British Embassy in Addis Ababa is an equal opportunities employer, dedicated to inclusivity, a diverse workforce and valuing difference
  • Staff members recruited locally by the British Embassy in Addis Ababa are subject to Terms and conditions of service according to local Ethiopia employment law
  • Spouses /registered partners of UK based staff, are able to work within the BHC/BCG but their salary  will be abated at the appropriate tax rates.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted
  • If you have not heard from us 3 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. Note: Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited
  • Female candidates are actively encouraged to apply

To apply

All applicants should submit a short (1 page maximum) covering letter stating why they are a suitable candidate for the position along with a copy of their CV in English, by email to : [email protected]   or visit    

Internal applicants should also submit the above, with a copy of their most recent 24 months of appraisal evidence (i.e two full appraisals, or however many abridged appraisals, minutes etc to make up two years’ worth of evidence) to the same email address.

All candidates: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the vacancy Notice No: 08/16 ADD, and position you are applying for

Internal candidates, and spouses of diplomatic officers: Please quote in the subject line, of your email, the Vacancy Notice No: 08/16 ADD, and position you are applying for, and also indicate that you are an internal candidate, or spouse of a diplomatic officer.

Only electronic applications will be accepted

The closing date is 15 April 2016 and no further applications will be accepted after this date.                         





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