• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time 24 Months
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : SECURITY

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Essential qualifications, skills and experience A good and broad understanding of the security challenges in Cameroon Be well-versed in mitigations that can be employed to take into account against security risks A wide network of security experts across the country Possess strong analytical and written skills At least three years’ experience managing physical security At least one year’s experience managing personnel security Ability to handle sensitive information (financial and personal data) Ability to plan and prioritise effectively Ability to work with a wide range of internal and external contacts Strong IT skills (MS Office) and advanced level of Excel knowledge is required Fluency, written, reading and spoken in English and French Desirable qualifications, skills and experience Experience working in an international-facing organisation Experience of managing security for a diplomatic mission or international organisation Management of contract guard force Management of other staff Required competencies Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Job Description:

  • Main purpose of job: The British High Commission (BHC) in Cameroon has been growing in size and ambition over the past five years. The security situation in Cameroon has deteriorated over the same period. This is an exciting opportunity to manage security for the British government’s representatives in Cameroon. We are increasingly active in Cameroon. As a permanent member of the UN Security Council, and as a leading member of the Commonwealth, and committed to the idea of a Global Britain, the UK is an important and high profile international player in Cameroon. This Post Security Manager role will be the go-to person for all security matters concerning Cameroon for all BHC staff: you will manage all things related to security, will advise us on our activities and facilitate our diplomatic work around the country. You will work closely with: The Deputy High Commissioner (who has overall responsibility for security, as Post Security Officer) The Head of Corporate Services The Regional Overseas Security Manager (not based in Cameroon) The incumbent, renamed, Post Security Support Officer and Transport Manager (who you will also manage) Roles and responsibilities / what will the jobholder be expected to achieve? Proactively obtain up-to-date information on the security situation in all areas of Cameroon, and communicate this to the rest of the BHC Provide regular summaries and analysis of the security situation nationwide and in specific locations of interest to the BHC Manage our Security Contract with a private sector provider approximately 30 guards Liaise with the Diplomatic Police, Gendarmerie and any other relevant parts of the Government of Cameroon to ensure two-way flow of information, and to enhance their support to the BHC. Travel around Cameroon to improve our understanding of local contexts – to include reviewing the security arrangements at hotels, restaurants and other locations of interest, and ensuring we have links with other security actors and also health providers. Provide active support in the planning of travel for BHC staff around Cameroon Be the focal point for all enquiries from BHC Staff, and from UK Government staff outside Cameroon, concerning security. Regularly assess the security of residential and office accommodation to ensure that it meets defined standards Act as secretary to the Post Security Committee Brief all incoming staff (permanent or temporary, as well as family members of UK nationals) on the security situation and on BHC mitigations that they must follow Play a lead role in managing the visits of VIPs to Cameroon Manage the A2 Post Security Support Officer and Transport Manager Resources managed (staff and expenditure): Management: one A2 member of staff: Post Security Support Officer and Transport Manager You will play a lead role in the tendering, and management, of the security guarding contract Other benefits and conditions of employment Learning and development opportunities (and any specific training courses to be completed): Opportunities to undertake regional and internal courses, subject to approval and budgets. Access to a vast amount of online e-learning courses and other learning and developing opportunities. Travel around Cameroon in furtherance of expanding your network and understanding the security situation Working patterns: Full time The incumbent can work from home up to two days a week Additional information 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 High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position. Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Yaounde are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Cameroon. 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; 1. Obtain the relevant permit 2. Pay the fees for the permit 3. Make arrangements to relocate 4. Meet the costs to relocation Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount. Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-competency-framework Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5 Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates. Please log into your profile on the application system on a regular basis to review the status of your application.


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