The European External Action Service (EEAS) is the EU’s diplomatic service. It helps the EU’s foreign affairs chief – the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy – carry out the Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy.
The European Union (EU) currently has 144 Delegations, eight of which are to international organisations. In all, 6200 staff are currently serving in these Union Delegations. The EU Delegations are placed under the authority of the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, who is also Vice President of the European Commission. The work of a Delegation varies from country to country but, in general, covers political matters, press and information, trade, aid management and the external aspects of internal EU policies.
EEAS RM.SECRE.1, Field Security Division is a dynamic team, responsible for providing security advice and support to EU Delegations worldwide, enabling their work and assisting with the fulfilment of the legal duty of care obligation towards the EEAS staff and eligible dependents, assets and information.
The Division has three sectors: Operations, Resources & Logistics and Strategy. The Operations sector provides the link between HQ and field operations including the Regional Security Officer (RSO) network, comprising 71 RSOs (with three HQ RSO floaters and 68 RSOs based in Delegations). The Resources and Logistics Sector carries out oversight of the budget lines for Security services contracts (security static guarding and close protection worldwide), coordinates on all security contract tenders worldwide, manages the procurement and maintenance of armoured vehicles, personal protective equipment, radio communications networks, the Division’s human resources (including RSO network recruitment and rotation), and is involved in all security related financial, budgetary, legal and audit matters. The Strategy Sector is responsible for the drafting of policies, training of Security Management Teams, security e-learning tools, training of RSOs, Service Level Arrangements and the content of Hostile Environment Awareness Training courses.
A challenging position in the Field Security area of Regional Security Officer in the EU Delegation to South Africa – job n° 400498
- PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
- LCA: 15%
- POST AVAILABLE: 01/01/2023
We will offer to the successful candidate a contract corresponding to a Contract Agent FG III, as per Article 3a of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS) for an initial period of 3 years, with possibility of renewal.
The successful candidate will be part of a motivated team with a strong emphasis on collaboration and teamwork.
The vacancy is to be filled in accordance with the conditions stipulated under the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS)1.
WE LOOK FOR
A Regional Security Officer, under EEAS Security and Infrastructure Directorate, Field Security Division, HQ Security authority – to advise and assist the Head of EU Delegation to South Africa, SMT(s) and staff, in arranging and implementing all physical, organisational and procedural measures related to the security of the Union’s Delegation to South Africa.
We are seeking a highly motivated colleague who, under the supervision of an official, will:
- conduct regular security threat and risk assessments in the country by applying internal risk assessment methodology and tools,
- assess security and safety of Delegation premises, including Head of Delegation Residences and staff accommodations.
- define technical measures according to assessed risks and follow up the implementation of recommendations in the fields of his/her competence (security of people, premises, assets and information),
- contribute to the implementation of security measures and keep Headquarters and the Head of Delegation regularly informed via oral and written reporting and situation-analysis,
- when requested by Headquarters, contribute to reviewing and updating security related policies, norms and procedures.
- design, evaluate and supervise the use of equipment and implementation of procedures for security of persons, premises, assets and information.
- ensure the respect of security procedures at the Delegation,
- promote security culture, raise security awareness, give advice and train expatriates, their dependents and other staff on issues of security,
- implement measures in the field of crisis management, including evacuation of people; assets; and information,
- keep up to date internal IT databases,
- support the organization of SMTs; presents findings on risks and seeks validation by managers,
- He/she ensures good contacts with the authorities and/or agencies and forms necessary links with law enforcement. He/she participates in security meetings organized by Member States, the UN and/or other partners.