Short Term Staff – Security Systems Assistant at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

 Short Term Staff – Security Systems Assistant

Position Number: 50097827
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: GS7

The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department

  • The African Development Bank’s Security Unit is a robust security function reporting to the President of the Bank. Deep global analytical capabilities combined with Africa wide security processes are in place in order to provide the full spectrum of security services to the Bank.
  • Security Unit detects, deters and reacts to a broad range of risks spanning the security spectrum; physical; political, information and reputational risks around the globe are monitored closely to address the changing security dynamic. Our security requirements include risk analysis, training, coordination with outside actors and implementation of security programs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels

The Position

  • The Security Systems Assistant– GS7 – Short Term Staff position.

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Head of the Security Unit the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage the Security Unit’s sensitive equipment in the following domains: access control, video surveillance, signals.
  • Ensure accountability of all SECU inventories in Bank facilities in Abidjan.
  • Ensure routine follow-up and first level maintenance of servers, recorders and databases.
  • Set-up and coordinate regular checks of the equipment assigned to individual staff, including Security Officers and the network of wardens across all Departments in the Bank.
  • Monitor and report levels of inventories for consumables and wear of assets. Report faulty equipment’s and liaise with contracted technicians to deliver repairs as per the relevant contracts.
  • Monitor and control usage of highly-sensitive assets. Ensure that designated users meet the Unit’s standards for administrative requirements, licensing and authority to use, compliance with legislation, and training/accreditation.
  • Conduct daily inventory of highly-sensitive assets and ensure accountability of the assets and their consumables.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Security Officer in charge of preparing annual budgets for the Unit, propose an annual service and materiel procurement plan.
  • Anticipate needs for enhancement of existing installations and propose project plans towards implementation.
  • Anticipate needs for future deployment of new installations in existing Bank facilities, newly acquired facilities or in support of one-short short-term missions (Bank Annual Meetings, special events held in Abidjan or in any location required).
  • Act as project coordinator and primary resource-person for all equipment deployment/installation projects/initiative.
  • Perform any other duties reasonably requested by the Head of the Security unit of the Bank.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Security Systems or a related field;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in security systems;
  • Proof of citizenship or evidence of permanent residency or work authorization in the proposed country of employment.
  • Good written and oral skills in French or English with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access). Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage
  • Matriculated with a clean drivers’ license.
  • Robust technical experience in the design, installation and day-to-day management of security assets (video surveillance, access controls, signals) in similar organizations or enterprises.
  • Experience and skills in minor IT repairs, and routine maintenance for electronic security devices and servers.
  • Knowledge of existing licensing, legal and administrative procedures required for deploying highly-sensitive security equipment.
  • Demonstrated track record in small-scale project management and delivery (private company General Manager, government Senior Official and/or Minister).
  • Impeccable professional manners and strong discipline. Previous experience the Police or in the Military would be regarded as an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of the local languages and very good command of written and spoken French. Ability to communicate efficiently in English is not mandatory but would be regarded as an advantage.

Application Deadline
8th April, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • This position does not attract international terms and conditions. The post holder will be considered a short term staff (local staff).
  • Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG

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