Security Agent, PSEC

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  • Position title: Security Agent, PSEC
  • Grade: GS4
  • Position N°: 50000428
  • Reference: ADB/18/158
  • Publication date: 20/08/2018
  • Closing date: 19/09/2018
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire



Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.


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 ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG)


The African Development Bank’s Security Unit (PSEC) 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 Security Agent assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for AfDB in the Bank’s Head Quarter host country or in the region of assignment.

The Security Agent fully supports the PSEC Management through the execution of their security responsibilities.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the Head Of Security Unit, the Security Agent will:

The key duties and responsibilities of Security Agent are to:

Access Control:

  • Key control and opening of offices as required;
  • Ensure that access to the Bank’s facilities are made through the appropriate entrance;
  • Ensure that exit from the Bank’s facilities are through the appropriate exits;
  • Maintain control of the Emergency Key and its Log Sheet;
  • Control, organize and supervise access to facilities in conjunction with security supervisor and other related parties.

Facilities Monitoring and Control:

  • Conduct periodic checks of sensitive areas within the Bank’s building (s);
  • Conduct physical security checks of individual office areas ensuring that they are properly secured;
  • Organize and control security for special events organized by the Bank;
  • Periodically analyse all information collected from access control equipment and make recommendations to improve the overall security posture of the Bank’s premises;
  • Contribute to the development of procedures and policies associated with security such as emergency procedures, Fire safety etc.
  • Observe areas immediately surrounding the Bank’s premises to identify threats. Recommend risk mitigation or prevention strategies for identified threats.
  • Implement measures prescribed to deter and detect fraudulent activities from inside or outside the Bank.
  • Report any security issues to the direct supervisor and PSEC Leadership for resolution.
  • Implement protective and preventive security measures against terrorist attacks as directed.

Incident Response:

  • Collect information from victim(s) and provide immediate assistance as required
  • Collaborate with external parties and partners in the management of incidents
  • Communicate using the appropriate defined channels.
  • Request the update of residential information on security databases as and when necessary Residential


  • Assist with the completion of residential assessments
  • Participate in the liaison with staff to ensure the implementation of Security improvements
  • Contribute to the development of methodologies for residential assessments

Selection Criteria

1.  BTS, DUT, License. Completion of Guard Training and First Aid Training Courses.

2.   A minimum of three (3) years performing duties as Security Guard and or Security Agent

3.  Experiences in International Organization is desirable

4.  Well-groomed with a good level of physical fitness;

5.  Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate under pressure;

6.  Confidentiality and flexibility;

7.  Experience with CCTV System; Emergency Communication System (Radio, Satellite phones....)

8.  Communication - Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.

9.  Client Orientation - Ensures that the Bank’s staff is considered to be of primary importance in all interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate staff needs, and ensures that staff receives the best possible service from the Unit.

10.  Team Working and Relationships - Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment

11.   Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.

12.   Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications




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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To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.