How do l apply to become part of AFDEM Rapid Deployment Capacity?
Complete an online application that AFDEM will review and revert back to you
What type of contracts does AFDEM offer and how long are the contracts?
AFDEM does not offer any contracts but employment contracts are determined
by the recruiting international agencies working on the ground. These vary with
What does the application process involve?
This involves an intense screening process that ensures the suitability of candidates.
The procedure includes prelimi nary, advanced and positions screening; reference
checks; oral and where applicable written interviews.
Does AFDEM offer training once I am accepted?
AFDEM has partnerships with training organizations i.e. ACCORD's Training for Peace
Programme, Cairo Centre for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in
Africa, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, LECIA amongst others. Candidates
are encouraged to attend courses organized by the partners. AFDEM makes course information
available once provided by the training institutions.
Do I need to be screened to be considered for a post?
Yes, all applicants are pre-screened upon acceptance. Once you have been successfully
accepted you are automati cally considered for vacancies. However some positions
will require further screening. You will be notified if advanced screening is required.
How does AFDEM send out vacancy notices?
Candidates who meet the job requirements are contacted directly and through electronic
Am I notified before my name is put forward to an organisation as a candidate?
As policy we always contact the candidate first to check whether the candidate is
available and interested.
If I receive a job offer after AFDEM has put my name forward, can I refuse it?
In order to maintain our credibility with requesting agencies, we encourage candidates
to accept employment offers made to them.
If I get a deployment opportunity, does my family come with me to my duty station?
This depends on the status of the duty station. Where security cannot be guaranteed
especially in conflict areas then you probably won't be able to take your family
with you. If the deployment is to a stable environment then your family might be
allowed to travel with you. Again this is determined by the vacancy terms of reference.
Vacancies are quite clear on whether a mission is a family or non family duty station.
When do I get deployed after acceptance?
AFDEM is mandated to support humanitarian and peace support operations by availing
African expertise through a capacity of professionals. The organization does not
therefore guarantee the deployment time frame. Various factors determine deployment
I am a serving member with my country police service and I am interested in joining
AFDEM. Please advise me on the procedure.
As a policy AFDEM does not accept applications from any serving member of the uniformed
forces. AFDEM is strictly a civilian capacity. We do however consider applications
from retired police or military members.
I get paid to go on mission?
Most of the vacancies are professional positions, meaning they are paid positions.
The levels of remuneration vary enormously depending on one’s qualifications and