Close Protection Officer (CPO)
Contractor, GW Consulting Middle East Limited
Project : EU Delegation
Est. Start Date
Duration of Task
GardaWorld offers a competitive daily rate (Contractor will only be paid whilst on-duty – no payment made for Off-duty)
*subject to local tax (if applicable)
۸ weeks on, 4 weeks off, subject to operational requirements
Contractors are not entitled to pay while travelling. The first day of pay is the day of arrival in the country of operations. The last day of pay is the day of departure from the country of operations.
The Company will apply for Letters of Invitation on behalf of the Contractor; visa costs incurred by the Contractor shall be reimbursed.
Probation Period Contractors will be expected to serve one full rotation on a probationary basis
GardaWorld will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights and life support while on duty.
GardaWorld will provide an economy class return ticket per rotation to the project location from a hub airport as close as reasonably practicable to the Contractor’s declared home address.
The Contractor will be asked to declare their preferences for a primary, secondary and tertiary hub airport from the GardaWorld hub list at the commencement of their engagement. Where possible and commercially acceptable, GardaWorld will look to book travel to and from one of the preferred hubs.
The Contractor will be responsible for any travel arrangements between the hub airport and their home address.
Further information can be found in the GardaWorld Contractor Travel SOI, copy will be provided upon acceptance.
All candidates are to ensure their CV’s are up to date, clearly evidencing the below hiring criteria requirements and are completed in the EUROPASS format, CVs in any other format will not be considered. CV templates available at https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae
Only candidates that meet and are able to demonstrate the below hiring criteria’s will be considered:
Possess a thorough knowledge of the country’s security environment with recent experience in Afghanistan (within last 5 years) and preferably in Kabul;
All CPOs must possess an EU accredited Close Protection qualification;
All CPOs will have served in the CP role in a high risk environment for a minimum period of 3 years consecutively within the past 5 years, ideally in a similar international position preferably with Diplomatic Missions or Representations of International Organisations, attested by reference letters from current and/or former employers;
Military or police experience of 5 years.
Must be citizen of EU member state;
Proven knowledge of radio equipment and radio operational procedures;
English according to, at least, level B2 as defined in the standards available at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levels-cefr;
Fully IT-literate in Word and Excel;
A high level of personal physical fitness, demonstrating maturity and composure under pressure in high risk environments;
Valid EU driving licence categories C, C1. Certified as B6 trained;
Excellent knowledge of first aid and trauma care, with a first aid qualification (ideally First Person On the Scene “FPOS” qualified), to be proven through relevant certificates.
The CPO will manage the daily operations in all of its functions which will include but will not be limited to the below duties
Operate as a member of a Close Protection team providing security and safety for EU Delegation staff and visitors, as allocated, whilst working outside the confines of the EU Delegation;
CPOs rotate through posts within the general CP teams, the HoD’s CP team, and the Incident Response team in accordance with rosters designed by the CPS. (For information on the tasks of the Incident Response team, see paragraph 6.3.3);
Report to the Close Protection Supervisor for operational matters and contract and administrative issues;
Ensures timely and accurate reporting of security incidents;
Ensures that he/she is fully briefed and trained for all duties and responsibilities and kept abreast of the latest developments locally. The CPO will be implement and rehearse all Standard Operating Procedures and Contingency Plans in accordance with the provisions of the contract and local legal requirements;
He/She ensures that all Close Protection team security equipment is complete, is up to date and well maintained;