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Paramedic - Australian Embassy, Baghdad

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Baghdad, Iraq, IQ

GardaWorld International Protective Services is the international security division of GardaWorld Security Corporation, the world's largest privately owned security company. Our services include static security, consulting, threat monitoring and reporting, crisis response, logistical support, mobile security, close protection, training and risk management.


Our corporate vision is to be the recognized global leader in providing comprehensive security, crisis response and risk management services in high-risk and complex environments delivered at a world-class level by the best quality personnel in the industry. Our mission is to protect and support our clients, securing their place in a complex world by consistently delivering quality services and value, while growing our business.





Role Type

Contractor, GW Consulting Middle East Limited


Australian Embassy, Baghdad


Baghdad, Iraq

Est. Start Date

TBC (subject to further confirmation/successful induction/visa processing)

Duration of Task

Open ended


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) 

Duty Rotation

8 weeks on, 4 weeks off subject to operational requirements.

Travel Pay

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.

Visa Requirements

The Company shall be responsible and liable for the multi-entry visa cost as required in order to deliver the Services. Any visa costs incurred by the Contractor shall be reimbursed.


GardaWorld will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights and life support while on duty.


Food, Accommodation and General Expenses:

Company will provide the Contractor with food, drink, transportation and accommodation as necessary whilst the Contractor is engaged in a project.

If Company is unable to provide the Contractor with food, accommodation and transportation, except as set forth below for inbound and outbound travel to the project location, Company shall either provide a per diem at an agreed rate or reimburse to the Contractor for any travelling, hotel and other expenses reasonably incurred by him in the proper performance of his duties under this Agreement. In the case of the latter, the Contractor must provide Company with such vouchers and receipts or other evidence of actual payment of such expenses as Company may reasonably require. The Contractor shall seek the prior approval by Company for any individual expenses incurred under this Agreement.

Flight Package

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.  The Company will pay for any transfers from the airport near the project location or such other intermediate landing location to the Consultant’s accommodations at the project.


Further information can be found in the GardaWorld Contractor Travel Standard Operating Instruction (SOI), copy will be provided upon acceptance.

Role Requirements

  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in pre-hospital, remote and acute care.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Computer literate and competent in Microsoft Office
  • Nationally Registered as a Paramedic (min – Australian Diploma level), Registered Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, EMT-P (AHPRA or HCPC/HCPCSA or FVEYS equivalent professional body)
  • Current Basic and Advanced Life Support Certificate
  • Completed Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course or equivalent
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in remote, complex or operational environments. E.g. NGO, Military, Private Security, Isolated practice
  • Working with children check and clearance (repatriations)
  • Health Planning experience

Desirable skills also include:

  • Military Medic/Paramedic with operational experience e.g. Advanced Medical Technician, Combat Paramedic, Combat Medical Technician
  • Experience in extended care, prolonged field care and telemedicine
  • MIMMS Course certification
  • Trainer and Assessor qualified e.g. TAE40116
  • Drug and Alcohol testing qualifications and experience
  • NV1 or FCO SC Clearance
  • Protective Security Detail qualifications and experience
  • Previous experience working in a diplomatic environment
  • Previous in-country or regional experience in a similar capacity

A working knowledge of Arabic


Services provided by the Contractor shall be those typically expected for someone in the Position and include, but not be limited to the provision of medical support to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under duty of care of Australian Embassy, Baghdad. Services the Contractor can expect to carry out, would include: 


  • Providing advanced medical support for remote locations and regional tasks in high risk environments
  • Providing direct support to and deploy with CPP teams in the field as required and as directed
  • Providing high risk medical mission planning
  • Medical facility assessments and report writing
  • Assisting Registered Nurse with day to day clinical duties as required and as directed
  • Planning and conducting medical related training as required and as directed
  • Leading or assisting with mass casualty triage and treatment
  • Leading or assisting with medical administration requirements to include but not restricted to drug and equipment inventory, maintenance and testing
  • Liaising with other medical professionals and POCs (Points of Contact) as required and as directed
  • Working under the prescribed and authorised medical guidelines and protocols
  • Working with the contracted clinical governance advisory provider
  • Undertaking any other direction or reasonable request given by appropriate GardaWorld Management team in accordance with GW Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines.

For further information about GardaWorld please follow link: www.garda.com/gw

Please note: any Information provided shall be used by GardaWorld to evaluate your qualifications for engaging as a contractor.


Presentation of falsified credentials or false statements can lead to termination of any engagement (or future engagement) with the company. 


Any deployment to any region in which GardaWorld operates carries a degree of risk, for more information please go to https://www.garda.com/crisis24/country-reports where you can obtain the latest analysis, information and threat assessment.


GardaWorld: Make the world a safer place

GardaWorld is a global leader in the security industry, offering a wealth of opportunity to individuals looking to gain experience and develop professionally in a growing industry. We offer flexible schedules, diverse work assignments spanning multiple industries, and training and career advancement opportunities. We embrace diversity and welcome newcomers, women, students, retirees, reservists, veterans, and more to join our team, as we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, we will communicate only with the selected candidates.