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Close Protection Officer (CPO)

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Kabul, Afghanistan, AF

Role Requirements

Only candidates that meet and are able to demonstrate the below hiring criteria’s will be considered:

  • Must be citizen of EU member state.
  • Thorough knowledge of the country's security environment with recent experience in Afghanistan 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, and ideally minimum rank of NATO rank OR4 or police equivalent;
  • 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;
  • 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.



Services provided by the contractor shall include, but not be limited to the provision of armed mobile protection services to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under duty of care of EUDEL Kabul. Services the contractor can expect to carry out, but are not limited to are as follows: 

  • Operating as  a  member  of  a  Close  Protection  team providing  security  and  safety  for  EU Delegation staff and visitors, as allocated, whilst working inside and outside the confines of the EU Delegation;
  • CPOs  rotate  through  posts  within  the  general  CP  teams,  the  HoD's  CP  team,  the Incident Response team and the Residential Static Security Team in accordance with rosters designed by the CPS and SOS. 
  • Ensuring timely and accurate reporting of security incidents;
  • Ensuring 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;
  • Ensuring that all Close Protection and Static Security team security equipment is complete, is up to date and well maintained.
  • Any other direction or reasonable request given by appropriate GardaWorld Management team in accordance with GW Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines.  


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.

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