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Close Protection Officer - EUDEL Kabul

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Kabul, Afghanistan, AF

Role Requirements

  • Must be citizen of EU member state 
  • All  CPOs  will  have  served  in  the  Close Protection 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,  with  recent  experience  in Afghanistan and preferably in Kabul;
  • All CPOs must possess an EU accredited Close Protection qualification;
  • 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 outside the confines of the EU Delegation;
  • 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 all Close Protection 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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