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Close Protection Supervisor (CPS)

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Kabul, Afghanistan, AF

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.


GardaWorld now seeks applications from suitably qualified and experienced Consultants for a Close Protection Supervisor (CPS)


Closing date for applications: 1st Feb 2019


Please ensure the minimum hiring criteria is met before applying. 


Only online applications will be considered, direct approaches via email or phone will not be accepted and may result in your application being disregarded.




Close Protection Supervisor (CPS)

Job Type

Contractor, GW Consulting Middle East Limited


EU Delegation



Est. Start Date

1st March 2019 (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)

Leave 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 will apply for Letters of Invitation on behalf of the Contractor; 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.

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.

Further information can be found in the GardaWorld Contractor Travel SOI, copy will be provided upon acceptance.

Hiring Criteria

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

  • Thorough  knowledge  of  the  country's  security  environment  with  recent  experience  in Afghanistan and preferably in Kabul;
  • Experience in overseeing Close Protection staff numbering at least 20 people, proven by a minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar international position in a country with a volatile   environment,   preferably   with   Diplomatic   Missions   or   Representations   of International  Organisations,  attested  by  reference  letters  from  current  and/or  former employers;
  • Military or police experience of close protection, minimum rank of NATO rank OR7 or police equivalent required;
  • Must be a citizen of an EU member state;
  • Must possess an EU accredited Close Protection qualification;
  • Experience in weapons instructor is essential;
  • Proven knowledge of radio equipment and radio operational procedures;
  • English  according  to,  at  least,  level   B2   as   defined   in   the   standards   available   at;
  • 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 (e.g. qualified to first person on the scene FPOS  and/  or  International  Trauma  life  support  ITLS)  and  fire-fighting,  to  be  proven through relevant certificates

Note: The member of staff occupying this post must hold a valid personal security clearance or receive a valid personal security clearance within the first nine months after deployment

Job Duties

The CPS will manage the daily operations in all of its functions which will include but will not be limited to the below duties

  • Accountable  for  the  operational  management  of  the  Close  Protection  teams,  Head  of Delegation   Close   Protection   team   and   Local   Close   Protection   Drivers,   who   are responsible for the Security and Safety of EU Delegation staff whilst working outside the confines of the EU Delegation. These tasks apply inter alia to the support of VIP visits and close protection for EU staff members or other visitors of the Delegation;
  • Reports  to  the  International  Security  Manager  for  operational  matters  and  contract  and administrative issues for his area of responsibility;
  • Ensures  timely  and  accurate  reporting  of  security  incidents  and  maintenance  of  the incident logbook;
  • Oversees the organisation and recording of training of the Close Protection teams, Head of Delegation Close Protection team and Local Close Protection Drivers in accordance with the provisions of the contract and local legal requirements;
  • Ensures that all posts in the Close Protection teams, Head of Delegation Close Protection team  and  Local  Close  Protection  Drivers  are  manned  efficiently  and  completely  in accordance with the provisions of the contract. Ensures that Close Protection teams, Head of Delegation Close Protection team and Local Close Protection Drivers are fully briefed in their duties and responsibilities and kept abreast of the latest developments locally. The CPS will develop and implement tactical solutions to counter the latest developments in insurgent tactics;
  • He/She ensures that all the Close Protection teams', Head of Delegation Close Protection team's and Local Close Protection Drivers' security equipment is complete, is up to date and well maintained;
  • In  conjunction  with  the  ISM,  the  CPS  designs,  implements  and  rehearses  Standard Operating  Procedures  and  Contingency  Plans  for  the  Close  Protection  teams,  Head  of Delegation Close Protection team and Local Close Protection Drivers;
  • Provide training support as necessary to the security staff;
  • Undertake basic armourer duties on the security guard force weapons, to ensure all the security guard force weapons remain serviceable and functioning;
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of training conducted together with standards achieved;
  • Will deploy as a member of the Close Protection Teams on the ground when required or when needed to update situational awareness, controls and checks


For further information about GardaWorld please follow link:

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


Any deployment to any region in which GardaWorld operates carries a degree of risk, for more information please go to where you can obtain the latest analysis, information and threat assessment.

GardaWorld: Business solutions and security services for a complex world

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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