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Female Close Protection Officer - Multiple Locations

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International
Location: 

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.

In an ongoing effort to support our clients’ security needs across locations with gender specific social restrictions GardaWorld are actively seeking suitably qualified and experienced Female Close Protection Officers. 

GARDAWORLD CONTRACTOR ROLE SPECIFICATION

Position  

Female Mobile Close Protection Officer

Role Type

Contractor, GW Consulting Middle East Limited

Projects

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Union & Australian DFAT.

Location     

Kabul & Baghdad 

Est. Start Date

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

Duration of Task

Open ended

Rate

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. 

Package

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

Essential

  • EU Member State or FVEY (UK, US, Aus, NZ & Can) passport holder.
  • SIA licence or National Equivalent - Close Protection (frontline) – passed the standard SIA 4 week training course and hold a current licence or any equivalent agreed with the Client.
  • Current and valid Driver’s license or other as accepted by the client including C1 Licence or equivalent
  • Minimum Level 3 qualifications such as Qualsafe’s FREC Level 3.
  • Demonstrable experience in close escorting and body-guarding with an accredited close protection training organisation and undergone at least two weeks dedicated training by their current employer.
  • At least 7 years of recent accumulated experience (including operational experience) in a sovereign military unit or para-military police force.
  • Active experience in the use of firearms, specifically pistol, sub-machine gun, carbine and light machine gun. Compliant with the client’s specified firearms training and fitness standards.
  • Capable and safe driver of heavy armoured four-wheel drive vehicles.
  • Qualified Civilian Armoured vehicle driver or equivalent.
  • Trained in weapon retention.
  • Trained in non-lethal options / open handed protection techniques.
  • Fluent written and spoken English
  • Competent in Navigation/GPS/Tracking system

Desirable

  • Recent military or security experience in Afghanistan or Iraq.
  • Recent commercial security guarding experience on a similar security guarding contract

Services

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 armed mobile protection services to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under duty of care of relevant client entity.  Services the Contractor can expect to carry out, would include:

  • Operating as a driver or commander of a B6 armoured vehicle as part of a mobile protection team. 
  • Acting as a PPO to Authority clients whilst they conduct their daily duties as part of a mobile protection team. 
  • 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.