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Head of Delegation Close Protection Team Leader (HoD CPTL)

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 Head of Delegation Close Protection Team Leader (HoD CPTL)


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.





Head of Delegation Close Protection Team Leader (HoD CPTL)

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 8 people, proven by a minimum  of  3  consecutive  years'  experience  within  the  past  5  years  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;
  • A minimum of 5 years of military or police experience with a  minimum rank of NATO
  • rank OR6 or police equivalent required;
  • Must be citizen of EU member state;
  • Must possess an EU accredited Close Protection qualification;
  • 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  care  (First  Person  On  the  Scene  (FPOS) qualified), 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 HoD CPTL 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 tactical control and management of the HoD's Close Protection team (including  any  staff  attached  for  the  duration  of  a  particular  operation)  of  the  security guard force;
  • The HoD's Close Protection Team is responsible for the Security and Safety of the EU HoD 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 particularly when the visitors are travelling in the HoD's vehicles;
  • Reports  to  the  Close  Protection  Supervisor  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
  • Overseeing the organisation of the HoD's Close Protection team in accordance with the provisions of the contract and local legal requirements;
  • Ensures  that  all  posts  in  the  Head  of  Delegation  Close  Protection  team  are  manned efficiently and completely in accordance with the provisions of the contract;
  • Ensures that the Head of Delegation's Close Protection team is fully briefed and trained for its duties and responsibilities and kept abreast of the latest developments locally. The HoD   CPTL   will   develop   and   implement   tactical   solutions   to   counter   the   latest developments in insurgent tactics;
  • He/She   ensures   that   all   the   Head   of   Delegation   Close   Protection   team's   security equipment is complete, is up to date and well maintained;
  • In conjunction with the CPS, the HoD CPTL designs, implements and rehearses Standard Operating   Procedures   and   Contingency   Plans   for   the   Head   of  Delegation's   Close Protection team;
  • Will deploy as a member of the HoD's Close Protection Team on the ground


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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