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International Security Manager (ISM)

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 International Security Manager (ISM)


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.



International Security Manager (ISM)

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:

  • Must be a citizen of an EU member state.
  • Thorough  knowledge  of  the  country's  security  environment  with  experience  during  the last 5 years in Afghanistan and preferably in Kabul;
  • Experience in overseeing a security service contract of at least 100 people proven by a minimum  of  5  years'  experience  in  a  similar  international  position  in  a  country  with  a volatile security environment, preferably with Diplomatic Missions or Representations of International  Organisations,  attested  by  reference  letters  from  current  and/or  former employers;
  • Military or police experience, minimum rank of NATO rank OR8 and above or OF2 and above or equivalent is required;
  • Demonstrates composure under pressure in high risk environments;
  • Experience of at least 6 months in contract management,
  • implementation, quality control and reporting;
  • Experience  of  at  least  6  months  in  human  resources  and  financial  and  operations management;
  • Proven knowledge of radio equipment and radio operational procedures;
  • Fluent   English   at   least   to   level   B2   as   defined   in   the   standards   available   at;
  • Fully IT-literate in Word and Excel;
  • Valid EU driving licence categories C, C1. Certified as B6 trained;
  • Excellent knowledge in first aid and trauma (First Person on the Scene (FPOS)) and fire- fighting, to be proven through relevant certificates;
  • Contractors applying for 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 ISM will be the point of contact  with the Mission's Security Office for which any matters of concern or dispute between the Contractor and Client Afghan Mission staff and/or procedures will be dealt with solely by him/her and cannot be delegated to any of his/her subordinates. The ISM will manage the daily operations in all of its functions which will include but will not be limited to the below duties;

  • Be the contact point between the Contractor and the Contracting Authority.
  • Ensure  the  professional  and  efficient  implementation  of  the  entire  provisions  of  the contract  in  compliance  with  these  tender  specifications.  This  includes  the  use  of  the security  equipment  put  at  their  disposal  by the  Contacting Authority,   such  as,  but  not limited to, CCTV system, access control system, intruder alarms, fire detection system, transmitters and panic button systems, radio communication equipment, metal detectors, vehicle search equipment, guard monitoring system, etc;
  • Be  responsible  for  the  response  to  operational  incidents,  under  the  direction  of  the Contracting Authority's designated security staff;
  • Supervise the Close Protection Supervisor (CPS), Security Operations Supervisor (SOS), Security  Operations  Room  Supervisor  (SORS),  and  the  Senior  Security  Information Analyst (SSIA), and oversee the functions of their sub-divisions;
  • Ensure that all posts are properly staffed and that the performance of the services by the company personnel is efficient. Regular but random and recorded checks are to be carried out;
  • Respond to specific instructions given by the Contracting Authority's designated security staff;
  • Accountable  for  non-operational  supervision  of  the  contract  (administrative  matters including those of personnel and equipment), under the direction or in conjunction with the Contracting Authority's designated security staff;
  • The  ISM  shall  be  responsible  for  developing  and  implementing  Standard  Operating Procedures (SOPs), Contingency Plans and Reporting Procedures (RP). These procedures must  be  validated  by  the  Contracting  Authority's  designated  security  staff  and  must  be executed by the Contractor’s staff;
  • The ISM shall be responsible for all formal operational and administrative reporting. To that  end he/she  will  organise  security  staff attendance  at  all  planned  meetings  with the Contracting  Authority's  designated  security  staff,  to  review  the  contractually  required reports   (setting   out   amongst   other   issues,   the   status   of   the   services   provided, developments related to the implementation of the contract, the review of invoices and supporting   documents   and   licensing/compliance   related   issues).   The   Contracting Authority's designated security staff may also require ad hoc meetings with the ISM;

In the event of the ISM departing his/her post either on leave or permanently, he/she shall provide a written handover detailing amongst other matters: the current situation with regard to operational tasks; logistical support to operations (equipment status report); and guard force personnel issues; any other important information required to ensure continued smooth running.


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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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