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ISM EU Delegation Embassy Mogadishu

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  Operations and Administration

Mogadishu, Somalia, SO

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 JOB SPECIFICATION: International Security Manager (ISM) EU Delegation Embassy, Mogadishu, Somalia


ISM EU Delegation Embassy Mogadishu (must hold EU passport).

Job Type

Contractor, GW Consulting Middle East Limited.


Mogadishu, Somalia.

Start Date

TBC – subject to further confirmation/successful induction.

Daily 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) 


8 weeks on 4 weeks off, subject to operational requirements.

Duration of Task


Travel Pay

Travel pay is one half of the On-Duty rate for day(s) spent travelling from the contractor’s country of residence to the place of work (max of 2 days) and on return to the country of residence (max of 2 days).


GardaWorld will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights and life supportFurther information can be found in the GardaWorld Contractor Travel SOI; copy will be provided upon acceptance

Flight Package

The Hub Airport designated by the Company for the Consultant will be the most cost effective option available to the Company at the time of booking a flight.


Operational effectiveness will also be considered when booking the flight. Such Hub Airport may not be the one geographically closest to Consultant’s residence and, as such, may require Consultant paying for the cost to and from such airport or making up the difference.

Hiring Criteria

§   Experience as an ESM or Project Manager

§   Proof of progressive management experience including in international environments (not including military service) over a minimum of 5 years

§   Demonstrable experience of financial control including an understanding of cost benefit analysis as well as developing, delivering and analysing a budget

§   Operational experience in hostile environments

§   Experience of non-military liaison roles between commercial organisations, local stakeholders, and government officials

§   Proven high level of client handling skills

§   Training delivery experience

§   Detailed knowledge and understanding of the operational and tactical   requirements for mobile armed security operations and static guard operations including journey management in hostile environments

§   Knowledge and experience of HR processes for management of a large diverse team

§   Possess tact, sound judgement and ability to communicate clearly, verbally and in writing

§   Fluent written and spoken English

§   Possess a FPOS or MIRA medical qualification

§   Valid SIA Licence (Close Protection front-line)

§   Attended and passed a recognized Close protection course

§   Full UK / European Driving Licence


Strong communications and IT skills, including use of all Microsoft programmes; Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint

Job Duties

Under the direction of the Country Manager, Somalia, the ISM is to build and maintain the operational platform to deliver all security services to clients involved with the EU Embassy project in Mogadishu.  The ISM is to manage all operational activities to include: 

§   Ensure that GWIPS elements adhere to Somali and EU regulations and laws at all times

§   Build and maintain key relationships with local security partners, EU consortium partners and other influential stakeholders involved in the project

§   Ensure Journey Management tasks are carried out in accordance with SOPs and meet the client’s requirements

§   Ensure that static guard duties are conducted to the highest standard and in accordance with SOP

§   Provide operational input to all client security requirements

§   Produce and maintain SOPs for the project

§   Maintain the operational standards of all GWIPS contractors on the project 

§   Provide operational and administrative support to all clients

§   Write and maintain the Project Security Plan, Emergency Response Plan and Risk Register for security aspects of the project

§   Be the focal point for all in-country security aspects of the project

§   Review all security plans in conjunction with the EU security manager

§   Ensure routine training is conducted for all GWIPS personnel on the project, and maintain an up to date training register

§   Be the focal point for QHSE                             

For further information about GardaWorld please follow link: www.garda.com/ips


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


Any deployment to Somalia carries a degree of risk, for more information please go to  http://xplored.garda-world.com/site/register 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.

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