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International Security Manager (ISM)

Business Unit:  International Security Services
Career Area:  International

Tripoli, Libya, LY

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: 6th March 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


South Korean Embassy


Tripoli, Libya 

Est. Start Date

19th March 2019 (subject to further confirmation/successful induction/visa processing)

Duration of Task

6 months with possible extension  – subject to further confirmation/extension


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

6 weeks on, 6 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 Contractor is required to pay for his visa for entry into the country of operations.  The Company will assist with Letters of Invitation and may pay for the visa on the contractor’s behalf and deduct the costs from the contractor’s fee.


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

  • University degree in Risk Management or other equivalent military or police training relevant to the post, or equivalent combination of education, training and practical experience, preferably with a substantial part of it in crisis management;
  • In both cases professional experience must demonstrate increasing responsibility at management level of personnel, facilities and assets;
  • Certificate of English proficiency C1, C2 = Proficient User Level; (Common European Framework of References for Languages) or equivalent;
  • Certificate of clear criminal record;
  • Qualified to effectively operate all the weapons used by the Contractor;
  • First Aid qualified;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.


General professional experience required

  • Total professional experience of minimum 10 years, of which minimum 6 years of relevant experience in a management position in an international hostile mission environment; (International is defined as a country outside the home nation(s) of the applicant);


Specific Professional Experience Required

  • Experience in the management of complex projects undertaken in high threat environments
  • Experience  in interacting and advising Client Country Security Managers
  • Experience in quantifying and managing risk
  • Experience of managing a diverse multi-function work force
  • Experience of managing a contract
  • Prior Libya and/or Diplomatic  experience is preferable but not essential

Job Duties

The ISM shall have a high professional profile and as additional requirements: proven track record as a manager of security activities; experienced in contract management, implementation, quality control and reporting; experience of human resources/financial and operations management. He/she shall have proven experience of working in an international volatile environment.


Scope of responsibilities:

  • Manage the Project in all of its functions;
  • Detailed daily engagement with the Client Country Security Manager and his/her Deputy
  • Ensure that all employees are qualified for the role for which they are employed within this contract;
  • Ensure regular in-theatre training to ensure that all personnel employed by the contractor are totally competent in their given role;
  • Coordinate daily operations with the Embassy Staff;
  • Coordinate the activities of the Close Protection teams to ensure that they provide a professional and discrete service;
  • Ensure training standards, code of conduct, dress and deportment from all project employees.
  • Provide on a daily, weekly/bi-weekly and monthly basis a report analysing the security situation in the country. Said reports must be sourced in order for the client contract holder to be able to cross check and reference the information.

The development of procedures shall be done in conjunction with the contract holder to ensure total interoperability, contract compliance and coordination.

Detailed operational procedures are to be developed by the contractor for each component of the specific tasks described.  These are to be approved by the contract holder and will be subject to regular revision.

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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