Job Title: Head of Close Protection Unit
Location: Brussels, Belgium
The Head of the CPU is responsible for the operational standards and management of the Close Protection Unit. This includes all operational aspects, including oversight and organization of the security aspects of the Secretary General’s and Deputy Secretary General's missions at home and abroad; training; staffing of administrative, personnel and procurement issues; and budget management.
The mission of the Close Protection Unit (CPU) is to provide immediate protection for the Secretary-General including in non-permissive, high-threat environments, and use a risk-managed approach to cover the full life-cycle of the Secretary General’s protection. In addition, the CPU supports the Deputy Secretary-General and on specific occasions, could be requested to support the protection of International Staff traveling to non-permissive environments. Members of the CPU are routinely armed.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The incumbent must:
possess a university degree or equivalent qualification from an institute of recognized standing;
have a minimum of 5 years’ proven experience in a NATO member nation civilian security, police, military or intelligence service’s Close Protection Team or other relevant experience;
possess at least 5 years' experience at both operational and managerial levels gained while holding a position responsible for the close protection of leaders, politicians, or public figures of a nation or international organization;
possess the ability to maintain the required physical, psychological and tactical condition to enable her/him to intervene in emergency situations and lead a protection mission;
be experienced in tactical and operational organization, team building, personal training, and equipment management for a close protection team;
possess demonstrated management and leadership abilities;
possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and have experience adapting these skills to the needs of the team;
possess the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations and a proven ability to manage stress and emergency situations;
possess the following minimum levels of NATO’s official languages (English/French): V (“Advanced”) in one; II (“Elementary”) in the other;
have the flexibility to travel extensively and to work outside of normal working hours.
The Following Would Be Considered An Advantage:
computer literacy and good command of MS Windows applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook);
knowledge of the Belgian police and judicial organization and regulations, in particular in the areas of public security, public order, firearms, legal self-defense, and priority vehicles;
experience in human resource aspects of staff management (recruitment, performance management, complaint procedures, overtime management, etc.).