Employer: Garda World
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan & Baghdad, Iraq
Est. Start Date: TBC (subject to further confirmation/successful onboarding/visa processing)
Duration of Task: Open-ended
In an ongoing effort to support our clients’ security needs across locations with gender-specific social restrictions, Garda World is actively seeking suitably qualified and experienced Female Close Protection Officers.
Garda World 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
Contractors are not entitled to pay while traveling. 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.
The Company shall be responsible and liable for the multi-entry visa cost as required in order to deliver the Services. Any visa costs incurred by the Contractor shall be reimbursed.
Garda World will provide the Independent Contractor with appropriate accommodation, insurance, flights, and life support while on duty.
Food, Accommodation, and General Expenses:
The company will provide the Contractor with food, drink, transportation, and accommodation as necessary whilst the Contractor is engaged in a project.
If the Company is unable to provide the Contractor with food, accommodation, and transportation, except as set forth below for inbound and outbound travel to the project location, the Company shall either provide a per diem at an agreed rate or reimburse to the Contractor for any traveling, hotel, and other expenses reasonably incurred by him in the proper performance of his duties under this Agreement. In the case of the latter, the Contractor must provide the Company with such vouchers and receipts or other evidence of actual payment of such expenses as the Company may reasonably require. The Contractor shall seek the prior approval by the Company for any individual expenses incurred under this Agreement.
Garda World 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 Garda World hub list at the commencement of their engagement. Where possible and commercially acceptable, Garda World 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. The Company will pay for any transfers from the airport near the project location or such other intermediate landing location to the Consultant’s accommodations at the project.
Further information can be found in the Garda World Contractor Travel Standard Operating Instruction (SOI), copy will be provided upon acceptance.
EU Member State or FVEY (UK, US, AUS, NZ & Can) passport holder.
SIA license or National Equivalent - Close Protection (frontline) – passed the standard SIA 4-week training course and hold a current license or any equivalent agreed with the Client.
Current and valid Driver’s license or other as accepted by the client including C1 License or equivalent
Minimum Level 3 qualifications such as Qualsafe’s FREC Level 3.
Demonstrable experience in close escorting and body-guarding with an accredited close protection training organization and undergone at least two weeks of dedicated training by their current employer.
At least 7 years of recently accumulated experience (including operational experience) in a sovereign military unit or para-military police force.
Active experience in the use of firearms, specifically pistol, sub-machine gun, carbine, and light machine gun. Compliant with the client’s specified firearms training and fitness standards.
The capable and safe driver of heavily armored four-wheel-drive vehicles.
Qualified Civilian Armored vehicle driver or equivalent.
Trained in weapon retention.
Trained in non-lethal options / open-handed protection techniques.
Fluent written and spoken English
Competent in Navigation/GPS/Tracking system
Recent military or security experience in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Recent commercial security guarding experience on similar security guarding contract
Services provided by the Contractor shall be those typically expected for someone in the Position and include, but not be limited to the provision of armed mobile protection services to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under a duty of care of the relevant client entity. Services the Contractor can expect to carry out would include:
Operating as a driver or commander of a B6 armored vehicle as part of a mobile protection team.
Acting as a PPO to Authority clients whilst they conduct their daily duties as part of a mobile protection team.
Undertaking any other direction or reasonable request given by the appropriate Garda World Management team in accordance with GW Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines