Employer: Garda World/Australian Embassy
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Est. Start Date: TBC (subject to further confirmation/successful induction/visa processing)
Duration of Task: Open-ended
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:
Company will provide the Contractor with food, drink, transportation, and accommodation as necessary whilst the Contractor is engaged in a project.
If 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, 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 Company with such vouchers and receipts or other evidence of actual payment of such expenses as Company may reasonably require. The Contractor shall seek the prior approval by 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), a copy will be provided upon acceptance.
A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in pre-hospital, remote, and acute care.
Fluent in written and spoken English.
Computer-literate and competent in Microsoft Office
Nationally Registered as a Paramedic (min – Australian Diploma level), Registered Nurse, Endorsed Enrolled Nurse, EMT-P (AHPRA or HCPC/HCPCSA or FVEYS equivalent professional body)
Current Basic and Advanced Life Support Certificate
Completed Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Course or equivalent
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in working in remote, complex, or operational environments. E.g. NGO, Military, Private Security, Isolated practice
Working with children check and clearance (repatriations)
Health Planning experience
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 security medical support to ensure the safety and security of all client staff and other personnel who come under the duty of care of Australian Embassy, Baghdad. Services the Contractor can expect to carry out would include:
The Armed Protection Team (expatriate) Close Protection Officers provide mobile armed protection to Authority personnel and visitors at the Australian Embassy Baghdad. The CPO’s will provide these services in accordance with contractual obligations, international and local laws, RuF, and SOPs. They will assist the Team Leaders to execute the day to day assigned tasks included armored vehicle driving. They will ensure a high standard of welfare, morale, and discipline, and professional operational relationship with the client. They will also provide immediate emergency medical support (Trauma) and will provide support in the case of medevac.
The CP Operator is at the front end of the delivery of this operation. The role requires individuals who are suitably experienced and qualified in firearms and armored vehicle driving, they must be able to follow instructions clearly but also able to make command decisions on the spot in order to achieve the aims of the organization.
Provide Close Protection in accordance with SOPs for all clients as directed during Ops briefs or other “Quick Orders” briefs given by TL.
Safeguard all issued equipment in accordance with SOPs and ensure that any damages or deficiencies are brought to the attention of the chain of command without delay.
Conduct a daily check of weapons systems and ammunition issued and ensure that all weapons systems are properly secured at all times.
Maintain all personal issue equipment including vehicles, weapons, radios, etc in accordance with manufacturers’ instructions and first parade sheets, etc.
Ensure that arrival times on task are sufficiently early to attend to any last-minute delays or briefings.
Maintain a professional operational relationship with the clients.
Ensure that the Watchkeeper is kept informed at all times of all vehicle movements.
Be in possession of up to date code sheets/mapping and ensure that any loss of these sheets is reported to the Watchkeeper without delay.
Attend daily team intelligence updates and read Intelligence summary.
Maintain an acceptable level of physical fitness.
Attend all organized training sessions.
In addition to that to a normal CP operator, the Paramedic will be responsible for and provide immediate medical life support in case of incident or accident.
Execute any other medical tasks as deemed appropriate by the SPM/SOM/AEB Registered Nurse
To provide immediate emergency medical support to personnel under your responsibility.
If required liaise and arrange evacuation to the next level of medical care.
Provide a detailed handover of any patients/casualties to the next level of care.
Ensure all medical equipment and supplies are maintained, serviced, and in date.
Conduct the following management check in accordance with the returns and equipment check matrix (Annex A section 2)
Update medical venue assessments at the end of each mission
Weekly (Fri) 100% items check
Monthly (01-31 of the month) 100% equipment table check, submitted to the Opsman, Doctor and Medical Advisor.
Quarterly (once per rotation) 100% Opsman equipment and stores check.
Keep up to date with all professional qualifications, clinical guidelines, treatment advancements, and work within medical SOPs.
Conduct CP operations under the direction of the CPTL and OSM in compliance with the Host Nation’s rules and regulations, RM SOPs, contractual obligations, and all applicable EHS Safety Management Systems (SMS).
They will also provide immediate emergency medical support and will provide support in case of medevac
Assist the CPTL in gathering and analyzing information required for the planning, rehearsal, and safe execution of a CPT mission.
Liaise/meet with the client appropriately when instructed by the Opsman.
Report all incidents according to the Host Nation’s rules and regulations, RM SOPs, and contractual obligations.
Execute any other tasks commensurate to the CPO role as deemed appropriate by the Opsman
Undertaking any other direction or reasonable request given by appropriate Garda World Management team in accordance with GW Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines.