Close Protection Officer - Kabul

Employer: United Nations
Location: Afghanistan


• High school diploma or equivalent technical or vocational certificate.
• A valid driver’s license is required.
• UNDSS Close Protection Officer Certification (CPOC) is highly desirable (and will be expected for future advancement in this field).

• Completion of an international, national or commercial close protection training is desirable
• Recent (within two years) successful completion of an emergency trauma bag certification or equivalent of an first aid certification is desirable
• High standard of physical fitness is required.
• Training in martial arts and/or specialised security practices is an asset.

Work Experience
• A minimum of six years with high school diploma or equivalent of experience in the military, police or security management is required.

• A minimum five years of progressively responsible experience in close protection with a national, private or international security organization is required.
• At least one year of experience and exposure at the international level in a conflict or post conflict environment is required;
• Experience and proficiency in the use of close protection weapons, communications, surveillance equipment, and vehicles is required;

Desirable experience: close protection of one or more principals; static and mobile protection; close protection command post operations; close protection response techniques; conduct of close protection training.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.