18 Dec 2017

Team Leader - Iraq

Employer: Constellis / Olive Group
Location :  Basrah , Iraq

Constellis is the leading provider of risk management and operational support services to government and commercial clients worldwide. From security, crisis response and training to logistics, life support, and technology services, we offer a wide range of capabilities to help clients operate safely and efficiently no matter where they are in the world.

Constellis combines the legacy capabilities and experience of ACADEMI, Triple Canopy, Olive Group, Edinburgh International, and Strategic Social and all of their affiliates. The consolidation of companies under the Constellis name allows our clients to rely on one single partner and project experience that spans the globe.

We leverage our operational excellence, comprehensive expertise, world-class facilities and global network of partners to quickly deliver tailored, cost-effective and innovative services to our clients. With more than 8,000 personnel, we recruit and retain the industry's most experienced and top-trained employees, most of whom are military or law enforcement veterans. As a result, we share a willingness to support complex operations in some of the world's most demanding locations.

We now invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for this role on an Olive Group project in Basra, Southern Iraq - would ideally suit those with Eastern European Background with no notice to serve / available to deploy immediately upon receipt of visa.

MONTHLY RATE: Contractor will be reimbursed a competitive day rate to be communicated on offer email.

ROTATION: rotation to be confirmed at point of hire/when allocated to specific project however candidates need to be flexible and will be driven by operational requirement, all subject to operational necessity.

OLIVE GROUP will provide the Contractor with accommodation, food and insurances whilst you are deployed.


The role of the Team Leader is to manage and administer such personnel and resources as may be assigned to a particular team in the context of the contract between the Company and its client such that the contracted service is provided safely, reliably, on budget and in accordance with policies, procedures and standards made known to the Team Leader.

The Team Leader supervises the performance of a team of personal security detail ("PSD") in a hostile environment. This requires the Team Leader to take full responsibility for the operational preparation, rotational staffing and leadership of a PSD team that may include Expatriate, Local National ("LN") and Third Country National ("TCN") personnel.

The Team Leader will have sufficient experience of command and control of security operations in remote and hostile environments to be able to achieve the mission, which is to fulfil the terms of the Olive Group contract with its Client. This will require complete responsibility for assigned personnel, equipment, for associated governance and for effective client liaison.

Minimum of 5 years' service in a regular army, reaching a minimum rank of section commander and with at least 2 years in that position.
Satisfactory completion of a recognised Close Protection course
Satisfactory completion of a criminal record check within the recent 12 months
Previous operational experience relevant to the region
Previous operational experience in a high threat environment
Previous operational experience in the Client's sector (e.g. Oil & Gas) is preferred


Completion of a Medical (self) Declaration and Medical Examination is required, which must show current or pre-existing conditions that might cause personal accident insurers to refuse cover or reject claims under the Personal Accident or Emergency Repatriation policies.

Service with Olive Group involves demanding work in high temperatures and remote locations and will include wearing of Personal Protection Equipment and some heavy lifting, which may include the lifting and carriage of an injured colleague. Running and rapid physical motion may be required for personal safety. Personnel will be required to use a weapon, and to hear and respond to verbal instructions and at times may be exposed to loud noises. Equipment typically carried all day every day amounts to approximately 16kg.

Please note: any Information provided shall be used by OLIVE GROUP to evaluate your qualifications for engaging as a contractor.

Presentation of falsified credentials or false statements can lead to termination of any engagement (or future engagement) with the company.