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Vacancy id VAC-9567
Job title VAC-9567 Close Protection Officer – Somalia
Location Mogadishu
Apply by 30-Apr-2023
Start date 01-Jun-2023
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Certificate in Firearms (essential).
Certificate in Safe Driver Armoured Vehicle (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 5 years year/s of demonstrable relevant Military experience (essential).
Geographical experience Minimum of 2 years year/s of experience in Somalia (desirable).
Minimum of 2 years year/s of experience in Afghanistan (desirable).
Languages Fluent in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

Working under the direction of the Country Operations Manager you will be responsible for client close protection on mobile security tasks; at venues, and when static in the project base camp compound. Furthermore, you will ensure that clients are briefed to a degree of detail appropriate to the mission. For routine movements, a bonnet brief may be adequate, but for more complex missions a detailed operations order is to be prepared and archived. You are also responsible for briefing and controlling Somali security team members on mission. You will also mentor and supervise them in training and in the conduct of all their duties to ensure optimum levels of performance. 

Role objectives Specific task requirements will be given in detail in SOPs, however, primary duties are, but not exclusive to, as follows:

Provide effective close protection to the Client at all times including mobile security tasks, when deployed on the ground at venues, and while static at the project main base camp compound. 

Ensuring the smooth and effective operational running of PSD (Protective Security Detail).

Ensure Client and security team are briefed in appropriate detail prior to every mission, preparing and archiving operations orders as required.

Maintain operational oversight and control of all checks and planning requirements pertaining to quality and auditing.

Following guidance from the project Operations Manager, maintain responsibility for the delivery of all monthly training requirements and the maintenance of auditable training records. 

Ensure all team equipment, weapons and vehicles are clean, serviceable, and compliant.

Ensure the Client and team are kept fully briefed on all matters operational, situational, and logistical, while also being aware of team welfare and personal matters. 

Have a full understanding of Hart-Nationwide policies and procedures, the contract statement of work, and be conversant with Client company procedures.

Produce clear written operations orders and reports when required.

Contribute to collection and collation of intelligence related information as directed to help inform the weekly project intelligence report.

Conduct comprehensive hand-over of responsibilities during in/out leave rotations. 

Remain client always focussed and professional.

Project reporting You are to produce the following reports:

Daily flap sheet/journey management plan and client brief before operations deployment.

Operations orders for non-routine missions.

Team and weapons records.

Pass on check sheets during handovers.

Weekly equipment checks sheets.

Monthly training records.

Monthly fuel records.

Venue recce reports as required. 

Incident reports as required.

Key competencies

Hostile Environment Close Protection trained and certified by a recognized authorizing body

In date Medic qualification – at minimum trauma first aid medic FPOS-I.

Navigation and map reading, the use of GPS tracking systems and communications equipment.

Valid driving licence.

Well-developed English oral and written skills.

Ability to think under pressure and guide a team.

Computer literate with knowledge of MS Office applications.

Effective time-management skills.

High level of interpersonal and client facing skills.

Knowledge of Somali, Swahili, and Arabic language desirable.

Team management

Be aware of business development opportunities and positively always promote Hart-Nationwide and other Chelsea Group companies.

To carry out ad-hoc duties when required.

To carry out any other tasks in line with key business objectives as stipulated by line managers. 

Further information

At least 5 years military experience

At least 2 years’ experience in a leadership Close Protection capacity gained in the commercial sector within a hostile environment. 

Active experience in the use of firearms, specifically pistol, AK 47 rifle and PKM.

Capable and safe driver of heavy armoured four-wheel drive vehicles. 

Recent commercial security experience in Somalia, Iraq, or Afghanistan.

Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.
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