CPO for EU Delegation West Bank & Gaza

Middle East
Close Protection
Display Salary:
To be confirmed
01 Feb 2021
Vacancy Type:
Job Description

EU national Armed Close Protection Officer (CPO) within a team of armed EU national personnel charged with the protection of the EU Representative delegation to the West Bank and Gaza Strip, located within Jerusalem Israel.

1 position available with next deployment mid-November 2021.

Profile and specific requirements

  • Must have proven experience in the field of Close Protection Services in an international or foreign environment, diplomatic mission or representations of international organizations attested by reference letters from current and/or former employers.
  • Must have proven experience in working in a Close Protection Team of minimum 15 persons.
  • 5 years military or police experience.
  • Proven knowledge of radio equipment and operational procedures.
  • Weapons qualifications and proven knowledge of weapons and related equipment (pistols & assault rifles) as well as operational procedures for weapons.
  • Proven knowledge of Rules of Engagement, Standard Operating Procedures and Specific Operating Procedures linked to the use of weapons. 
  • English language level according to, at least, level C2 as defined in the standards available at http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/resources/european-language-levelscefr;
  • IT-literate in Word and Excel.
  • Valid clean criminal record certificate.
  • Valid clear medical and psychological test.
  • Valid driving license category C1 or C; and Civilian Armoured Vehicle Driving Course certificate.
  • Valid Certificate in First Aid, Basic Life Support Level.
  • Knowledge of Arabic will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Hebrew will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the country's security environment will be an asset.
  • Knowledge in firefighting will be an asset.
  • Skills in unarmed combat will be an asset.
  • Skills in tactical medical care will be an asset.

Further information:

  • Accommodation is provided.
  • Interviews with potential candidates will be conducted by video.

Please do not apply if you are a UK national.


Specific requirements:

  • Must be EU national.
  • Must be under 182cm tall due to vehicle restrictions.
  • Proven experience in an international hostile environment of at least 4 years.
  • Previous experience in close protection services.

The following documents MUST be uploaded onto your Minimal Risk profile to be considered:

  • Up to date CV
  • EU Driving Licence - (Must have category C or C1 and be in date)
  • Certificate to show training/certification of driving civilian armoured vehicles (B6).
  • Close Protection Certificate showing dates of course undertaken.
  • Medical qualification certificate (must be in date)
  • Weapons qualification/certificate (within last 12 months)
  • Military Service record
  • Criminal Record Check (within 6 months)
  • Most recent employer work references
  • These certificates are required by the EU vetting process.