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Guard Commander

Job Title: Guard Commander
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 762
Contact Name: Rahel Surchi
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Guard Commander with minimum of 10 years of experience for one of the international protective services clients to be based in Erbil.


  • Be a local national or local resident in Kurdistan or Iraq.
  • Speak the local language.
  • Possess English speaking/reading skill level S4/R4.
  • Supervising the guard force.
  • Preparing guard orders, deployment of guards and weekly scheduling.
  • Conducting regular inspections of guards and guard posts.
  • Investigating irregularities, maintain inventory reports.
  • Preparing reports and making recommendations regarding discipline and termination actions.
  • Overseeing the refresher training program to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
  • Overseeing guard program logistics including, e.g., explosive detection and x-ray equipment.
  • Acting as a point of contact with the COR and GTM on operational guard force matters.
  • Ensure all guards are properly uniformed, equipped and staffed per the exhibit Plan, coordinate and lead LGF during integrated training and emergency response drills.
  • Hold a current host-country driver’s license.
  • Complete the contract required supervisor course if applicable.
  • Complete and maintain firearms training and certification in accordance with local labor law and the requirements of this contract.


  • 10 years of relevant experience as Guard Commander.
  • Poly Technical School, National Diploma, or Secondary school.
  • Have experience in the military, police or guard force.
  • Have experience in leadership roles is required.

Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.