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Announcement Number: Nairobi-2021-039

Hiring Agency: Embassy Nairobi

Position Title: Bodyguard Coordinator - All Interested Applicants

Open Period: 04/06/2021 - 04/19/2021

The U.S. Mission in Nairobi is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard Coordinator in the Regional Security Office (RSO).


Serves as the Bodyguard Coordinator for the Security Unit of the host government protective unit in the execution of protective security (i.e. Bodyguard) operations for the U.S. Ambassador/Chief of Mission, and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed. Serves within any capacity of the Bodyguards Unit, providing close protection and site advance services to the U.S. Chief of Mission (COM) to the U.S. Embassy Nairobi in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.


Completion of Secondary School

Level IV English (fluent, reading/writing/speaking) is required (this may be tested) and Level IV Kiswahili (good working knowledge of reading/writing/speaking) is required.

More Details on Experience

A minimum of four (4) years as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or host government police or military including up to six months as a supervisor.


Thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a terrorist attack such as that learned in military or law enforcement training.

Knowledge of medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive, and emergency driving procedures.

Must be familiar with Kenya Police services, military, security, and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance motorcade operations.

More Details on Skills

Able leadership and interpersonal relationship, to work on a computer, work on variable shifts, 24 hours on-call schedule, travel out of the capital city on an as need basis, administer emergency first aid and be qualified ABS/CPR, communicate effectively orally and in writing, operate a team, use a firearm, maintain physical fitness, endure frequent travel, long working hours in a stressful work environment.

Terms And Conditions

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Mission provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Interested candidates submit applications through the link before 19th April 2021