Website Garda World

Position: Operations Room Watch-keeper/HSE Champion

Job Type: Contractor (GW Consulting Middle East Limited)
Location: Baghdad, Iraq
Start Date: 12th July 2015 – subject to successful Iraq visa application /future confirmation & successful induction.
Daily rate: GW offers a competitive daily rate to all personnel (Contractor only paid whilst on-duty)
Rotation: 6 weeks on 6 weeks off
Candidates need to be flexible and will be driven by operational requirement.

Job Duties

  • Provide Watchkeeper duties in a busy Operations Room
  • Coordinate all communications traffic for the guard force, the static guards and all Client Mission staff when deployed on the ground.
  • Coordinate the deployment of Quick Reaction Force and others medical assets in response to an incident.
  • Provide administration support for HQ teams and Operations Managers as required.
  • Liaison point for employees/consultants in which to raise any HSE concerns or in which to discuss current
  • HSE systems and suggest improvements.
  • Involved in bi-monthly calls as a minimum with the Senior Manager, HSE and other regional champions in
  • which to discuss and raise HSE matters. This will allow the HSE Champion to cascade information down to regional projects.
  • Liaison with the Senior Manager, HSE on the HSE management system, country and project requirements in which to ensure that support is offered to the project.
  • Perform local checks and enquiries to ensure HSE Management system is being conducted
  • Completion of the internal Self-Assessment audits as required and directed by the Senior Manager HSE
  • Involved in the regional quarterly HSE meetings in which to ensure participation and consultation is undertaken with the workforce.
  • Delivery of local level training as and when required, Assist with toolbox talk delivery and specific HSE training in accordance with the HSE Management System

 Hiring Criteria


  • Minimum junior Non Commissioned Officer or equivalent (command troop corporal, or signaller);
  • Fully conversant with operations room procedures with a good understanding of radio voice procedure
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of relevant and best communications practice
  • Competence with Microsoft OS and Office packages
  • Ability to manage multi tasks whilst retaining clear objectives and focus
  • Technical ability to fault find and repair comms issues on HF and VHF equipment
  • English proficiency (written and oral);
  • Conversant with Iridium, Thuraya and GPS systems
  • Background knowledge in Health, Safety and Environment
  • Qualifications in Health and Safety and/or Environment – IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent as minimum
  • Clear criminal record for last 10 years;
  • Ability to operate well under pressure

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