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U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard Shift Lead in the Regional Security Office

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U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard Shift Lead in the Regional Security Office

The U.S. Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Bodyguard Shift Lead in the Regional Security Office.

Opening Date : March 13, 2020
Closing Date : March 27, 2020
Open to : All interested candidates/ All Sources
Work Schedule : Full-time (40 hours/week)
SALARY : *Ordinarily Resident (OR) : CFA 8,824,957 p.a. (Starting Salary)
(Position Grade : FSN-06)



Serves as the Bodyguard (BG) Shift Lead (SL) and/or Agent In Charge (AIC) for the Protective Security Unit in the execution of protective security operations for the U.S. Ambassador/ Chief of Mission (COM), and other designated or visiting U.S. government officials as directed. Under the supervision of the Bodyguard Supervisor and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to US Embassy Ouagadougou in order to protect him/her from harm and embarrassment.


1. EDUCATION : Completion of high/secondary school is required. Host government Driver’s License to operate up to Sport Utility Vehicle is required.

2. EXPERIENCE : A minimum of four (4) years of experience as a commercial bodyguard, civilian or host government police or military is required.

3. LANGUAGE English level III (Good Working Knowledge) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required.
French level IV (Fluency) Reading/Writing/Speaking is required. These may be tested.

4. SKILLS AND ABILITIES : Ability to take initiative and show resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks. Ability to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals. Ability in leadership and interpersonal relations. Skill in safely operating an armored vehicle. Ability to work on a computer. Ability to work variable shifts, 24 hour on-call schedule. Ability to travel outside capital city on an as needed basis. Ability to administer emergency first aid and be qualified in AES/CPR.

Ability to be alert, exercise fast reflexes and active thinking, implement excellent observational skills, adaptation, take decisive. Actions and stay calm in dangerous situations. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to operate on a team. Skill in the use of a firearm. Ability to maintain physical fitness and endure frequent travel, long working hours in a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards. These may be tested.

5. JOB KNOWLEDGE : A thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training. Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergency driving procedures. Must be familiar with Burkinabe police services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations.

HOW TO APPLY : Applicants must complete the following application process to be considered :

• Create an account on the Electronic Recruitment Application (ERA) Website at
• Choose Announcement Number Ouaga-2020-016 Bodyguard Shift Lead and complete the online application.

• Upload any additional documentation that supports or addresses the requirements listed above (e.g. cover letter, degrees certificates, wok permits & SF 50 if applicable) into the Electronic Recruitment Application system.

Required Documents : Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application :

• Residency and/or Work Permit (If applicable)
• High/Secondary school diploma
• Driver’s License
• DD-214 - Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
• SF-50 (if applicable)
• Copies of Work attestations and Certificates.

What to Expect Next : Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via telephone calls and email.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION : The complete position description listing all of the duties and responsibilities may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at

Note :
• All Application must be made in English.
• All applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
• All applications must be for an open/advertised position.
• Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY : 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. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs. The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.

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