U.S. Embassy in Nigeria Bodyguard Jobs

U.S. Embassy in Nigeria Bodyguard Jobs


  • Incumbent serves as a Bodyguard (BG) 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.
  • The BG is under the supervision of the BG Supervisor and managed by the Regional Security Officer (RSO) to the U.S. Embassy Abuja and provides protection against harm and embarrassment.

    Qualifications and Evaluations


    A minimum of three (3) years of experience as a commercial bodyguard (BG), civilian or host government police or military is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE: A thorough knowledge of defense measures to be used in the event of a personal or terrorist attack, such as that learned in the military or law enforcement training is required. Knowledge in medical, fire, hostile attack, defensive and emergency driving procedures is required.
  • Must be familiar with Nigeria's Police Services, military, security and other government offices to ensure effective liaison and to facilitate effective protective operations including advance and motorcade operations.
  • Good working computer skills are required.
  • Education Requirements:
  • Completion of high/secondary school is required.


  • This may be tested. Applicant MUST address ALL language proficiency requirement to be considered.

    LANGUAGE: Limited knowledge reading/writing/speaking English is required. Limited knowledge reading/writing/speaking any of the three major languages (Ibo, Hausa and Yoruba) is required.


  • Must have initiative and resourcefulness in accomplishing tasks.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with people of other cultures to obtain cooperation and reach common goals.
  • Possesses good leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have valid Nigeria driver's license. Must be able to demonstrate judgment and basic safe driving
    skills in both oral and practical examination. Should be able to operate an armored vehicle and pass the defensive driving training.
  • Must be able to work variable shifts, 24 hour on-call schedule, and able to travel outside capital city on an as needed basis.
  • Proficient in first aid and use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator)
  • Must have fast reflexes, active thinking, excellent observational skills, adaptation, take decisive actions, stay calm in dangerous situations, teamwork, communication skills, etc. and have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must be physically fit and be able to endure frequent travel, long working hours, and a stressful working environment while maintaining the above standards.

    For more information and application details see;U.S. Embassy in Nigeria Bodyguard Jobs

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