Aug 24, 2015

Convoy Planning Advisor (MilitaryPolice Experience Required) , Mali

Location: Kidal ,Mali

Closing date: 31 Aug 2015
Contract Duration 4 months
Starting Date ASAP

Overview Of The Position:
General Functions:

Support the SHQ in the planning and preparation of operations (convoys and patrols), including balancing the Force requirements with the best means of IED threat mitigation (configuration, duration, timing, prioritization, resources);
Support the SHQ in field studies (Intelligence Preparation of the Environment) to inform on the evolution of IED threats;
Bring practical experience in convoy and escort planning in IED threat environments, including adapting to mitigate threats as they evolve;
Support the SHQ in the process of reporting and lessons learned.
Other tasks as directed by the Project Manager and Chief of Operations.

Essential Experience:

Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or a First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience is required; or Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) at the Officer level or Warrant Officer/Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) with a
minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience as HQ Staff Officer;
Staff College awarded or with equivalent experience at HQ level;
Mandatory operational experience in IED threat environment(s); experience in Africa desirable
Desirable knowledge in CIED
Proven experience of Quality Management processes is an advantage.

French native speaker and working level knowledge of English working skills.

Other skills:
Demonstrated capability of operational planning and rapid decision-making (with little margin of error), under conditions of extreme stress.
High standard of physical fitness.
Internationally recognized driving license
Knowledge of UN systems and UNOPS procedures as desirable
Computer literacy, in particular the use of MS Office

Key Competences
Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Planning & Organization – Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
Judgment– Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision making skills.
Communications– Strong spoken and written communication skills.
Problem Solving – Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues.
Professionalism– Professionalism: sound knowledge of, and exposure to, administrative and financial management issues

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail to

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.