C-IED Training Officer , Africa

Employer: UNOPS
Location: Bamako Mali

Duration4 months, renewable
Closing: 16-Oct-2015

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners.

The Cluster is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.

It is headed by the Cluster Director who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Cluster on behalf of its clients.

Background Information - Mali Programme
There is a problem of weapons and explosive contamination in Mali, following historical and recent conflict. There is clear evidence of the presence of landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO), improvised explosive devices (IED) and insecure stockpiles of weapons and ammunition (abandoned or neglected). There were more than 130 recorded victims of UXO since 2012.

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was established under Security Council Resolution 2100 and the mandate further developed under resolution 2164. . In accordance with these mandates, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has engaged UNOPS to implement a mine action programme in Mali.

The UNMAS-UNOPS mine action programme is seeking to:
Reduce the explosive threat to AFISMA/MINUSMA and United Nations personnel;
Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats;Improve the protection of civilians.

Functional Responsibilities
The inclumbent of this post will be reporting to the Project Manager for UNMAS' support to MINUSMA and will act as the training focal point for the project, and be responsible for the following functions:
Design and develop extensive training needs assessment for targeted MINUSMA community and facilitate tailoring of activities.
Develop and document Counter-Improvised Explosive Devices (C-IED) Training Management Packages in the field of C-IED awareness, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Search, Weapons Intelligence and C-IED staff procedures;
Develop C-IED training aides and documentation;
Liaise with MINUSMA on training related matters;
Represent UNMAS in C -IED training matters at the field level;
Assess the validity of the training in regards of the needs of MINUSMA and current risks and threats;
Assess and recommend new training requirements with regards to prevention and mitigation measures through the introduction of new tactics, technology, equipment, materials, and processes and in accordance with the threat;
Provide training recommendations at operational, tactical and technical levels;
Identify lessons and document the lessons learned;
Assist the C-IED planning officer from a training perspective;
Liaise with Operations as regards training and the implementation of the training plan;
Identify risks and opportunities in regards to the training plans;
Propose and design corrective actions as regards C-IED training plan;
Assist the establishment, including developing operational standard operational procedures (SOPs), for prevention and mitigation measures;
Assist the development and implementation of local technical solutions, identifying shortfalls, and timeframes for prevention and mitigation measures;
Implement any other task requested by the project manager.
Perform other related duties as required.

Professionalism: is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

Planning and organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.

Accountability: Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards.

Commitment to continuous learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession.

Judgement and decision making: Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in related field relevant to C-IED Training with at least five (5) years of experience. First Level University Degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) in related field relevant to C-IED Training with 7 years of experience; or Military experience at Officer level (or equivalent) with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.

At least three (3) years of experience in the field of Minitary /Defence C-IED.
At least 2 years of experience in the field of C-IED training is required.
Professional certificate in EOD, Military search, Weapons Intelligence Team Course and C-IED desired.
Fluent French and intermediate level in English required.

Additional Considerations
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA 2
Contract duration: 4 months renewable

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