Oct 17, 2015

Counter IED Specialist (Fluency in French and English) , Mali

Employer: UN Office for Project Services
Location: Mali
Closing date: 19 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
Under the supervision of the Project Manager for UNMAS support to MINUSMA the CIED Analyst will act as the knowledge-management focal point for the project. He/she will be responsible for the following functions:
Liaison between UNMAS HQ, specific programmes and key stakeholders in country;
Collation, verification, processing and organization of raw IED-related data, including evaluating the reliability of sources and credibility of information;
Analysis of situations and entities of operational, or tactical importance, and, with appropriate statements of probability, the future actions in those situations and by those entities;
Identifying current trends, and potential hot spots;
Production of threat assessments based on known data,
Development and implementation of local technical solutions, identifying shortfalls, and time frames for prevention and mitigation measures;
Liaison with appropriate in-country agencies to facilitate information sharing;
Provide briefings and presentations of analytical findings and conclusions;
Continually assessing the operational situation for areas of improvement in efficiency, effectiveness and safety within the local C-IED threat;
Document plans and processes;
Identify continuous improvements and lessons learned;
Identify risks and plan risk mitigation strategies and report on the progress of deployment activities in writing and orally to UNMAS HQ NY;
Review and promulgate all IED and WIT reports;
Review and promulgate all UNMAS produced CIED related documentation to include weekly/monthly statistics, presentations and reports;
Maintain master CIED hard drive database;
Implement any other tasks requested by the Project Manager.
Perform other related duties as required.

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

Communication: speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

Teamwork: works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.

Judgement/decision making: checks assumptions against facts.

Creativity: actively seeks to improve programmes or services.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in related field relevant to C-IED Analysis with five (5) years of experience; or First Level University Degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) in related field relevant to C-IED Analysis with seven (7) years of experience; or Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) at the Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) or Officer level (or equivalent) with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.
Professional certificate in EOD and Weapons Intelligence Team Course desired.
Professional certification in intelligence or threat analysis for example Security Analysis Practice and Process (SAPP) or national military intelligence certification is desirable.
Minimum 5 years of experience in performing information analysis for the purpose of producing situational reports and/ or threat analysis reports.
Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of C-IED.
Fluency in both French and English is required.