Closing date: 30 Jun 2017
Overview of CTG Global:
CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of position:
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 our client to implement a mine action programme in Mali.
The 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.
The Conflict Analyst Officer will be responsible for conducting an initial conflict and context analysis of the Mopti environment, placing greater emphasis on the secure communities in which UNMAS will implement project activities, as well as areas of a similar profile, which are insecure. This comparative analysis will point to areas of investigation, which could provide a better understanding of the extent to which project activities may contribute to post-implementation situational changes. This study will support other M&E and impact analysis activities planned for this project by providing critical baseline information. Pending funding and successful completion of this activity, the Conflict Analyst may be engaged to conduct a post-implementation study and impact analysis to determine how the situation may have changed due to UNMAS Mali intervention. S/he will also analyze the reasons for this impact and identify the related lessons. S/he will report to the Project Manager in charge of Protection of Civilians in Humanitarian Mine Action, working in close coordination with the Project team and Operation staff. Travel to and from Mopti will be following and within the UN security setup
S/he is responsible for the provision and implementation of the following main duties:
• Contribute to identification of two stable locations where UNMAS activities will be implemented, as well as two volatile areas of a similar profile for the purpose of comparison;
• Conduct an initial context and conflict analysis in all four locations;
• Propose a methodology to include data collection, data analysis and sampling methodology intended to evaluate Project impact;
• If necessary, for the purpose of the data collection process only, train and oversee Project staff supporting data collection process, and oversee data management to ensure integrity of information;
• Collect relevant data and information from UNMAS Mali project, the implementing partner, beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders in the Mopti region;
• Identify both internal and external factors that may influence activity implementation;
• Measure and assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of planned Project activities within the Mopti context;
• Perform any other task as directed by the Project Manager.
Produce and present clear findings and recommendations, in a written document, which can guide UNMAS and its implementing partner in successful activity implementation within Mali’s central region.
Teamwork – Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning and Organizing – Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Communication – Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Team management is not part of this role.
Minimum five (5) years of proven and applicable experience in conflict analysis and field research in Mali’s central region, with published findings, is required;
Minimum three (3) years of experience working with multinational or international organizations is required;
Minimum five (5) years of experience working in Mali’s central region is required.
Fluency in French (reading, writing, and speaking) is required;
Fluency in both Fulani and Bambara languages of the Mopti region is required – Knowledge of Dogon is desired. A