Deadline:May 18, 2017
The IED Mitigation Training Officer will work under the supervision of the Project Manager for UNMAS support to MINUSMA. He/she will act as the training focal point for the project. He/she will be the focal point for all operational, tactical and technical training provided to MINUSMA personnel in the field of IED Mitigation and be responsible for the following functions:
On behalf of the Project Manager, ensure the engagement with MINUSMA HQ on all IED Mitigation related training matters;
Ensure the engagement with the beneficiaries to include the military and police units and subsequently design and develop extensive training needs assessment for targeted MINUSMA community and facilitate tailoring of activities;
Within the scope of UNMAS Programme strategy, develop a coherent training strategy;
Develop and maintain a Common Operational Picture of training provided to MINUSMA, identifying and prioritizing training needs.
Liaise with the UNMAS Program Training Joint Operation Center as regards training and the implementation of the training plan;
Liaise with the other UNMAS Program projects as regards training;
Support the analysis of the impact of the training delivery;
Assess the validity of the training in regards to the needs of MINUSMA and current risks and threats;
Define the resource required to implement the training objectives and assist the project manager in the procurement of training equipment and services;
Ensure that the training outputs are effectively delivered;
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 and risks;
Provide training recommendations at operational, tactical and technical levels;
Identify lessons and document the lessons learned;
Advise the project planning officer from a training perspective;
Advise the project team in developing operational and tactical procedures;
Develop related training aids and documentation;
Identify risks and opportunities in regards to the training plans;
Propose and design corrective actions as regards IED Mitigation training plan;
Advise in the establishment, including developing operational standard operational procedures (SOPs), for prevention and mitigation measures;
Advise in the development and implementation of local technical solutions, identifying shortfalls, and timeframes for prevention and mitigation measures;
Prepare and present training briefings and presentations.
Implement any other task requested by the Project Manager. Perform other related duties as required.
Judgment/Decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.
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.
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.
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 decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep; informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in any relevant field
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with an additional two (2) years of relevant experience in the military may be accepted in lieu of an advanced University Degree
High/secondary school Diploma with six (6) years of relevant experience in the military up to Officer level may be accepted in lieu of an advanced University Degree
A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in the military/defense sector is required, of which a minimum three (3) years of working experience in delivering IED mitigation activities (including training and operational deployment)
4 years of experience as Staff Officer or equivalent, preferably within military operations is required
Certificate in one of the following fields is required: EOD, EOD staff officer, C-IED staff officer, Military Search Advisor or Coordinator or equivalent
1 year IED Mitigation operational experience, as part of a military or police deployment, is required
1 year experience designing or managing training is required
Experience working in a French-speaking environment is desired
Understanding of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) is desired
UN experience, with preference for peacekeeping experience, is desired
Experience in the development of operational and tactical documentation is desired
High level of computer literacy, in particular experience of using MS Office is desired
Fluency in oral, spoken and written English is required.
Intermediate level in oral, spoken and written French is desired.
Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA-3 (ICS-11)
Contract duration: 12 Months, renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds
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Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
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.
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