Job categories: Project Management
Vacancy code: VA/2020/B5001/19385
Department/office: NYSC, Peace and Security Cluster
Duty station: Mogadishu, Somalia
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-3
Duration: Three months
Application period: 14-Feb-2020 to 21-Feb-2020
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – PSC
Peace and Security Cluster
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. It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients. The Director is responsible for administering and providing 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.
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.
UNMAS as a component of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) provides explosive hazard management capacities, including mitigation, to AMISOM as part of a logistical support package. Non-lethal tactical advice and analysis are delivered by UNMAS technical advisors located in each AMISOM Sector Headquarters and at AMISOM Force Headquarters, who support AMISOM planning and operations. UNMAS support includes both enabling (“operate in spite of IEDs”) and response (“defeat the device”). As a component of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) UNMAS also supports the Federal Government of Somalia, including the Somali Police Force, Somali Explosive Management Authority and National Security Advisor.
Background Information – Job Specific
The consultant will be based in Mogadishu and aims to conduct capability needs assessment of the Somalia Security Forces to plan, implement and manage IED-TM operations in Somalia. The consultancy work also requires developing a response strategy for the identified existing shortfalls. The methodology for the assessment would involve both individual and organizational levels of capacity development for the SSF.
The consultant is expected to perform the following major tasks:
CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
*Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
*Expected reporting date 08 March 2020
The consultant will be reporting to the Project Manager, and he/she will be performing the following responsibilities:
The deliverables of the consultancy work are:
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization
Integrity and Inclusion
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Leading Self and Others
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
· Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of seven years of relevant experince; OR
· A First-level university degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of nine years of relevant experince; OR
· Secomdary/High School diploma or Military Experince with a minimum of thirteen years of relevant experince.
· Relevant experience is defined as experience in capacity development, project management, analysis, operational assessment or other related field in CIED or IED context;
· Experince in conducting training and preparying training needs analysis is desired;
· Experince in report writing is required.
· Fluency in English (speaking, writing and reading) is required.
· Improvised Explosive Device Disposal operator certification by an internationally recognized and accredited military or civilian institution is required;
· Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 (or equivalent) is required.
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