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Inspector (P-3) Inspectorate Division

The Hague (Netherlands)

  • Organization: OPCW - Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
  • Location: The Hague (Netherlands)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Non-Proliferation of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear weapons
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-12

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About Us


 



The Inspectorate Division is responsible for the efficient and effective deployment of inspection teams to both military and commercial facilities around the world, as required by the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). The Division maintains readiness to conduct Challenge Inspections and Investigations of Alleged Use, and to deploy the Rapid Response and Assistance Mission (RRAM) to Member States, as needed, in the event of a chemical incident.


 


General Information


  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term Professional
  • Grade
    P3

  • Total Salary (including post adjustment)
    USD 79,869
  • Closing Date
    12/12/2019


Responsibilities


Job Summary


Are you willing to support the effective operation of the Inspectorate Division and support the global ban on Chemical Weapons?


In this role, as Inspector, your principal function will be to support the operational planning and on-site execution of OPCW inspections under Articles VI, V and VI of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC).  Inspections will take place at the industrial facilities or the Chemical Weapons Destruction Facilities (CWDFs) of the 193 states parties to the CWC.  Inspections can vary in length from 48 hours to 48 days.


You will also support additional Inspectorate programmes, such as the outreach activities that are part of the International Cooperation and Assistance programmes.


To view the complete Job Descriptions of each Specialty, click below links: 


Analytical Chemist


Chemical Production Technologist


Chemical Weapons/Munitions Specialist


Advanced Health and Safety Specialist


 


Main Responsibilities


In your role you will be responsible for:



  • To assist in the mission preparations, by reviewing and analysing declarations, Facility Agreements (FA), relevant technical information relating to the designated inspection sites and by conducting additional relevant research.

  • To assist in preparation of Non-Routine Missions (NRMs), in accordance with the mission instruction issued by the Director General.

  • To function in roles assigned by a designated Inspection Team Leader and complete the tasks associated with these roles to ensure an efficient and orderly inspection.

  • To participate in and contribute to pre-inspection briefings site familiarisations and mission debriefings.

  • To assist the inspection team (IT) in meeting the requirements of the inspection mandate, in accordance with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and Quality System Documentation, as well as NRMs relevant policy documents and mission instructions.

  • To contribute to the preliminary findings and in finalising of the final inspection report, ensuring the accuracy of technical advice given and/or communicated to the Inspection Team Leader.

  • To raise any issues that may require further attention during inspections.

  • To maintain proficiency and meet the requirements of training activities to ensure retention and development of technical skills and knowledge, whether this is at headquarters or in other locations around the world. 


 


Specific responsibilities include:


Assistance and protection against CW, Challenge Inspection (CI), Investigation of Alleged Use (IAU), as well as participation in other OPCW NRMs:


 


- To maintain readiness for NRMs, by means of participation in any training and exercises, when scheduled.


- To assist the Inspection Team Leader in inspections carried out in accordance with Articles IX and X of the CWC or in accordance with decisions of the OPCW Policy Making Organs (PMO) or the OPCW Director General instructions. This will include activities already described above, but with an extra dimension because of the nature of the inspection and additional activities that might be included.


In this role, under the supervision of the HoC, you will also carry out other tasks in the Headquarters to support the effective operation and improvement of Inspectorate and other Divisions as designated by the HoC.


Please see Job Descriptions for Particular Speciality Responsibilities.


All candidates will have to undergo a special fitness test when recruited, including a three phase employment physical test to ensure an adequate fitness level and heat tolerance in order to wear respirators, and Fully Encapsulated Protective Ensemble.  Successful candidates may be asked to work in high-risk areas on a voluntary basis.


Qualifications and Experience


Education


You should have a relevant advanced university degree or equivalent in combination with a minimum of 5 years qualifying experience. A First level University degree in combination with relevant qualifying experience (minimum 7 years) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.


An advanced university degree or equivalent;


AC - in Analytical Chemistry or Chemistry, or relevant scientific discipline from a recognised institution.


CPT - in Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, or relevant scientific discipline from a recognised institution.


CWMS - in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from a recognised institution with background in the field of chemical weapons, chemical defence and/or munitions. For ammunition experts the lack of a degree may be off-set with relevant certified training (e.g. military) together with an extensive technical background in the field of chemical weapons.


AHSS -   in Health Sciences, or other closely related field from a recognised institution. The lack of a degree may be off-set with relevant certified training together with an extensive technical background.


Knowledge and Experience


Make sure you have;



AC: A minimum of five years of related experience with an advanced degree or seven years with a first level degree in a chemical laboratory within industry or a research institute (or military institute as alternative).
CPT: A minimum of five years of related experience with an advanced degree or seven years with a first level degree in chemical industry including chemical process operations, plant design, chemical process development, process safety evaluations and/or related technical functions (e.g. pharmaceutical or agrochemical industry, etc.).
CWMS:  A minimum of five years of related experience with an advanced degree or seven years with a first level degree with background in the field of chemical weapons, chemical defence and/or munitions. The lack of a degree may be off-set with other certified training (e.g. military) together with an extensive technical background in the field of chemical weapons and/or munitions, and a minimum of 11 years’ relevant experience.
HSS: A minimum of five years of relevant experience with an advanced degree or seven years with a first level degree or eleven years with an equivalent or specialized training such as a paramedic, physician’s assistant, professional nursing or health and safety technician. Only candidates with recent hands-on pre-hospital or remote clinical experience with current valid registration will be considered.


Skills and Competencies


You will be required to demonstrate throughout the selection process competence in the following areas:


Task oriented focus.
Good communication skills (especially factually oriented).
Results-driven, respects deadlines and have a pragmatic approach focused on realistic results.
Ability to adapt and develop to evolving circumstances and specialised situations.
Aligns work with a broader team/organisational goals.
Able to deal with complex issues and interpret procedures and guidelines in order to adapt them to cover complex situations.
Able to work in diverse environment and travel frequently.
Possesses good computer skills.
 


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.


Languages


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.


Additional Information


This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.



The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.



The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.



Only applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.



Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.




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