National Liaison Officer IMO
Working in close collaboration with the Project Manager, DCoC and the Project Officer, Training, Port Security Project, and under the supervision of the Programme Manager, Global Maritime Security Programme, and overall supervision of the Head, Maritime Security, the incumbent will carry out a variety of duties to support Namibia in planning for and implementing activities under the EU-funded project on Port Security and Safety of Navigation in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean. The incumbent will also support in monitoring and evaluation of the project activities both from a substantive and administrative standpoint.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working in close collaboration with the Project Manager, DCoC and the Project Officer, Training, Port Security Project, and under the supervision of the Programme Manager, Global Maritime Security Programme, and overall supervision of the Head, Maritime Security, the incumbent will:
- Act as IMO Focal Point for day-to-day liaison with Government Ministries and Agencies, industry and academia for the EU-funded project on Port Security and Safety of Navigation in Namibia.
- Assist the Maritime Security Section with the day-to-day management of programme activities related to project activities in Namibia.
- Contribute to the planning and implementation of project activities in Namibia.
- Provide support to monitoring the programme implementation against the programme work plan and indicators, including the preparation of periodic programme activity, progress and status reports (including performance and evaluation reports) as stipulated in the programme document and relevant grant agreements.
- Identify problems related to programme implementation and recommending corrective strategies and actions.
- Assist in organizing programme evaluation in line with IMO policy and procedures and as per the agreed programme document and relevant grant agreements.
- Carry out basic research on selected aspects of the programme, operations and related activities, which includes collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
- Accompany IMO staff and/or experts in local field missions, by providing substantive and administrative support and data collection.
- Raise any issues that could impact on project delivery with the Project Manager (Djibouti Code of Conduct) in a timely manner and make recommendations as to how these issues could be addressed.
- Represent IMO as a member of the Project team, proactively providing expert input into discussions and helping to keep the project on track for delivery.
- Represent IMO in meetings with Namibia Government officials, industry and academia, actively contributing and helping to steer meetings towards a successful outcome and producing accurate meeting notes in a timely manner.
- Perform any other duties as required for the efficient delivery of the Project.
- Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches to maritime safety and Security.
- Has ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
- Has excellent drafting, analytical and administration skills.
- Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
- High degree of initiative, accuracy and attention to detail; ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
- Thoroughness and good attention to detail in all responsibilities, ensuring accuracy in delivery and implementation.
- Ability to adapt to a broad range of tasks and work under pressure to tight deadlines or at short notice.
- Ability to interact harmoniously with staff at all levels and to work effectively in a team, within an international environment.
Required Skills and Experience
At least 5 years’ experience in government maritime Administration.
University level degree.
A perfect command of written and spoken English.
Advanced drafting skills, including the ability to draft original material and to edit the contributions of others. Advanced research skills, including the ability to assimilate large and complex government policy documents. Proficient in the use of MS Word. Some project management skills are desirable.
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. IMO seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
IMO will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.
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