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VAC-6345 Regional Management of Mine Action Capacities Officer (RMMACO)

Juba (South Sudan)

  • Organization: CTG - Committed To Good
  • Location: Juba (South Sudan)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-31

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Job description

CTG overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements. In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Work routine:

  • 9 weeks on 3 weeks off (paid).

Remuneration:

  • $11,500 per calendar month plus economy class travel for scheduled leave flight.

Overview:

  • The RMMAC Officer will be responsible for the administration & management of the work in support of activities related to operations, quality management in mine action & capacity development including landmine / Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) threat analysis & operational planning.

Role objectives

S / he is responsible for the provision & implementation of the following main duties:

  • Ensure on behalf of UNMAS that all mine action activities are conducted in accordance with the National Technical Standard Guidelines (NTSG) & the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) & company SOPs. 

  • Directly reporting to UNMAS Chief of Operations, Deputy Chief of Operations & Contract Coordination Officer.

  • In line with delegation of responsibilities, provide timely technical support & guidance to a Field Coordinator & sub office s / he has been assigned to. 

  • Responsible for overseeing the operations conducted by UNMAS implementing partners that s / he has been assigned to, as well as for their activities in respective Area of Responsibility (AOR).

  • Ensure administrative responsibilities that s / he has been assigned to, such as operational trackers, are timely completed & accurate. 

  • Responsible to monitor activities of other mine action partners (NGOs) s / he has been assigned to, to assure they remain NTSG compliant & provide coordination or support if requested, in case of security incidents or Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC).

  • Where applicable, in Filed Coordinator’s absence, provide coverage for the respective sub office & act as UNMAS focal point, responsible for liaison with & support to any relevant UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) department, humanitarian agencies & other parties. 

  • Where applicable, conduct periodic operational visits to the respective sub office, making the best effort to visit all teams in the AOR.

  • Monitor security situation & conduct risk assessments when required, report to UNMAS Operations Management & where applicable, advise respective Filed Coordinator. 

  • Based on an agreed work plan & emerging priorities, conduct operational tasking for the teams contracted by UNMAS & ensure operational activities are in line with Implementation Plans (IPs) & operational efficiency is maintained throughout process.

  • In conjunction with UNMAS operations management plan & conduct monitoring of training, accreditations & external monitoring of operational activities, task completions & any other activities as part of QM process.

  • Conduct analysis of implementing partner’s performance & reported outputs, including monitoring & evaluation of UNMAS implementing partner’s Daily Progress Reports (DPR), UXO / survey reports, demolition plans & similar formal reporting. 

  • Keep abreast of NTSGs, IMAS & the SOPs of all UNMAS implementing partners working in South Sudan, but also with task specific implementation plans.

  • Where applicable, work with respective Field Coordinator & adequately respond to a range of logistical & support activities in their respective AORs. This involves, periodic logistical checks, implementing partner’s Minimum Equipment List (MEL) checks, fill in & approval of Movement of Personnel (MOP) documents, Cargo Movement Request (CMR) documents, submission of Logistics Requests & similar.

  • Where applicable, attend any relevant UN & humanitarian meetings.

  • Ensure any feedback from respective Field Coordinators related to support to the UN mission is conducted as priority. Such requests may relate to providing Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) to the UN staff & humanitarian personnel, conducting various clearance activities in support of UN, joint patrols with UN troops, management of destruction of UN Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) unserviceable ammunition (the list is not exhaustive).  

  • Ensure any relevant daily, weekly & ad hoc reporting is submitted to UNMAS on time. 

  • Ensure consistent effort is applied on capacity development of the CTG & UNMAS national staff as well as relevant National Mine Action Authority (NMAA) personnel, as required by UNMAS.

  • Participate in any board of inquiry to investigate any incident or accident to which assigned.

  • Perform other tasks as directed by the UNMAS Operational Management.

Project reporting

This role reports to the Project Manager.

Key competencies
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in mine action operations management & a high school diploma is required, this experience can be within the fields of commercial mine action, or humanitarian mine action & must include experience with landmine clearance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) & Battle Area Clearance.

  • Specific competencies in any related field such as application of ground penetrating radar detection systems in conventional landmine clearance, linear clearance drills, mechanical clearance, Mine Detection Dogs (MDD), alternate disposal techniques such as pyrotechnic torches or disruptors will be considered additional quality & suitability for the position.

  • Experience in working in volatile or immediate post conflict environments is desired.

  • Knowledge of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) is required.

  • Experience in capacity building is desired.

  • Experience with training foreign nationals in mine clearance or EOD techniques is desired.

  • Experience with the QA & QC processes regarding humanitarian mine action desired.

  • Experience in conducting security analysis & risk assessments is desired.

  • Knowledge of the UN system & UNOPS procedures is desired.

  • Computer literacy, experience of using MS Office & IMSMA is desired.

  • Minimum Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3 (or equivalent) is required.

  • Any other relevant certifications will be considered additional quality & suitability for the position.

  • Experience as manager in mine action, in the field of conventional landmine clearance, BAC & EOD.

  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant mine action experience.

  • Experience working in Africa is desirable.

  • Fluency in English (reading, report writing, speaking) is required.

Team management

This role has no team management responsibility.

Further information

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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