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Operations Specialist - EOD Equipment Mechanic


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Gao
  • Grade: Mid level - IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Technology, Electronics and Mechanics
  • Closing Date: Closed
Job categories Demining
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5026/25682
Level ICS-10
Department/office NYPO, PSC, Mali Project Unit
Duty station Gao, Mali
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open ended subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 22-Mar-2023 to 10-Apr-2023
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

On behalf of Support to MINUSMA Project and under the overall management of the UNMAS Deputy Chief of Operations, Operations Specialist – EOD Equipment Mechanic will be working within the UNMAS Mali Joint Operations Centre and will be responsible for the maintenance, management and local repair of all UNMAS EOD and IEDD specialist equipment, distributed to MINUSMA TCCs.   

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Manage, maintain and repair Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) 

  • Manage, maintain and repair Metal Detector and Dual Purpose Ground Penetrating Radar and Metal Detector

  • Manage maintain and repair X-Ray

  • Manage and maintain EOD Equipment

They will perform the following functions in relation to this equipment:

  • Perform electronic fault finding.

  • Perform second line repair.

  • Liaise with equipment manufacturer to solve equipment issues and provide technical feedback.

  • In close liaison with UNMAS Mali Support Services, manage local asset register detailing locations and serviceability of all EOD equipment within the UNMAS Program.

  • Manage the inventory of spare parts for EOD equipment including submitting requisitions for spares. 

  • Procure parts and equipment.

  • Advise users on maintenance issues.

  • Carry out ROV maintenance training for users.

  • Produce a weekly summary report of equipment states.

  • Introduce maintenance management and care schedules

  • Liaise with Operations and Support Services on all EOD equipment.

  • ManageEquipment Fault Reports raised by users.

  • Manage and husbandry of all other EOD related equipment.

  • Replace the ECM Technician when needed.

  • Any other tasks as indicated by the UNMAS Chief of Operations.

"Qualified Female Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply"

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education:
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with 5 years of relevant experience; or

  • First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with 7 years of relevant experience; or

  • Technical professional diploma or equivalent in Electronics with 9 years of relevant experience is required.

b. Work Experience:
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Repair and maintenance of ROV (Remote Operations Vehicles), electronic equipment.

c. Language:
  • Fluent in English (read, write and speak) is required 

  • Intermediate French (read, write and speak) is  desired

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