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Position titleSenior EOD/IEDD Instructor
Place of performanceBaghdad, Iraq
Apply by17/05/2018
Start date17/06/2018
Durationup to 9 months (@26days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in Any related field.
Sector experienceMinimum of 10 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience and/or minimum of 3 years of demonstrable relevant Training experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 5 year of experience in Middle East (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.
Overview of position
Our client was established in 1997, by the General Assembly, and as per the UN Policy on Mine Action and Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the United Nations system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."

Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Our client's main headquarters is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub -office in Geneva. They provide direct support and assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity and global technical advisors in the field of Improvised Explosive Devices and (IED) Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).

Our client's Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under - Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities.

Our client is supporting multiple layers of operations under the Iraq Strategic Plan which focuses on three main components:
1. Explosive Hazard Management.
2. Capacity Enhancement.
3. Risk Education.

The post of ‘Senior IED/EOD Instructor’ will support the delivery of the overall objectives of our client's Explosive Hazard Management and Capacity Enhancement component.
Role objectives
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, the Senior EOD/IEDD Instructor will be specifically responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:


Liaison with all relevant partners in regard to our client related training outputs.
Oversee and coordinate the implementation, execution and completion of all training packages scheduled to be delivered to the Iraqi police.
Ensure close and effective interaction and co-ordination with senior Iraqi police management in regards to the 1st responder and EOD/IEDD training.
Organize regular coordination meetings with stake holders at the regional level in regards to the development of EOD/IEDD training for the Iraqi police.

Planning & Tasking:

Coordinate, facilitate and prioritize all first responder and EOD/IEDD training activities relating to the Iraqi police.
Produce and maintain weekly and monthly work plans and QA events in consultation and agreement with the Head of Training.
Follow up on QA visits and make necessary changes to the training program when and where required.
Monitor and analyse the existing level of capacity demonstrated by the students and make recommendations for developing future training courses.
Provide advice to the Head of Training on requirements for different tools and
assets which could play significant role in the improvement of performance and productivity of the students on completion of their formal training course.

Training Delivery:

Development of all 1st responder and EOD/IEDD training packages to meet the requirements of the agreed training plan.
Delivery of the relevant training and mentoring packages to the Iraqi police in accordance with the agreed training plan.
Conduct theoretical and practical exercises relevant to the course of training.
Conduct theoretical and practical assessments relevant to the course of training.
Provide individual feedback to each student regarding their performance in both the theoretical and practical assessments undertaken during the course.
Delivery of a structured mentoring program for Iraqi police officers upon completion of the relevant course of instruction.
Ensure that all course material and individual student records are correctly updated and maintained and that all relevant data is appropriately secured.
Provide advice, support and assistance in the development, maintenance, revision and updating of national EOD/IEDD training documents and SOP’s.
Assist national partners in the development their accreditation process for 1st responder and EOD/IEDD training and specifically assist in establishing and maintaining an accreditation process for IEDD teams once they graduate.
Assist the Head of Training in identifying and listing specialist equipment which would be required for the delivery of future EOD/IEDD training events.
Assist the Head of Training in identifying potential suppliers of specialist EOD/IEDD equipment and who may be able to bid on future UN contracts.
Assist the Head of Training in the completion of the required submission documents ahead of the procurement of specialist EOD/IEDD equipment.

Project Reporting:

Establish a training database to track the individual progress of each student.
Ensure the timely and qualitative capture of all training activity and ensure dissemination of such data to the relevant national and international partners.
Monitor daily reports received from the organisations operating within the training environment and convey such information to the Head of Training
Project reporting
This role reports to the Capacity Enhancement Manager.
Key competenciesIntegrity and Inclusion
- Leading Self and Others
- Partnering
- Result Orientation
- Agility
- Solution Focused
- Effective
- Communication
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information
To be advised.