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Position titleOperations Officer
Place of performanceMogadishu, Somalia
Start date15/04/2018
Durationup to 3 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in With a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience is an advantage. and/or Master's degree in With a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
Sector experienceMinimum of 11 years of demonstrable relevant Military experience and/or minimum of years of demonstrable relevant Diplomacy experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 1 years of experience in Africa (essential).
LanguageFluency in English is essential.
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Job description

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 is a division of the OROLSI in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). our client is mandated by the UNGA (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize our client technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, our client supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.

Our client provides explosive hazard management capacities, including mitigation, as part of a logistical support package. Non-lethal tactical advice and analysis is delivered by our client technical advisers located in Section Headquarters and at Force Headquarters, who support the planning and operations. Our client support includes both enabling (“operate in spite of IEDs”) and response (“defeat the device”). Our client also supports the Federal Government of Somalia, including the Somali Police Force, Somali Explosive Management Authority and National Security Adviser.
Role objectives
The Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) supports and facilitates the work of our client, other UN partners and Governments in some 18 countries and territories affected by explosive-hazards. The PSC provides specialized project management services to efficiently support our client in delivering essential work on the ground in emergency, post-conflict and peacekeeping environments with the aim of promoting peace and security, protecting civilians and ensuring long lasting human security.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Project Manager.
Key competenciesEducation:
- Military experience at the Officer level or Warrant Officer/Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience or a First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience is an advantage.

- Proven experience in an advisory and/or training capacity for combat engineer military units.
- Proven experience in an advisory and/or training capacity for senior military personnel.
- Proven experience providing information into planning processes for military support.
- Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) qualifications to an advanced level or
Improvised Explosive Device (counter or defeat) qualifications to an advanced level are required.
- Proven experience of Quality Management processes is an advantage.

- Fluency in written and oral English is required.
- Knowledge of second UN working language desirable.

Other Skills:
Communication skills associated with diplomacy, relationship building and representation.
- Demonstrated capability of rapid decision-making (with little margin of error), under conditions of extreme stress.
- High standard of physical fitness, able to live in remote locations with poor access to communications.
- Internationally recognized driving license.
- Knowledge of UN systems & procedures as desirable.
- Computer literacy, in particular the use of MS Office package.

- Strategic Perspective: Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
- Integrity & Inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
- Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others.
- Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others.
- Results Orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
- Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
- Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Team management
This role does not have team management responsibility.
Further information
To be advised.