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Position titleRisk Education (RE) Project Manager
Place of performanceBaghdad, Iraq
Start date01/06/2018
Durationup to 6 months (@30days/month)
QualificationMaster's degree in any relevant field with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience and/or Bachelor's degree in any relevant field with a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience; or Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) at the Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) or Officer level (or equivalent).
Sector experienceMinimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience and/or minimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Other experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 3 years of experience in Middle East (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English (essential) and Arabic (desirable).
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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 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. 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 clients 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

Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Our clients main headquarters is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a suboffice in Geneva. They provides direct support and assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to 18 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).

The post of Risk Education (RE) Project Manager will support the delivery of the overall objectives of the risk education component.
Role objectives
Under the direct supervision of the Iraq Head of Projects (HoP), the RE Project Manager leads the risk education activities in areas liberated from ISIL. The RE Project Manager will be held accountable to the HoP, and be responsible for the entire project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring, reporting). The function has the following
duties and responsibilities:

A. Coordination:

• Liaison with relevant partners and stakeholders including national and regional mine action authorities, UN agencies, NGO’s, grantees and contractors, the mine action sub-cluster, local authorities on the level of Governorate and municipality
• Coordinate the need for risk education support with EHM Project Manager

• Coordinate all risk education activities as appropriate with the Information Management and Capacity Enhancement Project Managers respectively

• Participate in relevant coordination meetings with mine action authorities, grantees and contractors, operators, donors, coalition and other mine action sector stakeholders

B. Planning and tasking:

• Overall planning of Iraq risk education activities in liberated areas of Iraq

• Draft and maintain weekly and monthly risk education plans in cooperation with risk education officers

• Ensure Iraq risk education activities are targeted in line with CTG Terms of Reference Page 6 of 10 CONFIDENTIAL agreed priorities and coordinate these with relevant authorities, UN agencies, grantees and contractors

• Develop a target population and geographical focus priority list in cooperation with Iraq EHM Project Manager and relevant stakeholders

• Task Iraq grantees and contractors for risk education activities in accordance with priority list of target population and geographical focus

• Monitor the implementation of risk education activities continuously

• Assess existing risk education capacities and provide HoP with regular updates in terms of relevance, geographical focus and need for increase or decrease of mentioned capacities

• Regularly provide HoP with advice with regards to the strategic direction of risk education

• Produce weekly risk education activity reports for internal use

• Provide Iraq management and programme officers with updated risk education information as required

• Lead, task and follow up with Iraq risk education officers

• Review performance of Iraq risk education officers

C. Risk education activities and innovation:

• Lead and oversee the development of new, innovative ‘thinking outside of the box’ risk education campaigns in close cooperation with the relevant Iraq sections, grantees and contractors

• Oversee the delivery and implementation of new and innovative risk education campaigns

• Provide appropriate support to grantees and contractors for development of risk education material, project design and the delivery of risk education campaigns as well as the individual local risk education sessions

• Coordinate risk education capacity enhancement of mine action authorities with the Capacity Enhancement Project Manager

• Oversee the planning and delivery of bespoke risk education workshops for national and international cooperating partners on topics such as communication, design, media and social media platforms

• Continuously evaluate the appropriateness of the risk education tools of choice

D. Quality Management:

• Ensure Iraq grantees and contractors are appropriately accredited for risk education with national mine action authorities

• Ensure QA of all Iraq grantees and contractors risk education activities are conducted regularly

• Conduct review of risk education staff training including plans, curriculum, conduct, testing and competence. Approve successfully certified and competent staff as appropriate

• Produce and maintain weekly/monthly risk education QM plans

• Review and approve Iraq grantees and contractors risk education SOPs as appropriate. Ensure SOPs are compliant with IMAS and relevant national standards

• Review and approve as appropriate any proposed changes to, or revisions of Iraq grantees and contractors risk education SOPs

• Maintain an archive for all relevant risk education QM documentation, records and reports

E. Information Management:

• Ensure the Iraq internal information management system is maintained and up to date in accordance with the conduct, progress and outcomes of risk education activities

• Ensure all Iraq risk education reports are submitted to DMA for registration with national IMSMA database

• Ensure all risk education reports are registered within Iraq internal information management system

• Utilize the Iraq internal information management system for tracking performance, progress, outcomes and quality of risk education activities

F. Project and grant management

• Initiate and lead the overall design of risk education projects in cooperation with risk education officers and other relevant Iraq sections, in particular the programme officers

• Ensure risk education projects are designed in compliance with respective financial agreements
Project reporting
Under direct supervision of the Head of Projects.
Key competencies• Proven experience from management of risk education projects within complex and multi-disciplinary mine action programmes;

• Proven experience from a multi-grantee, geographically and security diverse environment desired;

• Proven experience with drafting risk education CFPs desired;

• Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines;

• 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;

• 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;

• 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 behaviour. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements;

• Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish Iraq objective. 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 and efficient use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries;

• 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;

• Strong spoken and written communication skills;

• Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management, coordination and technical issues;

• Experience from UN risk education activities is desired; and

• English language fluency essential, Arabic language skills an
Team management
The incumbent will be magaging a team of two international RE Officers. The team structure may change during the duration of the contract to include additional international and national staff.
Further information
Other qualification (Desirable)
  • University degree related to media, communications or behavioural change
  • Experience with working in hardship environments
  • Organisational and project management skills
 Years’ Experience (Desirable)
  • IEDD related operations desired