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Position titleEOD / IEDD Instructor (Iraqi Nationals Only)
Place of performanceKirkuk, Iraq
Start date01/10/2018
Durationup to 3 months (@26days/month)
QualificationCertificate in formal EOD training at a recognized institution & formal IEDD training at a recognized institution..
Sector experienceMinimum of 2 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 2 years of experience in Middle East (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English and Arabic are 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
Iraq has witnessed tremendous violence involving Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), Kurdish Security Forces (KSF), various militia groups such as the Popular Militia Groups” (PMG's) & the “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS). Indiscriminate attacks by all sides of the conflict have resulted in thousands of civilian casualties & unprecedented movement of the civilian population.

Additionally, widespread use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) by combatant groups is evident. Mine Action (MA) organisations, including National Authority (NA) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) & IED Defeat (IEDD) teams, supported by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) & contracted national & international teams are currently working to clear reoccupied areas of all explosive hazards and which include remnant IED’s.
Role objectives
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Training, the EOD / IEDD Instructor will be specifically responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

A. Co-ordination:

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

B. Planning & Tasking:

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

C. Training Delivery:

Development of all 1st responder & EOD / IEDD training packages to meet the requirements of the agreed training plan.
Delivery of the relevant training & mentoring packages to the Iraqi police in accordance with the agreed training plan.
Conduct theoretical & practical exercises relevant to the course of training.
Conduct theoretical & practical assessments relevant to the course of training.
Provide individual feedback to each student regarding their performance in both the theoretical & 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 & individual student records are correctly updated & maintained & that all relevant data is appropriately secured.
Provide advice, support & assistance in the development, maintenance, revision & updating of national EOD / IEDD training documents & SOP’s.
Assist national partners in the development their accreditation process for 1st responder & EOD / IEDD training & specifically assist in establishing & maintaining an accreditation process for IEDD teams once they graduate.
Assist the Head of Training in identifying & 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 & 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.

D. Project Reporting:

Establish a training database to track the individual progress of each student.
Ensure the timely & qualitative capture of all training activity & ensure dissemination of such data to the relevant national & international partners.
Monitor daily reports received from the organisations operating within the training environment & convey such information to the Head of Training.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Head of Training, the EOD / IEDD.
Key competenciesExperience:

- Previous Military / Law enforcement experience in EOD / IEDD.
- Minimum 2 years demonstrable relevant EOD / IEDD experience and or / minimum 2 years of demonstrable relevant training experience.
- Must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the delivery of EOD / IEDD training courses, of which a minimum of 2 years’ must be in the delivery of similar material to military / law enforcement students within a high threat / non-permissive environment.
- Experience of working within a UN mine action training environment is desirable.

Competencies:

- Planning & Organizing: Ability to manage, organize, plan & implement work assignments, juggle competing demands & work under pressure of frequent & tight deadlines.
- Judgement: Demonstrated ability to apply good judgement & decision-making skills.
- Teamwork: Strong interpersonal skills & ability to establish & maintain effective partnerships & working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Communications: Strong spoken & written communication skills.
- Problem solving: Strong analytical & problem-solving skills & ability to handle a range of management, coordination & technical issues.
- Commitment to Continuous Learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of EOD / IEDD techniques & technologies.
- Professionalism: Ability to represent the organisation at the highest levels.

Education:

- Formal EOD training at a recognized institution.
- Formal IEDD training at a recognized institution.
- Formal teaching qualification (civilian or military).
- Previous medical/trauma training (i.e. ETB) is desirable.
- UNDSS basic and advanced security in the field training is desirable.
- Knowledge of MAS, ISO, EOD / IEDD SOPs, technical & international humanitarian safety standards & the use & maintenance of specialist IEDD equipment (i.e. remotely operated vehicles) is required. Knowledge of the UN mine action policy & strategy & the gender guidelines for mine action programs is also desirable.
Team management

This role does not have team management responsibility.

Further information
To be advised.