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Position titleNational EOD / IED Instructor
Place of performanceKirkuk, Iraq
Apply by30/06/2019
Start date21/07/2019
Durationup to 6 months (@30days/month)
QualificationCertificate in in Formal EOD training from a recognized institution OR Formal IEDD training from a recognized institution OR Formal teaching qualification (civilian or military)..
Sector experienceMinimum of 7 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 4 year of experience in Middle East (essential).
LanguageFluency in Arabic and English are essential.
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CTG OverviewCTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.
Overview of position
Background information – PSC:
Our client is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with multiple UN agencies as well as govt's of mine affected countries & other mine action partners. The center is responsible to administer, provide support & oversight of the day to day management of the project field offices, both according to the client requirements & in line with our client rules & regulations. It is headed by the Center Director who has the overall authority & accountability for the performance of the PSC on behalf of its clients.

Background:
Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law & Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Our client's main HQ is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub office in Geneva. Our client provides direct support & assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to 18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity & Global Technical Advisers in the field of IED & WAM.
Our client was established in 1997, by the General Assembly & as per the UN Policy on Mine Action & Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the UN system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines & UXO's , where individuals & communities live in a safe environment conducive to development & where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies." 

Background – our client in Iraq:
The  Iraq program was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) & 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 & regional mine action capacities. Our client is supporting multiple layers of operations under the  Iraq strategic plan which focuses on three main components:
  • Explosive Hazard Management.
  • Capacity Enhancement.
  • Risk Education. 
The position of ‘National EOD/IEDD Instructor’ will support the delivery of the overall objectives of our client Capacity Enhancement (CE) component.
Role objectives
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Training Officer (STO), the National EOD / IEDD Instructor will be specifically responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Ensure close & effective interaction & coordination with senior Iraqi police management in regard to the 1st responder & EOD / IEDD training.
  • Coordinate, facilitate & prioritize all 1st responder & EOD / IEDD training activities relating to the Iraqi police.
  • 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 STO on requirements for different tools & assets which could play significant role in the improvement of performance & productivity of the students on completion of their formal training course.
  • Support development of all 1st responder & EOD / IEDD training packages to meet the requirements of the agreed training plan.
  • Support 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.
  • Provide advice, support & assistance in the development, maintenance, revision and updating of national EOD / IEDD training documents & SOP’s.
  • Assist the STO in identifying & listing specialist equipment which would be required for the delivery of future EOD / IEDD training events.
  • Monitor daily reports received from the organisations operating within the training environment & convey such information to the STO.
Expected output:
  • Our client has the responsibility for both the training & mentoring of the local IP so as to provide a sustainable IED response & defeat capability which is able to operate independently within their specified AOR. Once fully trained, the IP 1st responders will have the required skills to conduct the appropriate immediate actions, manage the incident scene and report details of the event through the relevant chain of command. The IP EOD / IEDD teams will have the necessary skills to identify the explosive threat, form a threat assessment & then conduct the appropriate render safe procedure to return the situation back to normal.
Project reporting
This role works under the direct supervision of the Senior Training Officer (STO).
Key competenciesEducation / Qualification:
- Formal EOD training at a recognized institution.
- Formal IEDD training at a recognized institution.
- Formal teaching qualification (civilian or military).

Experience:
- Minimum of 7 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.
- Previous military / law enforcement experience in EOD /IEDD.

Required competencies:
- Integrity & inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.
- Leading self & others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs & inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
- Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
- Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self &/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Agility: Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences & modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
- Solution focused: Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation & creativity to problem solving.
- Effective communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings & needs of others. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common ground.
Team management
This role does not have team management responsibility.
Further information
  • Our client is committed to gender mainstreaming throughout all its processes & activities, in accordance with UNSCR 1325, present & forthcoming Gender in Mine Action Guidelines & the Temporary Special Measures on Gender Parity. This includes ensuring recruitment & retention are both gender responsive & inclusive. Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Our client is committed to diversity & inclusion.
  • Qualified survivors of explosive hazards are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Contract duration is for 6 months with a possibility for extension depending on donor funding & consultants work performance.
  • Interested candidates please apply before: 29-06-2019.