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Position titleNational EOD / IED Instructor
Place of performanceKirkuk, Iraq
Start date01/07/2019
Durationup to 6 months (@30days/month)
QualificationBachelor's degree in Formal EOD training at a recognized institution. Formal IEDD training at a recognized institution. 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.
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Overview of position
Background Information – PSC:
Our client is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service, UNDP, UNICEF, 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 headquarters 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 Improvised Explosive Devices & (IED) Weapons & Ammunition Management (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 United Nations system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines & unexploded ordnance, 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 and effective interaction and co-ordination with senior Iraqi police management in regard to the 1st responder and EOD/IEDD training.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and prioritize all first responder and EOD/IEDD training activities relating to the Iraqi police.
  • 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 STO 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.
  • Support development of all 1st responder and EOD/IEDD training packages to meet the requirements of the agreed training plan.
  • Support 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.
  • Provide advice, support and assistance in the development, maintenance, revision and updating of national EOD/IEDD training documents and SOP’s.
  • Assist the STO in identifying and 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 and convey such information to the STO.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Senior Training Officer.
 
Key competenciesIntegrity and 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. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

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 (if relevant to the role).

Result 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

Education/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.
Team management
This role does not have team management responsibility.
Further information
 
  • Our client is committed to gender mainstreaming throughout all its processes and activities, in accordance with UNSCR 1325, present and forthcoming Gender in Mine Action Guidelines, and the Temporary Special Measures on Gender Parity. This includes ensuring recruitment and retention are both gender-responsive and inclusive. Qualified females are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Our client is committed to diversity and 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 and consultants work performance.
  • Interested candidates please apply before: 25-06-2019