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Position titleRegional Management of Mine Action Capacities (RMMAC) Officer - South Sudanese Nationals Only
Place of performanceMultiple Locations, South Sudan
Apply by14/08/2019
Start date01/08/2019
Durationup to 12 months (@30days/month)
QualificationMaster's degree in or equivalent in Business Administration, Project Management, Social Science, or related field is required. and/or Bachelor's degree in with an 2 extra years of experience accepted in lieu of Masters Degree OR High School Education in combination with 6 years of Military or other relevant experience in the field of EOD &/or lEDD (Military &/or civilian), considered in lieu of Degree..
Sector experienceMinimum of 5 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in English and Arabic 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
  • The RMMAC Officer will be responsible for the administration & management of the work in support of all projects related to operations & capacity development. S/he will report to the Chief of Operations, or delegated authority).
  • ​​​​​Place of performance: South Sudan.
Role objectives
S/he is responsible for the provision & implementation of the following main duties:
  • Oversee all aspects of mine action related activities carried out by staff under your supervision & control.
  • Implement & monitor technical & national safety standards.
  • Ensure close & effective interaction & coordination of the integral aspects of mine action, such as mine victim support & explosive threat risk education.
  • When requested, act as the Investigating Officer for Detailed Independent Investigations or Boards of Inquiry for Mine/ERW/IED accidents or incidents.
  • Debrief Mine Action (MA) organizations & other implementing partners on Quality Assurance (QA) achievements & QA assessments & ensure that all QA assessment data is captured through the appropriate QA documentation & QA tracker.
  • Provide guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by organizations, following an inspection, which finds a critical non conformity.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of documentation for all inspected land.
  • Ensure proper storage of explosives in accordance with national & international guidelines & ensure control & security of explosives that are used by implementing MA organisations within the Area of Responsibility (AOR).
  • Monitor the storage arrangements of UN troop contributing country military units across South Sudan, assess the serviceability of ammunition held & make recommendations for the amelioration of storage conditions.
  • Develop & conduct training & manage the quality of training on explosives management, landmine clearance, ERW clearance & lED threat mitigation as required.
  • Implement QA management systems & ensure that the systems are being applied in a fair & equitable manner & that accreditation, licensing & monitoring does not interrupt or delay MA projects.
  • Conduct routine onsite QA of MA organization operations (for monitoring & post clearance inspections) & as part of the accreditation process.
  • Stay abreast of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) & International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG's); ensure that MA organization Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) comply with IMAS & IATG standards & that they are conducting safe & effective MA & PSSM operations.
  • As directed by the Chief of Operations coordinate, facilitate & prioritize all operational tasking for projects within the AOR.
  • Oversee & coordinate the implementation, execution & completion of all explosive threat mitigation related operations for projects within the AOR, with a special emphasis on operations conducted by the mission assets.
  • Conduct Quality Control (QC) on all explosive threat mitigation training & mentorship carried out by contracted Trainers & Mentors to the benefit of project personnel, civilian & military.
  • Support the collection of data & the management of information.
  • Provide advice & input into the development of strategic & procedural documents related to ammunition management, EOD/IEDD matters in support to project.
  • Support programmatic, project & operation planning & activities through the provision of lED analysis.
Specific responsibilities for support to capacity development:
  • As directed by the Chief of Operations, coordinate efforts in the area of capacity building relations in MA & against the risks posed by explosive threats (ERW, stockpiles & lED) in accordance with the demands of UNMISS & our client in South Sudan.
  • Ensure interaction & maintain close & effective coordination with relevant TCCs on the strengthening of ammunition management capacities & risks posed by explosive hazards.
  • Provide advisory support & technical assistance for capacity assessment elements of relevant national & TCC military units.
  • Provide advisory support & technical assistance to relevant TCC & national military units in matters of information management (compilation & reporting of incidents / interventions).
  • Conduct formal training to TCC forces, internal national military or contracted training personnel, to selected national military personnel.
  • Provide mentorship to selected TCC & national military personnel as part of formal training validation & on the job training.

Other duties:

  • Oversee the operational management of a regional office & ensure that MA operations conducted within the respective AOR are done so to appropriate standards in line with NTSG's.
  • Monitor the disposal of TCC ammunition, advise on logistical demolitions, review demolitions orders & review explosive holdings of our client operating partners.
  • Advise the program on explosive issues including harvesting of incountry ammunition for use in ammunition disposal operations, incineration of suitable stocks & pursue the introduction of binary explosives into our client.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Program Manager & Chief of Operations.
Project reporting
Will report directly to our clients Operations Office in Juba & prepare progress reports which are to be provided on a regular basis or as requested by the Project Manager & as required in case of any incidents.
Key competenciesEducation:
- Master Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Project Management, Social Science, or related field is required.
- Bachelor Degree or equivalent with an additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University Degree.
- High School/Secondary Education in combination with an additional 6 years of Military or other relevant experience in the field of EOD &/or lEDD (Military &/or civilian), may be considered in lieu of a University Degree.

Certifications:
- Ammunition Management Certification by an internationally recognized & accredited military or civilian institution is required.
- EOD Level 3 (or equivalent) is required.

Experience:
- 5 years of experience in operations management is required, this experience can be within the fields of either military MA, Commercial Mine Action (CMA) or Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) & must include experience with ammunition management, EOD or IEDD.
- 3 years of experience conducting explosive threat mitigation activities is required.
- 1 year of demonstrated experience in training is required.
- Knowledge of the IMAS is required.
- Experience in capacity building is desired.
- Experience with training foreign nationals in EOD/IEDD techniques is desired.
- Counter-lED (CIED)/lED threat mitigation operational field experience in the last 10 years, as part of a military deployment or within a MA program, in a high threat lED environment is desired.
- Experience with the QA & QC processes with regard to HMA. is desired.
- Knowledge of the UN system s is desired.
- Computer literacy, in particular experience of using MS Office & IMSMA is desired.

Functional competencies:
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas & expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports & acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments & accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
- Planning & organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities & assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time & resources for completing work. Foresees risks & allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors & adjusts plans & actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
- Judgment/Decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation & comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive & negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others & on the organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed & underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
- Communication: Speaks & writes clearly & effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others & responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify & exhibits interest in having two way communication. Tailors language, tone, style & format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information & keeping people informed.
Commitment to continuous learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally & personally. Contributes to the learning of colleagues & subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn & improve.
- Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability & limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
- Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities & honors commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost & quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations & rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight & takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings & those of the work unit, where applicable.
Team management
This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Further information

Language:

  • Fluency in English (reading. writing, speaking) OR Fluency in Arabic (reading, writing, speaking) is required.
  • Fluency in another official UN language is desired.
Geographical experience:
  • Experience in a similar operating environment to South Sudan.