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Position titleOperations Assistant
Place of performanceBeletweyne & Baidoa, Somalia
Start date17/01/2018
Durationup to 6 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationCompletion of Secondary School education with 5 years of relevant experience (Bachelor degree is desirable).
Sector experienceMinimum of 1 years of demonstrable relevant Quality Management experience and/or minimum of 1 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 1 years of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in Somali and English are essential.
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Job description

Overview of CTG GlobalCTG 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
The Client is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). The client is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize the clients technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, the client supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.
As a component of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) provides explosive hazard management capacities, including mitigation, to AMISOM as part of a logistical support package. Non-lethal tactical advice and analysis is delivered by the clients technical advisors located in each AMISOM Sector Headquarters and at AMISOM Force Headquarters, who support AMISOM planning and operations. The client support includes both enabling (“operate in spite of IEDs”) and response (“defeat the device”). As a component of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) The client also supports the Federal Government of Somalia, including the Somali Police Force, Somali Explosive Management Authority and National Security Advisor.
Role objectives
Under the supervision of the Project Manager for Explosive Threat Mitigation (ETM), the Operations Assistant will be responsible for the coordination of Explosive Hazard Threat Mitigation project operational activities of UNMAS Somalia.
Expected output
Functional Responsibilities:
 Assist in liaison among various stakeholders including the contractors, AMISOM SHQ CIMIC, SPF, FMS authorities and relevant organisations in ETM related issues;
 Assists in the provision and issuance of tasking orders to contractors delivering services in support to AMISOM explosive threat mitigation operations;
 Visit task sites to monitor and assure the progress of field service delivery by the contractors in support to AMISOM explosive threat mitigation operations;
 Support in providing substantive inputs to assist the Project Manager in the preparation of project reports;
 Assist in facilitating routine field visits (when security situation permits) to assess the impact of services on the local community and the mission in general;
 Collate, verify and organize field data, including evaluating the reliability of field sources and credibility of information;
 Provide routine and ad-hoc reports on field operational activities and impact of the project on the beneficiary;
 Monitor the equipment issued to the staff of the project or loaned to implementing partners and ensure documentation is regularly maintained;
 Attend internal and external meetings and deliver operational update to participants;
 When requested, support formal investigations being conducted on mine action incidents/accidents and assist in translating and interpreting of project subject matter;
 Implement any other tasks requested by the Associate Operations officer or Project Manager.
Project reporting
Project Manager for Explosive Threat Mitigation (ETM)
Key competenciesExplosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)qualification to a basic level is desired;
Knowledge in explosive hazard risk education is desired;
Experience in liaison with military personnel or authorities is desired;

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).
Results 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.
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.
Leading Self and Others - 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.
Integrity & 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.
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 behaviour. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Team management
This role does not require team management.
Further information
Knowledge of any Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) working language is an advantage.