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Position titleOperations Specialist – Risk Education
Place of performanceOuagadougou, Burkina Faso
Apply by28/12/2020
Start date04/01/2021
Durationup to 3 months (@21.75days/month)
QualificationMaster's degree in or equivalent with 2 years of relevant experience OR Bachelors Degree or equivalent with 4 years of relevant experience..
Sector experienceMinimum of 11 years of demonstrable relevant Risk Management experience and/or minimum of years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience.
Geographical experienceMinimum of 11 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
LanguageFluency in French 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
  • In Burkina Faso, our client is based in Ouagadougou but is expanding its activities to the benefit of the communities & of the 5 UN Regional Offices in country. Following an evaluation mission to Burkina Faso in June 2019, our client aims notably at implementing training & explosive threat awareness sessions in the affected regions, to the benefit of the UN & humanitarian actors, as well as for field based agents from the Ministry of Security.
  • Our client recognizes that in accordance with the agreement between CTG & themselves, CTG contracts provide increased flexibility for urgent operational deployments in remote areas where the deployment of UN personnel is not realistic, due to certain administrative requirements. Given this, PSC / Burkina Faso shall recruit a Risk Education Consultant with duty station, Ouagadougou in order to provide risk education activities. To perform this task, the incumbent will be traveling to very remote locations in Burkina Faso, where the security clearances for extended periods of time, could be an issue & very difficult for UN staff.
Role objectives
  • Develop a risk education stakeholder mapping & needs assessment.
  • Review existing weapons & explosive ordnance risk education materials.
  • Provide technical advice & develop risk education materials tailored to IDPs, returnees, school children & conflict affected community needs in coordination with the different partners & with the designing contractor.
  • Develop training plan & conduct risk education training to the Commission nationale de lutte contre la prolifération des armes légères (CNLPAL), national CSO's & others international organizations as required.
  • Provide technical advice & support on the issue of risk education to key stakeholders in the regions.
  • Support development of regional explosive hazard profiles to further tailoring of risk education messaging by region.
  • Develop plans & provide guidance for the integration of risk awareness & risk education within the wider humanitarian response.
  • Ensure consistency of risk education messaging & increase synergies within our client & with other relevant humanitarian actors & clusters responding to the humanitarian needs, through the mine action area of responsibility.
  • Develop new initiatives relevant to risk education, including design of materials in cooperation with mine action & other protection actors.
  • Provide relevant inputs for donor reports.
In addition to the functional responsibilities above:
  • Development of a review & mapping of existing risk education activities & materials including gaps.
  • Development of a work plan for risk education activities in Burkina Faso.
  • Development of a training package to be delivered to humanitarian workers, public transport drivers, civilian’s society / associations organizations.
  • Develop weekly, monthly & technical reports on risk education as required.
Project reporting
This role reports to the Senior Project Coordinator.
Key competenciesRequired skills:
- Masters Degree or equivalent with 2 years of relevant experience OR Bachelors Degree or equivalent with 4 years of relevant experience.
- Relevant experience is defined as experience in communication, education material development, project management or health promotion.
- 1 year of experience in risk education related to explosive hazards & small arms & light weapons are required
- Fluency in French & English is required (reading, speaking & writing).
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the objectives of the organizations accountability.
- To comply with the organization's rules & procedures.
- Identifies priority activities and assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Foresees risks & allows for contingencies when planning.
- Strong ability to analyse information & work under pressure.
- Speaks clearly & effectively, both orally & in writing.
- Consider all those to whom the insured services as "clients" & seeks to see things from their perspective. Establish & maintain productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust & respect.
Team management
This role has no team management responsibility.
Further information
  • Internationally recognized driving license.
  • Physically fit and in good health.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

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