Position details

Vacancy id VAC-7084
Job title VAC-7084 Operations and Quality Assurance Officer
Location Different location in Mali
Apply by 31-Aug-2022
Start date 01-Sep-2022
Duration 1 year
Number of vacancies 1
Qualification Bachelor Degree or equivalent in International Peace and Security, Humanitarian Affairs, International Affairs, Peacebuilding, Social Sciences, Humanities, or related field with 7 years of relevant experience in IED TM or Search & Detect (desirable).
- in 11 years of experience within a recognized military, police, humanitarian mine action organization, development organization where functional responsibilities where related to IED TM (essential).
Sector experience Minimum of 3 years’ of operational experience in Mine Action activities, specifically Search & Detect tasks, IED TM related tasks, IEDD related tasks. year/s of demonstrable relevant IED Threat Mitigation experience (essential).
Minimum of Recent IED TM operational experience (within the last 36 months) within a military, police or civilian governmental programme year/s of demonstrable relevant Military experience (desirable).
Geographical experience Minimum of 1 year/s of experience in Africa (desirable).
Languages Fluent in French (essential).
Working level in English (essential).

Job description

CTG overview

CTG staff and support humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world, providing a rapid and cost-effective service for development and humanitarian missions. With past performance in 17 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia, we have placed more than 20,000 staff all over the world since operations began in 2006.

CTG recruits, deploys and manages the right people with the right skills to implement humanitarian and development projects, from cleaners to obstetricians, and mechanics to infection specialists, we’re skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Key to successful project delivery is the ability to mobilise at speed; CTG can source and deploy anyone, anywhere, in less than 2 weeks and have done so in 48 hours on a number of occasions.

Through our efficient and agile HR, logistical and operational services, CTG saves multilateral organisations time and money. We handle all our clients’ HR related issues, so they are free to focus on their core services.

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Overview of position

Established in 1997, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and supporting the development of standards, policies and norms. As a specialized service of the United Nations located within the Department of Peace Operations, UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council. UNMAS also responds to specific requests for support from the UN Secretary-General or designated official.

UNMAS is mandated to coordinate the mine action work of the United Nations system as Chair of the Inter-Agency Coordination Group on Mine Action (IACG-MA) and its subsidiary groups, a responsibility established by the General Assembly (A/RES/72/75) and confirmed by the Security Council in 2584 (2021). UNMAS is also the global lead for the Mine Action Area of Responsibility within the Global Protection Cluster, as well as the Chair of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) Review Board and its Steering Committee.

UNMAS supports the entire UN system through a small team at headquarters, a humanitarian hub in Geneva, and some 3,000 women and men employed through UNMAS funding in the field. UNMAS is a specialized, agile organization, which delivers concrete results in dynamic operating environments across the world. UNMAS approach is needs driven and people centered, guided by humanitarian principles.. UNMAS Mali is headquartered in Bamako and five (5) regional offices; Timbuktu, Gao, Kidal and Mopti, Tessalit.

Role objectives

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNMAS Chief of Operations, Operations and Quality Assurance Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Deliver IED TM and Search & Detect (SD) training courses prior to the deployment of

  • MINUSMA Troop Contributing Countries (TCC) in the TCC country of origin.

  • Monitor and support TCC self-delivered IED TM and SD training courses prior to the deployment of MINUSMA Troop Contributing Countries in the TCC country of origin.

  • Support the development of IED TM & SD related Training Management Package as required.

  • Conduct Quality Assurance and monitoring of TCC delivered training.

  • Implement and monitor technical, international and national safety standards.

  • As directed by the Regional Area Coordinator, coordinate, facilitate and prioritize all operational tasking for projects within the area of responsibility.

  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation, execution and completion of all Explosive Threat Mitigation related operations for projects in Bamako and when assigned to a Mali regional office.

  • Conduct quality control on all Explosive Threat Mitigation training and mentorship carried out by contracted trainers and mentors in Mali to the benefit of project personnel, civilian and military.

  • Debrief implementing partners on quality assurance (QA) achievements and QA assessments and ensure that all QA assessment data is captured through the appropriate QA documentation and QA tracker.

  • Provide guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by organizations, following an inspection, which finds a non-conformity.

  • Implement established QA management systems and ensure that the systems are being applied in a fair and equitable manner, and that accreditation, licensing and monitoring does not interrupt or delay MA projects

  • Stay abreast of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and United Nations Improvised Explosive Device Disposal Standards (UN IEDD Standards).

  • Support the collection of data and the management of information.

  • Provide advice and input into the development of strategic and procedural documents related to SD, IED TM, EOD/IEDD matters in support of the Programme.

  • Support programmatic, project and operation planning and activities through the provision of IED analysis.

  • Oversee the operational management of the client office in absence of the Regional Area Coordinator.

  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Programme Manager and Chief of Operations.

  • Other tasks as directed by the Regional Coordinator and Chief of Operations.

Project reporting
  • Weekly report detailing all activities conducted that week.

  • Weekly report detailing future activities.

  • QA Reports and tracking report

  • Mission reports as required

Key competencies
     Essential Experience

    • 11 years of experience within a recognized military, police, humanitarian mine action organization, development organization where functional responsibilities where related to IED TM

    • At least 3 years of operational experience in Mine Action activities, specifically Search & Detect tasks, IED TM related tasks, IEDD related tasks is essential

    • Thorough knowledge of International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and Search & Detect is essential

    • Self-reliant, able to take sound decisions and work independently and ability to live in austere field conditions and to effectively work in a multicultural and stressful environment is essential

    • Military or police search qualification from an internationally recognised training organization is essential

    • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Level 3+ Qualified is desired

    • Experience with training foreign nationals in EOD/IEDD techniques desired.

    • Recent IED TM operational experience (within the last 36 months) within a military, police or civilian governmental programme desired.

    • Experience with the QA and QC process with regard to humanitarian mine action desired.

    • Knowledge of the UN system and UNOPS procedures desired

    • Experience of working in Africa is desirable

    • Fluency in French is required

    • Working (intermediate) level in English is required.

    Key Competencies:

    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve the objectives of the Organization Accountability.

    • Accountability: To comply with the Organization's rules and procedures.

    • Ability to Plan and Organize: Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.

    • Analytical skills: Strong ability to analyse information and work under pressure.

    • Communication: Speaks clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

    • Client Orientation: Consider all those to whom the insured services as "clients" and seeks to see things from their perspective. Establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.

    Team management

    NA

    Further information
    • Driving License internationally recognized

    • Physically fit and healthy

    Disclaimer: At no stage of the recruitment process will CTG ask candidates for a fee. This includes during the application stage, interview, assessment and training.