CTG Global

Regional Management of Mine Action Capacity / Weapons and Ammunition Management Adviser

CTG Global

Job Description

Overview of CTG:
  • CTG 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 the position:
  • The RMMAC / WAM Adviser’s primary responsibility shall be to support the UNMAS Program in South Sudan & as directed by the UNMAS Senior Management, the UN Mission, in the field of Ammunition Management.
  • The ownership with regards to routine disposal of TCC unserviceable ammunition remains with Senior / Deputy RMMAC Officers, inclusive of providing instructions & directives to the sub locations & contracted teams & reporting back to the UNMAS & the mission. The TCC Ammunition Disposal Tracker & related documentation shall be also managed by the Senior RMMAC Officers, hence the RMAAC / WAM Adviser should create & maintain his own records & ensure they correspond to the former.
Role objective: He is responsible for the provision & implementation of the following main duties.
  • Work closely with & provide support to the UNMAS Senior Management with regards to any WAM projects, as requested.
  • Assist & advise the UN mission by monitor the storage arrangements of UN Troop Contributing Country (TCC) military units across South Sudan, assess the serviceability of ammunition held & make recommendations for the amelioration of storage conditions.
  • Maintain a daily liaison with the Mission SATO & report back to UNMAS.
Key responsibilities:
  • Conduct regular or targeted inspections of the TCC ammunition storage facilities as agreed with the Mission SATO.
  • Provide advice to the UNMAS, to 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).
  • Stay abreast of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) & International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG's), ensure that MA organisation's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) comply with IMAS & IATG standards & that they are conducting safe & effective MA & PSSM operations.
  • Provide advice & input into the development of strategic & procedural documents related to Ammunition Management, EOD / IEDD matters in support to project.
  • As directed by the Chief of Operations, coordinate, facilitate & prioritise any operational tasking for projects within the AOR.
  • When time allows, conduct routine onsite QA of MA organisation operations focusing on their internal explosive storage & transportation arrangements.
  • When requested, act as the Investigating Officer for Detailed Independent Investigations or Boards of Inquiry for Mine / ERW / IED Accidents or incidents.
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 & IED) 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 mentor ship to selected TCC & national military personnel as part of formal training validation & on the job training.
  • Monitor the disposal of TCC ammunition, advise on logistical demolitions & review explosive holdings of our client operating partners.
  • Develop, conduct training & manage the quality of training on Explosives Management & IED Threat Mitigation as required.
  • Advise the program on explosive issues including harvesting of in country ammunition for use in ammunition disposal operations, incineration of suitable stocks & pursue the introduction of binary explosives into our client.
  • Provide training to the RMMACO's to conducting stock checks in TCC Ammunition Storage Areas (ASAs).
  • Perform any other tasks as directed by the Program Manager & Chief of Operations.
Project reporting:
  • This role will report to the 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.
Team management:
  • This role does not have any team management responsibility.
Geographical experience:
  • Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (desirable).
Education:
  • 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.
Language:
  • Fluency in English (reading. writing, speaking) is required.
  • Fluency in another official UN language is desired.
Certifications:
  • Ammunition Management certification by an internationally recognised & 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 MA, or humanitarian MA & 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.
  • ClED / 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 humanitarian MA desired.
  • Knowledge of the UN systems is desired.
  • Computer literacy, in particular experience of using MS Office & IMSMA is desired.
  • Experience in a similar operating environment to South Sudan.
Functional competencies:
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organisational 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 & organising: 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.
  • Judgement / 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 organisation. 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 2 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 & honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost & quality standards. Operates in compliance with organisational 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.
Other relevant information:
  • To be advised.
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