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Operation Senior Officer (Associate Small Arms Senior Officer)

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Deadline: Jun 10, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Dem. Rep. Congo
Organization: UNOPS
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Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Languages:
English, French English, French
Work experience:Min 2 years
Date posted: May 27, 2024

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Description

Duty station: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Functional responsibilities

The Operations Senior Officer (Associate Small Arms Senior Officer) work will be undertaken under the direct supervision of the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Project Manager with guidance from the UNMAS Head of Operations/Head of Project Unit (HPU) and in coordination with the UNMAS Operations.
Under this work component, the Operations Senior Officer (Associate Small Arms Senior Officer) will be specifically responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Weapon and Ammunition Management (WAM) Training: Support in planning the sessions, mobilize the WAM trainer, initiate and follow up on the procurement process and liaise with the National authorities for the venue of the session and the appointment of qualified candidates to monitor the implementation of the training throughout its cycle.

  • Information gathering/sharing: Collect and share information related to the project activities and actions to populate reports and shape the communication on the project’s activities in liaison with the partners and implementers.

  • Other (external partnership, reporting, etc.): Assist in liaising with the partners and beneficiaries, help them identify and shape their needs and the support they want to get from the project. Liaise with the implementers to ensure quality and timely delivery.

  • Support in strengthening the partnership between UNMAS and the provincial CNC-ALPC, with a primary focus on assisting the development and implementation of the provincial version of the NAP.

  • In compliance with international standards (MOSAIC and IATG), assist in the conception and development of support to CNC-ALPC action to improve their support, and hence their control, to the National Forces (FARDC and PNC), in order to reinforce their Weapon and Ammunition Management (WAM) policy.

  • Under Small Arms and Light Weapons project supervision, assist in planning all necessary training, and organize any required Weapons and Ammunition Management training sessions, including the training of trainers.

  • Provide support to the training of MONUSCO personnel on the collection of SALW information at the field level, including through the finalization and roll out of a guide on weapons identification and documentation.

  • Provide input in the development of information-sharing mechanisms or approaches with neighbouring UNMAS programmes, NGOs and partners to improve information sharing.

  • Assist the Project Manager in developing partnerships to enhance cooperation between DRC Security Force, including DRC Border Police Force, for sharing information.

  • Assist in integrating Small Arms and Light Weapons action into the cooperation with other UN entities related to Weapons and Ammunition Management , like DDR and weapon monitoring units.

  • Assist the Project Manager on progress reports and regular donor reports.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education:

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience OR

  • A first level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience OR

  • A minimum of 8years of military or police experience may be accepted (see “Experience” below) in lieu of a university degree.

b. Work Experience:

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in programme or project management in a public or private organization.

  • Experience working with national authorities is required.

  • Experience working on weapons and ammunition management activities in line with MOSAIC and IATG standards is required.

  • Experience in supporting capacity-building initiatives is required.

  • Experience working in conflict and post-conflict stabilization environments is desired.

c. Language

  • Fluency in French (speaking, writing, and reading) is required.

  • Fluency in English (speaking, writing, and reading) is required

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