Project Management, Programme Management

Project Management, Programme Management


Project Management, Programme Management

Details of the offer

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients. The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.


Under the supervision of the Head of Policy, the Operations Specialist will conduct programme-level explosive hazard analysis. S/he will be responsible for the following functions:
Provide support to explosive hazard analysis through established analytical processes, including: identification of requirements, information acquisition, examination, collation, analysis, and dissemination

Conduct extensive research to investigate and analyze the source of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) components and material, to include: Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) mines within Somalia, regional illicit smuggling

Conduct extensive research to investigate and analyze the diversion of explosive precursors, diversion from regional mining industry, and acquisition through security forces within Somalia

Baseline studies from conducted research and analysis should be augmented with deliberate information acquisition plans to fill gaps in knowledge

Research, analyze and present findings on measures to mitigate the flow of IED components and material through:

- Accountability throughout the supply chain for dual-use components,

- Traceability procedures, improving the regulation of explosive precursors,

- Strengthening security for the transport and storage of explosives and of precursors,

- And enhancing the vetting procedures for personnel with access to explosives or to precursors useful to the manufacture of explosives

Produce threat analysis based on available information;

Liaise and collaborate with appropriate Regional, National and International Stakeholders to create a platform and facilitate information sharing;

Provide briefings and presentations of analytical findings and conclusions to UNMAS Senior Management;

Conduct continuous assessment and analysis of the operational situation for improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and safety within the local explosive hazard threat areas;

Identify and report continuous improvements and lessons learned;

Identify risks, plan risk mitigation strategies and report on the progress of deployment activities through written and verbal briefings to UNMAS Senior management;

Review all available IED-related reporting and draft, produce reports as required;

Review and promulgate all UNMAS produced IED related documentation to include weekly/monthly statistics, presentations and reports;

Perform any other tasks and duties as requested by the Head of Policy.
Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 5 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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