Operations Senior Officer (Ukrainian Mine Action Specialist)

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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

  • On 24 February 2022, the military of the Russian federation invaded Ukraine, with strikes across the territory of Ukraine. Since then, Russia’s invasion imposes a severe humanitarian & socio economic toll, global energy & food crisis, large scale destruction of the country’s infrastructure & disruptions in the provision of critical services & degradation of social fabrics & communities’ ties, triggering one of the world’s most significant forced displacements.
  • Severe attacks on energy & critical infrastructure facilities leave millions of people without electricity, water or heating supply, struggling to access water, food, health services, materials to repair homes, among others. The continued attacks cause substantial damage to the country’s economy & agricultural production & also affect the poorest countries worldwide.
  • Our client support to partners spans the humanitarian development nexus from emergency response to building back better, across the housing, health, education, transport, energy & mine action sectors, through infrastructure, procurement & technical assistance / project management interventions, with the ultimate aim of supporting the country on its EU accession & in its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
  • Funded by the government of the Netherlands, our client is seeking Ukrainian national Mine Action Specialists to support capacity development initiatives for Ukrainian state institutions. This role focuses on coordinating the procurement & delivery of training & equipment to enhance demining capabilities. The Mine Action Specialist will address the threat posed by landmines & Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) & will play a crucial role in establishing & maintaining effective communication, coordination & capacity development between project personnel & Ukrainian governmental authorities as well as operational actors.

Role objectives

Liaison & coordination:

  • Establish & maintain effective communication channels with Ukrainian authorities, including relevant ministries, agencies & departments involved in mine action activities.
  • Coordinate & facilitate information exchange between our client & relevant Ukrainian authorities, ensuring timely & accurate dissemination of relevant information.
  • Liaise with operational actors, including mine action organisations, military units, emergency services & other relevant stakeholders, to foster collaboration & coordination in mine action activities.
  • Support the development & implementation of joint initiatives & projects between our client & Ukrainian governmental authorities, ensuring alignment with program objectives & priorities.
  • Attend meetings, workshops & other relevant events to represent our client & provide updates on program activities.
  • Provide training & briefings related to the Explosive Ordnance (EO) awareness, EO contamination in conflict affected areas, ongoing & planned mine action activities as requested.

Equipment tracking & procurement support:

  • Monitor & track the usage & condition of mine action equipment to ensure optimal utilisation & maintenance.
  • Assist in developing specifications for the procurement of mine action equipment, ensuring that all technical requirements are met & aligned with operational needs.
  • Liaise with procurement teams to ensure timely acquisition & delivery of necessary equipment.

Training & capacity development:

  • Support in tailoring “Training of Trainers (TOT)” programs & other humanitarian demining training courses (such as EOD, survey, clearance & team management) to the identified needs, current risks & threats to build the capacity of Ukrainian state institutions in demining operations.
  • Provide technical advice & guidance to Ukrainian governmental authorities, our clients personnel & contractors on survey & clearance operations in complex security environments.
  • Facilitate workshops & training sessions to enhance the skills & knowledge of local demining personnel.
  • Support the integration of best practices & international standards into local mine action strategies.

Monitoring & reporting:

  • Monitor & report on the progress of mine action activities, identifying challenges & proposing solutions to enhance program effectiveness.
  • Contribute to the development of reports, briefings & other communication materials related to our clients program.
  • Ensure accurate documentation of all mine action activities, including training sessions, equipment usage & coordination efforts.

Project reporting

  • This role reports to the line manager.

Key competencies

  • Masters degree or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required or bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience is required or a minimum of 8 years of military or police experience is required.
  • Relevant experience is experience in explosive hazard management.
  • Ukrainian driving license (category “B”) is required.
  • IMAS EOD & / or “Sapper (Demining)” qualifications from international or national organizations are desired.
  • Strong interpersonal & diplomatic skills with the ability to build & maintain effective relationships with diverse stakeholders, in particular with the military, security & law enforcement agencies, are desirable.
  • Fluent in Ukrainian (reading, writing & speaking) is required.
  • Working knowledge of English is desirable.
  • Treats all individuals with respect, responds sensitively to differences & encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational & ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity & inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates & supports the development of others. Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs & inspires others to succeed, utilising appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners & always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds & maintains strong external relationships & is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self & / or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities & takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our clients impact on their beneficiaries.
  • Open to change & flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences & modifies own behaviour. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data & courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation & creativity to problem solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise & open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings & needs of others. Actively listens & proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion & finding common ground.

Team management

  • This role has no team management responsibility

Further information

  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply for this role.

How to apply

https://app.tayohr.io/jobs/detail/vac-12235-operations-senior-officer-ukrainian-mine-action-specialist-10955

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