Senior Risk Education Associate

CTG, Iraq
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CTG Overview

CTG stands for Committed To Good. With an ethical approach at the heart of all that we do, it is a description that makes us proud. Respect for the fundamental human rights of our staff, and those our staff encounter, is a cornerstone of our values. We strive for gender equality, inclusion and diversity, providing fair and equal opportunities for all. We take a zero tolerance approach to corruption and stay true to local labour laws and all local statutory requirements.
In operation since 2006, today we are honoured to serve clients in 15 fragile and conflict-affected states assisting with disaster relief, peace building, humanitarian aid and development programmes through our specialised recruitment, HR management and operational services.

Overview of position

Our client was established in 1997, by the General Assembly, and as per the UN Policy on Mine Action and Effective Coordination (A/53/496, 1998) is the established coordinator of mine action within the United Nations system. Our client supports the UN's vision of "a world free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development, and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies."
Our client is a unit within the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). Our client's main headquarters is in the UN Secretariat, New York with a sub -office in Geneva. Our client provides direct support and assistance in the areas of Explosive Hazard (EH) mitigation to 18 countries/territories/missions, has a standby rapid response capacity and global technical advisors in the field of Improvised Explosive Devices and (IED) Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).
Our client's Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under - Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. Our client is supporting multiple layers of operations under our client's Iraq Strategic Plan which focusses on three main components: 1. Explosive Hazard Management; 2. Capacity Enhancement, and 3. Risk Education. The post of ‘Senior Risk Education Associate will support the delivery of the overall objectives of Risk Education component.

Role objectives

Our client in Iraq is looking for two skilled individuals fluent in Arabic and English to join the Risk Education (RE) department. The purpose of this post is to provide RE technical support to the RE components of Explosive Hazard Management (EHM) contracts. This support includes, but is not limited to, external quality assurance of EHM RE teams, RE capacity enhancement of implementing partners, liaison and translation with EHM contractors, as well as local and national authorities. When not supporting EHM, the RE Associates will support the RE department with logistics, administration, liaison, translation, material development and grants management.
Interpersonal and diplomatic skills is a requirement for this post, as is the ability to work in a fast paced environment whilst managing multiple tasks with competing priorities. Ensuring all risk education activities are conducted in accordance to the UN Mine Strategy and forthcoming Gender in Mine Action Guidelines is necessary, as is understanding the intersection of gender and culture/context with risk education. The posts will require frequent travel within Federal Iraq and Kurdistan Iraq, including the areas recently liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. One associate will be based in Baghdad and the other associate based in Erbil.

Under the direct supervision of the RE Project Manager, the Senior Risk Education Associate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Schedule, plan, participate and undertake in quality assurance and control visits for EHM contractors. Provide technical assistance and advice to improve RE capacities.
  • Quality check RE monthly statistical reports, case studies, daily reports, weekly plans, and other ad hoc reports.
  • Proactively assist in the development and implementation of the RE and EHM strategy including areas of improvement, areas for further linkages, and innovation of RE activities to reach a wider audience and impact.
  • Develop and maintain linkages between the RE and EHM contracts/grants, departments and activities. Proactively enforce these linkages and ensure constant communication and information sharing between the two pillars.
  • Report to the RE Project Manager and EHM Project Manager any gaps, lessons learnt and areas of improvement.
  • Propose to the RE Project Manager and EHM Project Manager solutions to identified problematic areas and steps to address the problem.
  • Liaise with the Senior Gender Advisor to report any gaps, lessons learnt and coordinate in mainstreaming gender-based solutions.
  • Liaise with the National Mine Action Authorities, any other national or local authorities, and other Mine Action actors.
  • Actively participate in relevant meetings, translating between English and Arabic/Kurdish when required.
  • Translate RE materials and documents from English to Arabic/Kurdish.
  • Prepare and input into RE proposals, reports, minutes and other internal and external documents as required.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support as required by the RE Project Manager and EHM Project Manager.
  • Any other relevant request by the RE and EHM departments.

This role reports to the RE Project Manager Key competencies- Integrity and Inclusion

  • Team Work
  • Partnering
  • Results Oriented
  • Agility
  • Solution Focused
  • Effective and Cooperative
  • Communication

This role does not have team management responsibility

Further information

Work experience:
Minimum of 4 years of demonstrable experience in Iraq
Prior experience in Humanitarian Mine Action is highly desirable.
Minimum of 4 years of demonstrable relevant Mine Action experience is desirable
Geographical experience:
Work experience in liberated areas of Iraq is an advantage.

  • Interested candidates please apply before 15-04-2019
  • Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
  • Duration of this contract is 6 months, renewable depending on satisfactory performance and availability of funds