Sub-Office Operations Officer, UNOPS, Sudan

Sub-Office Operations Officer (P3* - ALD Equivalent)

Vacancy Number: 2007/NAO/SUD/ MAU/03_R

Duty Station: One of the UNMAO Sub-Offices in Sudan (initial 6 months contract with possible extension)

Organization: UNOPS

Deadline for Applications: Mar 23.

Fax: (212) 457 4001


• Advanced university degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in business administration, project management or related field or senior staff qualification; or first level university degree or military/police college or junior command and staff course combined with relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

• At least 7 years experience in operations management of mine action operations (military or humanitarian mine action), with at least 4 years proven and applicable experience in management of operations on senior management level in humanitarian Mine Action

• Formal tertiary education or staff college qualification courses will be an asset.

• Proven experience in the operational management of a large demining project particularly with regard to the integration of manual, mechanical and EDD assets.

• Experience with the QA and QC process with regard to humanitarian Mine Action

• EOD qualifications an advantage

• Driving license.

Competencies and Skills:

• A clear understanding of the interactions between the pillars and implementing partners involved in a humanitarian mine action programme.

• Professional knowledge of demining and explosives ordnance equipment.

• A solid understanding of counter-mine measures/demining, or UXO clearance operations and related practices.

• Knowledge of the International Mine Action Standards is essential.

• Proven team building and leadership skills.

• Strong planning and organising skills

• Strong analytical ability.

• Strong communication skills, both written and oral.

• Knowledge of the UN system and UNOPS procedures is an asset.

• Computer literacy, in particular, experience of using MS Office and IMSMA.

• Physically fit and in good health.

• Strong ability working in a multicultural environment.

• Strong judgment and decision making ability

• Self reliant and able to work independently under severe condition

Language Requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge of Arabic an advantage. Other Information:

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), via e-mail to

Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title when applying (in the subject line by e-mail).

Additional Considerations

- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

- UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a selected candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.

* This grade is indicative only. The final grade will be determined at the time of recruitment according to the candidate's qualifications

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