Technical Assistant and Team Leader

Employer: COWI A/S - International Multidisciplinary Consulting Group

Location: Arusha, Tanzania

COWI is seeking candidates for a position as a Long-Term Technical Assistant and Team Leader for the technical part of the CMPR programme i.e. enhancing the regional capacity to fight arms trafficking and arms proliferation (SALW).

The CPMR programme consists of three components targeting CPMR, SALW and War Economy.

The SALW component falls under the responsibility of the EAC.


  • Establishing a mechanism for reinforcing cooperation amongst the police authorities, Interpol and other security agencies to investigate and prosecute illicit arms dealers.

  • Developing cooperation mechanisms between the RIO's, the ESA states, the EU and the Nairobi Secretariat on Small Arms and Light Weapons in conformity with the Bamako declaration.

  • Establishing mechanisms for monitoring the movement of illicit small arms including development of Geographical Information Systems.

  • Support institutional and capacity development of NSAs in fighting arms trafficking and SALW, through training, networking, dialogue.

  • Strengthening coordination and collaboration between EAC and AU, between EAC and IGAD/COMESA in the area of CPMR.

    Qualifications and Skills:

  • University Masters degree relevant to SALW, Development Cooperation and/or Program Management.

  • More than 10 years relevant experience.

  • More than 5 years experience as Team Leader/Project Manager for projects comprising both international and local staff.

  • Proven track record of formulating, implementing and monitoring of policy dialogue on SALW.

  • Experience of demonstrating strong analytical capacity in the field relevant to SALW.

  • Excellent command of English as well as communication and report writing skills.

  • Proven experience in management of EDF projects.

    It will be an asset if one has experience:

  • With regional cooperation and integration.

  • In the EAC region.

  • Programme implementation.

    The candidate must be of EU or ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) nationality.

    Closing Date: 15 Apr.

    All vacancies Contact should be directed to: Mr. Nicolaj Sonderbye, Consultant and Chief Project Manager, Human Rights, Migration and Conflict Prevention, Cowi A/S. Email: niso[at]

    For more information and application, visit: Technical Assistant and Team Leader

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