DPO Programme Officer Jobs in Uganda

DPO Programme Officer Jobs in Uganda


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The position is located in the Mobile Capacity Building Team of the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat Mitigation Advisory Team (TMAT) of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) within the Department of Peace Operations (DPO). The Team Lead of the Mobile Capacity Building Team will report to the Team Lead of the IED Threat Mitigation Advisory Team (TMAT). The Mobile Capacity Building Team is located in Entebbe, Uganda.

  • Established in 1997, UNMAS leads, coordinates and implements all aspects linked to the mitigation of the threats from mines and explosive remnants of war. UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates (UN General Assembly, UN Security Council etc.), requests by the UN Secretary-General or his designated official, mostly in response to a humanitarian emergency.

    Responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Team Leader TMAT, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Develops, implements and evaluates various training projects as trainer in the Mobile Capacity Building Team of the IED Threat Mitigation Advisory Team (TMAT), i.e. Convention Munition Disposal (CMD), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) and IED awareness training and capacity building projects; monitors and analyzes programme/project implementation at all stages; review of progress reports, project status reports, and briefing notes; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.

  • Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change across functional areas of IED Threat Mitigation, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) and Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).

  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

  • Coordinates UNMAS training course development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other training activities and studies,

  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions related to EOD and IED Threat Mitigation support for Troop Contributing Countries and Peacekeeping Missions.

  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and
    presentations and harmonized EOD and IEDD training across the UN and with Member States, based on a profound needs assessment. etc.

  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc. including through partnerships with other stakeholders to support the objectives of training standardization across different organizations; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including technical and training support across all UN P/TCCs, UNMAS field programmes and regional training centers in Africa, Europe and Asia and provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) for TMAT and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

  • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies

    PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to EOD and IEDs. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and
    evaluative skills to conduct independent training, research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various training methodologies and research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

    Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

    Planning& Organizing Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Managing performance Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in management, International relations, International Security Studies or a related field.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • Graduation from a military staff academy or similar law enforcement training institution is required.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in the field of explosive ordnance disposal, ammunition management and explosive hazard management, including five years of experience in working with IED- related issues, policies and operations, with proven C-IED experience in a mission environment is required.

  • Recognized national qualification as EOD officer is required.

  • Experience writing policy papers or producing guidelines, standards and/or training materials related to IED threat mitigation is desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; knowledge of French is desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; DPO Programme Officer Jobs in Uganda


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