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Mine Action Officer

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Opis radnog mjesta: UNDP oglas za posao: Mine Action Officer

Agency: UNDP
Title: Mine Action Officer
Job ID: 7571
Practice Area – Job Family: Crisis Prevention and Recover
Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA): 25/01/2017
Duty Station: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Education & Work Experience: G-Bachelor’s Level Degree – 5 year(s) experience, I-Master’s Level Degree – 3 year(s) experience
Grade: SB4
Contract Duration: 12 months
BIH citizens only. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Following the cessation of hostilities and signing of the Dayton peace accord the United Nations set up a mine action centre (UNMAC) in 1996 to conduct mine action in BiH. All technical support at the outset from the international community was humanitarian in nature and focused on implementing and/or capacity building at the technical level to conduct mine clearance, minefield marking and mine risk education. BHMAC was formed in 1998 with two mine action operational centres in Sarajevo and Banja Luka and a central body responsible for coordination in Sarajevo. Although the BHMAC initially provided a number of demining teams, it was essentially a coordinating body to oversee the work of all other field assets which included national and international commercial companies, national and international NGOs, entity Armies and civil protection

At the end of 2015, the Mine Action Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHMAC) reported a total contamination of 1,176.5km2 or 2.3 % of the total surface area of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). A general assessment of the mine situation in BiH identified 1,417 communities as affected by landmines and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO). The assessment also states that landmine and UXO contaminated locations directly affect around 538,500 citizens, which is approximately 15% of the total number of citizens of BiH. The contaminated areas present a direct hazard to the safety of citizens and communities living in close proximity. These communities are also denied the safe use of contaminated lands, thereby hindering socio-economic development activities, negatively impacting on livelihoods and employment opportunities, and leading to the community’s marginalization and exclusion from growth and sustainable development.

To address these challenges, the Mine Action Governance and Management (MAGMA) Project has been launched, supported by the Ministry of Civil Affairs BiH and implemented by UNDP. The Mine Action Governance and Management project will assist the mine action authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to increase transparency, improve planning capabilities and implement contemporary mine action standards for an accelerated pace of mine clearance. It builds on the activities implemented in the past that resulted in reconvening the Board of Donors, improvements in the human resource management processes and mine action standardization within BHMAC.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Justice and Security Sector Leader, the Mine Action Officer will have the following key functions:

Lead and steer the implementation and quality assurance of the Project in accordance with the Project Document and in close coordination and cooperation with Ministry of Civil Affairs BiH and BH MAC:

Set and steer the overall strategy, approach and delivery of the activities planned within the Project, against global best practices and abreast with European Union standards and approaches;
Guide the relevant Project team and provide quality technical advice in the affirming of a performance management system;
In cooperation with the Justice and Security Sector Leader, design and steer the delivery of the comprehensive capacity development activities aiming to positively impact the country’s goal to achieve mine-free status in line with the provisions of the Mine Action Strategy and Ottawa Convention requirements;
Provide expert advice, guidance, support and oversight through the process of provision of technical assistance and advice, organization of knowledge-transfer events, extensive consultative process and intensive coordination at national and international levels;
Design and oversee the Project’s efforts to improve the legislative framework in the area of mine action through provision of technical assistance and coordination;
Support the capacities of BiH’s institutions to transparently and credibly manage their mine action operations in line with their strategic goals;
Encourage and support knowledge sharing, exchange of experience and partnership building in the course of Project implementation;
Review results and monitor performance of Project goals in the area of mine action, as per the Project M&E plan and logical framework;
Support sharing and scaling-up successful approaches in the broader UNDP Justice and Security Sector Team.
Pro-active support to partnerships, networking and advocacy in the Project implementation, as well as in the broader UNDP/Mine Action Governance/donor and national key beneficiaries and stakeholder in Mine Action arena;

Coordinate activities for the Board of Donors sessions;
Support coordination between the national mine action authorities, the Demining Battalion and civil protection;
Support coordination between Demining Commission, BHMAC and donors to ensure consistent exchange of information on results, plans and challenges;
Prepare analytical reports capturing lessons learnt during the project implementation and at least semi-annually;
Analytically captures lessons-learnt and drafts reports based on the project experiences and monitoring of progress against set targets, including from the gender equality perspective;
Prepare relevant ad-hoc and periodic thematic reports;
Capture and ensure wide promotion and visibility of Project achievements, particularly with regard to developments in the mine action area;
Encourage multi-level cooperation across the Project area;
Ensure regular communication and coordination with Project counterparts and develop and maintain effective mechanisms for integrating and responding to their feedback and insights;
Encourage active participation of all project stakeholders through regular organization of project board meetings in order to promote their ownership of the activities and results achieved;
Maintain regular interaction with mine action interventions implemented by the international community;
Contribute to knowledge sharing among the wider mine action thematic area.
Gender equality mainstreaming within the Project:
– Support gender equality mainstreaming in Project implementation with special attention to internally displaced women and female-headed households that are particularly vulnerable due to a limited access to land or financial assets;
– Ensure that relevant documents prepared during project implementation are written using gender sensitive language.
Vrsta posla:rad na određeno vrijeme
Regija:Kanton Sarajevo regija

O zaposleniku

Znanja i kvalifikacije:Competencies
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position;
In-depth knowledge on development issues, especially in the domain of local governance and community development.
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;
Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and Project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
Results-Based Programme: Development and Management: Contributing to results through provision of information

Provides information for linkages across Project activities to help identify critical points of integration;
Provides information and documentation on specific stages of Projects implementation;
Provides background information to identify opportunities for Project development and helps drafting proposals;
Participates in the formulation of Project proposals.
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda/Preparing information for advocacy

Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate;
Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better understanding of UNDP’s mandate and to support advocacy efforts.
Building Strategic Partnerships/Maintaining a network of contacts

Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues;
Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders;
Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partners
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing/ Basic research and analysis

Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise/Research and analysis

Keeps updated in his/her area of substantive expertise
Analyses ongoing trends, evolving needs and emerging iss;ues to identify appropriate responses for capacity building.
Resource Mobilization/Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies

Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
Client Orientation/Establishing effective client relationships

Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines;
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients.
Core Competencies:

Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, disabilities, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people and partners fairly without favouritism;
Self-development, initiative-taking;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and strong ability to continuously self-motivate;
Plans, prioritizes, and delivers tasks on time;
Excellent diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to liaise effectively with government and stakeholders at the highest levels;
Sound judgment and problem solving skills;
Excellent conceptualisation and analytical skills, as well as proven ability to draft documents in clear and concise manner;
Excellent communication skills with excellent drafting and presentation skills;
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
Building and promoting effective Project team;
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
Managing conflict;
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning;
Fair and transparent decision making.
Required Skills and Experience

Advanced university degree in economics, political sciences, social sciences, or other related areas;
BA degree with additional two years of working experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

At least three years with MA (5 years with BA) of relevant working experience in the area of Mine Action and capacity development relevant to Mine Action activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Knowledge and expertise in the area of Mine Action Governance and Management;
Thorough understanding of the overall political, administrative and institutional set-up relevant to Mine Action Governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Familiarity with key public documents, strategies and trends related to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s responsibilities and international commitments relevant to Mine Action.
Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and in official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina with excellent drafting and presentation skills.

Important applicant information

All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.

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