Counter IED Specialist

UNOPS, Bamako, Mali

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th October, 2015

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Project Manager for UNMAS support to MINUSMA the CIED Analyst will act as the knowledge-management focal point for the project. He/she will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Liaison between UNMAS HQ, specific programmes and key stakeholders in country;
  • Collation, verification, processing and organization of raw IED-related data, including  evaluating the reliability of sources and credibility of information;
  • Analysis of situations and entities of operational, or tactical importance, and, with appropriate statements of probability, the future actions in those situations and by those entities;
  • Identifying current trends, and potential hot spots;
  • Production of threat assessments based on known data,
  • Development and implementation of local technical solutions, identifying shortfalls, and time frames for prevention and mitigation measures;
  • Liaison with appropriate in-country agencies to facilitate information sharing;
  • Provide briefings and presentations of analytical findings and conclusions;
  • Continually assessing the operational situation for areas of improvement in efficiency, effectiveness and safety within the local C-IED threat;
  • Document plans and processes;
  • Identify continuous improvements and lessons learned;
  • Identify risks and plan risk mitigation strategies and report on the progress of deployment activities in writing and orally to UNMAS HQ NY;
  • Review and promulgate all IED and WIT reports;
  • Review and promulgate all UNMAS produced CIED related documentation to include weekly/monthly statistics, presentations and reports;
  • Maintain master CIED hard drive database;
  • Implement any other tasks requested by the Project Manager.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in related field relevant to C-IED Analysis with five (5) years of experience; or First Level University Degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent)  in related field relevant to C-IED Analysis  with seven (7) years of experience; or Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) at the Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) or Officer level (or equivalent) with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.
  • Professional certificate in EOD and  Weapons Intelligence Team Course desired.
  • Professional certification in intelligence or threat analysis for example Security Analysis Practice and Process (SAPP) or national military intelligence certification is desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in performing information analysis for the purpose of producing situational reports and/ or threat analysis reports.   
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in the field of C-IED.
  • Fluency in both French and English is required.

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