IED Threat and Risk Specialist

UNOPS, Bamako, Mali

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th February, 2016


Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Project Manager for UNMAS support to MINUSMA, the IED Threat and Risk Specialist will act as the IED and Explosive Threats and Risks knowledge-management focal point for the project and  will be responsible for the following functions:

  • Provide Explosive Threats and Risks analytical support to the UNMAS Mali program;
  • Conduct comprehensive research on IED threats and risks in Mali, working independently or as part of a larger analytical effort;
  • Assist the UNMAS project Manager (support to MINUSMA) in developing analytical strategies;
  • Produce finished operational and strategic analytic products in the topic area of IED mitigation;
  • Integrate IED technical intelligence with traditional all source analysis;
  • Evaluate information reporting and sources;
  • Prioritize the timely delivery of intelligence support products;
  • Provide expert all-source research, analysis, and intelligence analytical products;
  • Track all tasks and ad hoc products to completion and provide quality control on all products prior to delivery;
  • Production and dissemination of analytic products to a diverse community and customer set Prepare and present intelligence briefings and presentations;
  • Ensure the integrity of UNMAS IED databases.
  • Design and monitor Lessons Learned Management tools;
  • Identify continuous improvements and lessons learned.
  • Develop methodology for the collection and analysis of information;
  • Develop analytical tools to process information, identify patterns in tactics, procedures, materials, etc. and transform data into practical products which will assist programme and mission decision-making;
  • Present the conclusions of analysis as required;
  • Perform other related duties as required

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) with five (5) years of relevant experience; or First Level University Degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) with seven (7) years of relevant experience; or Military Experience (or relevant Police Experience) at the Staff Officer level combined with 11 years of relevant experience.
  • Intelligence-Analysis-Operational Research is highly desired as well as a Certificate in one of the following: EOD, IEDD, C-IED, WIT or equivalent civilian qualification.
  • A minimum five (5) years of experience in the field of intelligence or information analysis, and at least two (2) years of experience in the field of IED mitigation or anti-terrorism.
  • Fluency in (speaking, ready and writing) in English is required  with  basic (speaking, ready and writing) in French.

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