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مطلوب مدير مكتب غزة - مكتب الأمم المتحدة لخدمات المشاريع

الصفحة الرئيسية

Head of Gaza Office


BACKGROUND INFORMATION - PSC
Peace and Security Cluster

The UNOPS Peace and Security Cluster (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. It is led by the Director, who has overall authority and accountability for the performance PSC on behalf of its clients. The Director is responsible for administering and providing oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION - JOB-SPECIFIC

Background Information – The Palestine Programme
UNMAS Palestine delivers humanitarian mine action activities in the West Bank and Gaza. In Gaza, the strategy of UNMAS Palestine is implemented through the delivery of activities organized under three (3) pillars, each coordinated by the regional office manager.

  1. Support humanitarian access and protection of civilians – by overseeing ERW clearance activities in UN locations and proactively clearing deep buried bombs at sites suspected of containing large aerial bombs;
  2. Support development and reconstruction efforts – by providing a sustainable holistic framework of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) risk mitigation measures anchored by site-specific risk assessments for reconstruction, and development work;
  3. Support the protection of civilians by promoting safe behaviors – by delivering risk education to populations at risk.

FUNCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!
  • QUALIFIED FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY! Under the supervision of the Programme Manager (PM), the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:


  1. Manage the UNMAS Gaza Support team, including day-to-day task management, attendance and leave plans monitoring, and timely completion of LICA Performance Evaluation Reports (PERs).
  2. Maintain communications with UNMAS Palestine in Jerusalem, including attendance to regular and ad hoc internal meetings.
  3. Ensure PM is notified in a timely manner of any security incidents or other activities relating to operations.
  4. Analyze the contextual situation and communicate it to PM.
  5. Ensure that Mine Action statistical information is accurate and shared with UNMAS Palestine.
  6. Produce a Gaza Weekly Report to be included in the overall UNMAS Palestine weekly/monthly report.
  7. Provide contract oversight, including follow up on monthly reports and adherence to contractual obligations.
  8. Attend all senior level coordination meetings in Gaza such as Protection Cluster meetings, Area Security Management Team (ASMT), UN Gaza Team meetings, other meetings as needed.
  9. Act as security focal point for UNMAS Gaza office. This includes to monitor and report to the Programme Manager any changes in the security environment that could impact staff or operations.
  10. Ensure staff are following security procedures and that appropriate security/safety equipment is maintained, including medical equipment.
  11. Provide input into strategic documents including Humanitarian Needs Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan and Common Country Assessment according to United Nations Country Team (UNCT) request.
  12. Chair the Protection Cluster’s Mine Action sub working group in Gaza, ensuring coordination of implementation and reporting of mine action activities and linking local mine actors with the Global Mine Action Area of Responsibility.
  13. Oversee all mine action activities carried out by staff under his/her supervision.
  14. Oversee and coordinate the implementation, execution and completion of all mine action related operations within the area office.
  15. Maintain, revise and update the Standard Working Procedures and Emergency Response Preparedness Plan (ERPP).
  16. Ensure close and effective interaction and coordination of the integral aspects of mine action, such as Quality Assurance (QA) of clearance activities within UN premises, Victim Assistance and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education.
  17. Act as the Investigating Officer for Detailed Independent Investigations or Boards of Inquiry for Mine/Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Accidents or incidents.
  18. Maintain close cooperation with the national Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Police and liaise with them for activities in UN locations, within resource availability, operational and political constraints.
  19. Coordinate QA of Risk Education with the UNMAS Community Liaison Assistant (CLA) and provide guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by UNMAS implementing partners.
  20. Other tasks as directed by the Programme Manager.


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Education

  1. An Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or
  2. A First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience; or
  3. Military background with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience is required.


Certification

IMAS EOD Level 3 qualification from an internationally recognized training establishment is required.

Experience


  1. Relevant experience is defined as experience in programme or operations management in a humanitarian context.
  2. Experience in International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) is required.
  3. Experience in International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) is required.
  4. Experience in Quality Management of Humanitarian Mine Action operations is required.

Languages

Fluency in English (read, speak, write) is required.

COMPETENCIES

  1. Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
  2. Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
  3. Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  4. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
  5. Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  6. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  7. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  8. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

CONTRACT TYPE, LEVEL AND DURATION

  • Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
  • Contract level: IICA-2 / ICS-10
  • Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

Application 


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

BACKGROUND INFORMATION - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us


UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization


UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
  • Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
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