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Operations Associate - Risk Education - UNOPS

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Operations Associate - Risk Education - UNOPS 

  • Job categoriesDemining
  • Vacancy codeVA/2021/B5001/21289
  • Department/officeNYSC, Peace and Security Cluster
  • Duty stationGaza, State of Palestine
  • Contract typeLocal ICA Support
  • Contract levelLICA-6
  • Duration12 months renewable subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance
  • Application period23-Feb-2021 to 09-Mar-2021

 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: UNMAS 

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peace Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.

 Functional Responsibilities

The Operations Associate - Rik Education will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager. 

The duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Assist in planning and design of RE activities including public risk awareness campaigns, and community-based RE.
  2. Assist in selection and training of RE facilitators who will deliver risk education sessions in communities.
  3. Assist in developing a training kit including materials for the use of RE facilitators during RE sessions.
  4. Assist in liaising with concerned partners and authorities in RE planning.
  5. Participate in provision of Explosive Hazard Risk Awareness (RA) guidance and training to humanitarian personnel.
  6. Participate in mapping of existing RE capacity and activities and materials, and identifying gaps and opportunities.
  7. Assist in developing new initiatives relevant to RE, including design of materials in cooperation with partners.
  8. Assist in the evaluation of RA and RE tools and methodologies.
  9. Receive and analyze activity reports from implementing partners, and maintain records of data and progress of work, and produce reports as required.
  10. Keep an inventory about RE materials.
  11. Participate in Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Assurance of risk education activities conducted by implementing partners, including field visits to targeted areas.
  12. Assist in interpretation and translation when necessary. 

 Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • High School Diploma with a minimum of six (6) years relevant experience OR;
  • A First-level University degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Education, Social Work, or other related fields with Two (2) years relevant experience is required;


  1. Relevant experience is defined as experience in risk education; 
  2. Experience in mine action or operations is desired;
  3. Experience in community-based education, public information communications, training development or capacity building is desired;
  4. Gender mainstreaming experience is desired;
  5. Knowledge of the UN system and UNOPS procedures is desired.


  1. Fluency in English (writing, speaking and reading) is required;
  2. Fluency in Arabic  (writing, speaking and reading) is required;


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

 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
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • 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.

 Contract type, level and duration

  • Contract type: ICA
  • Contract level: LICA 6
  • Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance

How to Apply