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IMSMA Assistant, Mogadishu (LICA-3)
Closing date: 2014-12-30
Position title:IMSMA Assistant , Multiple positions
Department/office:GPSO, Peace and Security
Duty stationMogadishu, Somalia
Contract type:Local ICA Support
Application period:25-Nov-2014 to 31-Dec-2014
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world's most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.
Background information - GPSO
The UNOPS Mine Action Cluster (MAC), within the Global Partner Services Office (GPSO), is a principal service provider to the United Nations, governments of mine-affected countries and other partners. The Mine Action Cluster was established in 1997. Based in New York, it has helped partners to significantly improve the lives of people in more than 30 countries across the world. The Mine Action Cluster supports emergency, post-conflict and peacekeeping operations. It delivers fast procurement, recruitment and management services to facilitate humanitarian aid and launch emergency mine clearance. The cluster is responsible for administration, as well as providing support and overseeing the day-to-day management of the project field offices, in line with the partners' requirements and UNOPS rules and regulations. It is headed by the Cluster Chief who has overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Mine Action Cluster on behalf of its partners.
Somalia Mine Action supports mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) clearance activities, awareness programming, contamination survey and coordination for mine action activities throughout Somalia. Somalia Mine Action works closely with other UN Agencies, local communities and humanitarian and development actors to ensure a sustainable and effective response to explosive contamination in Somalia, with priority on improving the lives of people living in affected communities, and ensuring national capacity development for a long term solution to the problem. In Somaliland and Puntland, capacity development has been carried out for the Somaliland Mine Action Centre SMAC, the Police EOD, the Puntland Mine Action Centre and the Puntland EOD. The Programme has an office in Nairobi to provide managerial and support functions for the Regional Offices in Somalia.
Under the overall supervision of the IMSMA Officer and in consultation with the Programme Manager, the IMSMA Assistant shall work on the following deliverables.
Responsible for verification and recording of all field data from implementers into the IMSMA;
database;Perform quality assurance checks on reported data before data entry;
Carry out quality checks during and after data entry;
Produce statistics and reports from the Mine Action data;
Produce statistics for IMSMA monthly report;
Assist in creation and maintenance of comprehensive soft and hard archive system;
Update both soft and hard archives on weekly basis;
Create photo catalogue from received photos from mine action activities;
Regularly review and update IMSMA forms as per the need of field activities;
Regular distribution of IMSMA forms to operations and implementers;
Assist in preparation and printing of informative maps with mine action and other available data;
Work and produce standard mapping templates;
Maintain and contribute to the operations mapping archive;
Attend IMSMA training and provide regular training to operations and implementers staffs in the use of IMSMA & GIS;
Contribute to the development of procedures, guidelines and manuals;
Assist with IT and related general computer related issues;
Perform any other duties assigned by IMSMA Officer.
High School Diploma and or Certificate is required.
Bachelor's degree in IT or related field would be an asset.
b. Work Experience
3 years of relevant experience in (GIS) Geospatial Information System is required .
2 years of MS office experience is required.
Fluency in written/spoken English and Somali is required
Good computer skills in windows operating system in the networked environment;
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
Knowledge of second UN working language desirable;
Knowledge of UN/UNOPS rules and regulations will be considered an asset;
Able to travel to all areas in Somalia;
Capable to work in a multi-national / cultural environment.
Flexibility in undertaking any kind of assignment.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type:Local Individual Contractor
Contract level:LICA 3
Contract duration:6 months
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx
Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
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.
For staff positions 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.