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Regional Management Officer

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Position : Regional Management Officer

The RMMAC Officer will be responsible for the administration and management of the work in support of all projects related to Operations & Capacity Development. S/he will report to the Chief of Operations, or delegated authority). S/he is responsible for the provision & implementation of the following main duties.

Role objective:

  • Oversee all aspects of mine action related activities carried out by staff under your supervision & control.
  • Implement & monitor technical & national safety standards.
  • Ensure close & effective interaction & coordination of the integral aspects of mine action, such as Mine Victim Support & Explosive Threat Risk Education.
  • When requested, act as the Investigating Officer for Detailed Independent Investigations or Boards of Inquiry for Mine/ERW/IED Accidents or incidents.
  • Debrief mine action (MA organizations & other implementing partners on quality assurance (QA) achievements & QA assessments & ensure that all QA assessment data is captured through the appropriate QA documentation & QA tracker.
  • Provide guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by organizations, following an inspection, which finds a critical non conformity.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of documentation for all inspected land.
  • Ensure proper storage of explosives in accordance with national & international guidelines & ensure control & security of explosives that are used by implementing mine action organisations within the AOR.
  • Monitor the storage arrangements of UN troop contributing country military units across South Sudan, assess the serviceability of ammunition held & make recommendations for the amelioration of storage conditions.
  • Develop, conduct training & manage the quality of training on explosives management, landmine clearance, ERW clearance & lED threat mitigation as required.
  • Implement QA management systems & ensure that the systems are being applied in a fair & equitable manner & that accreditation, licensing & monitoring does not interrupt or delay MA projects.
  • Conduct routine onsite QA of MA organization operations (for monitoring & post clearance inspections) & as part of the accreditation process.
  • Stay abreast of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) & International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG's), ensure that MA organizations SOP comply with IMAS & IATG standards & that they are conducting safe & effective MA & PSSM operations.
  • As directed by the Chief of Operations coordinate, facilitate & prioritize all operational tasking for projects within the AOR.
  • Oversee & coordinate the implementation, execution & completion of all explosive threat mitigation related operations for projects within AOR, with a special emphasis on operations conducted by the mission assets.
  • Conduct QC on all explosive threat mitigation training & mentor ship carried out by contracted trainers & mentors to the benefit of project personnel, civilian & military.
  • Support the collection of data & the management of information.
  • Provide advice & input into the development of strategic & procedural documents related to ammunition management, EOD/IEDD matters in support to project.
  • Support programmatic, project & operation planning & activities through the provision of lED analysis.

Specific responsibilities for support to capacity development:

  • As directed by the Chief of Operations, coordinate efforts in the area of capacity building relations in MA & against the risks posed by explosive threats (ERW, stockpiles & lED) in accordance with the demands of UNMISS & our client in South Sudan.
  • Ensure interaction, maintain close & effective coordination with relevant TCCs on the strengthening of ammunition management capacities & risks posed by explosive hazards.
  • Provide advisory support & technical assistance for capacity assessment elements of relevant national & TCC military units.
  • Provide advisory support & technical assistance to relevant TCC & national military units in matters of information management (compilation & reporting of incidents interventions).
  • Conduct formal training to TCC forces, internal national military or contracted training personnel, to selected national military personnel.
  • Provide mentor ship to selected TCC & national military personnel as part of formal training validation & on the job training.Other duties:
  • Oversee the operational management of a regional office & ensure that MA operations conducted within the respective AOR are done so to appropriate standards in line with the NTSG's.
  • Monitor the disposal of TCC ammunition, advise on logistical demolitions, review demolitions orders & review explosive holdings of our client operating partners.
  • Advise the program on explosive issues including harvesting of in country ammunition for use in ammunition disposal operations, incineration of suitable stocks & pursue the introduction of binary explosives to our client.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by the Program Manager & Chief of Operations.
Required profile for job ad : Regional Management Officer

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 year of experience in Africa (desirable).


  • Master Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Project Management, Social Science, or related field is required.
  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent with an additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University Degree.
  • High School/Secondary Education in combination with an additional 6 years of Military or other relevant experience in the field of EOD &/or lEDD (Military &/or civilian), may be considered in lieu of a University Degree.


  • Fluency in English (reading. writing, speaking) OR Fluency in French (reading, writing, speaking) is required.
  • Fluency in another official UN language is desired.


  • Ammunition Management certification by an internationally recognized & accredited military or civilian institution is required.
  • EOD Level 3 (or equivalent) is required.


  • 5 years of experience in operations management is required, this experience can be within the fields of either military MA, commercial MA, or humanitarian MA & must include experience with ammunition management, EOD or IEDD.
  • 3 years of experience conducting explosive threat mitigation activities is required.
  • 1 year of demonstrated experience in training is required.
  • Knowledge of the IMAS is required.
  • Experience in capacity building is desired.
  • Experience with training foreign nationals in EOD/IEDD techniques is desired.
  • ClED/lED threat mitigation operational field experience in the last 10 years, as part of a military deployment or within a MA program, in a high threat lED environment is desired.
  • Experience with the QA / QC processes with regard to humanitarian MA desired.
  • Knowledge of the UN system s is desired.
  • Computer literacy, in particular experience of using MS Office & IMSMA is desired.
  • Experience in a similar operating environment to South Sudan.

Functional competencies:

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas & expertise, is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports & acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments & accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Planning & organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities & assignments, adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time & resources for completing work. Foresees risks & allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors, adjusts plans & actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
  • Judgment/Decision making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation & comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive & negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others & on the organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed & underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.
  • Communication: Speaks & writes clearly & effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others & responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify & exhibits interest in having 2 way communication. Tailors language, tone, style & format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information & keeping people informed.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally & personally. Contributes to the learning of colleagues & subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn & improve.
  • Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability & limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities & honors commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost & quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations & rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight & takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings & those of the work unit, where applicable.
Job criteria for job ad : Regional Management Officer
Job category :
Production, maintenance, quality
R&D, project management
Industries :
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Aweil - Bentiu - Bor - Juba - Kuajok - Malakal - Rumbek - Torit - Wau - Yambio
Experience level :
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 8

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