Weapon Contamination Coordinator

  • Contract
  • Libya
  • Posted 2 months ago

International Committee of the Red Cross

The position is open to Libyan nationals only.

The ICRC Delegation in Libya seeks to fill the following position:

Weapon Contamination Coordinator

The position is based in Tripoli Delegation.

Libya has seen many years of armed conflict with serious humanitarian impact, leaving behind often layered and diverse contamination of explosive ordnance including landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices. This high contamination by weapons poses significant risks for ICRC personnel and their partners, ICRC operations and civilians. The ICRC is committed to protecting its staff, its operations and civilians from explosive devices and to supporting humanitarian mine action activities.

The Weapon Contamination Coordinator maintains overall responsibility for the management of the Weapon Contamination (WeC) programme in Libya, in coordination with the delegation management and the Weapon Contamination Regional Manager covering the Africa region. S/he is a member of the “Etat Major” of the delegation. The Weapon Contamination program in Libya has a strong focus on staff safety and risk awareness and safer behavior as well as capacity building of the Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS) and supporting governmental and non-governmental clearance actors. The Weapon Contamination Coordinator promotes an integrated approach to addressing the impact of weapon contamination.

Main Responsibilities;

  • Develops, supervises, mentors and coordinates all Weapon Contamination activities and staff technical management in-country.
  • Develops a thorough understanding of the weapon contamination situation in Libya and provides ICRC management with hazard identification and risk assessments as regards the likely impact of weapon contamination on staff, operations and civilians in affected areas;
  • Defines and updates the delegation’s Weapon Contamination strategy and related plan of action in line with the Weapon Contamination framework and the delegation’s operational strategy;
  • Suggests ways of improving the implementation and integration of Weapon Contamination activities within the delegation.
  • Acts as capacity-building advisor for the Libyan Red Crescent Society , develops and implements activities defined under the annual partnership agreement, in respect of Movement Strategy;
  • Coordinates closely with the Weapon Contamination Regional Manager on all strategic development and definition of projects;
  • Coordinates closely with the Weapon Contamination Regional Manager on the ways of monitoring and assessing Weapon Contamination operations;
  • Manages the annual planning and budgeting process (Planning for Results) and quarterly reporting process (Monitoring for Results), ensuring Weapon Contamination activities are fully integrated into facilitate and complement other aspects of ICRC assistance and protection programmes;
  • Ensures that the necessary resources are mobilized and used to implement the plan of action;
  • Manages all aspects of Weapon Contamination operations. For example, by ensuring that: i) internal standards operational procedures (SOPs) and guidelines are adapted to the context’s, approved by the Weapon Contamination Regional Manager and correctly implemented; ii) activities carried-out are in line with International Mine Action Standards; and iii) budgetary and logistical procedures are respected.
  • Ensures knowledge management and lessons-learned are duly documented and shared with the Weapon Contamination Regional Manager.
  • Liaises proactively with local government representatives, the civil authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, the Libyan Mine Action Center – LibMAC), military authorities, specialist agencies, the UN, international organizations, NGOs on matters related to policy, research and development, coordination and good practice as regards conventional weapons;
  • Represents the ICRC in mine action and other relevant fora;
  • Provides training, mentoring, guidance and support to national mine action structures and/or other relevant players, such as members of the Movement working in the context;

Required Background, skills and experience:

  • 10 years overall professional experience in the field;
  • 3 years of proven, successful experience working in a WeC-related field;
  • Experienced and successful manager (staff and budget management);
  • Sound understanding of the mine action environment;
  • Sound knowledge of IMAS (international mine action standards);
  • Good understanding of the principles of risk management;
  • Proficient level of the English language.

We offer a rewarding and enriching work opportunity in a humanitarian and international environment with initial training and on-boarding.

How to apply

Interested Candidates with the required background and experience are invited to submit their application with 2 references to [email protected] before June 7th 2024, with the title in the email subject “Weapon Contamination Co TRI Delegation”.

CVs not mentioning the position in the subject line, will not be considered.

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