Convoy and Escort Mentor (x 3 positions) , Africa

Location: Kidal Mali
Closing date: 31 Aug 2015
Contract Duration 4 months
Starting Date ASAP

Overview Of The Position:
General Functions:

Train, advise and assist the leaders of convoys in the preparation, the conduct of their mission and communication within the convoy.
Using experience of convoy and escort management in desert environments, help convoy and escort leaders identify context and location specific IED threat mitigation measures
Train, advise and assist convoy and escort leaders to predict vulnerable points, observe warning signs in situ, and accurately recognize/confirm IED threats, followed by the effective communication of this information within the convoy
Reinforce the execution of explosive search operations, as learned during training, through the review, reinforcement and implementation of SOP, practice drills, and other practical in theatre actions
Support the leaders of convoys and escorts in the reporting process and lessons learned.
Assist in the process of reporting and lessons learned.
Other tasks as directed by the Project Manager and Chief of Operations.

Essential Experience:
Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience; or a First Level University Degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience is required; or Military
Experience at the Officer level or Warrant Officer/Senior NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer) with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Minimum of 3 years’ experience as platoon commander in Infantry, Cavalry, Engineers or Traffic Control units;
Mandatory operational experience in IED threat environment(s); experience in Africa desirable
Desirable knowledge in CIED

French native speaker; working level English desirable

Other skills:
Demonstrated capability of rapid decision-making (with little margin of error) under conditions of extreme stress.
High standard of physical fitness.
Proven ability to work in hard conditions
Internationally recognized driving license
Knowledge of UN systems and UNOPS procedures as desirable

Key Competences

Teamwork – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Planning & Organization – Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
Judgment– Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision making skills.
Communications– Strong spoken and written communication skills.
Problem Solving – Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues.
Professionalism– Professionalism: sound knowledge of, and exposure to, administrative and financial management issues .

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their CV along with their application letter via e-mail to