Convoy and Escort Mentor (French Speaker)

Location: Kidal , Mali
Closing date: 30 Nov 2015
Position Convoy and Escort Mentor (x 3 positions)
Contract Duration 4 months
Starting Date ASAP

Position Summary
Our clients mission is to expand the capacity of their system and its partners to implement peace building, Humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our client’s vision is to always satisfy partners with Management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting humanitarian organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, our client makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.

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.
Knowledge in CIED is desirable.

French native speaker; working knowledge of English is 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 Competencies
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.
Judgement – Demonstrated ability to apply good judgement 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: with reference to “BHJOB2678_863” in the subject line. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.