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Overview of position:
Northeast Nigeria is facing a problem of weapons & explosive hazard contamination as a result of protracted conflict. The presence of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) & landmines of an improvised nature, poses a serious threat to civilians as well as to UN & humanitarian personnel operating in the north east of the country.
Our client deployed to Nigeria in April 2017 to conduct an explosive threat scoping mission to Nigeria which resulted in the recommendation of the establishment of a humanitarian mine action coordination & support capacity in Maiduguri & immediate provision as appropriate, technical response to the explosive contamination impacting the humanitarian crisis in the north east. In addition, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) for Division 7 of the Nigerian Army made a request through the Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in December 2017, to have our clients presence in the north east. The GOC highlighted the negative implications of the explosive threat including IED & Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) return, livelihoods & return to normalcy in northeast of Nigeria. In 2018 Our client established a permanent presence to implement a mine action program in Nigeria to:
- Improve the protection of civilians & facilitate humanitarian assistance.
- Enhance national capacity to mitigate explosive threats & enable compliance with international treaty obligations.
- Reduce the explosive threat to UN personnel & humanitarian workers.
According to the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), 8.7 million people including 1.7 million IDPs & 1.2 people returnees are in need of humanitarian assistance in Borno, Adamawa & Yobe (BAY) states in north east Nigeria due to the ongoing crisis. Given the widespread Explosive Ordnance (EO) contamination & prevalent use of IEDs by non state armed groups, the 2021 HNO identifies 1.5 million people in need of mine action in northe ast Nigeria. There were 259 explosive incidents in 2020 & another 216 incidents took place from January to June 2021. From 2016 till June 2021, 1,247 people were killed & 2,048 injured, out of which 748 civilians were killed and1297 civilians were injured.
The 2021 HNO indicates 75% of incidents involving UXO could have been prevented by Non Technical Surveys (NTS) to identify & mark suspected contaminated areas & release safe land & roads & Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) to deliver life saving knowledge & foster safe behaviour. The need for EORE remains high particularly in Borno with 1.16 million people in need but also in Adamawa & Yobe where more than 200,000 & 176,000 people respectively need EORE.
Our client program in Nigeria takes a strategic, multi year comprehensive approach for protection of civilians & humanitarian actors through humanitarian mine action in north east Nigeria, supported by multi donor contributions. This approach encompasses a range of responses, including EORE, Conflict Prevention and Preparedness (CPP), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) & emergency medical response training for the national military & police forces, information management & explosive hazard mapping & NTS, with coordination as key cross cutting enabling factors.
Under Japanese and German funding, our client is starting to implement a 1 year project aiming at protecting civilians & humanitarian actors in north east Nigeria from the threat of EO & supporting the advancement of two outcomes:
- National & local entities mitigate the explosive threat in north east Nigeria.
- The immediate threat posed by EO to civilians & humanitarian & development actors is mitigated.
Outputs & activities to achieve those outcomes will be:
- NTS, EORE, CPP & EOA to enhance safety & resilience of the at risk population.
- Victim Assistance (VA) activities to enhance inclusive healthcare for the victims of EO incidents including persons with disabilities.
- Support to the establishment of NMAC for sustainability & national ownership in humanitarian mine action.
Specific outputs for the contracted staff will be:
- Establish a sustainable capacity of Non-Technical Survey (NTS) Officers Facilitators in north eastern Nigeria within selected services of the national authorities & Civil Society Organizations (CSO’s).
The NTS Training Specialists (2 to be selected for this assignment) will have the responsibility of delivering the training to Facilitators / Officers, specifically they will have the following duties:
Support our client in identifying participants for the NTS ToT course, developing the Training Management Package (TMP) & in the organisation of the training courses.
Deliver of NTS ToT in accordance with the developed TMP to the personne of the following organizationsl across Borno, Adamawa, Yobe (BAY) states:
- Ministry or Rehabilitation, Reconstruction & Resettlement (MRRR).
- National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
- State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
- Nigerian Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
- Nigerian Police Force.
Explain & distribute NTS equipment to newly trained NTS Officers.
Evaluate / Quality Assurance (QA) of course delivery by visiting locations where Trainers deliver NTS Officer training, observe the delivery of training & provide feedback on results to our client.
- 1 progress report due after 1 month of starting activities (our client to provide template).
- The NTS Training Specialist will update our client staff on progress on a weekly basis.
- The NTS Training Specialist provide the evaluation feedback (training record) on each training participant to our client at the end of the contract.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in NTS & community liaison activities (required).
- A minimum 1 year experience in developing & managing delivery of training courses in NTS & community liaison (required).
- 1 year previous experience working in remote / hardship locations, similar to north eastern Nigeria (recommended).
- The Trainer will work in collaboration with another NTS Training Specialist.
- The Trainer will work also in strict collaboration with our clients Chief of Operations.
- The Trainer will need to collaborate & train local personnel of other organisations & national authorities, as selected.
- The Trainer will need to be experienced in delivering training courses in NTS.
- Preference will be given to expat candidates.
- Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
How to apply
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