Background Information - Job-specific
The Weapons and Ammunition Physical Security and Stockpile Management Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Weapons & Ammunition Disposal Desk Officer. The incumbent will have responsibility for the delivery and development of PSSM standards. The position will be mainly, but not necessarily, based at one of HALO’s West Africa programmes and might involve extensive travel between HALO countries.
The incumbent will be responsible for:
•managing HALO’s activities in the field of Stockpile Management to ensure that the respective programmes are on target to deliver on their contractual obligations;
•evaluating and quantifying stocks of ammunition, and identifying ammunition for disposal;
•providing technical assistance on ammunition hazard divisions and categories to ensure correct segregation of ammunition;
•mitigating the overfilling of ammunition stores;
•planning and conducting training on the safe and secure storage of ammunition as required;
•supervising the safe transportation and storage of ammunition;
•ensuring that standards are maintained;
•helping undertake assessments of new countries with a view to establishing additional programmes;
•reviewing explosive storage arrangements on programmes and advising on measures to bring conditions into line with International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATG) and International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) guidelines.
Additional duties will include:
•discussing the programme training needs with the Programme Manager;
•familiarisation with in-country EOD and demining operating procedures, particularly any restrictions which are unique to the programme;
•establishing levels of staffing and the minimum qualification required for each level of field supervision;
•preparing and delivering training courses, including “train the trainer” to meet those needs;
•monitoring the quantity and state of explosive resources in-country and making recommendations to the Programme Manager for additional purchases;
•reviewing existing explosive/ammunition storage and accounting procedures and assisting in their monitoring and improvement;
•when not participating in PSSM activities, assisting the Programme Manager with the normal duties of a HALO Field Officer.
– comprehensive understanding of the principles behind, and vast experience in, storing and processing ammunition in base depots or field storage sites at home or on operations and, in addition, the application of International Ammunition Technical Guidelines and International Mine Action Standards;
– strong spoken and written communication skills;
•Creativity and Innovation
– strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues;
– ability to train and work through interpreters;
•Ability to Learn
– willingness to keep abreast of new developments;
– good IT skills are essential.
•Trained Ammunition Technician with minimum of 5 years of experience.
•IMAS Level 3 or 4 Explosive Ordnance Disposal competence is desirable but not essential.
•experience of working in hazardous areas;
•fluency in spoken and written French is required;
•working knowledge of English language.
Please forward a one-page CV with covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org marked WAD PSSM Officer, closing date 31 October 2014
(Due to the high number of applicants, only short-listed candidates will receive a response)