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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 Diplaced Persons (IDP) return, livelihoods & return to normalcy in north east 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 ncluding 1.7 million IDP’s, 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 NHO identifies 1.5 million people in need of mine action in north east 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 & 1,297 civilians were injured. The 2021 NHO 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 clients Nigeria program takes a strategic, multiyear 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 & 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 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 2 outcomes:
- National & local entities mitigate the explosive threat in north east Nigeria
- The immediate threat at 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:
- Expand & increase a sustainable capacity of Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Facilitators in north eastern Nigeria within selected services of the national authorities & CSO’s (Civil Society Organisations).
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 (Training of Trainers) course, developing the Training Management Package (TMP) & in the organization of the training courses. Support the delivery of NTS TOT by the International EORE Specialists in accordance with the developed TMP to the personnel of the following organizationsl across Borno, Adamawa, Yobe (Bay) states:
- Ministry or Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and 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, support the evaluatation / Quality Assurance (QA) of the course delivery by visiting locations where Trainers deliver NTS Officer training, observe the delivery of training & provide feedback on results to our client.
- Personnel of national, state authorities & CSO’s trained as NTS Trainers able to train other members of their organization as NTS Officers (by mid July).
- NTS equipment os proficed & explained to NTS Officers.
- Assist in writing feedback reports / QA evaluations of training delivered by NTS Trainers as monitored by the NTS Training Specialist / NTS Training Specialist Assistant.
Support the drafting of:
- 1 progress report due after 1 month of starting activities (our client to provide template).
- Assist the International NTS Specialist in producing weekly update reports to our clients staff.
- Produce evaluation, feedback reports & submit them to the International NTS Specialist.
- High School Diploma in a relevant discpline.
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in EORE or NTS activities in Bay states (required).
- 1 year experience in training local personnel in Bay States (required).
- Experience in working in the humanitarian context of Bay states (required).
- Good level of written & spoken English proven either by being a native speaker or through certifications, employment records or references (required).
- Fluency in Hausa or Kanuri (required).
- This role has no team management responsibility.
- Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply for this role.
How to apply:
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