Since 2009 UNMAS has been mandated through the UNSOS to support the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) with training and mentoring in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosive device – defeat (IED-D), provided the relevant specialized equipment and the use of explosive detection dogs (EDD). The AMISOM support project is the core UNMAS project and contains a number of sub-projects within the whole. In addition, UNMAS is mandated through the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) to deliver projects associated with: Weapons and Ammunition Management; stabilization and employment; humanitarian demining; EOD/IEDD with the Somali Police Force, and capacity development with the State body for Explosive Hazard Management and the coordination of humanitarian demining. UNMAS, a component of the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions, draws upon project management services from UNOPS for implementation of its field operations.
The Project Manager for Police and Somalia Security Force (SSF) will work under the guidance and supervision of the UNMAS Somalia Head of Programme. S/he is responsible for the management, delivery, and performance of assigned projects supporting capacity building of Somali police and military. S/he is expected to meet and exceed the organization’s performance and delivery goals.
Delivery and Performance:
Prepare the subsequent reports:
End Stage Reports
Operational Closure Checklist
End Project Report
Handover Report (as applicable)
Support UNMAS Programme team in maintaining the UNOPS administrative and financial files, as required;
Ensure that all expenditure complies with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR);
Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time;
Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project;
Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel;
Manage and remain accountable for expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports);
Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the essential commitments and disbursements.
Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, Project Management or related field with 5 (Five) years of relevant experience; OR
A First-level university degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, Project Management or related field with 7 (seven) years of relevant experience; OR
Military experience with a minimum of 11 (eleven) years of relevant experience in civilian police/military or private security.