Operations Associate

  Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 435
Date Posted:Jan 16, 2011
Reference:MACCA 2011/ 01/03
Closing Date:Jan 29, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan:


The Mine Action Coordination Centre of Afghanistan (MACCA) supported by the United Nations in partnership with the Department of Mine Clearance coordinates the activities of the Mine Action Programme for Afghanistan (MAPA) including survey, mine clearance, battlefield clearance, mine risk education, and victim assistance activities throughout the country since 1989 and the mine action services reach almost every corner of the country.

Job Summary:

The Operations Associate under the direct supervision of the Area Managers is responsible for the following assigned tasks:

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Assist in supervising all current Mine Action operational teams in the area of responsibility.
• Monitor mine action affairs by regularly visiting the field operations.
• Preparation of briefing documents for operations meetings.
• Controls the daily attendance of the current operations teams.
• Daily interface with the mine action database facility and keep it updated.
• Assist area manager in preparation or verification of annual and quarterly mine action operational plan.
• Oversee the quality check of reports before and after the data entry.
• Preparation of reports and statistics.
• Act as a member for Board of Inquiry when requested.
• Conduct investigations of demining/none demining accident and missed device incidents when directed by area manager.
• Maintenance and control of task data sheets and briefing the details to the operations assistant/s and carry out debriefing on the collected data.
• Provide technical advice needed by field operators.
• Supervise, ask and monitor AMAC Ops assistants, and Landmine Impact Assessment teams.
• Coordinate the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) and LIATs operations
• On behalf of Area Manager, Manage all AMAC related activities in the area in his/her absence
• Oversee AMAC filing system
• Response to requests received by AMAC from local peoples/ local authorities
• Coordinate CDS booking for demolition
• Prepare the minutes of the meetings
• Make sure the demining accident data is accurately maintained and updated.
• Arrangement for visitors in the field
• Manage and supervise all staff of AMAC Charikar on behalf of the area manager and in his absence.
• Coordinate mine action activities in the area of responsibility of Charikar office and make sure most priority areas are cleared by mine action agencies or ERC.
• Attend the PDC and any other meetings in the relevant provinces and figurehead mine action program among other agencies and government authorities.
• Use ERC and MRE teams in appropriate manner to reduce civilian casualties due to mine/UXO accidents.
• Make sure all mine action teams are regularly QA visited by OPS assistants.
• Provide correct and on time reports and statistics to the area manager any time required.
• Any other task advised by area manager in the related field

Job Requirement:

• Secondary Diploma is required or Bachelors Degree is an asset.
• At least 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in managing mine action related activities in humanitarian programs
• Demining related field experience
• Proven experience in the management of mines/ERW clearance operations and through knowledge of mine action standards and SOPs
• Leadership skill
• Self reliant and able to work independently and to a deadline.
• Must be computer literate
• Fluent in English and local languages, Pashto, Dari, all oral and written
• Physically fit and in good health

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