Plans Assistant

  Mine Action Coordination Center of Afghanistan
  Afghanistan Unspecified 398
Date Posted:Aug 1, 2010
Reference:MACCA 2010/07/06
Closing Date:Aug 14, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Administrative
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:Unspecified
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 Plans Assistant is responsible for assisting the production of National level de-mining plans. The Plans Assistant will report to the Plans Officer and will be responsible for the following functions:

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Entry of IPs quarter and annual task list in to the Planning Database and keeping it update.
• Review of Project Monitoring Tool and provide feedback to the field focal point.
• Data analysis based on the Plans database queries on monthly bases.
• Monitoring of project and act as a HQ focal point for several projects
• Review of IPs Quarterly and annual Reports against IMSMA (the National Database).
• Processing the Amendment letters for the IPs work plans.
• Assist in preparation of annual achievement report for internal use and records
• Keeping update the Plans related matrixes i.e. Operation Matrix, Teams Matrix, Project Matrix, and, MAPA Workforce Matrix.
• Preparation of MAPA annual planner.
• Providing trainings on the prioritization and planning processes for the operations staff of AMACs and IPs.
• Conducting field visit of specific demining projects
• Monthly analysis of demining projects and follow up on projects behind schedule.
• Quarterly/midterm review of the National Operational Work Plan.
• Assist in co-ordination of demining resources including assessment of priorities and resources implications;
• Assist contractors in planning of demining projects
• Assist in accident investigation/BOI.
• Attending Planning Review TWG
• Assisting in facilitation of presenting briefing and presentation to the visitors and IPs.
• Any other tasks assigned.

Job Requirement:

• Secondary Diploma or equivalent certificate.
• 2-3 years of relevant experience in the field, preferably in humanitarian mine action programmes
• Proven Mine Action Specialist with the associated expert qualifications or equivalent experience
• Thorough knowledge of all de-mining assets – manual, mine detection dogs and mechanical systems
• Qualified in accident investigation
• Thorough knowledge of the International Mine Action Standards, de-mining SOPs, technical and safety procedures
• Proven leadership qualities
• Good negotiation and interpersonal skills
• Professional knowledge of de-mining and explosives ordnance equipment
• Fluent in English, Pashto/Dari (written and oral).
• Ability to work in a multi national environment
• Thorough knowledge of computers (Ms. Office packages)

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