Elevate Your Skills: Expert EORE Training Specialist Nationwide in Nigeria

Elevate Your Skills: Expert EORE Training Specialist Nationwide in Nigeria

Elevate Your Skills: Expert EORE Training Specialist Nationwide in Nigeria

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Overview of Position:
In response to the persistent conflict in Northeast Nigeria, the region is grappling with a critical issue of weapons and explosive hazard contamination. This situation is exacerbated by the presence of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW), Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), and improvised landmines, posing a severe threat to both civilians and those involved in United Nations and humanitarian operations in the north-eastern part of the country.

Our client embarked on a mission to Nigeria in April 2017, conducting an explosive threat scoping mission. This mission resulted in the recommendation to establish a humanitarian mine action coordination and support capacity in Maiduguri. The immediate technical response was deemed necessary to address the explosive contamination impacting the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the north-east. Furthermore, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) for division 7 of the Nigerian army, in December 2017, formally requested our client’s presence in the north-east. The GOC emphasized the negative implications of the explosive threat, including IEDs and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), on IDP return, livelihoods, and the overall return to normalcy in Northeast Nigeria.

In 2018, our client took the decisive step of establishing a permanent presence to implement a mine action program in Nigeria. The primary objectives of this initiative include improving the protection of civilians, facilitating humanitarian assistance, enhancing national capacity to mitigate explosive threats, and ensuring compliance with international treaty obligations. Additionally, the program aims to significantly reduce the explosive threat to United Nations personnel and humanitarian workers operating in the region.

According to the 2020 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO), the crisis in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) states in north-east Nigeria has left 8.7 million people, including 1.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and 1.2 million returnees, in need of humanitarian assistance. The ongoing conflict, coupled with widespread explosive ordnance contamination and the prevalent use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by non-state armed groups, led the 2021 NHO to identify 1.5 million people in need of mine action in the region.

The alarming statistics reveal that there were 259 explosive incidents in 2020, with an additional 216 incidents reported from January to June 2021. From 2016 to June 2021, 1,247 people lost their lives, and 2,048 were injured, including 748 civilians killed and 1,297 civilians injured. The 2021 NHO emphasizes that 75% of incidents involving Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) could have been prevented through Non-Technical Surveys (NTS) to identify and mark suspected contaminated areas, along with Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) to provide life-saving knowledge and encourage safe behavior.

The demand for EORE remains high, particularly in Borno, where 1.16 million people are in need, as well as in Adamawa and Yobe, where over 200,000 and 176,000 people, respectively, require EORE. To address these challenges, our client’s program in Nigeria adopts a strategic, multi-year comprehensive approach for the protection of civilians and humanitarian actors through humanitarian mine action in the north-east. Supported by multi-donor contributions, this approach includes various responses such as EORE, Conflict Prevention & Preparedness (CPP), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD), and emergency medical response training for national military and police forces, alongside information management and explosive hazard mapping & NTS. Coordination serves as a key cross-cutting enabling factor in the program.

Under Japanese and German funding, our client is initiating a one-year project aimed at protecting civilians and humanitarian actors in north-east Nigeria from the threat of explosive ordnance. The project aims to advance two outcomes: National and local entities mitigating the explosive threat in north-east Nigeria and the immediate threat posed by explosive ordnance to civilians and humanitarian/development actors being mitigated.

Outputs & Activities:

1. NTS, EORE, CPP & EOA Implementation:

  • Activities will focus on enhancing the safety and resilience of the at-risk population in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe (BAY) states through Non-Technical Surveys (NTS), Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), Conflict Prevention & Preparedness (CPP), and Explosive Ordnance Analysis (EOA).

2. Victim Assistance (VA) Initiatives:

  • Comprehensive activities to improve inclusive healthcare for victims of explosive ordnance incidents, with special attention to persons with disabilities.

3. Support for NMAC Establishment:

  • Dedicated support to establish the National Mine Action Center (NMAC) for sustainability and national ownership in humanitarian mine action.

Specific Outputs for Contracted Staff:

1. Capacity Building for NTS Officers Facilitators:

  • Aimed at establishing a sustainable capacity of NTS Officers facilitators in north-eastern Nigeria within selected services of national authorities and civil society organizations.

2. EORE Training Specialists:

  • Responsibilities include coordinating, overseeing, mentoring, and providing on-the-job training to organizations delivering EORE.
  • Role Objectives:
    • Enhance protection of civilians and facilitate safe access to humanitarian and relief assistance across BAY states.
    • Implement EORE activities to reach a wide population and lay the foundation for an increased network of EORE facilitators at project locations.
    • Record and report hazardous areas with suspected or confirmed explosive ordnance presence.

3. Targeted Organizations:

  • Organizations participating in the EORE Training of Trainers course in 2022, delivered by our client, and qualified as Instructors to train EORE Facilitators.
  • Targeted Organizations Include:
    • Ministry of Rehabilitation, Reconstruction & Resettlement (MRRR).
    • National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
    • State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
    • Nigerian Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC).
    • Taimako Development Initiative (TDI).
    • Institute for Educational Awareness & Economic Development (IEAED).
    • Peace Ambassador Center for Humanitarian Aid & Empowerment (PACHAE).
    • Centre for Social Cohesion, Peace & Empowerment (CENSCOPE).
    • Reawakening & Development Institute (RDI).
    • Life at Best Development Institute (LBDI).
    • Sahei Gender Development Institute (SGBDI).
    • First Step Action for Children (FSAC).
    • African Youths for Peace Development Empowerment Foundation (AYPDEF).
    • Child Protection & Women Empowerment Institute (CPWEI).

Expected Output:

1. EORE Delivery Tracking:

  • Monitor EORE delivery activities of listed organizations, ensuring alignment with workplans.
  • Report information through standard Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA) reports to our client.

2. National EORE Specialist Coordination:

  • Coordinate activities of national EORE Specialists, recruited through CTG and embedded with Civil Society Organizations (CSO).
  • Provide monitoring, mentoring, and on-the-job training (OJT) as required.

3. Mentoring & OJT to National Authorities:

  • Provide mentoring and OJT to national authority organizations as needed.

Project Reporting:

1. Reporting Structure:

  • Reports to the Project Manager.
  • Requires the implementation of a rapid Knowledge, Attitude, Practices, and Behavior (KAPB) survey to assess the impact of EORE delivery in the project area.

2. EORE Message Delivery:

  • Mentor the delivery of EORE messages.
  • Conduct a mass media campaign through radio messaging.
  • Record hazardous areas.

Key Competencies:

1. Instructor Qualification:

  • Qualified as an Instructor to train EORE Facilitators, substantiated through CV and certification documentation.

2. Relevant Experience:

  • Documented relevant experience as EORE staff or community-based project staff for a minimum of two years in the BAY states.
  • Desired: Documented experience delivering training to EORE Facilitators.

3. Language Proficiency:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English; fluency level to be specified in the CV.

Team Management:

1. Collaboration:

  • Work collaboratively with National EORE Specialists recruited through CTG.
  • Collaborate closely with our client’s EORE Associates and Chief of Operations.
  • Collaborate and train local personnel from other organizations and national authorities as selected.

2. Training Experience:

  • Experienced in delivering training courses in Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (mine action pillar).

Further Information:

1. Role Specification:

  • Advertised as a National Consultant role.
  • Encourages qualified female candidates to apply for this position.
How to Apply
Job Details:
Country: Nigeria
Source: CTG
Type: Consultancy
Career Category: Program/Project Management
Years of Experience: 0-2 years
Themes:
– Mine Action
– Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding
– Protection and Human Rights
Application Link: Click Here

Closing date : 31 Mar 2024

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