Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Specialist

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Reporting to the Operations & Quality Assurance Officer, the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) Specialist will carry out the following tasks:

A. Operations and Coordination:

  • Ensure the technical quality of the EORE projects implemented, in coordination with the support services and programme units, in line with UNMAS Ethiopia’s strategy, donors, International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) and good practices of the EORE sector;
  • Contribute to the overall execution of EORE grants and contracts in close collaboration with the Programme section and with implementing partners/contractors;
  • Support the integration of EORE into the development of a national strategy by the National Mine Action Authority (NMAA);
  • Develop EORE materials and content for awareness-raising, including for the integration of EORE into the school curriculum (modules and training guides) when needed;
  • Lead the production and amendment of EORE materials and content for awareness-raising, as well as EORE training and capacity building contents as required to contribute to face-to-face and remote modalities;
  • Provide strategic and technical support to mine action organizations in key areas of EORE in line with the national strategy;
  • Coordinate with MAAoR members, including the NMAA, and other relevant sectors such as health, education and protection in the implementation of EORE;
  • Establish working relations and regular communications with security stakeholders and national authorities (police, military, civil defence,) in EO affected states in Ethiopia;
  • Liaise with national authorities and relevant humanitarian partners on matters related to EORE interventions;
  • Develop plans and guide new innovative approaches to deliver EORE including the use of digital applications and integration of EORE in protection, conflict preparedness initiatives and wider humanitarian response;

B. Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Introduce performance indicators, success criteria, targets and milestones to EORE interventions;
  • Document best EORE practices and lessons learned: Ensure learning and monitoring processes are in place and that resulting best practice is widely shared;
  • Identify new opportunities and needs for the development of EORE activities and develop new initiatives to address these in cooperation with partners;
  • Provide technical guidance to EORE personnelfor the development and implementation of programme work plans and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms;
  • Implement the quality assurance / quality control of implementing partners’ operations, in compliance with relevant, IMAS, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidelines, and encourage change and improvement in performance and quality;
  • Identify needs for training and capacity building of implementing partners’ EORE teams and develop training plan accordingly;

C. Implementation and Reporting:

  • Conceptualize, develop and implement baseline and end-line surveys as required, including KAPB efforts, liaising withthe information management teams and implementing partners;
  • Provide technical inputs and assistance to the NMAA forthe development of EORE National Standards, and support mine action organizations with the development of EORE SOPs;
  • Provide technical and planning support to the Mine Action implementing Ppartners with regards to project implementation including training, materials development, monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance activities;
  • Support verification of field activity reports in coordination with the information management team;
  • With the support from the Ops/QA Officer, develop and deliver Explosive Ordnance Awareness (EOA) in different formats to national authorities, humanitarian agencies and implementing partners;
  • Provide substantive inputs to donor reports, funding proposals, budgets, and ad-hoc reports as required by the Programme team;
  • Any other duties as requested and tasked by the supervisor;

??D. Other:

  • Ensure compliance with IMAS 12.10, TN 12.10/01,, UN Mine Action Strategy and policies, and relevant guidelines from the national authorities;
  • Participate in relevant forums/working group meetings representing UNMAS Ethiopia.

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