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The HMAC, based in Tal Tamr, Syria, will be responsible for coordinating the mine-action (MA) sub-sector in North East Syria (NES), and to represent the interests of the sub-sector members.
The HMAC will be responsible for facilitating a process aimed at ensuring the following results:
- Coordinate the interests of humanitarian MA partners in the sector.
- Implement the project goals as set out in the WRA Project document “SY DOS WRA COORDINATION”.
- In collaboration with the relevant sub-sector entities, support a coordinated response to
- humanitarian needs in contaminated areas in NES.
- Support capacity enhancement of entities involved in MA in NES.
- The HMAC will further be responsible for overall program management, including the technical staff (SIMO, IMO), financial, reporting and administrative duties.
- The HMAC will be supported by the Whole of Syria (WoS) MA coordinator.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
SUPPORT A COORDINATED APPROACH
- Coordinate the activities of the MA sub-sector in NES with the WoS MA coordinator.
- Maintain coordination mechanisms through a platform of information sharing on a NES level, in close collaboration with MA counterparts.
- Assist counterparts in the articulation of humanitarian requirements in contaminated areas to provide adequate emergency MA responses to affected populations.
- Interface between the humanitarian MA partners, the sector system and other counterparts to ensure MA related needs of the affected population in NES are properly covered.
- Proactively engage with other sectors (including via inter-sector and NGO coordination), humanitarian actors, donors and other key stakeholders for operational planning, engagement and active contribution of operational partners and to improve the integration of MA within the wider humanitarian response in NES.
- Maintain coordination links with the WoS MA coordinator, ensuring the inclusion of NES MA activities into the WoS MA.
COORDINATION OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT, GAP ANALYSIS AND PRIORITIZATION TO SUPPORT THE HCT
- Ensure MA is included in NES multi-sector needs assessments and secondary data reviews.
- Organize and coordinate for HMA coordination meetings with other relevant implanting partners to exchange information on current MA status.
- Ensure MA is represented in NES discussions and coordinate submissions to the WoS sub-sector.
- Track, collate and analyse needs assessments and field visit reports to form an understanding of the situation in specified Governorates with respect to MA and make recommendations to the NES Forum, while keeping the WoS MA Coordinator informed.
- Coordinate with other relevant sectors (especially Shelter, Education, Food Security,
- Livelihoods, and CCCM) on field level to ensure targeted and comprehensive assistance, and informed risk analysis.
PLANNING AND STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT
- Support process for prioritization of MA interventions, in collaboration with counterparts, for pooled funding mechanisms such as the Humanitarian Fund (HF).
Support the inclusion of MA in relevant planning and strategy documents.
- Support the compilation and drafting of the MA component of the Humanitarian Needs Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan and MA Portfolio to ensure the needs of NES are well represented, in collaboration with sub-sector members and other key stakeholders.
- Ensure the strategic vision and direction of the program is aligned with iMMAP’s global policies.
- Ensure program quality through consistent use throughout the program of: rigorous assessment, design, proposal development and review processes; comprehensive monitoring & evaluation, accountability and learning systems; staff development investments; and partner organization capacity strengthening.
- Actively seek out and pursue opportunities to expand humanitarian and resilience programming in Syria.
- Remain current on national and regional issues impacting the country program, partners and develop responsive strategies to changing contexts.
- Ensure program alignment with meeting country office objectives.
- Identify opportunities for appropriate expansion and growth of programs, supported by the acquisition of and investment in human resources.
- Work on MA data sharing between all implementing partners.
ADVOCACY (in close collaboration and consultation with the WoS MA coordinator)
- Identify advocacy concerns, including resource requirements, and contribute to broader advocacy initiatives.
- Advocacy to address identified concerns on behalf of sector participants and on behalf of affected populations.
- Ensure all sub-sector members, and counterparts, are aware of and utilizing the Gender Guidelines for MA programs to mainstream gender considerations and strive for gender balance in the planning, implementation and evaluation of MA programs.
MONITORING AND REPORTING
- Monitoring and reporting on the MA strategy, humanitarian response plan and results; highlight gaps and recommend options for addressing the gaps.
- Support the collection of information for vital Information Management (IM) tasks and functions carried out by the Sector IM colleagues, to support the information needs of NES Sector partners’ and OCHA, including monthly Dashboards, mapping of 4W data, full reporting on activity info, maintaining updated contact list.
- Support centralized information management databases such as IMSMA and other addon databases.
- Ensure that adequate monitoring mechanisms are in place to review the outcome of sector member activities and the progress against implementation plans.
- In close collaboration with the sub-sector members, collect information and data to effectively feed in the NES Sector’s reporting systems and tools.
CONTINGENCY PLANNING / PREPAREDNESS / CAPACAITY BUILDING
- Work with partners and other counterparts to ensure that NES Sector guidelines and technical notes are understood and respected.
- Link into sub-sector member initiatives for opportunities for capacity development of subsector members and coordination mechanisms.
- Support training of local CSOs, NGOs and INGOs and other counterparts as necessary on mine risk education and MA principles.
- Ensure MA is mainstreamed in other sector response plans.
- Implement any other tasks requested.
SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT
- The HMAC is responsible for the implementation of the Minimum Operational Security Standards and other guidelines as prescribed in the Project Security Plan.
- The HMAC is responsible for the adherence of the team with the aforementioned standards and guidelines.
- Management of the security team appointed to support the project.
- Maintain close coordination with the Regional Security Adviser and Global Security Manager.
- Where appropriate, represent the iMMAP project team with partners.
- Maintain effective and positive internal contacts with iMMAP Regional officers and staff, external contacts with national and local government officials, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donor agency officials, vendors, and the general public.
- Follow iMMAP’s branding regulations for all iMMAP products and correspondence.
- Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in social or political science, law, public administration, international relations, conflict studies or related field with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.
- Experience working in conflict/post-conflict or disaster response situations.
- Experience with coordination in humanitarian contexts and MA.
DEMONSTRATED TECHNICAL SKILLS
- Superior communications skills, verbal and written, in English. Additional Arabic language skills would be preferable.
- Experience of managing security in a complex and rapidly changing security context.
- Proven ability to negotiate and work with partner organizations. Experience with organizational capacity strengthening and partnership building is helpful.
- Extensive representation and fundraising success, including prior experience with European, US and international donors.
- Proven experience in mine action contexts.
- Advanced technical EOD knowledge.
- Established capacity to handle stressful situations in a healthy, constructive manner.
- Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes.
- A keen understanding of political complexities in the Middle East region.
- Experience working with UN MA programmes, policies, programming, and coordination mechanisms is desired.
- Degree in Information Systems coupled with relevant experience.
- In-depth knowledge of information management, workflow and data analysis.
- Proven GIS experience relating to enterprise implementations and GIS tool design, development and implementation.
- Project management experience.
- Effective communicator with good report writing skills.
- 5 years’ experience in humanitarian information management.
DEMONSTRATED MANAGERIAL /LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
- Experience building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organization.
- Demonstrated successful leadership and management experience with multi-disciplinary teams in cross-cultural settings, including active mentoring and coaching.
- Effective in developing high-potential staff to achieve career growth and maximum contribution.
- Proven experience delivering appropriate levels of oversight of a portfolio consisting of a variety of complex, high-value donor-funded projects.
- Opportunity-awareness. A successful innovative approach to unpredictable programming, operational, and funding contexts.
- Ability to dispassionately represent program context, constraints, and successes to media, government, and other senior audiences.
- Ability to Travel: approximately 25% within the region and outside the region for workshops, representation and conferences.
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