Risk Education Officer at UNOPS, Damascus, Syria

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Deadline: 10 May 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Risk Education Officer in Damascus, Syria.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Risk Education Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Develop a Risk Evaluation (RE) training package and curriculum for RE master trainers, and RE facilitators who will deliver risk education sessions in communities.
  • Prioritize and Develop a training plan including a time line and geographical areas.
  • Conduct a series of Train of Trainer (ToT) for master trainers to create a training capacity able to roll out the training to RE facilitators.
  • Monitor and Support ToT implementation by master trainers.
  • Develop a training kit including materials for the use of RE facilitators during RE sessions.
  • Provide Explosive Hazard Risk Awareness (RA) guidance and training to humanitarian personnel.
  • Develop plans and guidance for the integration of RA and RE within the wider humanitarian Response.
  • Coordinate public risk awareness campaigns to remind the population on the safe behaviors to adopt.
  • Provide technical and planning support to RE implementing agencies with regards to project implementation including training, materials development, monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance activities.
  • Conduct a mapping of existing RE activities and materials and identify gaps and opportunities.
  • Develop new initiatives relevant to RE, including design of materials in cooperation with partners.
  • Conduct the evaluation of RA and RE tools and methodologies.
  • Develop annual work plan for RE activities.
  • Provide relevant inputs for donor reports.
  • Monitor and evaluate risk education activities conducted by implementing partners.
  • Perform any other duties as required by the supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in education, social work, risk management, communication, project management, or other relevant field with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • First level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) education, social work, risk management, communication, project management, or other relevant field with 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in curriculum development and training delivery.
  • 2 years of experience in risk education related to explosive hazards are required.
  • Fluency in English (read, speak, and write) is required.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.