Risk Education Officer at UNOPS, Damascus, Syria

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.

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:

  • 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

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.