Armed Protection Armourer

European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia

Position Name: Armed Protection Armourer

Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted

Post Category for Contracted: Mission Support – Assistant Level

Ref. Number: SOM-142

Location: Hargeisa

Availability: ASAP

Component/Department/Unit: Security and Duty of Care Department/ Security Division/ Hargeisa Security Section/ Armed Protection Unit

Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

Open to Contributing Third States: No

1. Reporting Line:

The Armed Protection Armourer reports to the Armed Protection Team Leader.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

 To possess a valid authorisation to carry and use weapons in compliance with the applicable legal framework;

 In line with the EU Policy of EU staff deployed outside the EU in an operational capacity under Title V of the Treaty on European Union:

o To support, assist and advise the Senior Mission Security Officer on firearms training and evaluation of the Armed Protection Team;

o To assist in the development of internal standards and guidelines for firearms training and deliver firearms training according to the Mission use of force policy;

o To prepare summaries and reports on weapons/firearms training activities and maintain records of shooting training and tests, including use of ammunition;

o To conduct regular assessment of weapons handling and shooting skills of armed Mission Members as well as perform their certification;

o To ensure firing sites/ranges are maintained according to safety standards;

o To coordinate the use of shooting ranges;

o To facilitate operations designated armouries, identify armoury requirements and provide technical to support Mission Members;

o To conduct technical assessment of Mission weapons and firearms and ensure operational effectiveness and equipment husbandry;

o To coordinate import and export procedures of all firearms and ammunition to the Mission area;

o To draft technical specifications/terms of reference for procurement activities and participate in evaluation tenders;

 To maintain relevant Health & Safety principles in relation to the areas of his/her responsibility;

 To perform regular Armed Protection Team duties.

3. General Tasks and Responsibilities:

 To identify and report on lessons learned and best practices within the respective area of responsibility;

 To contribute and ensure timely reporting on activities within the respective area of responsibility;

 To take account of gender equality and human rights aspects in the execution of tasks;

 To undertake any other related tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s).

4. Essential Qualifications and Experience:

 Successful completion of secondary education attested by a diploma OR equivalent and attested police and/or military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank; AND

 A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience, after having fulfilled the education requirements.

5. Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Pistol and rifle instructor certification/accreditation from a recognised institution;

 Valid C or C1driving license;

 Advanced driving training (defensive driving);

 Ability to operate a variety of communication systems;

 Ability to contribute creatively to the development of security strategies and procedures;

 Skilled in firearms training and firearms use and maintenance (e.g. such as HK G36 rifles and Glock pistols).

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

 Trained and certified in close protection techniques (theory and practice);

 Successful completion of an Industry Standard Security Qualification;

 To hold an industry standard First Aid Qualification;

 International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multi-national and international organisations.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Knowledge of applicable international standards/best practices and human rights regulations relevant to the use of firearms and use of force;

 Technical knowledge of side arms and long barrelled weapons;

 Discreet, diplomatic and flexible.

How to apply

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Closing date: 9/12/2022