Coast Guard Adviser (2 positions)

European Union Capacity Building Mission in Somalia

Position Name: Coast Guard Adviser

Employment Regime: Seconded/Contracted

Ref. Number: SOM-120 / SOM-121

Location: Berbera

Availability: 21/09/2022

Component/Department/Unit: Operations Department/Field Office Hargeisa/Maritime Security and Coast Guard Unit

Security Clearance Level: EU CONFIDENTIAL

Open to Contributing Third States: Yes

1. Reporting Line:

The Coast Guard Adviser reports to the Strategic Maritime Adviser / Head of Maritime Security and Coast Guard Unit.

2. Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

 To operationalise the Mission mandate and tasks as set out in the planning documents and the Mission Implementation Plan by advising and mentoring local counterparts on the strategic and operational level;

 To support the Mission to address areas of structural weaknesses in the performance and accountability of counterparts/institutions and propose relevant solutions;

 To provide analysis and recommendations to the local counterpart in the area of responsibility;

 To be embedded within the local institution, security permitting;

 To ensure timely reporting on activities as per planning documents;

 To maintain necessary contacts and build relationships with relevant local and international counterparts and stakeholders;

 To liaise closely with other Mission horizontal advisers and provide policing advice to the Senior Mission Management and, as required, to other EU bodies, in particular in relation to maritime related issues;

 To design and deliver training for civilian maritime agencies in Coast Guard functions;

 To support the development of the local civilian maritime law enforcement agencies in the field of (community) policing in coastal communities and port policing through providing operational guidance, training and advice on the development and implementation of strategies, policies and procedures;

 To promote effective cooperation between the civilian maritime law enforcement agencies and judiciary, with the aim to strengthen the first level of the judicial chain;

 To contribute to the elaboration of Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), in particular in relation to the maritime domain;

 To collect and collate statistics about the workload/performance of local counterparts.

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 university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 6 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the first cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Bachelor’s Degree 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:62/74

 Ability to mentor, advise and motivate local counterparts;

 Experience of designing and delivering training connected to the coast guard functions

 Knowledge of EU Maritime Strategy and related policies and maritime law;

 Understanding of policies and organisational aspects of Coast Guard functions, maritime administration and maritime security.

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

 International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and international organisations.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Experience of working in the field of maritime safety and/or security;

 Ability to provide analyses, planning and reporting as well as a sound understanding of strategic and operational considerations on law enforcement/maritime security matters;

 Proven organisational and planning skills.

How to apply

Details on current vacancies and application form:

Details on working in a EU CSDP mission:

Closing date: 9/12/2022