Maritime Adviser

  • Contract
  • Mogadishu Somalia
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD
  • Closing date: 2 May 2022


1. Reporting Line:

The Maritime Adviser reports to the Strategic Maritime Adviser/Head of Maritime 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 counterparts;

· To liaise closely with other Mission horizontal advisers;

· To design and deliver training;

· To work in close cooperation with the other Field Office Mogadishu Units (Coast Guard Functions and Port Security Advisory, Police Advisory and Rule of Law Advisory);

· To assess the status of the institutional development of maritime civilian law enforcement agencies and give expert recommendations;

· To support the Mission’s efforts in addressing areas of structural weakness in the performance and accountability of respective counterparts / institutions and to propose solutions to strengthen them;

· To build strong working relationships with relevant actors in Somalia and other key stakeholders (including international stakeholders, other EU instruments, UN organisations, countries involved in bilateral activities);

· To advise counterparts on the development of governance of maritime civilian law enforcement agencies and develop and organise training, including in the field of human resources, recruitment, management, accountability, oversight and gender representation.

· To collect and collate statistics about the workload/performance of local counterparts;

· To ensure compliance with instruction/direction from Mission management.

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:

· Ability to mentor, advise and motivate local counterparts;

· Sound knowledge of EU Maritime Strategy and related policies;

· Good understanding of policies and organisational aspects of a maritime administration, implementing maritime security and Coast Guard functions;

· Previous experience in the delivery of education and training connected to the coast guard functions;

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

· Sound knowledge of maritime law;

· Good understanding of policies and organisational aspects of Coast Guard functions, maritime administration and maritime security;

· Good knowledge of Human Rights and Gender practices;

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

6. Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

· International experience, particularly in crisis areas with multinational and/or international organisations;

· Ability to mentor and motivate local counterparts;

· CSDP experience in the areas of Monitoring, Mentoring and Advising;

· Experience in project management.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Ability to advise effectively senior decision makers;

· Organisational, planning and project development skills;

· Professional certification in Mentoring, Monitoring & Advising;

· Professional Training Qualification/Certification.

How to apply


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