Senior Coast Guard Adviser

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


1. Reporting Line:

The Senior 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 counterpart 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 maintain necessary contacts and build relationships with relevant local counterparts;

· To liaise closely with other horizontal advisers;

· To design and deliver training;

· To establish efficient working relationships at operational level with all the key stakeholders involved in the Somali Coast Guard capacity development, including UNSOM, UNDP, UNODC;

· To deliver maritime training, expert advice and mentoring as required in maritime skills (navigation, seamanship, engineering, communications, etc.);

· To give advice, guidance, mentoring and training on topics related to the coast guard functions;

· To develop training curricula in cooperation with the other Mission experts;

· To provide operational guidance and advice to develop civilian (maritime) law enforcement operational capabilities in line with the Somali National Security Policy (NSP) and other relevant strategies;

· To contribute to the elaboration of Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), To assess the operational capacity skills and needs of the Somaliland civilian law enforcement/security agencies and advise on improvements;

· To establish and maintain cooperation with the authorities of the maritime law enforcement services on the development of training programmes on maritime security matters;

· To develops working groups with the maritime law enforcement services training officers to plan implement and improve the training and train the trainer activities;

· To conduct, upon request, reviews of the structures on authorities involved in carrying out the Coast Guard function and assist in developing SOPs;

· To support the selection of future trainees, among the maritime law enforcement services, for advanced training courses;

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

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

· To identify best practice and lessons learned within the field of responsibility.

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 4 years attested by a diploma OR a qualification in the National Qualifications Framework which is equivalent to level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework OR a qualification of the second cycle under the framework of qualifications of the European Higher Education Area, e.g. Master’s Degree OR equivalent and attested police and/or military education or training or an award of an equivalent rank; AND

· A minimum of 6 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;

· Experience of designing and delivering training;

· Knowledge of Coast Guard functions;

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

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

· 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 organizations.

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

· Experience in project management;

· Experience of small boat driving and maintenance;

· Experience of working on maritime security;

· Professional certification in Mentoring, Monitoring & Advising;

· Professional Training Qualification/Certification.

7. Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

· Experience as Deck or Engineering Officer from the Coast Guard, Maritime Border Guard, Navy or MRCC/NMOC Supervisor or similar maritime service;

How to apply


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