Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Conventional Munitions Disposal /Improvised Explosive Device Disposal) Trainer - IICA-2 (ICS-10)

Explosive Management Support for the Somali Security Sector, (EMSSS) was an initiative launched in 2010 to assist the Somali Security Sector institutions with establishing the necessary EOD, and demining policies, legislation and capability.  EMSSS has now become the Police EOD Project.  UN Somalia Mine Action provides a humanitarian response to the mine and explosive remnants of war (ERW) threat throughout Somalia, in both emergency and development contexts.  Support to the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) and Department of Political Affairs (DPA) will assist UN partners at the headquarters level in New York in establishing a presence in Somalia, and facilitating project delivery.

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Programme (HoP), the CMD/IEDD Instructor provides support in explosive threat mitigation for Somali Security Forces and provides explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) training, mentorship and support in the form of conventional munitions disposal (CMD) and improvised explosive device disposal (IEDD), to the Somali Police Force within Somalia.  

Functional Responisbilites

Summary of Key Functions

The jobholder supports in the following activities:

  • Support with the coordination, implementation, execution and completion of admin, operational and training activities required within the Programme.
  • In consultation with the Project Manager, oversee and conduct training of personnel in CMD and IEDD.
  • Mentor EOD (CMD/IEDD) trained Somali Security Force / Somali Police personnel.
  • Prepare and maintain training plans and lesson plans for delivery.
  • Ensure that all training is recorded, training records are kept up-to-date, and submitted to the Project Manager.  
  • Debrief the relevant stakeholders on training achievements, QA assessments.
  • Provide guidance on any specific corrective actions to be taken by the stakeholders when points of concern are identified.
  • Issue and record explosives and equipment to be used by personnel undergoing training.
  • Ensure that Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) are compliant with best practice and ensure all types of EOD operations and training are conducted in a safe and effective manner.
  • Attend meetings with the relevant stakeholders representing UNMAS Somalia and supporting all elements listed in the UNMAS Theory of Change.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Head of Programme.
  • Travel within Somalia and abroad to coordinate between key stakeholders regarding operational activity and training delivery.

Education/Experience/Language Requirements


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Project Management, Humanitarian Affairs or any other related field with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; OR
  • A First-level university degree (Bachelor's Degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Project Management, Humanitarian Affairs or any other related field with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience; OR
  • High school Diploma with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience; OR
  • Military or Military/Police College with a minimum of 11 years of relevant experience.


  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), Conventional Munitions Disposal (CMD) or Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) operations or other related field
  • Within relevant experience, 2 years in delivering EOD, CMD or IEDD training is required; 
  • Experience in UXO clearance operations and related practices is desired;
  • Knowledge of the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS) is desired;
  • Computer literacy with solid experience in using computers & office software packages like MS Office, spreadsheets & database packages is required;
  • Internationally recognized driving license is required.


  • Fluency in English ( reading, writing and speaking ) is required;
  • Fluency in Japanese ( reading, writing and speaking ) is desired;
  • Knowledge of other UN official language is desired.
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