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PROJECT OFFICER – Port State Control (International Maritime Organization (IMO)
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||19-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-10|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Extendable subject to Funding & Performance|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Under the joint overall and concerted supervision of officers responsible for the Global Maritime Security Programme, MSD, and the harmonization of port State control (PSC) activities, MSA&IS, based on required expertise, as appropriate, and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, Djibouti Code of Conduct (DCoC), the incumbent will provide technical expertise associated with the PSC aspects of the Port Security and Safety of Navigation Project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Officer- Port State Control (PSC) will be responsible for ensuring the beneficiary countries of the Port Security and Safety of Navigation Project of their PSC obligations, in the fields of maritime safety and security and the protection of the marine environment. The incumbent will work under the joint overall and concerted supervision of officers responsible for the Global Maritime Security Programme, MSD, and the harmonization of port State control (PSC) activities, MSA&IS, based on required expertise, as appropriate, and the direct supervision of the DCoC Project Manager and in close collaboration with the implementation team in IMO headquarters and will:
a) Project implementation and coordination capabilities.
b) Strong analytical, reporting & drafting abilities.
c) Demonstrated ability to work independently under general guidance, exercising in a high degree of initiative and judgement.
d) Ability to maintain good relationships and work as part of a team in an international cross-cultural context.
e) Excellent communication skills, including drafting and ability to present complex issues orally in a clear manner
f) Proven experience in delivering training.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree in Maritime related studies or Bachelors Degree with Qualification as a master or chief engineer, with seagoing experience, or qualifications from an institution recognized by a national Administration in a maritime-related field and specialized training to ensure adequate competence and skill, or qualification as an officer of a National Administration with an equivalent level of experience and training, for performing PSC inspections.
8 Years’ experience in the maritime field.
Experience as a qualified flag State surveyor and a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible experience in conducting PSC inspections, including on maritime security, is required.
Experience in organizing and conducting training, capacity building activities is also required.
Complete proficiency in English, both written and oral, is essential.
High degree of proficiency in French and/or Portuguese would be an advantage.
Other knowledge and skills
Strong computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and PSC data collection systems.
Familiarity and experience in contributing at relevant IMO meetings dealing with PSC matters would be an advantage.