Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Safety Specialist Job Placement – Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry
of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Chemical
Safety and Security Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Project
Coordinator
About US:
The Government of
Uganda through Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is implementing
Chemical Safety and Security Project. The Project goal is to strengthen
institutional, technical and operational capabilities in chemical, biological
radiological, nuclear and explosive emergency planning, response and management
through (i) strengthening effective detection, prevention and response of
chemical, biological radiological, nuclear and explosive terror and related
incidents attacks (ii) promotion of education and awareness on effective
detection, prevention and response of chemical, biological radiological,
nuclear and explosive terror and related incidents attacks among stakeholders
and general public and (iii) strengthening coordination mechanisms in effective
detection, prevention and response of chemical, biological radiological, nuclear
and explosive terror and related incidents attacks.
Job Summary:  The Chemical, Biological, Radiological,
Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Safety Specialist will mainly design measures for
protection against the threat of weapons of mass destruction and any weapon of
a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear type. CBRNE Specialist will
assist in the establishment and application of CBRN defense measures, provide
training advice and supervision regarding the proper use and maintenance
procedures for CBRNE equipment and operations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Advise on the utilization of CBRNE equipment logistics planning and
    operations experience for equipment research, requisition, accountability,
    maintenance, calibration, & sustainment;
  • Instruct various CBRNE tasks and procedures effectively to a wide
    range of audiences and skill sets, while being able to adapt to their
    expectations;
  • Conduct research, write and develop client based procedures related
    to CBRN defense
  • Provide consultation and advice for project stakeholders regarding
    CBRNE risks at workplaces;
  • Conduct inspections at all workplaces in line with Toxic Chemicals
    Prohibition and Control Act, 2016 and Chemical Weapons Conventions;
  • Take lead in the formulation of National Chemical, Biological,
    Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive Safety and Security Policy and Law;
  • Undertake accident investigations and reporting;
  • Reviewing and analyzing relevant technical information of the
    inspection sites including declarations provided by the enterprises;
  • Monitor and verify the destruction of CBRNE related agents in a
    designated sites in line with standards and guidelines;
  • Advise on the acquisition and maintenance of suitable technical
    equipment and tools to support inspections;
  • To maintain readiness for contingency operations (i.e. participation
    in relevant trainings) and assist the Inspection Team in carrying out the
    mission to provide assistance and protection against use or threat of use
    of chemical weapons, and participation in Challenge Inspection (CI),
    Investigation of Alleged Use (IAU), as well as OPCW recommended
    Contingency Operations;
  • To inspect imports, exports and products on the local market against
    the first, second and third schedule of the Annex of Chemicals of the
    Chemical Weapons Convention;
  • Conducts pre-inspection briefings, prior to deployment to the
    inspection site and mission debriefings upon completion of inspection;
  • Take lead in the establishment of the National Chemicals Regulatory
    Authority in line with Toxic Chemicals Prohibition and control Act.
  • Formulate the CBRNE Training Programme for relevant stakeholders;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in any of the following;
    Physical Sciences, Industrial Sciences, Medical Sciences, Agricultural
    Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering. Master’s Degree in Industrial
    Chemistry, Physics, and Nuclear or related in Science discipline is a
    must.
  • A minimum of seven years of working experience in the field of
    engineering or military particularly engineering, industry chemistry
    environment management, law or military operations.
  • Knowledge and experience with explosive safety, explosive ordnance
    disposal, and NDE are considered advantages.
  • Additional certification or qualifications in CBRNE, forensic
    investigations, toxicology or first responder are considered as an
    advantage.
  • Strong leadership, managerial and negotiation skills;
  • Task oriented focus;
  • Good communication skills (especially factually oriented);
  • Results-driven, respects deadlines and have a pragmatic approach
    focused on realistic results.
  • Ability to adapt and develop to evolving circumstances and
    specialized situations;
  • Able to deal with complex issues and interpret procedures and
    guidelines in order to adapt them to cover complex situations;
  • Possesses excellent negotiating skills, conflict management skills
    and ability to enhance the effectiveness of a team;
  • Able to work in diverse environment and travel frequently;
  • Possesses good computer skills.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should deliver their applications to:
Ministry of Gender,
Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security Registry)
2nd Floor,
Plot. 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street,
P.O. Box 7136,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 12th October 2018 by 3:00pm
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