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Tuesday, 01 November 2016 - Press

Project officer/ technical advisor for the West Africa/ Sahel region

On behalf of the German Foreign Office, BICC is implementing capacity development and technical advisory projects in the areas of small arms and light weapons control and the demobilization and reintegration of armed combatants.

To support future and ongoing projects BICC is recruiting a

Project officer \ technical advisor for the West Africa \ Sahel region

Full-time position \ Initial contract period: until end of 2017 \ Starting date: as soon as possible

Following an initial period of work in Bonn, the project officer\technical advisor will be seconded to West Africa, either to Abuja (Nigeria) or to Lomé (Togo), tentatively in early 2017.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

Provide technical advice to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) secretariat, relevant UN agencies and government counterparts with respect to the fight against small arms proliferation and control over government stockpiles of arms and ammunition

Support ECOWAS, relevant UN agencies and government counterparts in regional and international cooperation, for instance in the framework of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms

Liaise with UN agencies, international organizations and other state- and non-state organizations

Organize and carry out training activities and field assessments in cooperation with government counterparts and other partners

Feedback information and knowledge obtained in the field into BICC’s research and advisory projects

Further information