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Inspector (P-4) Rehire (CBCP)


Principal Functions

A) Lead all relevant types of inspections under Articles IV, V, VI, IX and X of the CWC as well as other NRMs e.g. FFM, TAV, RRAM, etc)

  1. Direct Inspection Planning and Preparation.
  2. Co-ordinate the pre-inspection phase of the inspection, managing a team of up to 16 inspectors (potentially significantly larger in the case of Article IX Challenge Inspections and Article X Investigations of Alleged Use or other NRM operations).
  3. Organize and chair all technical and planning pre-inspection meetings with officers from relevant branches of the Verification Division.
  4. Agree Inspection Team composition (with respect to required specialty and number) with Operations and Planning Branch officers.
  5. Assign tasks/roles to inspection team members for preparation and execution of the inspection.
  6. Select the inspection equipment required for the inspection in consultation with OPB (Logistics) from the Inspectorate Division and CDB/IVB officers from the Verification Division.
  7. Prepare a written inspection plan.
  8. Ensure all inspection preparation has been properly and fully completed on time.
  9. Preserve the confidentiality regime of the Organisation during mission preparation.
  10. Conduct, direct and oversee all On-site Verification Activities.
  11. Officiate as the ranking on-site representative of the OPCW Technical Secretariat.
  12. Ensuring the safe arrival of both inspection team and equipment to the designated point of entry (POE) of an inspected State Party (ISP).
  13. Supervise the POE procedures, including immigration formalities, inspection equipment checking, and mandate hand-over. Agree timelines and terms of reference with the designated representative of the government of an ISP.
  14. Ensuring that Health and Safety Regulations and guidelines are adhered to in the transport from the point of entry to the inspection site.
  15. Review the proposed inspection plan based on the pre-inspection briefing provided by an ISP and modify as required.
  16. Manage the inspection team to ensure that the aims of the inspection mandate are fulfilled.
  17. Negotiate with the inspected State Party through the use of diplomatic and technical negotiation skills to resolve issues that may arise during the mission.
  18. If required, negotiate a draft Facility Agreement with the ISP.
  19. Provide situation reports on the inspections progress and ad hoc communication with the Inspectorate on operational matters and with the Verification Division on verification issues.
  20. Act as the inspection teams point of contact for media, if required, as advised by the OPCW Technical Secretariat.
  21. Ensure the adherence to laid down policies and procedures relating to the Health & Safety, Confidentiality, and Media contact.
  22. Ensure the effective utilisation of all inspection equipment during the inspection.
  23. Analyse and interpret the various types of information gathered on site and its relevance to the aims of the mission.
  24. Manage inspection time lines to ensure the completion of the inspection within the relevant time frame.
  25. Report the findings of the inspection on site, acting as editor in chief for the preparation of the Preliminary Findings Report (PF) or in the case of ongoing monitoring missions an Interim Report.
  26. Provide the PF and debrief the representatives of an ISP on the conclusion of an inspection.
  27. Ensure the safe arrival of the inspection team back at headquarters.
  28. Ensure the safety of team members based on guidelines issued by OPCW Office of Confidentiality and Security (OCS) and UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS)
  29. Direct All Post Inspection Activities
  30. Debrief senior management and representatives of the Verification Division, Health and Safety Branch.
  31. Discuss and clarify issues related to an inspection with representatives of Verification Division.
  32. Complete the Final Inspection Report within the 10 day timeline set by the Convention.
  33. Participate in review of ISP comments on the Final Inspection Report and in preparation of the Closure Letter to an ISP.

B) CBCP Responsibilities

  1. Support the preparation of the Inspectorate Division in the build-up of the newly established chemical Response Teams (RT)
  2. Plan, prepare, and provide training to inspectors in the fields of:
    1. Area recon and scene exploitation
    2. Recce & Sampling in a potential toxic environment including chain of custody procedures
    3. Forensic sampling in a potential toxic environment and preservation and management of collected information/exhibits
    4. Decontamination of personnel and equipment, with a special focus on sensitive material
    5. Interviewing of witnesses
    6. Evaluation & assessment of recce, sampling and interview results

C) Manage Assigned P-3 Inspectors

  1. Mentor P-3 inspectors to ensure that they develop their skills and competences and gain the required knowledge to become experienced competent inspectors.
  2. Identify leadership skills and develop them to enable P-3 to be promoted to P-4.
  3. Follow up on individual contribution to Knowledge Management and quality related projects.
  4. Identify knowledge and experience gaps among assigned inspectors and prepare a plan to fulfil those needs.
  5. Maintain regular conversations with the assigned inspectors, and maintain records of them in PMDS.
  6. Prepare their yearly PMDS evaluation.

D) Contribute Actively to Knowledge Management Initiatives

  1. Participate in training of new inspectors and States Parties capacity building programs.
  2. Through specific activities, support the Division’s knowledge retention and maintenance of relevant expertise.
  3. Identify and share relevant personal professional experience, especially emphasizing efforts to utilise previous experience of working at the OPCW to the benefit of the Division.
  4. Prepare detailed, accurate and complete mission assessments to collect lessons learned during inspections, discuss them with individual team members, and document for future reference.

E) Provide Technical Advice and Support to the Inspectorate and Other Units of the Technical Secretariat

  1. Direct and conduct lectures and/or practical exercises in support of the Technical Secretariat functions.
  2. Advise and participate, if necessary, the negotiating teams and working groups in discussions with the state parties on Facility Agreements, and technical and logistic issues related to verification
  3. Participate and advise bilateral visits to carry out engineering reviews, assist ISPs with the preparation of destruction plans, declarations, etc. (these may be under an inspection mandate).

F) Undertake any Special Duties and Tasks as Directed by the DG

  1. Officiate for other appointments of same or similar grade within other units of the Technical Secretariat.
  2. Assist the DG/DDG/DOI on technical issues during their visits to a State Party(s).

Knowledge and Experience

Education

Essential 

A relevant advanced university degree in a STEM subject, a relevant first level university degree in a STEM subject in combination with qualifying experience (minimum 9 years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Certified relevant training together with extensive relevant technical background and a minimum of 13 years’ experience may also be considered.

  1. Chemical Weapons-Munition Specialist (CW-MS): relevant degree would include chemical engineering, chemistry, engineering or closely related field, experience (CBRN, EOD) is deemed to be more relevant than educational qualifications.
  2. Certified training would include e.g. military, police HAZMAT response together with an extensive technical background in the field of toxic chemicals, chemical weapons and/or munitions. Chemical Production Technologist (CPT): relevant degree would include chemical engineering or chemistry or closely related field
  3. Analytical Chemist (AC): relevant degree would include chemistry
  4. Health and Safety (H): relevant degree would include health sciences or closely related field

Desirable:

A trainer qualification from a recognised institute in the field of Chemical Engineering (CPT), Chemistry (AC), Chemical defence or ordnance (CWMS) Medical Services (HSS).

Experience

Essential

  1. With an advanced degree at least 7 years relevant experience
  2. With a university degree in a relevant field with at least 9 years relevant experience
  3. With certified relevant training at least 13 years relevant experience
  4. A minimum of six years’ experience as former inspector in the Inspectorate Division
  5. Deployment in OPCW-NRM’s and/ or employed in capacity building (e.g.: OPCW CBCP Cell)

Desirable

  1. CW-MS: knowledge and experience with explosive safety, explosive ordnance disposal, explosive ordnance reconnaissance, chemical munitions design and improvised explosive device and HAZMAT response.
  2. AC: knowledge and experience of analysing chemical warfare agents
  3. H&S: knowledge and experience with operating procedures in hazardous chemical and biological environments (in particular, chemical warfare agents).
  4. Experience in Knowledge Management and designing a Distance Learning curriculum
  5. Certified training and experience in non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods (CWMS).
  6. Additional certification or qualifications in toxicology or first responder (CWMS & HSS).

Skills and Abilities (key competencies)

  1. Ability to plan and organise complex activities to achieve established goals
  2. Ability to analyse data and develop conclusions for implementation
  3. Team leadership skills
  4. Align work and priorities with broader team/organisational goals.
  5. Ability to deal with complex inspection issues and interpret procedures and guidelines in order to adapt them to cover complex inspections
  6. Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with specific reference to the outcome of inspections and the required reporting
  7. To be able to deliver training as necessary and to prepare documents of a technical nature
  8. Able to work in diverse inspection environments
  9. Demonstrable ability to work in a multi-cultural inspection environment
  10. Conflict management skills and well-developed negotiation experience.

Language Requirements

Fluency in verbal and written English is essential, including ability to lecture at training courses and prepare documents requiring technical accuracy and high quality.

Good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.