Type d'offre

Type de contrat
Contrat de prestation de services

Date limite de candidature
05/07/2021 18:28

Durée de la mission
Expertise perlée

Indépendant / Entrepreneur Individuel

16 mois

Description de la mission

The YARIS platform is currently being rolled out in the national and transnational maritime security components involved under the umbrella of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct.

As part of this roll-out, it is necessary to ensure training is provided to the maritime agencies that will use the YARIS platform for both training and exercises, for day-to-day maritime operations conduct and planning. The objective is to provide trainings on maritime information processing, supported by the use of YARIS, to the relevant staff identified in the operations centres.


In this framework, the general objective of the mission is to provide a combination of onsite training using the pre-prepared curriculum, also providing Command Post Exercises (CPX), Tabletop Exercises (TTX), Live Exercises (LIVEX), in order to optimize the use of YARIS by its users.


The trainers will be under the supervision of the Capacity building Head of component. They will be trained by GoGIN as YARIS platform trainers.



  • Specific objectives


  1. The experts will be required to deliver YARIS training courses and maritime information processing methodology courses to the benefit of national or transnational operations centres (both civilian and military) from the countries involved in the action of state at sea. These training events will take place from September 2021 to December 2022, online (virtual), or on ground in the partner countries of the project.
  2. The training materials will be provided by the GoGIN Capacity Building team; however, the expert may be required to assist when updates are necessary.
  3. Experts will conduct, participate or assist in the implementation of CPX and TTX.
  4. The experts will assist in the administration leading up to and throughout the delivery of the training course, CPX and TTX, as required.
  5. In addition, the experts may have to work with the team to prepare and deliver specific trainings (remotely or not), webinar or seminar presentations as required.


  • Description of the tasks to be assigned.


For each of the event that the experts will be involved, they shall carry out part or all the following tasks:


  1. Assist the Component Manager to prepare the administration of the course to be delivered (YARIS technical courses / Maritime information processing methodology courses for operations centres / CPX / TTX / Seminar / Webinar)
  2. Deliver or mentor (head of mission) the training courses / TTX / CPX / Webinars / Presentations as required for the event.
  3. Record daily participation for the event.
  4. Participate in hot and cold debriefs of the training event.
  5. Obtain participant feedback from each course delivered to facilitate improvements to the course curriculum.
  6. Evaluate the progress of their training targets.
  7. Produce a mission report within 14 days of the end of the event.
    • Expected Results


Enhancement of the targeted maritime staff’s skills on information processing through the use of YARIS


Description du projet ou contexte

The GoGIN project ((Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network – Project funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France) has been launched in October 2016 and will end by December 2022.


The overall objective of GoGIN is to contribute to maritime safety and security in the region of the Gulf of Guinea in order to favour blue economy and economic development of the countries. To do so, it provides technical support to national and transnational structures in charge of fight against maritime illicit activities, assistance to vessels and people, antipollution, under the umbrella of the Yaoundé Code of Conduct.


Note that the Code gave rise to an operative transnational structure, called Yaoundé Architecture,  funded by the signatories and implemented by ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States), ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), and CGG ( Commission of Gulf of Guinea), based on the national structures.


In particular, three specific objectives are foreseen for GoGIN:


  • Specific objective 1: Improvement of information collection, sharing and use, taking into account needs of each maritime centres, national authorities, regional organisations and sea users.
  • Specific objective 2: Reinforcement of national organisations in charge of maritime activities management, maritime safety and security. Doing so, GoGIN bases its support on relevant national strategies and particular needs identified by the partners themselves.
  • Specific objective 3: Reinforcement of the different levels of maritime centres in charge of zonal, regional and interregional coordination, according to the strategic orientation defined by the relevant authorities.

The activities designed to achieve these specific objectives are implemented through 2 components:


  • Component 1: Information system and sources.
  • Component 2: Capacity building.

Since 2020 the project activities have focused exclusively on the YARIS (Yaoundé Architecture Regional Information System) deployment through the Gulf of Guinea national and transnational maritime security structures. The YARIS platform is a secured web platform, connecting its customers in a large network, allowing them to integrate, share and process the maritime security information. More particularly, YARIS has been designed as a decision-making tool to define a strategy and to prepare and conduct the maritime security operations.

Profil souhaité

  1. Number of experts: Minimum 4 experts 
  2. Number of request Man Days: Total of 500 days to be allocated / ideally 100 WD per expert

1. Eligibility criteria

A minimum of 15 years of working experience in maritime security domain.

2. Criteria to establish a shortlist of candidates for interviews

  • High level experience in maritime domain awareness, maritime coordination, information (40 points).
  • Proven experience in training and capacity building of staff belonging to maritime administrations (30 points).
  • Proven work experience in the countries of the Gulf of Guinea or with nationals of these countries (20 points).
  • Knowledge of English, Spanish or Portuguese ( B2) (10 points)

3. Selection criteria during interviews

  • Understanding of the mission and its objectives (20 points)
  • Fluent in French, English, or Portuguese (20 points)
  • Excellent communication skills and sense of diplomacy (10 points)
  • Ability to defend an idea, convince and argue (15 points)
  • Ability to travel frequently in the GOG (20 points)
  • Teamwork: team spirit, adaptability, stress resistance (15 points)


Note that the selection will consider the need to deliver the training:

  • In French for 19 countries or transnational centres.
  • In English for 6 countries or transnational centres.
  • In Portuguese for 3 countries.

Informations complémentaires


  1. Geographical scope of the project: all Gulf of Guinea rim countries (from Senegal to Angola).
  2. Period of implementation: 16 month
  3. Start of activities: September 1st, 2021
  4. Date of termination: The mission will be split in work periods in accordance with the schedule of the training events. The date of termination of GOGIN is December 2022.


For each training event:

  • As listed above, in accordance with specific tacks performed.
  • A report specific to the training event according a specific template.

At the end of the mission:

  • A mission report according to a specific template.

Critères de sélection des candidatures

Le processus de sélection des candidats s'opérera selon le(s) critère(s) suivant(s) :

  • Compréhension linguistiques attendues du candidat
  • Compréhension par le candidat du rôle de la mission au sein du projet de coopération
  • Formation/compétences/expériences du candidat

Date limite de candidature : 05/07/2021 18:28

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