Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations.
DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 650 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2024 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.
DRC is currently looking for a Humanitarian Mine Action Technical Advisor in Ichnia, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine.
Overall purpose of the role
The Technical Advisor (TA) has the primary function of providing technical advice to all national staff assigned to him/her throughout all HMA activities. He/she will provide daily support and advice to a number of MMC, BAC and NTS teams spanning a wide area of operations, thus DRC HDP is seeking a person that displays a positive approach to his/her work, and is of a determined and dedicated character.
His/her secondary function is to d
evelop the capacity and technical knowledge of all national HMA staff within DRC HDP assigned to him/her with a view to producing an effective and sustainable partially nationalized HMA operation over a specified timeframe.
The TA will be primarily based in Northern Ukraine, but is expected to travel and reside in other regions, mainly to areas where DRC HDP HMA teams operate, the national training centers and to Kyiv where DRC HDP country office is located. Some areas of operations are remote and will require the TA to ‘embed’ himself/herself within the local community.
As the TA, you will plan your activities closely with the HMA Manager. The TA will work very closely with other Technical Advisors, Technical Field Managers, National Demining Supervisors and other demining team members.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
The TA reports directly to the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Manager with some indirect technical lines to other DRC HDP expatriate staff.
To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 5 years of experience at international level within humanitarian international NGOs or similar international bodies, within the Mine Action sector is required; minimum of IMAS EOD Level 3 certification, or equivalent from an Internationally recognised technical school (Military or Civilian) is required with proven experience in EOD Level 3. Hands-on experience of training, supervising and deploying Land Release teams is required.
Moreover, we also expect the following:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Contract: One-year contract, with possibility of an extension, depending on funding and performance.
Band: F2 non managerial.
Duty station: Ichnia, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine.
The TA will be primarily based in Northern Ukraine, but is expected to travel and reside in other regions, mainly to areas where DRC HDP HMA teams operate, the national training centers and to Kyiv where DRC HDP country office is located.The position is unaccompanied and the candidate must be prepared to live and work in an isolated environment for long periods of time with limited recreational and social facilities. Accommodation is provided for the duration of the contract.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates including DRC allowance; please refer to www.drc.dk under Vacancies.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Closing Date for applications: 20 February 2024
Start date: 01 March 2024
For information about our work and organisation, please visit our website http://www.danishdemininggroup.dk/ and http://www.drc.dk/.
Application and CV
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Applicants must submit high resolution copies of their EOD certification (in English) and syllabus for each course/certificate, which should clearly support EOD Level III. Applicants who do not supply the requested documentation will not be considered.
Only motivated applications that address the stipulated duties and meet the required qualifications sent together with a CV and cover letter, in English will be considered. Do not apply if you do not have the necessary experience and qualifications. All qualifications/certification submitted will be screened.
Due to the urgency of filling this position DRC HDP may conduct interviews prior to the closing date and reserves the right to employ any selected candidate with immediate effect.