Humanitarian Mine Action Technical Field Manager

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    2 weeks ago
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    December 4, 2022


Overall Context

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP), is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently seeking a highly qualified and motivated Technical Field Manager (TFM) for its growing Humanitarian Mine Action portfolio in Ukraine. We appreciate devotion and team building, and we welcome you to join our efforts in building capacities that will support humanitarian disarmament and peace building.

About the job

The Technical Field Manager (TFM) has the primary function of providing technical advice, training and direct management of all national staff assigned to him/her throughout all HMA activities. He/she will provide daily management to a number of MMC, BAC and NTS teams sometimes 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 develop 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 TFM reports directly to the HMA Operations Manager (OM) with some indirect line management with other DRC HDP expatriate technical staff.

The TFM will be primarily based in Northeastern Ukraine but is expected to travel and reside in other regions, where DRC HDP HMA teams operate, and to the national training centers and to Kyiv where DRC headquarters is located.

Some areas of operations are remote and will require the TFM to ‘embed’ himself/herself within the local community.

As TFM, you will plan your activities closely with the OM. The TFM reports directly to OM and maintains a technical line to the DRC Global Senior Technical Advisor.

The TFM will work very closely with other Technical Advisors, National Supervisors and other team members.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct management of all assets assigned to him/her, including National Supervisor(s), MMC, BAC & NTS Teams, vehicles & equipment throughout a multitude of HMA activities
  • Manage and monitor the HMA costs closely and report to OM.
  • Liaise with the HMA Advisor on budgeting, expenditure and procurement of HMA equipment
  • Supervise procurement processes; ensure development and follow up of Procurement Plans resulting in timely delivery of HMA supplies and equipment
  • Ensure all HMA teams are in full compliance with IMAS, NTSGs and DRC HDP SOPs
  • Daily reporting of all HMA activities to OM and Information Management teams.
  • Ensure all donor targets are achieved during the project cycle, whilst maintaining all quality and safety standards
  • Support the process of official accreditation and licensing of DRC in Ukraine, according to legislative requirements
  • Assist the programme for the revising of NMAS in Ukraine as a part of the Working Group under Mine Action Sub-cluster
  • Occasional representation of DRC HDP in sub-cluster, regional, and National Authority meetings.
  • Other relevant tasks as assigned by the DRC HMA Operations Manager


Reporting Lines

The Technical Field Manager will report directly to the DRC HMA Operations Manager, Ukraine.



  • Considerable working experience at international level within humanitarian international NGOs or similar international bodies, within the Mine Action sector is required
  • Hands-on experience of training, supervising and deploying Land Release teams is required
  • Knowledge of and practical experience with a range of HMA equipment, such as the Minelab F3, Ebinger UPEX 740M, CEIA CMD, Vallon VMR3 / VMC, for the purposes of Land Release operations is essential
  • Proven experience in the application of Land Release and a willingness to exercise and promote the Land Release Policy during DRC HDP operations and to transfer this knowledge and expertise to National Staff.
  • Minimum of IMAS EOD Level 3 certification, or equivalent from an Internationally recognised technical school (Military or Civilian) is required with proven experience of EOD Level 3.
  • Proven experience in designing and delivering technical training and capacity development of national staff is desirable.
  • Experience in HMA Quality Management roles would be considered advantageous.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills is required.
  • A high degree of computer literacy in all MS Office programs is required.
  • Proven experience in technical management of national staff, cultures and religions is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of advanced trauma care is highly desirable.
  • Ukrainian and/or Russian language skills are highly desirable.
  • Work experience from within the region (Eastern Europe) is desirable.


Personal competencies

  • Capacity to work independently.
  • Courage and integrity.
  • A positive and problem-solving attitude and ability to get things done in spite of a challenging political and insecure environment.
  • Innovative and creative thinking with strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Political and cultural sensitivity, as well as a diplomatic, tactful, and flexible interpersonal style.
  • Ability to exude calmness and patience in high stress situations.
  • Proven ability to function well in a potentially volatile and sometimes stressful environment.
  • A strong team player with a willingness to assume Technical Advisor and/or Operations Manager position short term in times of Expatriate Staff leave periods.
  • Medically and physically fit for duty in austere environments.


In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.


We offer

Contract: One year contract, with possibility of an extension, depending on funding and performance.

Salary at Band F – managerial and conditions in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates including DRC allowance; please refer to under Vacancies.

Duty station: Field locations (as determined by programme). 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. Simple accommodation is provided for the duration of the contract.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Start date: December 2022


Application and CV

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.

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.

Do not apply if you do not have the necessary experience and qualifications.

All qualifications/certification submitted will be screened.

Application end date: November 27th, 2022


DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

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Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!