Nov 252015

Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 11 Dec 2015

Norwegian People’s Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Disarmament, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People’s Aid has more than 12000 members in Norway and 2400 staff worldwide. We work in 39 countries around the world, and in 2015 we will have an expected turnover of 920 MNOK.

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) has been involved in humanitarian mine action since 1992 and is one of the leading humanitarian demining organisations worldwide. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Currently NPA has 22 Humanitarian Disarmament programmes on-going in the Balkans, Southern Africa, The Horn of Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, Latin America and The Middle East.

NPA seeks an experienced Technical Field Manager to help support operations in the two provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hué in Vietnam. NPA Vietnam’s main office is located in Hanoi.

The position will be based in Quang Tri and Hué provinces in the southern part of the country, with extensive travel between the provinces. The contract period will be one (1) year with possibilities for extension.

Duties and responsibilities:

The Technical Field Manager has overall responsibility to capacity build and advise the Operations Manager and other relevant staff on all operational aspects of the programme, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting the Operations Manager in the prioritisation and planning of survey and clearance operations, including: Liaison with local, national and international agencies; Non-technical and Technical survey; Risk Assessments; Clearance/BAC; EOD operations; Post clearance assessments and Impact Assessment; Logistics; Management of teams and personnel; Reporting.

  • Assist the Operations Manager with recruitment of national staff required for the implementation of the programme.

  • Conduct evaluation and review of all technical procedures utilised to ensure safest and most efficient deployment of all programme assets. Assist OM to update SOP accordingly.

  • Plan and conduct training of staff in survey and clearance techniques and procedures, as well as managerial training, in accordance with IMAS, NMAS and NPA Standard Operating Procedures, to build local capacity.

  • Assist the Operations Manager in the management and supervision of NPA activities in Vietnam, and conduct all activities in accordance with NMAS and NPA Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Provide progress reports on technical, operational and administrative matters to Operations Manager and Country Director.

  • Be able to represent NPA and to brief stakeholders on NPA operations at any time.

  • Any other task or duty as assigned by the Operations Manager or Country Director.

Required qualifications:

The position requires education and/or experience in survey (NTS/TS) and clearance as well as EOD. Skills in management and planning are required together with good communications skills and the ability to motivate staff. Relevant experience would encompass the following:

  • Relevant education or equivalent qualifications (result focused mine action NGO or commercial EOD work, relief and development programmes or military qualifications)

  • Proven ability to manage survey and clearance operations, including motivating and leading a team

  • Proven ability to work closely with national staff in a capacity building function

  • Skills and experience in the land release process and understanding of land release principles

  • Good knowledge of Quality Management Systems in the mine action environment, as well as good knowledge of IMAS and NMAS

  • Skills and experience in planning and conducting EOD ‘callout’ or ‘roving’ operations

  • Hands on experience in Cluster Munitions remnants survey and BAC

  • Hands on experience with mechanical and/or animal detection in mine action an advantage

  • Track record of establishing and maintaining effective professional relations with relevant stakeholders, in particular local authorities (civilian and military), local communities and development agencies

  • Good command of English

  • Driving licence

Personal competencies:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure and with limited supervision

  • Ability to work in and adapt to different cultures and conditions

  • Excellent health.

How to apply:

For more information and how to apply, please visit NPA’s website:…

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