Aug 292018

Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Country: Viet Nam
Closing date: 23 Sep 2018

The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Humanitarian Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises Response.

Norwegian People’s Aid is seeking a Technical Field Manager for humanitarian clearance operations in Vietnam

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow. Humanitarian Disarmaments vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. 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 more than 22 Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from exposive weapons?

NPA started its work with mine action in Vietnam in 2009 and is currently involved in cluster munition remnants survey (CMRS) and clearance activities in Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue province as well as capacity building projects of national and regional mine action authorities.

The programme’s head quarter is located in Hanoi, but with regional offices in Dong Ha and Hue. The programme is currently employing 229 staff including 5 expats, and receives funds from several donor including NMFA, USDoS and DFID with an annual turnover of about 4.5 million USD.

In this position your main responsibilities will be:

  • Daily field follow-up and monitoring of EOD, CMRS and Clearance operation
  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders in the field
  • Keep training record updated of all operations at the field level
  • Prepare monitoring reports on operation findings including lessons learnt and documented analysis and recommendations for improvement
  • Responsible for the continued capacity building, recruitment, selection, training, SOP and operational accreditation of new NPA operational staff
  • Assist OM in the preparation of progress reports, case studies and other documents
  • Assist OM in continued development and documentation of the SOP with a special focus on Clearance and EOD procedures

To be succesfull in this role you must have:

  • Relevant EOD Level III qualifications or higher
  • Recent field experience in conducting survey and clearance operations, preferably in ERW and CM contaminated areas
  • Documented ability to provide training and capacity development of national staff
  • Operational management experience

We consider it an advantage if you also have:

Humanitarian mine action experience from Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam war era cluster-munition contamination. Experience with budget planning and donor reporting is an advantage. Knowledge and understanding of international treaties such as the Mine Ban Treaty and the Convention on Cluster Munitions. Culutural sensitivity and good knowledge and understanding of Vietnamese history and culture is an advantage.

In return we offer:

An interesting, challenging work environment and a competitive salary package which includes country specific allowances. You will be covered by our comprehensive insurance scheme. We offer five weeks annual holiday plus one additional week off for expats. NPA provides three international flights home per contract year*. We offer a one year contract with the possibility of renewal.

In general we emphasize the importance of strong health. One of NPA’s overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organization, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please note that screening may take place continuously.

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* Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act
** Terms apply according to NPA’s internal regulations

Contact person

Sten Trygve Brand

Desk Officer Southeast Asia

+47 40 22 60 77

How to apply:

Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

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