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Mine/ERW Risk Education Advisor

UNDP/UNESP, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN (Afghanistan)

The Danish Demining Group (DDG), the specialized unit within the Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Mine/ERW Risk Education Advisor to lead the evolution of our Mine/ERW Risk Education programming in Afghanistan.  The MRE Advisor will support DDG in Afghanistan to develop a tailored risk education package and identify the areas of program development based on the emerging local needs and evolving conflict dynamics and subsequently the changing patterns of risks.   
About the job 
Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been operational in Afghanistan for over 18 years, conducting Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities including Area Clearance, Mine Risk Education (MRE), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).  DDG has also recently introduced Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) programming in Afghanistan, which is expected to expand in 2017.  DDG currently conducts operations in the Central, Eastern, Northern, and Southern regions of Afghanistan.  
DDG Afghanistan’s main goal is to assist the Government of Afghanistan, the Mine Action Program of Afghanistan (MAPA), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) and the Directorate for Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) in achieving compliance with the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention and to support national priorities for mine action services and the transition to national ownership.   
Recently, DDG has been providing MRE in UNHCR Encashment Centres and IOM Transit Centres in response to the massive influx of Afghan returnees from Pakistan in 2016. In coordination with DRC, DDG aims to provide a comprehensive emergency response package to meet the immediate needs of returnees across the borders, as well as to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other conflict affected populations and communities across the country.   
Your main duties and responsibilities will be: 
1.     Identify the changing patterns of risks and the required Risk Education Interventions.  
  • Based on nature of ongoing conflict, the Advisor will design and oversee the implementation of a KAP survey and risk analysis on the ERW, mines. Results from separate IED assessments (by DDG and others) may also be mainstreamed into the risk education material.   
2.     Adapt and upgrade DDG’s existing Risk Education and Training Packages 
  • Review of existing Risk Education material (mostly provided by DMAC) and training package and adapt them in accordance with DDG’s MRE SOP.  
  • Support MRE teams in designing Gender, Age and Diversity tailored risk education messages and material 
  • Train MRE staff and Senior MRE officer on DDG’s MRE SOP and the newly developed material 
  • Mainstream protection messages into risk education material in consultation with DRC protection team. 
3.     Support the quality management and delivery of Risk Education initiatives 
  • In consultation with the Senior Quality Assurance Officer and Senior MRE Officer, conduct review of MRE existing model of delivery, and raise recommendations to DDG HOP 
  • Provide support to the design and implementation of planned new MRE modalities.  
4.     Advocacy and External Coordination 
  • In coordination with Head of Program, support the advocacy to upgrading existing risk education packages and training Review of existing Risk Education material (mostly provided by DMAC) and training package and adapt them in accordance with DDG’s MRE SOP. The MRE Advisor will support the Head of Program in tailoring new initiatives for mainstreaming MRE activities and partnerships. 
About you 
To be successful in this role we expect you to have a strong interest in Humanitarian Mine Action, and a proven background in project and research design, education and social behaviour change methodologies, and an aptitude for exploring how to conduct remote monitoring and evaluation in challenging environments. All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.  
Moreover, we also expect the following:  
  • 3 years’ experience in designing and delivering mine risk education and/or social behavior awareness programs 
  • Good knowledge of Humanitarian Mine Action sector and interventions 
  • English – Fluent written and spoken 
  • University degree in social science, political science, adult education, or similar 
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement social science surveys and research
  • Previous experience or knowledge of DDG’s MRE programming. 
  • Previous experience working in a hostile and challenging work environment. 
We offer 
Contract length: 3 months, with possibility of extension. 
Level: A14 
Designation of Duty Station: Unaccompanied, non-family duty station 
Start date: As soon as possible (no later than April 1st, 2017) 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Radwa Rabie ( or Megan Latimer (    
Application process 
Interested? Go to and find Current Vacancies. Find the job on the list and apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English, through the DRC HR Manager system. Please note that applications sent by email to DRC/DDG staff will not be considered. 
Closing date for applications: 22nd March, 2017 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: UNDP/UNESP, Kabul, AFGHANISTAN (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: 2017-03-22

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