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DDG - Risk Education Specilaist

Sievierodonetsk (Ukraine)


In 2014, Danish Refugee Council/Danish Demining Group (DRC/DDG) returned to Ukraine in order to assist those persons who are internally displaced (IDPs) or affected by the conflict in Donbas and implements activities in eastern Ukraine with a head office in Kyiv. DDG is the specialist unit within DRC that is dedicated to humanitarian mine action. DDG established mine action programmes in Ukraine in 2014 and has since been expanding the scale and scope of its intervention to include mine risk education, non-technical survey, manual demining and training/support for national actors. In terms of national actors, DDG has been working to support the State Emergency Services (SES) of Ukraine, in order to tackle the issue of explosive hazard contamination, via the provision of equipment and training


DDG is now looking to further its engagement with SES via a new project that specifically aims to support the SES’s engagement in comprehensive humanitarian demining and mine risk education. DDG is looking to recruit an Mine Risk Education Specialist to implement MRE activities in Eastern Ukraine on the government controlled territories. The Risk Education Specialist reports directly to the Mine Risk Education Officer.

Main responsibilities

  • Conduct direct MRE sessions for adults and children according to DDG SOPs, using standard and approved methodologies after initial job-specific training.
  • Record and report MRE beneficiaries numbers according to gender and age, using a standardized reporting template.
  • Collect all necessary details from MRE sessions accurately and completely.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of accident hotspots and share information collected in the field with the MRE Officer in order to inform future deployment plans.
  • Participate in the development of the content and update of materials
  • Act as an ambassador for DRC/DDG, maintain a high degree of professionalism.
  • Maintain basic knowledge of common types of landmines and ordnance.
  • Maintain good working relations within DRC-DDG and other organizations in the area of responsibility
  • Understand, and ensure compliance of the DDG Global SOP 9 on Risk Education
  • Understand, and ensure the observance of the DRC-DDG Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as tasked by MRE Officer, MRE Coordinator or Head of Programme.



To be successful in this role we expect you to have strong communication skills and public speaking ability and experience in working with big audinece, delivering trainings and facilitating discussions, to be ready for business-trips, to work in the field conditions

Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required experience and technical competencies

  • University degree in education and pedagogy or relevant subject area or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience inmine risk education or humanitarian demining is a strong plus
  • Previous experience working with children and adult audiences in teaching or public speaking capacity
  • Strong understanding of the local context and political environment
  • Full computer literacy : Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
  • Ability to work with the administrative documents
  • Ukrainian (fluent)
  • Russian (fluent)
  • English (Working level of spoken and written English)
  • Diplomatic, patient and persistent.


All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’ core competencies:

• Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

• Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

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

• Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

• Demonstrating integrity: Acting in line with DRC's vision and values.

• High standard in verbal and written English

• Fluency in either Russian or Ukrainian highly desirable



An interesting chance to work with International humanitarian organization in Severodonetsk.

Contract start date: 1 August 2018

Salary Level: C

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Ukrainian nationals.



Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 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. Closing date for applications: 15 July 2018

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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: Sievierodonetsk (Ukraine)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: 2018-10-15

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