Non-Technical Survey ( NTS) Operator
Duty Station [Benghazi ,Libya]
The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.
The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.
All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
Who are we?
Danish refugee council has been operating in Libya and Tunisia since 2011 focusing on protection of the displaced and conflict affected population. These include refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants in Tripoli area and in the south west of the country, the population in and around Sirte affected by unexploded ordnance (UXOs) and to an increasing extent on the legal and illegal migrants and stateless populations in Libya. DRC/DDG has its head office in Tripoli and a field office in Sabha. Sabha is located 800 km south of Tripoli and is a central transit point for migrants and is home to large numbers of minority groups and stateless populations.
About the job
The Non-Technical Survey Operator is responsible to monitor all activities of his respectful team and assist in all aspects related to mine action in the Libyan context to fully support DDG’s mine action operations. NTS Operator shall coordinate with appropriate local or competent authorities, DDG operations, HMA Operations Coordinator and safety department to ensure that it is safe to conduct survey work in an area and to avoid disruptions in the work of the authority, the police or the military.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
• Gathering geographic information about mine affected communities, threats from mines and UXO, technical information, socio-economic conditions, follow up activities and impact of DDG activities on the communities, including information concerning mine and UXO accidents
• Establishing a wide information network including authorities, communities, NGOs, and other possible sources of information
• Serving as a liaison point for local representatives at different levels, in assigned areas of responsibility
• Assessing needs at village and commune levels, and establishing priorities in cooperation with all stake holders at the local level
• Analyzing gathered data, and where necessary dissemination of information
• Ensuring that the HMA OC, TA and OM are fully briefed on all issues relating to Non-Technical Survey
• Cooperating and coordinating closely with all HMA activities
• Ensuring that all information collected is accurately recorded and standard formats for reporting are followed by his team
• Coordinating Community Liaison and Mine Risk Education presentations in area of responsibility when required
• Responsible for own and other team members safety
• On daily bases reports fully to Data Base Officer DBO, HMA OC, TA, and OM
• Any other duties as directed by the TA or OM
• National staff member, knowledge of English language is an asset
• Prior knowledge of non-technical survey and community support activities
• Sound knowledge of Mine Action Standards
• Knowledge of Mines and UXO encountered in Libya, basic understanding of military operations
• Knowledge of clearance and support equipment utilized in DDG’s operations is an asset
• Sound knowledge of topography and map drawing, basic handling of compass, GPS and basic digital camera
• Computer literate, MS Office
• Must be able to write reports
• Driving license
• Team-player who accepts lines of management and is able to command authority him/herself.
• Well organized, proactive, flexible and trustworthy.
• Physically fit
Moreover, we also expect the following:
• MRE Qualification (Desirable)
• Basic Life Support Qualification (Desirable)
• High degree of computer literacy
• Excellent writing and communication skills in English and Arabic
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 act in line with DRC’s vision and values.
Type of Contract: National Contract
Contract length: 6 months with possibility of extension
Designation of Duty Station: Benghazi
Start date: August 01st, 2018
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: July 23rd , 2018