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Technical Advisor

Benghazi & Tripoli (Libya)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the mine action and armed violence reduction unit within DRC and focuses on assisting communities deal with the threat of landmines and other explosive remnants of war. 
 
DDG has been operational in Libya since 2011 focusing on the protection of the displaced and conflict-affected population. DDG maintains a presence across Western and Southern Libya and works through its implementing partner in Western Libya. Due to the situation in Libya DDG’s strategy invests heavily into the capacity development of its national cohorts. 
 
 
About the job 
The Technical Adviser has the primary function of providing technical advice to the national staff under his/her responsibility. The purpose of providing this technical advice is to develop the capacity and technical knowledge of the national staff within DDG and other implementing partner. The objective of building technical knowledge and capacity within the national staff is to ensure that the correct and safe Mine Action practices are followed and sustainable supervision and management capacity is developed within the organisation. 
 
It is important that the TA does not take over tasks and responsibilities of the national staff under his/her supervision, but rather monitors and ensures that these tasks and responsibilities are carried out correctly, efficiently and effectively. The TA is to develop staff capacity. 
 
Due to the situation in Libya, the Programme Team is managing remotely the operations from Tunis and does QA visits into Libya based on situation on the ground. If Security situation allows, Team will redeploy to Libya. 
 
 
Responsibilities 
The TA is responsible for all operational aspects of his/her assets including the following 
 
a. Daily management and supervision of the operational activity 
b. Planning, monitoring and evaluation of all MA activities including: 
i. Assist the OM in the planning and tasking of operational assets 
ii. The deployment of operational assets 
iii. The monitoring of procedures and quality assurance of operations 
c. Ensure that priorities set by the programme and LibMAC are met and the requirements of the Donors and beneficiaries are taken into consideration 
d. Mentor, manage, monitor and supervise the national staff ensuring that they carry out their duties in a responsible manner in accordance with SOPs and their job description 
e. Monitor and analyse productivity and report back with recommendations for improvement 
f. Deliver and monitor where applicable training to build capacity within the national staff in consultation with the Operations Manager. 
g. Internal quality assurance of EOD and NTS teams and providing corrective action where necessary. 
h. Implement security measures in accordance with the security plan and coordinate with the OM/ PM. 
i. Support capacity building of local NGO partners through training and mentoring 
 
 
Reporting 
The TA reports to the Operations Manager. Team leaders and other field staff will report to designated TA for defined periods and deployments. 
 
The TA is responsible for the following reports 
a. Weekly progress reports to the OM 
b. QA reports to the OM 
c. All task specific documentation in accordance with SOPs 
 
 
Qualifications 
  • Substantial documented professional Technical experience in Mine Action 
  • Minimum of EOD Level 3 
  • Basic first aid 
  • Basic radio communication skills 
  • Command of most common methodologies to identify, assess and monitor activities, with proven record of achievements. 
  • Strong administration and organizational ability 
  • Excellent management and personnel skills – a calm and diplomatic disposition will be preferred 
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local authorities  
  • Ability to work independently and still be a good team player  
  • Good computer skills including Excel and Word  
  • Willingness to live and work in remote and isolated area under basic conditions 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English 
 
Preferred experience 
  • Experience – or interest in – humanitarian/development work 
  • Background in training 
  • Working experience in the MENA Region, especially Libya 
All employees should master DRC's core competencies: Communicating, Taking the lead, Collaborating, Striving for excellence and Demonstrating integrity.  
 
 
We offer 
Contract length: 12 months, with the possibility of extension. 
Salary level: B3-B5 (base salary, plus Per Diem, Location Allowance, Explosives Allowance, regular Rest & Recuperation benefits, comprehensive insurance) 
Duty Station: Libya – Benghazi and Tripoli 
Start date: As soon as possible 
 
Annual home leave and pension are included after one year of employment. 
Start date: As soon as possible.  
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.  
 
 
Further information 
For further information, please contact the DDG Programme Manager, Darren Devlin at ddg.pm@drc-libya.org. For general information about the Danish Demining Group and the Danish Refugee Council, please consult www.danishdeminingroup.dk and www.drc.ngo. 
 
 
Application process 
Interested? Go to www.drc.ngo 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: 12th August 2018.  
 
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: Benghazi & Tripoli (Libya)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-12

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