Non Technical Survey/Mine Risk Education (NTS/MRE) Coordinator (National Contract)
Non Technical Survey/Mine Risk Education (NTS/MRE) Coordinator
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.
In 2003, following the start of foreign military operations in Iraq, DRC became one of the first organisations to provide humanitarian assistance in the country, and now operates in 11 governorates, including Anbar, Baghdad, Babel, Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Karbala, Kirkuk, Najaf, Ninewa and Salah-al-Din.
About the job
Under the supervision of the DDG Project Manager, the MRE/NTS Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the MRE/NTS project in Salah Al Din governorate. The project objectives include: training, education and awareness of ERW and safe behaviour, resulting in reduced risk-taking behaviour within the conflict-affected communities; 2) identification of hazardous areas through Non-Technical survey that will enable safe return of communities and/or productive use of land, while marking of contaminated areas, as part of NTS, will generate a decrease in the number of casualties.. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Initiate, plan and coordinate MRE/NTS in targeted communities;
- Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly work plans;
- Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly reports
- Provide assistance to Project manager in producing concept notes and proposals
- Ensure that all reports from the field are properly completed and submitted in a timely fashion;
- Ensure timely reporting to the DDG Project Manager, Operations Manager, DMA and other relevant stakeholders;
- Carry out needs assessment, baseline surveys and data collection in the field
- Liaise with local authorities, community leaders, and stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the MRE/NTS activities;
- Supervise the teams and ensure that the tasked MRE/NTS activities are carried out in the field;
- Conduct regular Quality Assurance (QA) ;
- Analyse data on contamination collected by the survey teams and provide reports on hazardous areas;
- Keep monthly records of MRE/NTS teams’ progress and activities
- Ensure that the team has the necessary materials and other equipment to carry out the designated activities;
- Conduct training for MRE/NTS facilitators, central people in the communities etc.;
- Conduct refresher training for MRE/NTS facilitators and ensure the skills of the MRE/NTS facilitators are according to standards;
- Maintain good communication with other Mine Action interventions;
- Maintain good communication with partner organisations;
- Maintain good relationships with other mine action interventions in the area including those involved in survey, marking and clearance to ensure good coordination and shared knowledge.
- Manage funds as required.
- Undertake any other tasks as required by DDG Project manager
To be successful in this role we expect you to have experience in project management. Moreover, we also expect the following:
- Experience from working with teaching/education/social work;
- Experience in implementation and coordination of education and awareness programs, preferably in MRE and NTS
- Experience in information analysis and reports writing
- Excellent IT skills in Microsoft Office ( especially Word, Excel, Outlook);
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
- Prior experience from working with Mine Action NGO
- Arabic (very strong in both spoken and written)
- English ( very strong in both spoken and written)
- A University degree preferably in sociology/social science/teaching
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.
Contract length: 4 months
Designation of Duty Station: Unacccompanied
Start date: 15th September 2018
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates/ Nationals; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button.
Closing date for applications: 19th August 2018
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/jobsupport.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
- Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
- Location: Tikrit (Iraq)
- Grade: Mid level
- Education, Learning and Training
- Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
- Managerial positions
- Closing Date: 2018-08-19