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DDG Non-Technical Survey / Risk Education Project Manager


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Sahara
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Statistics
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-08

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Overall purpose of the role:

The overall role of the NTS/RE Project Manager is to provide oversight and ensure implementation of all NTS/RE activities with DRC/DDG Programme in Western Sahara, East of the Berm, that includes: 1) training, education and awareness of ERW and safe behavior, resulting in reduced risk-taking behavior within the conflict-affected communities; 2) identification of hazardous areas through Non-Technical survey that will enable safe return of communities and/or land freed for productive use, while marking of contaminated areas, as part of NTS, will generate a decrease in the number of casualties; 3) Team management and supervision.


Staff management & supervision

  • Conduct training for NTS/RE operators/facilitators, key people in the communities etc.;
  • Conduct refresher training for NTS/RE facilitators and ensure the skills of the NTS/RE operators/facilitators are according to applicable internal and international standards;
  • Supervise the teams and ensure that the tasked NTS/RE activities are carried out in the field;
  • Ensure that the team has the necessary materials and other equipment to carry out the designated activities.

Planning, monitoring & quality management

  • Initiate, plan and coordinate NTS/RE in targeted communities;
  • Coordinate and lead needs’ assessment, baseline surveys and data collection in the field;
  • Analyze data on contamination collected by the survey teams and provide reports on hazardous areas;
  • Conduct regular Quality Assurance (QA);
  • Act as budget manager for the project.


  • Liaise with local authorities, community leaders, and stakeholders to ensure the smooth running of the NTS/RE activities;
  • Maintain good communication with partner organizations;
  • Maintain good relationships and communication with other mine action interventions in the area including those involved in survey, marking and clearance to ensure good coordination and shared knowledge.


  • Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly work plans;
  • Prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly reports;
  • Ensure that all reports from the field are properly completed and submitted in a timely fashion;
  • Ensure timely reporting to the Head of Office, DDG Global Advisor and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Keep monthly records of NTS/RE teams’ progress and activities

Undertake any other tasks as required by Head of office.

Experience and technical competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in MRE and NTS within humanitarian mine action programmes
  • EOD 3 qualified
  • Prior experience working with NGO is an asset
  • Excellent working knowledge of International Mine Action Standards and experience in drafting standard operating procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of non-technical survey and community support activities
  • Knowledge of Mines and ERW encountered in Western Sahara and understanding of military operations
  • Good knowledge of clearance methodologies and equipment utilized in demining operations, experience planning and implementing clearance operations is an asset
  • Proven experience and knowledge of information management and analysis, IMSMA and Base Camp Garmin. Other GIS software is an asset
  • Good writing skills in reporting and proposal development
  • Ability to work away from home within remote environments for extended periods of time
  • Excellent discipline with the ability to follow direct instructions
  • Team-player who accepts DRC/DDG lines of management and is able to command authority him/herself.
  • Well organized, proactive, flexible and trustworthy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate, MS Office and DRC Dynamic
  • Driving license


Fluent in English both spoken and written. Knowledge of Arabic, French or Spanish is an asset.

Key stakeholders:

  • Ministry of Cooperation
  • Safelane
  • Commander of the 5th Military Region
  • Saharawi community member and leader
  • DRC/DDG regional office, DDG HQ


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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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