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MSB is looking for qualified EOD Operators for our roster

Multiple locations

  • Organization: MSB - Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: Closed

MSB is looking for qualified EOD Operators for our roster


The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) recruits committed and skilled experts for our humanitarian, resilience and peace support operations worldwide on a daily basis. MSB have great experience in working together with other organizations such as UN and EU to strengthen their capacities towards crisis, conflicts or other disasters.

MSB is now opening our roster for qualified EOD Operators interested in working with us within Humanitarian, Resilience and peace support operations.
When deployed as a EOD Operator, the mission length can be a couple of weeks to several months and up to one year at the time.

MSBs mandate upon request is to support and strengthen international aid actors with skilled personnel and equipment within the Mina action area. MSBs area of expertise contributes in reducing the risks of mines and unexploded ammunition for the exposed population. The ability consists in carrying out activities within risk analysis, information management, manual and mechanical clearance, as well as assisting with technical management support. At current, MSB have the capacity and equipment ranging from, rapid response EOD kits, mechanical resources (armored wheel loaders), and several expert categories, including Team Leaders, EOD operators, specialist trained nurses, information management experts, weapons and ammunition specialists (Weapons and Ammunition Management - WAM).

When registered on the MSB roster you will continuously receive interesting international work opportunities and invitations for trainings and exercises that are stimulating and valuable. Prior participation on any missions for MSB all staff has to undertake the MSB induction training.

MSB strives to apply gender equality in terms of recruitment to our roster and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Due to operational requirements, we are only looking for European citizens in this recruitment.


Introduction swedish

Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap (MSB) arbetar dagligen med att stödja andra aktörer genom olika insatser runt om i världen och även i Sverige. MSB har stor erfarenhet av att samarbeta och stärka andra organisationer som exempelvis FN och EU i katastrof- och konfliktsituationer.

MSB öppnar nu resursbasen för EOD Operatörer som är intresserade av att delta i internationella insatser. MSB arbetar både inom humanitärt bistånd, tidig återbyggnad, katastrofriskreducering och civil konflikthantering.
Insatstiden för en EOD Operatör kan varar allt från några veckor upp till ett år, men det vanligaste är några månader upp till 6 månader. Vid vissa akuta händelser kan inställelsetiden vara så kort som max 72 timmar.

MSB ska kunna stärka internationella biståndsaktörer med kompetens och materiel inom min- och ammunitionshantering. MSB:s insatser inom minhantering innebär att reducera riskerna med minor och oexploderad ammunition för den utsatta befolkningen. Förmågan består i att genomföra insatser avseende riskanalys, informationshantering, manuell och maskinell röjning, samt bistå med tekniskt ledningsstöd samt annan stödjande personal. MSB har bland annat snabbinsats kit, maskinella resurser (bepansrade hjullastare), samt flertalet expertkategorier, bland annat EOD/Ammunitionsröjningsledare, EOD-operatörer, specialistutbildade sjuksköterskor, informationshanterare, vapen- och ammunitionsspecialister (Weapons and Ammunition Management – WAM).

MSB strävar efter en jämn könsbalans bland profilerna i vår resursbas och kvinnliga sökande uppmuntras.

På grund av operationella förutsättningar söker vi i denna rekrytering endast Europeiska medborgare.


You will be expected to be able to independently:
• Establish site supervision, organize, and safely carry out disposal any type of explosive ordnance.
• Contribute and participate in the development and implementation of SOP’s and other procedures and guidelines.
• Conduct regular assessments, monitoring and quality controls in accordance with set standards.
• Conduct trainings, independently and together with others.
• Contribute to and ensure that capacity building and sharing knowledge remains a high priority.


A Minimum of 3 years recent (within the last five years) experience within EOD, BAC, Mine action or Manual mine Clearance.

We expect you to have documented experience of conducting training and to develop and implementing of SOP’s.

Experience from working within UN is an advantage.

First Level University Degree or/and graduate from a national military or police with in relevant field. You need a valid certificate for EOD IMAS level 3, CMD 2
Very good spoken and written English. A minimum of level B1 (Pre-Intermediate)
Knowledge in French, Spanish of Russian is an asset.
Other requirements
You are expected to be available for both longer and shorter assignments and trainings.

We are looking for persons with a strong commitment towards humanitarian relief and disaster operations. It is of utmost priority that you understand, respect and act in the spirit of the mandate and core values of the MSB.

Before a registration on MSB's roster, you need to fill in a self-assessed health declaration. If recruited for an international mission, you also need to undergo a health examination before departure.

You must inform your regular employer of your potential assignment with the MSB.


You must be able to interact with sensitivity and display respect for diversity and gender in multi-cultural environments.

A capacity for working under pressure is essential, as work is often performed under difficult and demanding conditions, where the focus frequently shifts due to changes in priority.

You must possess a high level of professional and personal maturity together with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, managers and external partners, such as UN organizations, NGOs, recipient governments and host populations.

You are expected to have excellent analytical and communicative skills, show initiative and take both a hands-on and an analytical approach to tasks and problems.

Contractual conditions

MSB applies a policy of equal opportunities to avoid any form of discrimination. We strive for gender balance and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Due to operational requirements, we are only looking for European citizens in this recruitment.

The MSB roster contains a variety of professions and competences. A registration on our roster is initially for three years. It is your responsibility that your information on Mypages always is up to date during this period. After this period, your registration will be evaluated and you may be offered an extended registration.

It is mandatory to participate in MSB:s introduction course for field staff before you are being deployed. The course is for one week and MSB are hosting the course a couple of times every yea, during the course you are offered a smaller salary. Other mandatory courses and trainings may occur before can be deployed.

Working with MSB on international operations means that you are temporary employees of MSB. MSB pays salaries and other benefit packages depending on the mission, including free return travel and access to health and safety support functions from MSB 24/7 during your mission.

How to apply:
If you wish to apply to the MSB roster, you will first need to create an account on MyPages. Please note; the information that you provide on MyPages will form the basis of your CV. When you have created your account and registered your CV-details on MyPages then submit your application by clicking on the "Apply" button in the add, and the follow the specified steps. If you already have an account on Mypages, you can go directly to Apply-bottom. If you find any trouble with MyPages, please contact our Mypages support;

It is your responsibility as an applicant to document your skills in a way that allows an objective and qualitative assessment. As a government agency, we are subject to the principle of public access to official records. This means that if someone requests copies of application documents, we are obliged to disclose them.

Please note that your application needs to be in English.

MSB will process the applications on an ongoing basis during the application period, which means that we wish you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Welcome with your application!
Application deadline

Point of contact

Sofie Ihlberg

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