Humanitarian Mine Action Technical Field Manager At Danish Refugee Council

Danish Refugee Council (DRC), one of the world’s leading humanitarian INGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Humanitarian Mine Action Technical Field Manager to work within DRC’s HDP sector. The Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (HDP) sector is one of DRC’s five core sectors of intervention. It seeks to contribute to the fields of disarmament and peacebuilding through a focus on the safety and security of conflict-and displacement-affected populations at the center of DRC’s mandate. Within the HDP sector Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) interventions work to reduce the number of casualties where there is a threat of Explosive Ordnance (EO) or Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). Through Humanitarian Mine Action we mitigate the risks for humanitarian operations and local populations through education, disposal, and clearance.

DRC HMA has been present and operational in Libya since 2011 with a broad Mine Action portfolio – Technical Survey (TS), non-technical survey (NTS) Battle Area Clearance (BAC), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE), capacity building of local NGOs and collaborating with national authorities.

DRC selects the best qualified candidate for any role, based on pre-defined criteria, such as competencies, qualifications, and values. We strive for diversity and inclusion in all our recruitments, by selecting the best suited candidate based on the requirements for the job without discriminating against age, gender, ethnicity, religion, marital status, those with a disability or similar

About the job

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

  • Lead the resource and mobilization effort and implementation of Humanitarian Mine Action activities in Libya.
  • Identify and meet donor requirements for your specific project.
  • Project Management including human resources, finance, logistics, and donor reporting requirements for ongoing HMA projects in Libya, including planning, implementing, quality management, and monitoring of mine action activities and regular follow-up (Including periodic reporting to the Ops manager and Head of Programs.
  • Ensure that mine action objectives and project implementation are consistent with SOP frameworks, relevant international standards, and best practices in the sector.
  • Develop work plans and operational processes.
  • Represent HMA in Libya and conduct meetings on behalf of HDP when required.
  • Manage and monitor budgets closely and report to HMA Operations Manager
  • Strategic planning, development, and roll-out of future HMA projects
  • Support training and capacity building for HMA and other NGO staff.
  • Support the HMA Operations Manager and Head of Program in an all-other program requirement and work as acting Ops manager during his absence and when required.
  • Supervising and managing the teams remotely from Tunis while remaining prepared for deployment to Libya once access becomes possible.

About you

We expect the following:


  • IMAS EOD Level 3
  • Project Management qualification or equatable experience.
  • Minimum 5 years project management and technical management experience.
  • Fluency in verbal and written English with excellent writing and reporting skills


  • Knowledge of Arabic
  • Working experience in INGO and humanitarian context is an asset;
  • IT skills; Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel etc.
  • Previous Libya experience

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 uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 4 months with the possibility of extension

Band: F

Designation of Duty Station: Non-family duty station

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies.

How to apply

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.

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May 2024