Mine Action Operations Manager , South Sudan

Employer: DanChurchAid
Location: SouthSudan
Closing date: 25 Apr 2016

DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for an experienced Operations Manager to manage the operations of the South Sudan Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) programme. This is a non-family position based in Juba, South Sudan.

DCA work with the poorest of the poor, seeking to support community based solutions using the Safer Communities approach. The South Sudan programme works in conjunction with the Regional Office implementing mine action interventions of mine clearance, battle area clearance and Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD), alongside the other protection/mine action related activities such as Armed Violence Reduction, Psycho- Social support, and PSSM.

The needs are many, the variety endless, and the need for flexibility is essential. The designated Operations Manager will have a positive and self-motivated attitude. You will have a level head, pay attention to detail and demonstrate a willingness to develop and implement appropriate Safer Community projects that reflect community needs, in innovative ways. You will be an active member of the senior management team and you will provide operational input and planning to fund safer community projects.

If you have all of these competencies, and you want to launch or expand your career with a highly regarded NGO; with the chance to apply your skills and qualifications in a role that helps communities save lives, then we would love to talk to you.

Applicants must demonstrate the following competencies:
Logical thinking
Coordination and planning and management
Strong leadership and team building
Team spirit
Sound judgement
Willingness to learn new skills
Flexibility and cultural awareness
Computer literacy essential including proficiency in excel, word, power point etc.
Fluency in English is a must and a working knowledge of Arabic is an advantage

Applicants must have the following qualifications:
EOD level 3 or 3+ qualification is required (NATO standard or IMAS equivalent ) with certificates from organisations that can demonstrate compliance with those standards
Minimum 5 years International experience in Mine Action or equivalent recent (within the last two years) experience in military or police service dealing with mine action operations with civilian communities
Knowledge and experience of EOD/ERW clearance methodologies and implementation is essential. The successful applicant will need to show currency of competency in this area
Experience in protection/AVR and PSS project implementation is an advantage
A tertiary qualification is an advantage

The Operations Manager will have the following overall responsibilities:
Operate in accordance with the country specific SOP & be prepared to develop appropriate SOP (under overall approval of DCA Head of Ops) if required
Provide technical oversight of relevant field operations of the components within the programme for which he/she is responsible, including training, safety and security, daily operational planning and implementation
Direction and discipline of all operational staff including locally employed operational and administrative personnel under his/her control.
Stay informed and current on new techniques, manuals and devices relating to Humanitarian Mine Action
Implement quality management systems that support efficient and effective operations
Implement and report on Operations in a timely fashion
Develop Operational Plans for project proposals
Act as Focal point for Security and implement security plans and security training as required
Operate as a part of the senior management team

DCA offers:
Contract starting as soon as possible.
A competitive salary package, R&R, 30 days of annual leave
Good colleagues in a rewarding and empowering work place
Insurance as per industry standards
An interesting and challenging experience addressing humanitarian needs

When applying, you are kindly requested to attach a copy of relevant certificates, together with your CV and motivation letter that clearly demonstrates experience of competencies as required. Please note all qualifications will be verified. Please indicate in your motivation letter your ability to commence in South Sudan by the 15th May 2016.

Qualified and interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy.

Deadline for applications is 25th April. Initial Skype interviews will take place within the following week.


To apply online, please go to:  https://goo.gl/KF2C0V