Programme Manager (Mine Action)

Employer: Norwegian People's Aid
Location: Cambodia
Closing date: 17 May 2016

Norwegian People’s Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People’s Aid has about 12000 members in Norway and 2400 staff worldwide. We work in 36 countries around the world, and in 2016 we will have an expected turnover of 1000 MNOK.

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) has been involved in humanitarian mine action since 1992 and is one of the leading humanitarian demining organisations worldwide. NPA works closely with national authorities and other stakeholders on resolving the challenges faced by the local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. In 2016, NPA will have over 25 Mine Action Programmes in the Balkans, Southern Africa, The Horn of Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, and The Middle East.

NPA seeks an experienced Programme Manager for our Cambodia programme. NPA started its work with mine action in Cambodia already in 1992. In January 2007, upon request by Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA), NPA initiated the project called Empowering CMAA with the objective to assist the national authority and local operators in the process of analysing and using Humanitarian Disarmament data. Today, NPA has one of its biggest operations in Cambodia with cluster munition remnants survey (CMRS) in Eastern Cambodia, support to Cambodia Mine Action Centre (CMAC) and a newly established Dog Training Centre in Siam Reap.

The programme’s head quarter is located in Phnom Penh, and is currently comprising of 8 international positions and 312 national staff. The programme receives funds from several donors including NMFA, USDoS, DFID, SIDA, UNDP, Jotun and NRK Telethon with an annual turnover of about 4.5 million USD.

Key duties and responsibilities:
Define and implement the organizational framework, including chain of command, job descriptions, quality assurance, productivity measures and coordination mechanisms.
Coordinate closely with all relevant stakeholders and develop NPA’s relationship with local and national authorities, development agencies and other operators
Development, monitoring and management of the programme according to strategies, plans and budgets in accordance with overall NPA guidelines and NPA Humanitarian Disarmament strategy and policies
Ensure that NPA is registered and establish NPA as a Humanitarian Disarmament organization in Cambodia, including establishing accredited Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), MOU’s and registration with National Mine Action Authorities.
Resource mobilization for the NPA Humanitarian Disarmament Programme, including donor strategies and fundraising
Management, tasking and supervision of expatriate and national staff
Responsible for the security of programme staff and assets
Identify new programme activities and possible expansion into other geographical and thematic areas that are in line with NPA’s overall strategy.
Any other task or duty as assigned by the Country Director and/or the Department for Humanitarian Disarmament in Oslo.

Required qualifications:
Relevant higher education or equivalent qualifications (result focused mine action NGO or commercial EOD work, overseas relief and development programmes or military qualifications with international deployments)
Proven ability to develop, manage, motivate and lead a team
Experience from managing operations (project planning, implementation, follow up and reporting, writing project proposals, budgeting and fundraising)
Education and/or experience in handling logistics, finance and human resources
Experience and knowledge from political work in development countries and/or humanitarian aid is an advantage
Previous working relations or experience of liaison and networking with UN, national authorities, military forces, partner organizations and donors
Good knowledge in computer handling and data acquisition and information management
Written and verbal proficiency in English, verbal Khmer is a plus
Driving licence
Previous experience from Southeast Asia is an advantage

Personal competencies:
Excellent communication-, networking- and interpersonal skills
Ability to work in and adapt to the Cambodian context
Ability and readiness to work under pressure and dealing with difficult and complex conditions
Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure and limited supervision
Initiative and ability to think and work independently
Strong health

Position number: 75/16
Place of service: Cambodia
Starting date: 01 June 2016 (preferred)
Closing date for applications: 17 May 2016


For more information and how to apply, please visit NPA's website.