Project Manager (Mine Action)

Employer: Norwegian People's Aid
Location: Eastern Cambodia
Closing date: 17 Jun 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 22 Humanitarian Disarmament programmes in the Balkans, Southern Africa, The Horn of Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia, The Middle East and Latin America.

NPA is seeking an experienced Project Manager to run all ongoing projects in eastern Cambodia with a focus on capacity building and CMRS. A technical background from EOD is a requirement, and experience with Technical Survey and the CMRS is preferred.

The Project Manager will be stationed in Eastern Cambodia with regular travels to field operations, and will have the overall responsibility for the continued recruitment, training, field management and capacity building of NPA multi-skilled teams in accordance with agreed training plans and budgets.

Key responsibilities and duties:
Project Management, including human resources, finance, logistics and donor reporting requirements, for all ongoing projects in Eastern Cambodia.
Daily field follow-up the development and monitoring of the NPA/CMAC partnership project in East Cambodia. This shall include the field office support staff.
Regular operational follow up of NPA operations in Eastern Cambodia
Provide ongoing support to NPA aimed towards strengthening the organisational capacity to implement survey, clearance and EOD operations and training, in country, in SEA and globally.
Development of work-plans and organization procedures, according to national regulations and agreed annual plans.
Assist PM in the preparation of progress reports (especially quarterly reports to USDOS), case studies and other documents.
Assist PM in continued development and documentation of the SOP with a special focus on CMRS and EOD procedures.
Ensure that the NPA monitoring and quality assurance systems are in place and conducted/updated in a regular manner.
Ensure that program requirements for productivity, efficiency and relevance are met.
Ensure that NPA operational manager and support staff is focused on survey and in the continual qualitative analysis of land release and survey operations and managerial activities in all survey teams to promote best practices and continually feed in the capacity building process.
Ensure that appropriate QA systems of survey/clearance and EOD are in place and conducted in a functioning and proactive manner.
Liaise with all relevant stakeholders in the field.
Conduct any other tasks as directed by the PM.

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)
EOD level III
Proven ability to develop, manage, motivate and lead a team
Experience with budgeting and financial control on a project level
Donor report writing experience
Good knowledge in computer handling and information management
Written and verbal proficiency in English
Frequent travels in Eastern Cambodia and to Phnom Penh will be required.
Driving licence

Personal Competencies:
Excellent communication-, networking- and interpersonal skills
Ability and readiness to work under pressure and dealing with difficult and complex conditions
Ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure with limited supervision
Initiative and ability to think and work independently

Strong healthPosition number: 108/16
Place of service: Cambodia
Starting date: 1st of July 2016
Closing date for applications: 17th of June 2016


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