Oct 25, 2016

TA Level 3+ EOD/IEDD and Searcher Level 3 EOD

Employer: DanChurchAid
Location: Libya
Closing date: 14 Nov 2016

DanChurchAid (DCA) invites applications for a Level 3+ IMAS rated EOD and IEDD qualified Technical Advisor and Searcher to support its mine action programmes worldwide. A number of DCA’s Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and landmine clearance programmes are facing a very different complexity of threat than previously seen. We therefore need people with proven qualifications and up to date competencies in all facets of EOD to join our programmes—someone who wants an opportunity to put these skills into practice in conflict areas, where they can really make a difference.

There will be both short as well as longer assignments depending on the needs in the programmes, in the MENA region and some African countries. The first assignment will be in Libya.

The situation regarding post conflict clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) has changed substantially over the last few years. Communities now face the threat of ERW and highly sophisticated improvised explosive devices (IED) in their communities. These as well as the use of homemade explosives to manufacture mines and munitions and the generally unstable storage and security of ammunition store facilities all substantially increase the threat to the safety of villages and communities.

The Technical Advisor and Searcher report to the DCA Operations Manager (or Country Programme Manager directly if no Operations Manager is assigned in country). He/she will work in potentially hostile and arduous environments, where they will need to demonstrate a positive and self-motivated attitude. Conditions such as these require a level head, attention to detail and a willingness to develop and adhere to appropriate Standard Operational Procedures. If you have all of these skills, and you are looking for an opportunity to launch your career with a highly regarded NGO and apply your skills and qualifications in a role that helps communities save lives, then we would love to talk to you.

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

EOD level 3+ qualification is required(NATO standard or IMAS equivalent ) with certificates

Knowledge and experience of IEDD/EOD/ERW clearance methodologies is essential. The successful applicant will need to show currency of competency in this area

Work experience from previous positions in Humanitarian Mine Action as International EOD TA is desirable.

Strong leadership and team building skills

Flexibility and cultural awareness

Computer literacy essential including proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.

Fluency in English is a must and working knowledge of Arabic and or French is an advantage

The TA and Searcher will have the following overall responsibilites:

Search, identify and clear a variety of explosives threats such as:

Homemade mines

Booby traps

Improvised Explosives Devices

Conduct Battle Area Clearance in areas identified.

Conduct Explosives Ordnance Disposal as required

Conduct rubble removal and take appropriate steps.

Locate, assess, mark and clear as required, ammunition storage facilities

Operate in accordance with the country specific SOP

Be prepared to develop appropriate SOP (under overall approval of DCA Technical Officer)

Provide technical oversight of relevant field operations of the component for which he/she is responsible, including training, safety and security, daily operational planning and implementation, and the direction and discipline of locally employed operational and administrative personnel under his/her control.

Undertake other such actions as deemed appropriate and necessary by the DCA TO

Stay informed and current on new techniques, manuals and devices relating to Humanitarian Mine Action

DCA offers:

Contract starting as soon as possible.

A competitive salary package

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 EOD certificate(s), together with your CV and motivation letter. Applications submitted without a certificate will not be taken under consideration.

To submit your CV, certificate, and cover letter, please go to "Get involved" at www.danchurchaid.org