DDG Technical Field Manager
Danish Refugee Council
1d ago

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Technical Field Manager for tis DDG programme.

Overall purpose of the role

The Danish Demining Group (DDG) Technical Field Manager (TFM) is responsible for overseeing Explosive Ordonnance Disposal training activities of the DDG programme in Nigeria, with a focus on building national capacity of the Nigerian Police force in the Northeast.

The TFM will have the overall responsibility of DDG’s EOD training project in the north east.

Key Responsibilities :

Technical Needs assessment of the Nigerian Police EOD teams.

  • The TFM will conduct a in depth needs assessment of the Nigerian Police force EOD capacity in the northeast. This will form the foundation of assessing the training needs of the police.
  • Team Management

  • Provide management oversight to any other EOD instructors that come to DDG Nigeria to conduct training.
  • Training

  • With the input of the DDG HQ tailor DDG’s EOD training courses to the needs of the Nigerian police force as highlighted by the technical need’s assessment.
  • Conduct regular EOD courses throughout a 12-month period as well as continuously mentoring the Police EOD officers in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
  • Oversea the program of first aid training that is scheduled to be delivered to the Nigerian Police EOD teams.
  • In a timely fashion arrange for external trainers to visit Nigeria to assist in you in running EOD courses.
  • Reporting

  • Ensure proper and timely financial and narrative donor reporting in compliance with internal and external reporting
  • Regular reporting to the Mine Action Manager and the DDG HoP and other colleagues as required and agreed.
  • Accountability

  • Abide by DDG EOD SOP’s at all times and ensure the safety of students attending the EOD course.
  • Ensure compliance with the guidelines, policies, procedures and values of DRC / DDG.
  • About you

    In this position, you are expected to demonstrate each of DRC’s 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 act in line with our vision and values
  • Essential :

  • Proven minimum 5 years of experience with program management (planning, implementation and monitoring) from a complex and fragile environment, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Proven experience working on EOD training project.
  • EOD Level 3, ideally EOD 3+ as well as knowledge of IEDD.
  • Strong on liaison and networking with police, both on a national and local level.
  • Proven ability to mentor and coach others.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in difficult and insecure circumstances.
  • Desirable :

  • Preferable experience working with national partners and capacity building projects.
  • Preferably either police or military experience.
  • Certificate / licences :

  • EOD 3 / EOD 3+ / IEDD
  • Languages :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (writing reports and proposals).
  • Knowledge of local languages (i.e. Hausa, Kanuri, etc.) an asset but not compulsory
  • We offer

    Contract : 1 year with possibility of extension, subject to funding and Performance. Salary and other conditions are offered in accordance with DRC’s Terms of Employment for national staff conditions in the respective Country.

    This position is under Employment band M.F level 1

    Availability : As soon as possible

    Duty station : Maiduguri, Borno state, Nigeria

    Designation of Duty Station : Non-Family duty station.

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

    ngo under Vacancies. For questions regarding the vacancy please contact Mungo Birch ().

    Application process

    Interested candidates who meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to submit updated CV and cover letter in English through the online application on under vacancies no later than July 17th 2019.

    DRC as an employer

    By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our :

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development
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