Mine action Operations manager

Employer: DanChurchAid
Closing date: 31 Mar 2013
DanChurchAid (DCA) is looking for an Operations Manager for the Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) Program in South Sudan. DCA’s HMA Program in South Sudan commenced in 2012 and is an integrated part of DCA’s portfolio of programs under the Regional Office in Juba. The HMA program focuses on
clearance of UXO spot tasks, Risk Education, sustainable national capacity building, and will in 2013 also carry out a baseline study to develop future work for Armed Violence Reduction. DCA strives to incorporate HMA activities with livelihood and other programs implemented out by the DCA Regional Office and ACT Alliance organizations and partners to ensure synergy and long term effects of clearance activities

The Operations Manager will refer to the Program Manager (PM), and have the following overall main responsibilities: • Coordination and planning of all operational activities. • Plan and support the capacity building of DCA operational staff, and national authorities (if required) • Provide detailed operational staff development plans on a quarterly basis. • Develop and maintain the DCA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in co-operation with the PM and the DCA HQ, and as by the approved National standards. • Ensure that all operational reports are compiled and delivered timely to national authorities, donors and DCA HQ. • Provide direction and supervision of the national operational staff. • Assist the PM in the training of managerial staff where their tasks may require understanding of technical mine clearance policy or procedure. • Ensure that impact assessments of clearance tasks are carried out timely. • Establish and maintain relationships at a technical level with all stakeholders (civil, commercial, military, or humanitarian) involved in mine actions in the project area.

Qualifications required: • International recognised EOD level 3 or 4 certificate essential. • Knowledge and experience of all HMA clearance methodologies is essential. • Proven record/good understanding of capacity building. • Work experience from previous positions in Humanitarian Mine Action as International Operations Manager highly desirable.
• Ability to establish overview and structure in a sensitive environment. • Willingness to corporate and coordinate with the non-operational units in the programme and persons from varied backgrounds and cultures. • Computer literacy essential including proficiency in excel, word, power point etc.
• Fluency in English essential and previous working knowledge from Sudan desirable.

DCA offers: • One year contract starting as soon as possible. • A competitive salary package. • Insurance as per industry standards. • An interesting and challenging experience addressing humanitarian needs.

All interested irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications consisting of: a CV, a motivation letter and EOD certificates will be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2013. Initial Skype interviews will take place during the first half of April.

How to apply:
To apply online, please go to "get involved" at www.danchurchaid.org