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DDG Technical Field Manager

Ad ID
1129662
Posted at
Thursday, 11:06
Details
Company Industry
Government
Work Type
Full time
Job Level
Senior level
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor
Years Experience
5 years
Application Deadline
2018-08-23
Location
Unknown Unknown
Description

We are looking for highly qualified, self-motivated Technical Field Manager who is able to work with diverse teams of both national and international staff as well as local government authorities, UN agencies, I/NGOs and other partners under difficult, stressful and sometimes insecure conditions.

Who are we?

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1956 that works in more than 30 countries through-out the world, including South Sudan. DRC/DDG fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations, including refugees, internally displaced people and host communities. Under its mandate, the organization focuses on emergency humanitarian response, rehabilitation, post-conflict recovery and humanitarian mine-action.

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) in conjunction with Danish Demining Group (DDG) has been operating in South Sudan since 2005 initially concentrating on providing safe and supportive conditions for refugees returning from neighboring countries after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement was signed.

In 2012 - 2013, DRC opened its operations in Upper Nile and Unity States to respond to the large influx of refugees coming from Blue Nile State and South Kordofan (Sudan). In addition to the refugee response and since 2014, DRC has been then actively engaged in responding to the humanitarian needs of IDPs affected by the internal conflict through the provision of integrated approaches.

With a total of 450 national staff, 50 expatriate staff and an annual budget of USD 20 million, we are currently implementing multi-sectorial interventions through the provision of humanitarian services focused on CCCM, Protection, SGBV, FSL, Shelter and Infrastructure to both internally displaced persons and refugees across 5 field sites (Ajuong Thok, Bentiu, Maban, Malakal and Aburoc).

Purpose of the post

The Technical Field Manager has the primary function of providing technical advice to the national staff under his/her responsibility. The purpose of providing this technical advice is to develop the capacity and technical knowledge of the national mine action staff within DDG. The objective of building technical knowledge and capacity within the national staff is to ensure that the correct and safe Mine Action practices are followed and sustainable supervision and management capacity is developed within the organization.

Responsibilities

Mine Action Operations:

  • Monitor and supervise the following functions for field deployments
  • Logistics and Procurement
  • Field Finance
  • Admin and HR
  • Reporting
  • Other tasks as directed by OM/PM

Operations:

The TFM is responsible for all operational aspects of his/her assets including the following;

  • Daily management and supervision of the operational activity
  • Submit daily situational reports from the field to the OM
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation of all MA activities including:
  • Assist the OM in the planning and tasking of operational assets
  • The deployment of operational assets
  • The monitoring of procedures and quality assurance of operations
  • Ensure that priorities set by the programme, UNMAS and NMAA are met and the requirements of the donors and beneficiaries are taken into consideration
  • Mentor, manage, monitor and supervise the national staff ensuring that they carry out their duties in a responsible manner in accordance with DDG SOPs, South Sudan NTSG and their job description including basic oversight of the DDG’s Armed Violence Reduction (AVR) staff in shared field bases.
  • Monitor and analyze productivity and report back with recommendations for improvement
  • Deliver and monitor where applicable training to build capacity within the national staff in consultation with the Operations Manager.
  • Regularly conduct Internal quality assurance of EOD, BAC and MRE teams and providing corrective action where necessary.
  • Implement security measures in accordance with the security plan and coordinate with the OM/ PM.
  • Support capacity building of local NGO partners through training and mentoring

Logistics

The TFM is to ensure the logistic requirements for his/her assigned assets are planned for and correctly managed. Specifics are as follows:

  • Ensure serviceability of equipment for assigned tasks.
  • Ensure timely replacement of defective equipment for assigned tasks
  • Ensure long term planning for equipment that has expiry restrictions
  • Follow up on requisitions to HQ for his/her assigned tasks
  • Ensure damage and losses are reported correctly
  • Ensure logistic procedures between the field and HQ are being followed.
  • Be the Logistic focal point to coordinate with the Logistics Manager in HQ for his /her assigned tasks
  • Assist the OM and Logistics Manager in developing plans for maintenance and turnover of operational equipment

Administration / Human Resources

The TFM is responsible for monitoring various aspects of admin and HR of his/her operational assets including the following:

  • Discipline and welfare of assigned staff including Code of Conduct, absenteeism and determine the root cause and effect on operations.
  • Ensure correct staff levels are maintained for tasks
  • Identify staff that have potential for advancement and make recommendations to the OM
  • Conduct annual appraisal of staff as directed by the OM
  • Document staff work and leave records on monthly basis
  • Facilitate the recruitment of field based staff in your field location

Finance

  • The TFM is to monitor the financial aspects of his/her operations with the following responsibilities.
  • Ensure correct financial procedure are followed at field level
  • Verify and sign all field vouchers and payments at field level
  • Monitor operational expenditure at field level

Note: The above financial tasks will also include AVR based operations

Experience and technical competencies

  • A minimum of 4 years of working experience in the area of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (a minimum of IMAS EOD level 3 qualifications) is required.
  • Experience as a trainer and supervisor of mine action technical staff in the area of EOD is required.
  • Experience in logistics and safety of personnel and assets is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English with excellent writing skills required.
  • A high degree of computer literacy is required.
  • Working experience in South Sudan is highly desirable
  • Substantial documented professional technical experience in mine action
  • Basic first aid
  • Basic radio communication skills
  • Excellent command of the most common methodologies to identify, assess and monitor activities, with proven record of achievements
  • Strong administration and organizational ability
  • Excellent management and personnel skills – a calm and diplomatic disposition will be preferred
  • Ability and flexibility to understand the cultural and political environment and to work well with the local authorities
  • Willingness to live and work in remote and isolated areas under basic conditions is a must

Education

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in agriculture, agribusiness, social sciences, international development or equivalent degree qualifications (masters level preferred);
  • Application of computer and IT skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills;

Languages

  • Fluency in written and spoken English language;
  • Ability and willingness to work in remote and isolated location with ever changing security scenarios.

Key stakeholders

  • Refugees and host community
  • Concern government authorities (Ministry of Education and Forest/agriculture
  • UNHCR, CRA and other humanitarian partners

Duty Station: Juba, Roving

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to www.drc.ngo under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level B3.

How to apply:

Application process

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English. CV only applications will not be considered.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact job@drc.ngo

Applications close 22nd August, 2018.

Need further information?

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website www.drc.ngo

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

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