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DDG Project Officer (Sievierodonetsk)

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an international non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world.

There is a specialized unit within DRC that is dedicated to humanitarian mine action. It established mine action programmes in Ukraine in 2014 and has since been expanding the scale and scope of its intervention to include mine risk education, humanitarian demining, victim assistance, advocacy, and training/support for national actors.

In terms of national actors, DRC has been working to support the State Emergency Services (SES) of Ukraine, in order to tackle the issue of explosive ordnance contamination, via the provision of equipment and training and technical guidance.

DRC Ukraine is looking for a highly qualified DDG Project Officer HMA - Capacity Building for it’s office based in Sievierodonetsk.

Overall purpose of the role:

DDG is already engaged with SES via a new project that specifically aims to support the SES’s engagement in comprehensive humanitarian demining. The Project Officer will be responsible for the provision of training, deployment and quality control of demining teams as well as for all related planning and support duties.

The Project Officer reports directly to the DDG Supervisor – HMA Capacity Building.

Tasks and Duties:

Programming and Operations:

  • Ensure the achievement of specific project indicators relevant to training and humanitarian demining targets;
  • Ensure overall quality of work and implementation of operations;
  • Ensure efficient and effective program implementation while following the budget and work plan;
  • Participate in preparing monthly/quarterly/annual highlights/reports and proposals and budgets for donors;
  • Assist in maintaining project reporting mechanisms;
  • Conduct internal Quality Control and Quality Assurance of clearance operations;
  • Support the team in carrying out monitoring and evaluation exercises;
  • Contribute to the development of training plans together with the DDG Technical Adviser and DDG Supervisor;
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of SOPs when required;
  • Carry out any other tasks as required by DDG Supervisor.

Coordination and Representation:

  • Conduct frequent visits to active minefields to ensure that clearance/ surveys maximizes productivity and conforms to DDG Standard Operating Procedures and National Mine Action Standards;
  • Represent DDG at regional events, if/when necessary;
  • In coordination with Line Manager, collaborate with relevant internal and external technical experts on sector relevant issues;
  • Delivery of training to both DDG and SES staff with support from relevant DDG colleagues;
  • Close communication and coordination with project counterparts within SES;
  • Maintain excellent dialogue and communications with national counterparts in order to ensure the delivery of the project;
  • Represent DRC-DDG at relevant technical coordination meetings per specific request by Line Manager/ DDG HoP;
  • Ensure integration with other DRC-DDG sectors.

Project Development:

  • Deliver the operational plan, review clearance/ surveys/ training/ capacity building statistics against targets;
  • Write regular operational reports to assist the DDG Supervisor per request;
  • Develop project plans and budgets for funding;
  • Develop project tools;
  • Carry out implementation of outputs set in the proposals and reporting;
  • Monitor and evaluate projects.


  • Assist the logistic preparations and planning of trainings;
  • Prepare the request for procurement of demining equipment together with DRC Supply Unit;
  • Assist deployment of the SES demining teams including EOD and TS/NTS teams;
  • Assist the recruitment of SES suitable deminers;
  • Assist SES/ DDG equipment maintenance and inventory checks;
  • Assist during intern/external visits and briefings per request.

We expect from youMinimum 3 years’ previous experience in humanitarian mine action or related areas and full understanding of its technical requirements;

Required experience and competencies:

  • Relevant university degree (related to military, civil protection or other areas of knowledge where students gain the knowledge and skills in planning, training and operations as well as proficient knowledge in all types of explosive ordnances/ ammunitions);
  • Good level of computer literacy with proficiency in MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint and other related applications;
  • IMAS NTS/ demining (highly desirable);
  • Proven skills in reading maps, using GPS, compass and rangefinder;
  • Driving license B, C category (desirable);
  • IMAS EOD level II/ III (highly appreciated);
  • Proven experience carrying out humanitarian mine action projects;
  • Experience with delivery of training to staff and counterparts;
  • Experience in stakeholder liaison;
  • Experience of working in insecure environments;
  • Diplomatic, patient and persistent;
  • Fluency in English, Ukrainian and Russian both verbal and written.

We offer

Contract length: until 31.08.2022 with the possibility of extension based on available funding.

Level H

Start date: November 2021.

The application is open for Ukrainian citizens only! Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

All applicants can submit an application using the link . Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 10 October 2021

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website


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