EOD IMAS level 3+ (IEDD) IEDD Operator and Technical Advisor


DCA invites applications for an EOD IMAS level 3+ (IEDD) IEDD Operator and Technical Advisor to support its programme in North East Syria. This position is based on donor funding and is expected to start in January 2019.

The IEDD Operator & Technical Advisor’s main responsibilities are to conduct explosive hazard clearance (including IED) activities as part of a fully expat Search and Clearance team, and to train, mentor and supervise Search and Clearance national teams in North East Syria. The IEDD Operator & Technical Advisor reports to the Operations Manager.

He/she will work in a potentially hostile and arduous environment. He/she will therefore 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 (SOPs). If you have these qualities and skills, and you are looking for a challenging opportunity with a leading mine action NGO then we would be interested in talking to you.

The IEDD Operator & Technical Advisor will have the following responsibilities:

  • Conduct IEDD, EOD and BAC tasks, as required

  • Train and capacity build national staff

  • Supervise and mentor search/clearance teams

  • Work closely and in coordination with DCA Risk Education and Survey teams

  • Operate in accordance with the DCA SOPs

  • Provide technical oversight of 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

  • Prepare all relevant reports and documentation in a timely manner, using IMSMA forms

  • Provide timely and detailed data for the programme output tracker

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to culture of excellence, continuous improvement and performance optimization across all projects;

  • Be a role model for diversity and inclusion, as well as a positive role model for contributing to the team spirit.

Applicants must have the following qualifications and experience:

  • EOD IMAS Level 3+ (IEDD) qualification or NATO equivalent, with certificates;

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

  • Knowledge and experience with search methodologies in IED contaminated areas, both urban and rural essential;

  • Work experience from previous positions in Humanitarian Mine Action as International EOD/IEDD TA is desirable, including thorough knowledge of IMSMA forms;

  • Work experience of training and mentoring national staff, including preparation and execution of structured training courses to IMAS standards;

  • Work experience in hardship locations with limited logistical support;

  • Strong leadership and team building skills are also required;

  • Flexibility and cultural awareness and sensitivity are essential;

  • Computer literacy essential including proficiency in Excel, Word, Power Point, etc., and various mapping programmes;

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of Arabic would be advantageous.

We offer:

  • 12-month contract starting as soon as possible, with possibility for renewal;

  • A competitive salary package based on experience level, hardship allowance, cost of living allowance, R&R, 40 days of annual leave;

  • Medical and accident insurances as per industry standards;

  • An opportunity to make a difference addressing humanitarian needs in a challenging environment.


All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only online applications consisting as a minimum of a CV and a cover letter will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications will be 22 November 2018. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis. DCA reserves the right to select a candidate prior to the deadline. https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/international-vacancies/iedd-operator-and-technical-adviso...

Deadline for Applications: 
Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 00:00
Degree Required: 
Bachelor Degree
Job Country: 
North East
Period of Employment: 
12 months
Experience Required: 
Contract Type: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 08:50