International Technical Advisor

at Fondation suisse de déminage
Published May 2, 2022
Location Erbil, Iraq
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Skills and Experience:


Experience in the delivery of CL/RE, NTS, TS, HRS/IED/EOD clearance in Urban and Rural environments, Mech Support Operations

Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in hardship environment

Minimum 3 years of recent experience as primary IEDD operator or practitioner (Technical Field Manager, Team Leader or equivalent).

Minimum EOD level 3+ qualification as described in IMAS 09.30 and IEDD certification (certificates must be provided in English, or translated to English)

Thorough Knowledge of International Mine Action Standards

Knowledge of Information Managements System for Mine Action (IMSMA) forms

Roles and Responsibilities:


The Technical Advisor has a number of roles and responsibilities. The key responsibilities and roles are:


Ensure that internal programme objectives are met in accordance with FSD’s SOPs and tasks are involved.

Ensure that National Supervisors/Team Leaders compile complete, accurate and reliable data using validated templates and oversee and control reporting on FSDs area of responsibility

Train, mentor and monitor National staff up to and including EOD and IED Disposal utilising semi-remote means, mechanised clearance operations, high-risk search and EOD identification

Monitor the efficiency, quality, security and optimum productivity of the assets under FSDs command.

Function as the Area Technical Advisor and IEDD operator referral point.

Provide technical advice and support to the Iraqi National Supervisors/Team Leaders working under FSDs command.

Function as the IEDD referral point for those National Supervisors qualified to conduct RSP’s when any strange or unusual device is encountered or suspected

Ensure that the teams conduct all operations in accordance with FSD SOP’s and the site documentation

Assist in accident and post-blast investigations when required

Contribute to the recruitment and training of the HMA teams and provide refresher training as required

Supervise and mentor all mine action staff under FSDs command and conduct periodic assessments of the staff

Monitor adherence to HR policies and humanitarian principles

Assist the International Operations Manager in identifying training needs and implement a comprehensive training plan for technical and non-technical activities;

Ensure team members are adequately trained and equipped prior to deployment to the field, conduct refresher training whenever deemed necessary

Ensure the production of accurate and consistent data through reports raised by the Teams

Conduct QA and QC checks on all activities in accordance with FSD, UNMAS and local standards.

Report any non-conformity to both the International and National Operations Manager’s immediately with recommendations for corrective measures

Seek the continual improvement of FSD’s operations in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, in coordination with the International Operations Manager.

Support the logistics team and Operations Manager’s in the identification and procurement of required equipment using FSD’s internal templates and respecting logistic and administrative procedures

Liaise with the relevant authorities at the local level to facilitate the implementation of the work plan in accordance with the local priority lists

Maintain a good working relationship with the local authorities at a regional level and to keep the Operations Manager’s advised of any potential issues

Closely coordinate with other departments within FSD Iraq to ensure maximum impact for beneficiary communities;

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

Actively mainstream gender in all mine action activities.



The Technical Advisor reports to the Country Director/Programme Manager in Iraq.


How to apply


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