Technical Field Manager

at Norwegian People's Aid
Published November 9, 2022
Location Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


NPA is looking for a new Technical Field Manager for our programme in Syria. NPA is currently in its operational inception phase by means of recruitment, training and deployment of national multi-skilled staff who will conduct survey and clearance of EO contaminated areas. Moreover, the teams will provide rapid response field capacity in support of UN agencies and other humanitarian actors. The proposed activities will also support broader efforts towards early recovery within Government controlled areas.

An opportunity to manage and build-up field operation in a programme from an early phase.
A unique opportunity to contribute to the protection of civilians from explosive weapons in Syrian Arab Republic.
Comprehensive salary package including country specific allowances and insurance scheme.
Five weeks’ annual holiday plus one additional week off for expats.
Three international flights home per contract year.


Minimum IMAS EOD L3 or equivalent military certification, with at least 3 years of operational experience in mine action NGO or commercial sector.
Experience with mine action operations including land release (NTS, TS, mine clearance and BAC) and building clearance.
Experience of leading, motivating and managing a diverse team of people.
Technical knowledge of mines/EO and clearance techniques, including new developments.
Good knowledge of IMAS and the land release principles in a Humanitarian Mine Action programme.
Experience of conducting formal or informal training and transfer of skills to others.
Written and verbal proficiency in English.
Good numeracy and IT skills.
Experience with clearance of mines of an improvised nature is desirable.
Written and verbal proficiency in Arabic is highly desirable.

Personal Qualifications

Ability to work in a structured, accurate and efficient way.
Good cultural, networking, and interpersonal skills.
Strong integrity and work ethics (leading by example) and excellent organizational skills with the ability to plan and coordinate activities often with tight deadlines.

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