Cambodia: Operations Manager Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
|Closing Date : 2019-12-03
Duty Station : Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Organization: Norwegian People’s Aid
Closing date: 03 Dec 2019
The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic. NPA’s international work covers three core areas: Mine Action and Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises Response.
Norwegian People s Aid is seeking an Operations Manager for humanitarian clearance operations in Cambodia
Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow. Mine Action and Disarmament’s vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict. Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. Currently NPA has more than 22 Mine Action and Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from explosive weapons?
NPA seeks an experienced Operations Manager for our Cambodia programme. NPA started its work with mine action in Cambodia in 1992. Today, NPA programme s country office is located in Phnom Penh with operations in Cambodia including NPA s own survey and clearance operations in Ratankiri province and also partnership with CMAC in eastern Cambodia and Capacity development of the Cambodia National Mine Action Authorities (CMAA).
The role of the Operations Manager includes overseeing and safely managing all aspects of Mine Action operations in country. The position is based in Phnom Penh, and will require extensive travel time between the base and the field and the ability to work and live in remote environments.
In this position your main responsibilities will be:
Plan, prioritise and manage all operations within the programme with focus on impact, quality, efficiency and relevanceResponsible for optimal use of the demining toolbox and efficient application of the land release conceptResponsible for developing and implementing the annual work plan for NPA Mine Action teams including operational deployment plans and individual task implementation plansProvide the Programme Manager with strategic advice on operations in the country strategic planning and task prioritisationDirectly manage, monitor and supervise international Technical Advisors, Technical Field Managers and Project Managers, ensuring that they carry out their duties and responsibilities in accordance with their job descriptions and as tasked
To be succesfull in this role you must have:
Relevant education or equivalent qualifications (mine action NGO or commercial EOD work, or military qualifications with international deployments) IMAS EOD L3 or equivalent military EOD qualificationMinimum 8 years of experience progressively managing a mine action programme and/or capacity development of national authoritiesExperience from working in mine clearance operations in developing countries that are contaminated by remnants of conflictTrack record of establishing and maintaining effective professional relations with relevant stakeholders, in particular national and international clearance operators.
We consider it an advantage if you also have:Good knowledge and working experience with the full demining toolbox, previous experience in the humanitarian mine action sector and an understanding of standard international donor/NGO procedures. The ideal candidate will have experience with support functions, including logistics, finance and human resources; experience from project planning, implementation, follow up and reporting. Experience with GIS/Mapping is also an advantage.
In return we offer:
An interesting, challenging work environment and a competitive salary package which includes country specific allowances. You will be covered by our comprehensive insurance scheme. We offer five weeks annual holiday plus one additional week off for expats. NPA provides three international flights home per contract year*. We offer a one year contract with the possibility of renewal. Please note that salary and allowances are subject to income tax according to NPA s Tax Policy.
In general we emphasizethe importance of strong health. One of NPA’s overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organization, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information about NPA, please see our website at https://www.npaid.org/Our-Work/Humanitarian-Disarmamentor visit us on Facebook or Twitter.
* Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act
** Terms apply according to NPA s internal regulations
Heena Syeda Hasan
Rune Kristian Dale-Andresen
How to apply:
Please apply online as instructed on our website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.