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Three (3) positions: Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA)
Deadline: 23 November 2012

Start date will be immediate

Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is one of the leading organizations working in mine action worldwide.  70 countries are affected by landmines, cluster munitions and other Explosive Remnants of War, NPA works in 28 of them. NPA is starting a new mine action programme to be based in Mutare, Zimbabwe and is looking for dynamic people to join the organization.

Recruitment is currently being conducted for the following positions:

1) Supervisor

Reports to: Operations Manager
Location: Mutare
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: 31.12.2012

General Description: The Supervisor is responsible for daily management of operational tasks assigned to his/her group.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Conduct and supervise non technical survey, technical survey and demining activities
-Carry out the operational activities according to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
-Make sure the team leaders, surveyors and deminers comply with their duties and responsibilities and work according to the SOPs
-Produce the operational plan according to the tasks given
-Make sure the information is recorded correctly
-Establish good relations with Local Authorities, Local Communities, Non Governmental Organizations and other stakeholders in the area of operation

-Submit non technical and technical survey reports as well as clearance and other operational reports to the Operations Manager
-Submit monthly progress reports with respective maps to the Operations Manager
-Provide updated information regarding operations and personnel to the Operations Manager

Other tasks
-Brief the visitors
-Look into all aspects concerning discipline and well fare of personnel under his/her responsibility
-Make sure the field personnel is highly motivated and cooperate with one another
-Other tasks assigned by the Operations Manager

2) Survey Assistant

Reports to: Supervisor
Location: Mutare
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: 31.12.2012

General Description: The Survey Assistant is responsible for gathering the information regarding the areas contaminated by mines, ERW and sub-munitions and their socio-economic impact on affected communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Conduct survey interviews and record the information
-Identify the target groups and assess the socio-economic impact on the affected population
-Give Mine Risk Education to the affected population as a part of the survey task
-Mark the identified suspect mined areas
-Conduct the survey task according to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
-Know the medical evacuation procedures

Produce survey reports with respective maps and submit them to the Supervisor

Other tasks
Other tasks assigned by the Supervisor

Skills Requirements
-Demining background preferably with survey experience
-Ability to communicate effectively with the local community

3) Paramedic

Reports to: Medical Coordinator
Location: Mutare
Start Date: Immediate
End Date: 31.12.2012

General Description: The Paramedic is responsible for the medical assistance in the field and must be always prepared for any accident involving NPA Mine Action personnel and if necessary follow the patient to the hospital or clinic in case of a medical evacuation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Medical evacuation (medevac)
-Plan and coordinate the medical evacuation procedures
-Make sure the trauma kit is always complete

Hygiene and health care
-Make sure a high standard of hygiene is maintained in the field camps and operation site
-Provide medical assistance to NPA MA staff in the field

-Open personal files medical for the staff in the field team and record all information medical personal information (sicknesses, treatments etc)
-Assist the team leaders and supervisors to keep good relations and a good psychological atmosphere with the team (eg Moral support, psychological interviews etc.)

-Provide the Medical Coordinator with monthly reports and incident reports
-Submit the documents regarding treatment of staff and others to the Medical Coordinator

Other tasks
Other tasks assigned by the Medical Coordinator

To apply, please write a full CV with traceable references and submit by email to marionu [at] npaid [dot] org and sheilam [at] npaid [dot] org

NPA is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

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