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: Humanitarian Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises Response.

Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow. Humanitarian 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 Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.

NPA started supporting Iraq in 1995 conducting mine clearance in the northern kurdish region. In 2010 NPA shifted its focus to southern Iraq, conducting capacity building and survey and clearance operations. In addition, and in support to the humanitarian relief effort resulting from the liberation of areas previously held by ISIL, NPA established an IED and Improvised Landmine clearance programme operating in northern Iraq.

By the end of 2019, the progamme plans to have in excess of 40 teams and more than 350 staff operating led by 3 project offices in Mosul, Ramadi and Basra, in addition to the country office in Baghdad.

Do you have either IED, HRS and/or HMA experience and qualifications and want to join our professional and committed global team?

We are recruiting to the following positions in Iraq:

Technical Field Manager (3 positions) based in Anbar:

You will be responsible for managing NPA’s field operations during search, identification and clearance of explosive ordnance including improvised landmines and IED’s in Iraq. The positions requires coordination with other TFMs for planning, coordination, integration of assets, and management of external sub-offices. TFM’s may also be required to participate in Technical Working Groups and other relevant fora for exchange of information and experience with other operators.

To be succesfull in this role you must have:
Proven ability to develop and manage a team in survey and clearance of mines, ERW and/or IEDs. Experience in operational planning and proven analytical skills. Good knowledge of and experience with HMA Toolbox and Land Release. Relevant education and experience from HMA and / or search, identification and clearance of IED's is required. High Risk Search certification is an advantage.

For all positions we are looking for people with the experience and abililty to work independently, be proactive and make decisions as required. Good communication skills, cultural understanding, diplomacy and interpersonal skills is a prerequesite for being succesful. Arabic language and recent experience from Iraq is 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.

In general we emphasize the 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.

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*  Terms for annual leave follow the Norwegian Annual Holidays Act
** Terms apply according to NPA's internal regulations

Please note: Selection and interviews will take place continuously. The positions could be filled before the closing date.

Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.

Contact person

Jonathon Guthrie

Programme Manager Iraq