EOD / IED Technical Advisor

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Last update: Aug 4, 2022 Last update: Aug 4, 2022


Deadline: Aug 31, 2022
Location: Iraq Iraq
Organization: Hamap - Humanitaire
Sectors: Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Security Humanitarian Aid & Emergency, Security
Job type: Contract, up to 4 months
English English
Work experience: From 8 years
Date posted: Aug 4, 2022
Expected starting date: Sep 1, 2022


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Created in 1999, HAMAP-Humanitaire is a Non-GovernmentalOrganization (NGO) of international solidarity. HAMAP Humanitaire’s actions focus around four areas :waterand sanitation, mine action, education and health.

HAMAP-Humanitaire has been working in Iraq since 2016, in capacity strengthening of local partners in Iraq. HAMAP-Humanitaire first implemented IED-Clearance training to the profit of local authorities in Sulaymaniyah and Erbil. Since 2019, HAMAP-Humanitaire support a local Iraqi NGO in continuous improvement of its organizational and technical capacity.

Since October 2021, HAMAP-Humanitaire and its partner SHO are active in EO RE and NTS in Sinjar district. The two partners realized a need assessment and identified priority areas for EO RE, NTS and clearance. HAMAP-Humanitaire will launch its first clearance project in Iraq beginning August 2022

In close link with the EOD Operation Management advisor your missions are :

Mentoring and operational overview: Support the EOD Management Advisor in the identification of training needs and their implementation. Support the partner's EOD Operation Manager, the partner's EOD Supervisor and the team leaders in the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities. Mentor, evaluate and train the partner EOD Supervisor. Supervise field operations, with a focus on capacity building.
Quality Assurance/Control: Monitor clearance sites. Conduct regular compliance controls of clearance operations with SOPs and NMAS. Provide feedbacks on corrections and corrective measures to implement.
Representation and coordination: Represent the organization and its partner, in particular for technical meetings and with local authorities. Coordinate operations and capacity building efforts.
Technical Advising: Supervise daily deployment of the clearance and NTS teams. If safety concerns or more efficient methods are identified, make recommendation regarding new approaches and improvements to the SOPs. Provide EOD/BAC/IEDD services as required.

Plus any other tasks assigned by the EOD Operation Management Advisor.

The EOD Technical Advisor reports to the EOD Operation Management Advisor.

Required qualifications

IMAS EOD 3 + (IED-D) (with certificates) / EOD quality management experience
Minimum of 8 years experience in the field of explosive ordnance disposal with at least 2 years as a mentor
Experience as IED operator
Experience in high-risk research and humanitarian mine action desired
Experience with IMSMA reports and good knowledge of IMAS
Written and spoken English
Good computer literacy
Experience in the Middle East, particularly Iraq, is highly desirable
French and Arabic will be considered an asset

Personnal competencies

Your leadership skills allow you to effectively manage stressful and crisis situations
Autonomous in your work, you are a force of proposal
Diplomatic and intercultural attitude


Expected starting date : 1st of september 2022. Contract until january 31, 2023 with possibility of renewal.

Salary and benefits

Salary according to HAMAP's salary scale
Living expenses according to internal policy
Health, life capital and special risk insurances included.
According to nationality, retirement and unemployment insurance covered.
Flight tickets and housing covered.

Duty base : Ninewa Governorate, Iraq. Collective housing. Frequent trip to Erbil, and Baghdad if required.

Work rate : 2 weeks break every 3 months.
How to apply

If you are interested in our offer, please send us your CV by email to recrutement@hamap.org indicating the job reference "EODTA" in the subject.