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Humanitarian Mine Action Team Member (Deminer)


  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Ivankiv
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Mine Action and Weapon Contamination
  • Closing Date: Closed

Danish Refugee Council is one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs.

DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 650 staff in Ukraine and will continue significant scale-up in 2024 to implement emergency response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

DRC Ukraine is looking for a Deminer based in Ivankiv.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • Deminer is appointed and dismissed by the order of the Head of Representative Office or an Authorized Representative.
  • This position will report to the Demining Supervisor.
  • Deminer is guided in his/her work by this job description, standard operating procedures (hereinafter referred to as the SOP), and the current regulations of the Representative Office of the Danish Refugee Council in Ukraine.
  • Permit for independent work of Deminer is carried out after training and checking knowledge of the SOP.

Main responsibilities:

  • Taking into account the specifics of work in the field of humanitarian demining, the general rules, methods and technologies by which humanitarian demining is carried out are described in detail in the SOP, according to which the deminer must:
  • Know the meaning of the marking landmarks and warning signs used in the mine area, in the process of work correctly mark the boundaries of a safe and dangerous area in accordance with the requirements of the SOP.
  • If violations are detected in the marking of the mine area, other discrepancies at his/her worksite or near it, report on this to the Team Lead – Demining and act according to his/her instructions.
  • Know the safety measures when performing mine clearance works, strictly adhere to them during the process of work execution.
  • Use personal protective equipment correctly, conduct the maintenance in time and keep it in proper condition.
  • Know the rules of safe execution of work on searching, marking, excavation of explosive objects under different methods of demining, to report immediately to the head of the humanitarian demining group about all signs of explosive or suspicious items.
  • During the work on a mine site, be careful and focused, and observe discipline.
  • Keep order in the work area, to prevent clogging of passages, to bring out the cut vegetation in time and beyond the passage.
  • Correctly use search tools, equipment and tools issued for work, know how to use them.
  • Know the working time schedule and the signals that are set to notify the group, to start and finish work in time based on the signals of the head, not to leave without permission from the workstation.
  • In case of delay or failure to work for various reasons notify the head on this in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to the DRC Code of Conduct.

Required experience and competencies:

  • Education Degree: Secondary Education and Vocational Education or Secondary Education and Professional training in a relevant organization.
  • Work experience: without work experience
  • Language Skills: Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, and intermediate level in English.
  • Computer skills: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (with focus on Excel and Word).

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies: 

  • Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes. 
  • Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback. 
  • Taking the lead: Taking ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 
  • Communicating: Listening and speaking effectively and honestly. 
  • Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer:
Contract length: Open-ended contract upon successful completion of the three-month probation period.
Designation of Duty Station: Ivankiv
Start date: May 2024

The application is open for Ukrainian citizens or those with the existing right to work in Ukraine. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for national staff.

Application process:
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages in English).

Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: March 8, 2024.

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