HMA programme manager

Juba | Juba

As our new Mine Action Programme Manager, you will be heading our efforts to secure a safer environment for the local population in one of the most deprived and war-affected areas in the world.

You will lead the South Sudan HMA programme under the coordination of the Regional Representative and assume responsibility for all activities and elements of this innovative programme, including management of the 7 international and over 36 national staff, resource mobilisation, programme development, communications, finance, administration and logistics support. To do this, you must be energetic, competent, and show both strategic and diplomatic skills.

You will be responsible for donor liaison, proposal development and quality reporting with the assistance of DCA HQ. You will delegate effectively to the respective international and national managers, who will report to you on progress and challenges. You will be responsible for ensuring that the different units of the programme coordinate their work, and that regular management and coordination meetings are arranged.

The posting is a non-family duty station and based in Juba. Travel to other areas of South Sudan on regular intervals is to be expected.

You can expect:

  • A job which will make a difference and improve the lives of people living at risk from landmines and other explosive remnants of war

  • Decision making competence within the set framework of the programme

  • Challenging and varied work tasks

  • Opportunity to expand the existing programme and spearhead a closer integration with peace and livelihood activities

  • Competent and helpful colleagues and support from HQ on all aspects of the programme

  • A very supportive and appreciative work place atmosphere

  • Competitive salary package, comprehensive insurance as per industry standards, one free yearly leave ticket and free housing

  • Six weeks paid leave per annum plus R&R package

We are looking for:

  • Proven experience in results based management and leadership

  • Previous Africa experience with Mine Action and Protection

  • A resilient team player with accountability and integrity

  • Proven proposal and report writing skills with experience in qualitative documentation of results

  • Entrepreneurial drive and commitment to getting the job done

  • English at business level

DCA’s Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in South Sudan commenced in 2012 and is an integrated part of DCA’s portfolio of programs under the DCA Regional Office in Juba. The HMA programme is about Safer Communities. It focuses on clearance of UXO spot tasks; Risk Education; Armed Violence Reduction; Community Safety Planning and sustainable capacity building of national partners. DCA is currently funded by 5 international donors and will subject to funding also be considering activities related to victims assistance and community based psychosocial support projects.

DCA strives to incorporate HMA activities with livelihood and other programs implemented by the DCA Regional Office and ACT Alliance organizations and partners, to ensure synergy and long-term effects of clearance activities.

Qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic affiliation are encouraged to apply for the vacancy. Only applications consisting as a minimum of a motivation letter and a CV will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For more information on DCA’s HMA programme in South Sudan, please visit The deadline for application is December 1 with interviews scheduled for the second week of December

To apply online, please go to "Get involved" at

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DCA - DanChurchAid
  • Location: Juba | Juba
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-01

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