Founded in 1939, Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is a humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. Norwegian People’s Aid undertakes practical preventive and supportive work at home and abroad. The organisation’s engagement centres on two strategic areas: Just distribution of power and resources and Protection of life and health. We work in Development Cooperation, Mine Action and Disarmament, First Aid and Rescue Services, and Refugee and Integration. Norwegian People’s Aid has approximately 9,500 members in Norway and 2,200 staff worldwide. We work in 35 countries around the world. The vision of Norwegian People's Aid is Solidarity in Action.
For Department of Mine Action and Disarmament, since wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow. Mine Action and 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 Mine Action and Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
NPA Thailand is currently working in partnership and support to the Thailand Mine Action Centre (TMAC). In 2020, NPA is implementing the “Establishing of the Baseline of Mine/ERW Contamination in Surin and Chanthaburi provinces Thailand” project in joint-operations with the Humanitarian Mine Action Unit 3 and 2, conducting the non-technical and technical survey, which includes manual, mine detection dog and machine. After the non-technical survey in Thailand is completed, the operations will be transformed to focus more on Technical Survey and clearance.
Even though technical skills are preferable, but it’s not necessary for this position. Main requirements are education, experience as well as an ability to plan and manage field activities, English proficiency, good leadership, and coordination & communications skills, along with the ability to motivate staff.
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Position: Operations Officer (full time) 1 position
Department / Project / Country: Department of Mine Action and Disarmament (DMAD) / Bangkok Office (External Office: EO) / Thailand
Immediate Superior / Line Maanger: Programme Manager
Preferred Starting Date: As soon as possible
The position requires education and/ or experience as well as an ability to plan and manage operations. Good leadership, coordination and communications skills are required along with the ability to motivate staff.
The position is based in Bangkok and operational provinces in Thailand (in 2020- Surin and Chanthaburi provinces) as dictated by the operational needs of the programme with significant proportion of working time in field locations. Relevant experience would encompass the following:
• Ability to meet tight deadlines.
• Good command of English is preferable.
• Good health & physically fit.
• Ability to adapt to harsh environment and work calmly under pressure and with limited supervision.
• Good computer skills and GIS skills are an advantage.
• Good communication, cultural understanding and interpersonal skills.
• Driving licence.
• Relevant education or equivalent qualifications (result focused mine action NGO or commercial EOD work, relief and development programmes or military qualifications) would be great asset, but not necessary.
• Proven ability to learn the new concept in order to be able to develop and manage survey and clearance operations, including motivating and leading a team.
• Experience in operational planning and proven analytical skills would be assets.
• Good knowledge of Humanitarian Disarmament policy, International Mine Action Standards, National Mine Action Standards, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and land release principles (and/or Impact Assessment TG when relevant) would be preferable but not necessary.
• Proven experience in drafting technical notes, SOP and training packages is an advantage.
• Hands on mine action experience with non-technical survey, technical survey, manual demining, EOD, BAC, mechanical and/ or animal detection are an advantage.
• Good understanding of management of mine action operations and their support, including logistics, finance and human resources are assets.
The Operations Officer has the overall responsibility for all operational aspects of the programme, including quality management and impact assessment. The main role is coordination and activities management. The technical knowledge in survey / operations will be provided and trained by the organization. Direct supervision and control of all operations and technical activities allocated to him/ her to include:
• Implement a functional operations room with technical and operational planning and reporting systems.
• Planning, execution and quality management of Baseline Survey / Land Release
• Conduct operations in accordance with overall plans / pre-deployment plans, Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) and the National Mine Action Standards (NMAS).
• Ensure operational accreditation (in accordance with national standard).
• In close coordination with Head Office, ensure SOPs are updated and accredited by the Thailand Mine Action Center (TMAC).
• Provide support and assist national authorities in establishing and reviewing NMAS when relevant and include HO in revision processes.
• Plan and implement training of local staff in survey, impact assessment (IA Level 2), and procedures in accordance with NMAS as well as Thailand Programme’s SOPs.
• Plan and implement technical and managerial continuation training of field staff to build capacity.
• Provide progress reports on technical, operational (including impact related information) and administrative matters.
• Represent NPA and brief stakeholders on NPA operations.
• Liaise with national authority, national and international mine action operators and other relevant stakeholders.
• Target resources and work towards an improvement of the planning process, so that operations are carried out with focus on quality, cost efficiency and impact.
• Develop and maintain an operational QM system.
• Oversee, analyse, and supervise all operational data.
• Contribute to methodology development.
• Any other reasonable task, conducive to the safe and efficient running of the programme, as detailed by the Programme Manager
Competitive salary, interesting and challenging work, generous health and accident insurance schemes, trainings and opportunities to travel oversea and in country.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their motivation cover letter and an updated CV to
Norwegian People's Aid Thailand
(c/o Thailand Mine Action Centre)
183 Songprapa Road, Sigun, Donmuang, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND
Tel. / Fax: +662 967 8335
Deadline for applications: On Tuesday 25 February 2020
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Ms. Jaruwan Tiwasiri, Admin and Logistics Officer, Mobile: 081 918 3944,
Mr. Sunboon Kaewprapun, Information Management Officer, Mobile: 087 978 0570,
NPA BKK office: +662 967 8335
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