Programme Manager Humanitarian Disarmament

from Norwegian People's Aid
Closing date: 31 Jul 2014

Norwegian People’s Aid is a humanitarian organisation rooted in the Norwegian Labour Movement. We work with International Development Partnerships, Humanitarian Mine Action, Rescue Service and First Aid, and Asylum and Integration. Norwegian People’s Aid has approximately 13000 members in Norway and 2200 staff worldwide. We work in 39 countries around the world, and in 2013 we had a turnover of 820 million Norwegian kroner.


Norwegian People’s Aid has been involved in humanitarian mine action since 1992 and is one of the leading humanitarian demining organisations worldwide. NPA works closely with national authorities and other stakeholders on resolving the challenges faced by the local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war. In 2014, NPA will have over 20 Mine Action Programmes in the Balkans, Southern Africa, The Horn of Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and The Middle East.

NPA seeks a Programme Manager (PM) to establish and run NPA’s Humanitarian Disarmament programme focusing on survey and clearance of landmines and cluster munitions in Western Sahara. The PM shall prepare for and set up and register our operations in Western Sahara, coordinate with stakeholders, and hire, lead and motivate a team in a difficult environment. Technical skills in Mine Action and operations can be taught by NPA.


  • Register NPA in the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and negotiate a MoU with National Mine Action Authorities
  • In close cooperation with NPA Humanitarian Disarmaments Head Office, develop and establish of strategy and plans for the programme
  • In close cooperation with the NPA Head Office, conduct fundraising and develop proposals and budgets to donors
  • Coordinating NPA activities with other mine action stakeholders and authorities, and make sure that the work is in line with the NPA Humanitarian Disarmament global strategy with emphasis on relevance,quality, cost efficiency and impact
  • Initiate and participate in technical and coordination meetings with national and regional authorities, mine action operators, UN agencies, other NGOs and private enterprises, and ensure that NPA maintains its role as a competent and committed partner in relevant national and international mine action forums
  • Recruit and manage local staff Overall management and supervision of the Humanitarian Disarmament Programme, including human, financial and logistical resources
How to apply:

For more information and how to apply, please visit NPA's website