Project Manager Humanitarian Disarmament

from Norwegian People's Aid
Closing date: 15 Aug 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 Project Manager for our Humanitarian Disarmament programme in Syria. The successful candidate will initiate, set-up and manage operations inside Syria focusing on survey and emergency clearance of high impact areas in proximity to IDP camps. This also involves coordination with partners and other stakeholders, and hire, lead and motivate a team in a difficult environment. NPA is seeking a skilled and self-driven manager with excellent interpersonal skills, preferably with a good understanding of the Middle East. Technical skills in Mine Action and operations can be taught by NPA. However, operational planning skills are necessary.


The Project Manager will be responsible for developing a comprehensive response and establish a programme inside Syria. The responsibilities will be:

  • Establish and manage the programme with focus on operations and logistics.
  • In close cooperation with NPA Humanitarian Disarmaments Head Office and NPA external offices in the region, set-up a comprehensive support function including administration, finance, logistics, and information management.
  • 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 through meetings, 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.
  • Execute an in-country assessment mission in accordance to NPA guidelines and templates.
  • Ensuring that NPA maintains its role as a competent and committed partner in relevant national and international mine action forums by participating in technical and coordination meetings with national and regional authorities, mine action operators, UN agencies, other NGOs and private enterprises
How to apply:

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