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Head of Mine Risk Education Department


About Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC)

-The Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) of the Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) is a regulatory body for humanitarian Mine Action Programme of Afghanistan (MAPA). Through its headquarters in Kabul and its seven regional offices, DMAC manages, coordinates and oversees the humanitarian mine action activities that are implemented by national and international non-governmental organizations and commercial companies. Mine Action has five pillars including Demining (survey, mapping, marking and clearance), Mine Risk Education, Stockpile Destruction, Victim Assistance and Advocacy. DMAC is being supported by the GIRoA and International Donors.

Job Summary

The incumbent will be hired by DMAC under the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) pay-agent support project and, will be stationed in the DMAC headquarters. He/she will serve as Head of Mine/ERW Risk Education Department at the DMAC office in Kabul.

Job Details

Date Posted: 06 Feb 2019 Reference: 005
Closing Date: 21 Feb 2019 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Management Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Long-term Years of Experience: 5 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 12 Month(s) Extension Possibility: No
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of DMAC director, the head of MRE is responsible for follow:
• Ensures MRE policies, plans and strategies are implemented
• Leads the MRE planning process at national level
• Ensures MRE activities are implemented in accordance with national standards
• Closely works with the relevant DMAC departments for planning, coordination and oversight of affairs related to the MRE
• Provides inputs to DMAC Quality Management Department re accreditation of MRE Implementing Partners
• Prepares reports, statistics, facts on MRE for use of MAPA stakeholders
• Provides inputs to the UNMAS Managed Project and Partner Selection Process (PPSP) on MRE projects and take part in MRE projects proposal reviews
• Provides technical advices to other donors re MRE projects
• Assist DMAC Front Office in raising fund in support of MRE activities
• Conducts regular analysis of mine action data for better understanding the scale of risks posed by landmines and ERW to civilians
• Ensures the findings of the analysis are effectively communicated to and discussed with the relevant partners within the mine action sector
• Regularly monitors landmines and ERW victims’ trend and identify and understand the causes of civilian casualties due to mines and ERW;
• Develops innovative MRE programmes
• Make sure all MRE projects and activities are coordinated across the programme by establishing and maintaining a coordination mechanism within various relevant ministries, departments and IPs
• Ensures the concerns and experiences of women, girls, boys and men are considered in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all mine and ERW risk education related interventions;
• Ensures the participation of implementing partners and Ministry counterparts in particular the Ministry of Education in planning processes;
• Provides inputs to Planning and Programme departments to ensure an effective MRE resource allocation
• Provides operational assistance to and liaise with DMAC regional offices to ensure MRE activities are well placed and addressing community needs
• Facilitates and chair the MRE coordination meetings; quality circles, TWGs and workshops
• Ensures that the people at risk of landmines and ERW working for aid community are identified, prioritized and provided with MRE services;
• Regularly organizes evaluations to assess the impact of mine action and the situation of landmines and ERW in Afghanistan and to measure how MRE have resulted in behavioral changes of MRE beneficiaries
• Provides technical assistance for development of new MRE training initiatives, packages and materials
• Monitors the MRE data flow to Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA)
• Supports Ministry of Education activities for integrating MRE into curriculum department, teacher training, and Child Protection activities.
• Jointly work with Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC), Kochies (Nomads) Directorate and other entities for broadcasting M/ERW RE messages through their facilities (Radio, TV and magazine)
• Undertakes additional tasks assigned by his/her supervisor

Travels to Provinces

Require Travels to Provinces


• Master degree in the fields of Social Sciences, Business Administration and other relevant fields with five (05) years of relevant experience, Or Bachelor’s degree in mentioned disciplines with seven (07) year of relevant experience in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation preferably in the Mine Risk Education and Training Sectors
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Sound analytical and problem-solving in regard to technical issues in mine action
• Sound knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of mine action issues, including the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
• Experience with other Mine Action activities is an asset
• Fluent in Local languages and English
• IT and computer skills are highly desired

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Masters Degree,

Submission Guideline

While sending your resume/CV & Cover letter, please mention the vacancy number and position title in the subject of your email. Application received after the closing date and without mentioning the vacancy number and position title in their email subject will not be given consideration. Only short-listed candidates whose application responds to the above criteria will be contacted for the test and interview.

Interested candidates should submit their applications to the following email addresses:

Female candidates with the required qualification and experience are highly encouraged to apply.

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