Head of Mine Risk Education Department

Master's Degree   Kabul, Afghanistan Full Time 628
Date Posted:Feb 6, 2019
Closing Date:Feb 20, 2019
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Management
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Open Ended
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:

About Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC):

Directorate of Mine Action Coordination (DMAC) is a government body working under Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA).

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.

Skills Required:

Not available

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

Duties & 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

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul


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

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