Firing Range Project Manager

Master's Degree   Multi City Full Time 1074
Date Posted:Mar 18, 2020
Reference:002-2020 DMAC
Closing Date:Apr 2, 2020
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:7 Years
Contract Duration: Unspecified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Long-term
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

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 New Zealand Firing Ranges Quality Management Project (NZFR-QM), He/she will be stationed at the DMAC  headquarters but will have some visits to the project office/sites in Bamiyan. He/she will manage and control the NZ firing range project and related activities. The incumbent will be responsible for overall management of the project and successful delivery of its planned activities. He/she will also be directly involved in monitoring and evaluation of the project.


Skills Required:

Computer SkillsPresentation

Requires travel to provinces:


Skills Description:

-      Computer (MS Office Suite)

-      Presentation

-      Quality Management

-      Proposal/concept note and report writing skill

-      Communication

-      Cross functional team management

-      Managerial/leadership

-      Monitoring and Evaluation

Duties & Responsibilities:

The firing range project manager, under the direct supervision of the DMAC director, is responsible for the external quality management of the NZFR-QM project. The duties and responsibilities of the project manager are as follows:

·        With assistance from support department, establish and setup firing range project office at DMAC HQ and Bamyan province to coordinate and manage the project activities

·        Prepare and develop the firing range external quality management quarterly and annual plans

·        Review and approve implementing partner/contractor operations/work plan

·        Establish strong liaison with the project’s implementing partner and provide necessary assistance to them

·        Conduct project progress analysis and communicate the findings on the effectiveness and efficiency of the project with project implementer, DMAC related departments and the donor in a systematic manner, and as required

·        Timely brief DMAC senior staff and other respective stakeholders on progress and quality status of project operations (Land release, EORE and VA)

·        Write project reports concerning planning, implementation and quality management for the donor, and other stakeholders as per the requirements

·        Evaluate and track the projects’ monthly quarterly and annual progress reports and ensure their accuracy before it is submitted to the donor.

·        Assist DMAC External Relations Department with drafting case study reports and other relevant visibility reports

·        Provide inputs to DMAC planning /program department for the development of project Balanced Scorecard (BSC)

·        Review and verify QM reports prepared by Quality Management Inspectors (QMIs)

·        Ensure that the project outputs and objectives, as identified in the project documents, are achieved

·        Ensure effective communication between the project staff, implementing partner, and other stakeholders are established

·        Oversee the monitoring process conducted by QMI in their areas of responsibilities

·        Oversee and control daily activities of Project management team including support staff of the project.

·        Ensure monthly QM report/statistics are provided to DMAC relevant department

·        In case any demining accident/incident occurs within the scope of the project, he/she shall ensure proper investigation is carried out.

·        Take active part in all related meetings and provide technical support to related TWGs

·        Provide technical and financial report of the project to the donor (through the focal point at DMAC headquarters, when and as required

·        Verify and approve project staff monthly attendance for payment.

·        Verity NZFR-QM project related purchase document prior to DMAC director’s approval

·        Monitor, control, reconcile, and report all budget related matters

·        Undertake any other task given by DMAC Director.






Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Kapisa, Parwan, Wardak, Logar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Panjshir, Baghlan, Bamyan, Ghazni, Paktika, Paktya, Khost, Konar, Nooristan, Badakhshan, Takhar, Kunduz, Samangan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul, Ghor, Daykundi, Urozgan, Zabul, Kandahar, Jawzjan, Faryab, Helmand, Badghis, Herat, Farah, Nimroz



Master Degree in project management, business administration, social sciences, engineering or other relevant fields with Five (5) Years’ Experience or Bachelor Degree in the same fields with Seven (7) years of experience.

Five (5) years of mine action managerial positions experience in firing ranges clearance is desirable.

Excellent communication skills in English, Pashto / Dari, oral and written;

Training or extensive knowledge of Manual Demining, Battle Area Clearance and EOD. Familiarity in firing range clearance is desirable; 

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;

Proficiency in MS Office products, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook;

Sound knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of mine action issues, including Quality Management and the International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).   

Work Experience:  

Five (5) Years’ Experience with Master Degree & Seven (7) Years’ experience with Bachelor Degree in the same fields.

Five (5) years of mine action managerial positions experience in firing ranges clearance is desirable.

Job Keywords:

Firing Range Project Manager

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.

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