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DRC - Danish Refugee Council


Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is a leading protection agency with a mandate to protect, advocate and promote durable solutions for displacement affected populations. 

DRC has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, currently DRC employs over 700 staff in Ukraine and will continue to implement humanitarian response in the Protection, Livelihoods, Shelter/NFIs and Humanitarian Disarmament and Peacebuilding (humanitarian mine action) sectors, using direct interventions, support to duty bearers and civil society organizations (CSOs), and partnerships with CSOs. DRC will continue and adapt its durable solutions portfolio to the evolving context.

DRC Ukraine is looking for a Deminer based in Kharkiv and other regions.

Overall purpose of the role                                                                                               

  • Place of work: Kharkiv and other regions
  • Direct supervisor:  Supervisor – Demining
  • Deminer is guided in his/her work by this job description, standard operating procedures (hereinafter referred to as the SOP), and the current regulations of the Representative Office of the Danish Refugee Council in Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the DRC)
  • Permit for independent work of Deminer is carried out after training and checking knowledge of the SOP.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Taking into account the specifics of work in the field of humanitarian demining, the general rules, methods and technologies by which humanitarian demining is carried out are described in detail in the SOP, according to which the deminer must:
  • Know the meaning of the marking landmarks and warning signs used in the mine area, in the process of work correctly mark the boundaries of a safe and dangerous area in accordance with the requirements of the SOP.
  • If violations are detected in the marking of the mine area, other discrepancies at his/her worksite or near it, report on this to the Team Lead – Demining and act according to his/her instructions.
  • Know the safety measures when performing mine clearance works, strictly adhere to them during the process of work execution.
  • Use personal protective equipment correctly, conduct the maintenance in time and keep it in proper condition.
  • Know the rules of safe execution of work on searching, marking, excavation of explosive objects under different methods of demining, to report immediately to the head of the humanitarian demining group about all signs of explosive or suspicious items.
  • During the work on a mine site, be careful and focused, and observe discipline.
  • Keep order in the work area, to prevent clogging of passages, to bring out the cut vegetation in time and beyond the passage.
  • Correctly use search tools, equipment and tools issued for work, know how to use them.
  • Know the working time schedule and the signals that are set to notify the group, to start and finish work in time based on the signals of the head, not to leave without permission from the workstation.
  • In case of delay or failure to work for various reasons notify the head on this in a timely manner.
  • Adhere to the DRC Code of Conduct.

About you 

To be successful in this role we expect you to have good physical condition, have at least 1 year of experience in demining, but we are willing to consider candidates without experience, as each candidate must complete the relevant demining course and safety training.

Moreover, we also expect the following:                                                                                           

  • Education Degree: Secondary Education and Vocational Education or Secondary Education and Professional training in a relevant organization.
  • Work experience: without work experience
  • Language Skills: Fluent in Ukrainian, Russian, and desirable intermediate level in English.
  • Computer skills: Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (with focus on Excel and Word).

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies: 

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process. 

Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback. 

Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation. 

Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly. 

Demonstrating integrity: You uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to our values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

  • Contract length: 3-months, renewable after satisfactory probation period. 
  • Level: J
  • Designation of Duty Station: Kharkiv
  • Start date: September, 2024

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process 

All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. 

Applications sent by email will not be considered. 

Both male and female applicants are welcome to apply for this position

Closing date for applications: 22 July, 2024

Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Recruitment will be conducted on a rolling basis, and a final candidate may be selected before the advertisement closes. 

For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo

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