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The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organization, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the mine action and armed violence reduction unit within DRC and focuses on freeing communities from the fear of mines, explosive remnants of war and armed violence.

DDG is looking for a DDG Deputy Team Leader – Demining to support ongoing humanitarian mine clearance projects in eastern Ukraine.


  • Shall ensure that their clearance equipment is in good working order prior to leaving the Control Point.
  • Taking measures to eliminate mine risk: visual assessment of areas of former hostilities, cleaning with metal detectors, search for stretch marks using fillers or manually.
  • Shall conduct their work in a safe manner and according to the DDG SOPs
  • Shall be directly responsible and accountable for their issued equipment at all times.
  • Shall report any malfunctions or damage to equipment to the TL immediately.
  • Shall participate in training as instructed by the DS.
  • Shall carry out other tasks as dictated by changing circumstances or as required by the TL.
  • The Deminer/DTL (Deputy team leader), will receive Team Leader/Management training, and will assume the roles and responsibilities of the Team Leader at times when the TL is absent or an operational situation requires additional supervision.
  • Reports directly to the DDG Demining Supervisor, daily tasks can be supervised by DDG TL (during the performance of the duties of a TL)
  • Shall obey the commands of T/L or DDG Demining Supervisor
  • Shall ensure he/she is fully conversant and understands all DDG SOPs
  • Shall ensure he/she applies all DDG SOPs throughout the course of his/her duties
  • Shall ensure he/she is correctly wearing the appropriate PPE at all times
  • Shall ensure accountability of his/her demining equipment, is maintained and functioning correctly and to report any malfunctions immediately
  • Shall participate in all relevant DDG mine action training as deemed necessary
  • Shall carry out any other humanitarian mine action related tasks as deemed necessary by the T/L or DDG Demining Supervisor

Experience and competencies:

  • Minimum 6 months HMA experience with DDG-DRC, and/or minimum 1 year HMA experience with other HMA organization.
  • PC Possession: Basic information about Microsoft Office packages (with focus on Excel and Word).
  • Secondary education
  • Written and spoken Russian and Ukrainian language
  • Knowledge of English is encouraged

All DRC roles require the post-holder to master DRC’s core competencies:

Striving for excellence: Focusing on reaching results while ensuring efficient processes.

Collaborating: Involving relevant parties and encouraging feedback.

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

Communicating Listening and speaking effectively and honestly.

Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.

We offer

Contract length: 3 months probationary period, followed by 1-year contract dependant on satisfactory performance with the possibility of extension based on available funding.

Level: I

The application is open for Ukrainian citizens only. Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National Staff.

Application process

How to apply:
  • To apply please follow this link https://vacanciesinukraine.com/jobs
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your cover letter where (vacanciesinukraine.com) you saw this job posting.

All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: 14 May 2021

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

DRC as an employer
By working in DRC, you will be joining a global workforce of around 8000 employees in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on our:

  • Professionalism, impact & expertise
  • Humanitarian approach & the work we do
  • Purpose, meaningfulness & own contribution
  • Culture, values & strong leadership
  • Fair compensation & continuous development

DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.

If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please visit drc.ngo/about-us/job-and-career/support-for-job-seekers.


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The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfilment of the wish to return home.

The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956, and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

All of our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

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