Deminer, Humanitarian Demining, Based from Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine 224 views

Deminer, Humanitarian Demining, Based from Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine

About us

Our Organization

The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD), is an international mine action organization based in Geneva, Switzerland. This private, independent, and non-profit organization was created in 1997. Since then, it has implemented a number of mine clearance projects in more than 15 different countries.

Our Mission

FSD’s focus is on locating and destroying landmines and unexploded ordnance to prevent accidents. FSD’s overarching aim is to alleviate and diminish the social, economic and environmental impacts of landmines and unexploded ordnance, thus creating favorable conditions for the reconstruction and development of war-torn countries.

Job Requirement

FSD in Ukraine are looking to employ deminers as part of a team conducting Mine and Battle Area Clearance Operations in Eastern Ukraine. Deminers will work in the field and carry out Manual Clearance of Mines and Unexploded ordnance (НБ) in the oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk. Individual deminers will be provided with comprehensive, certified training and all the equipment required to conduct clearance in a safe and professional manner. Candidates will initially be hired on a training contract and will be given a place on the team depending on their performance on the training course. Successful candidates will be included on FSD’s insurance policy covering workplace injuries.


The role is based from a Mariupol with frequent travel throughout Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts. The role will be based in the field for extended periods.


Deminers will deploy as Teams and will report directly to their respective Team Leaders.

Roles and responsibilities:

  • Attend and pass the FSD Manual Mine Clearance and Battle Area Clearance training course.
  • Carry out Battle Area Clearance and/or Manual Mine Clearance in accordance with FSD SOPs and IMAS standards, as directed by the Team Commander and Section Commanders.
  • Operation of Mine detectors and other tools as part of Mine Clearance Drills.
  • Basic identification of Mines/НБ.
  • Maintenance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and all required Mine equipment Clearance (detectors, tools etc).

Essential Requirements:

  • Proven ability to work in field conditions, delivering consistent results for extended periods
  • Physical robustness
  • Reliability
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to take and carry out orders efficiently
  • Candidates cannot be colour blind.
  • Certificate of Medical fitness (Narcologist’s certification of sobriety)
  • Certificate of Psychological health
  • Certificate from the Ministry of Interior confirming that the candidate has no criminal record and permission to work with explosives
  • Ability to read and write Russian and Ukrainian
  • Driver’s license desirable but not essential.

Desirable Requirements

  • Basic working level of English (speaking, reading and writing)
  • Experience working with NGOs demining

Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply and will be employed subject to their compliance with the Russian Labour law.

Overall conditions:

Start Date – ASAP

Duration – 1 year with a possibility of extension

How to apply?

  • Interested candidates are to send a CV (preferably in English with the salary expectation), a Cover Letter, and two references at [email protected] 
  • To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your e-mail & cover letter where ( you saw this job posting.

Deadline – no later than August 10, 2020

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The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) is a Swiss based, non-governmental organisation specializing in the removal of landmines and unexploded ordnance, so that people can build a better future.

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