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This position will act as a technical advisor to support national authorities to improve operational efficiency of mine action in Ukraine. In concrete terms the role focusses on the refinement, contextualization and practical implementation of safe, effective and efficient mine action standards in Ukraine.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the GICHD Country Programme Team and other Advisors in various operational thematic.
  • Maintain and strengthen existing partnerships with relevant Ukrainian government Ministries and institutions, mine action organisations and other stakeholders that are active in mine action.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of Ukrainian legal and regulatory frameworks that can be linked to or impact National Mine Action Standards (NMAS).
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding about worldwide relevant standards, including International Mine Action Standards (IMAS),
  • Promote improved NMAS through workshops, thematic working groups, and direct in-country support with reviewing and drafting of improved, coherent and properly contextualised national standards, policies and procedures.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to relevant Ukrainian authorities on any issues related to improving the operational efficiency of EO survey and clearance. This includes the promotion of innovative approaches to operational planning/implementation of land release activities.
  • Support the development and delivery of training courses in key thematic areas of land release. All training courses are to be tailored to the Ukrainian context and delivered in the official language

Additional duties

  • Acting as a technical in-country focal point for the GICHD in Ukraine;
  • Making suggestions for improvement;
  • Monitoring the security situation in Ukraine and consulting with the GICHD.
  • Fulfilling other technical tasks as assigned by line manager.

Operating Network

  • Ukrainian National Authorities

Job Requirements

  • Fluency and efficient communication skills in spoken and written Ukrainian plus a working knowledge of English
  • Proven knowledge of humanitarian mine action sector.
  • Experience in management or implementation of land release/mine action field operations in Ukraine or other contexts
  • Experience in delivering training courses to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to lead workshops.
  • Confident writer and public speaker.
  • Diplomatic with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Capability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Specific role requirements

This Role is based in Ukraine and the successful candidate will need to meet regularly with the team at the office in Kyiv.

Salary Information

Please note that the salary level for this role is between 1 529 173,66 and 1 578 107,22 UAH, yearly gross

The GICHD applies a progressive salary scheme This is a fix-term contract.


If you feel you have the right profile to take this challenge, kindly register your application on-line, including a CV in English on pdf format of maximum 2 pages and a letter of motivation.

Application Deadline: 30 June 2024

The GICHD implements a Gender and Diversity policy and is an equal opportunities employer. Applications are encouraged from women and men, nationals of mine-affected countries and individuals with a disability or special needs, who meet the above profile requirements.

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