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FSD eliminates explosive remnants of war and toxic waste so that people can live in a safe environment

MINE ACTION

 

FSD is active in the following pillars of mine action:


  • Clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war;
  • Destruction of countries’ landmine stockpiles;
  • Mine-risk education;
  • Victim assistance.



SECURITY SECTOR REFORM


FSD engages with states in post-conflict settings in order to support the process of reform and rehabilitation of the security sector:


  • Reinforcement of non-combat activities of the security sector;
  • Armed violence reduction;
  • Small arms and light weapons destruction.


RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT


In addition to the core operations of mine action and security sector reform, FSD continually strives to bring emerging technologies and innovative science into practical applications for humanitarian aid:


  • Remote sensing with drones and satellites;
  • Protect people from the negative impacts of extractive mining and the dangers of obsolete pesticides.


COUNTRIES OF OPERATIONS

AFGHANISTAN

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

COLOMBIA

IRAQ

TAJIKISTAN

TOXIC WASTE

PHILIPPINES

UKRAINE

VACANCIES AND PROCUREMENT 

Mine Action Program Manager Middle East


Program Managers report directly to the Head of Operations at FSD Headquarters. He/she is the most senior FSD representative in any country of intervention and carries the overall accountability for the project resources, the achieved results and the mid- to long term development of operations.


We are looking for candidates who offer:

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in senior management roles in mine action operations, advanced EOD 3+ as a minimum, C-IED/IEDD experience an advantage
  • At least three years of experience in Program Management
  • Excellent planning and tasking skills; experience in administrative and financial management of multi-donor projects;
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and external relation skills - leadership and experience of interacting in multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent command of spoken and written French and English; knowledge of additional languages is an advantage;
  • We offer very good general employment conditions, along with a comprehensive insurance cover and, provided projects get funded, employment for at least two years.

Part-time Project Assistant for ESA Remote Sensing Demonstration project


The Swiss EPM consortium aim is to develop a market for earth observation products for the extractive industry. This includes the use of Synthetic Aperture Radar and other sensors for the monitoring of the stability of open pits and tailings dams, detection and monitoring or artisanal mining activities, and environmental impact of mining activities. The project website is http://www.crosstech.cc/epm/


Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Project Leader with project control and administrative project management functions.
  • Familiarise herself / himself with the project history (2017) and the applicable ESA / ESTEC framework through reading and studying.
  • Use Daptiv https://www.changepoint.com/products/daptiv/ as a Project Management Tool.
  • Plan project documents (issues, milestones, reports) for submission to ESTEC based on the contractual documents
  • Track project progress in line with https://business.esa.int/documents and http://emits.sso.esa.int/emits/owa/emits.main (administrative documents section)
  • Prepare the agenda of milestone meetings
  • Work can be performed at our Geneva office or at home
  • Occasional travels might be required, notably for project progress meetings with ESTEC in Noordwijk / Netherlands
  • Monthly physical meeting in Geneva with the Project Leader

CALL FOR TENDER


FSD – FUNDED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE, PM/WRA


Project: Survey and Clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) in Liberated Villages between Mosul and Erbil


Award No. S-PMWRA-15-GR-1079


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, is implementing a humanitarian mine and unexploded ordnance clearance project in Iraq and it is looking for suppliers of the following vehicles to the above – mentioned program:


a) 4 units – 4x4 Medical Evacuation vehicle (similar to a modified 13 seater Toyota Landcruiser Troop Carrier)

b) 10 units – 4x4 Double Cab Pick Up (similar to a Toyota Hilux Double Cab Pick Up)

c) 1 unit – 4x4 SUV (similar to a Toyota Fortuner SR5)