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Senior Technical Expert for our EWR operations in the Middle East

FSD is an international environmental remediation organization with an emphasis on management of risks posed by explosive remnants of war (ERW) as a result of conflict. We are seeking to recruit Senior Technical Experts for our EWR operations in the Middle East in response to the crisis related to ISIL.

 

We require the candidates with the following profile:

  • He/she is able to both execute practical field operations autonomously and coordinate technical EOD operations (to include ERW, BAC, IED)
  • He/she can write project implementation plans, compile field reports and produce operations-related technical reports
  • He/she must be able to ensure the correct application of manual ERW clearance assets
  • He/she will be able to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of technical methodologies to be employed, perform quality control inspections and understand and apply FSD’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) to maximize productivity, safety, and maintain compliance with existing International and National legislation in the country where work is taking place
  • He/she will support training sessions and assess and supervise National Technical staff
  • Furthermore, we require the candidates to have:
    • IMAS EOD Level 3+ (IED) certified or equivalent
    • At least 5 years of applied experience in landmine & UXO clearance, battle area clearance (BAC), Improvised Explosive Device (IED) training and related operational experience
    • Experience in High Risk Search Operations
    • Experience in Urban Area clearance of IED’s
    • Experience in mechanized clearance of ERW-affected rubble from destroyed infrastructure is an advantage
    • Excellent planning and tasking skills
    • Experience and aptitude for personnel management
    • Ability to read a rapidly changing security environment and ensure the safety of personnel and assets
    • Fitness to work in harsh climate and remote locations in basic conditions
    • Adapt and work efficiently within Middle Eastern cultural environment
    • Skilled in management of knowledge and skills transfer to subordinates and other team members
    • Communication skills to interact well with staff and stakeholders at local and regional level
    • Conversant with International Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA)
    • At ease with OpenOffice or MS Office tools and e-mail; knowledge of ArcView and GIS is an advantage
    • Good level of written and oral English; knowledge of additional languages (e.g. French, Arabic) is an advantage
    • At ease with telecoms equipment in the field, such as HF/VHF radio, Thuraya satellite phone, sat link, GPS
    • He/she will have highly developed map reading skills.

Candidates with the above profile are invited to submit CV and application letter to job@fsd.ch.

FSD will correspond only with candidates which fulfil the above minimum requirements in skills and experience.