Technical Field Manager

Handicap International

Damascus, Syria

The Technical Field Manager (TFM) - also called Land Release Project Officer (LRPO) at HI - has the primary function of providing technical advice to all national staff assigned to him/her throughout all HMA activities. He/she will provide daily support, field mentoring and advice to a number of High Threat Search and Clearance, BAC, TS, IED clearance, NTS, Land Release Process teams operating throughout the designated area of operations. HI is seeking a person that displays a positive approach to his/her work and is of a determined and dedicated character.
His/her secondary function is to develop the capacity and technical knowledge of all national HMA staff within HI assigned to him/her.
The TFM will be primarily based in Raqqa, North-Eastern Syria and can be expected of to travel and reside in other regions, mainly to areas where HI clearance teams operate. Some areas of operations are remote and will require the TFM to ‘embed’ himself/herself within the local community in order to achieve acceptance by the community at risk.
The TFM reports directly to the Land Release Project Manager (LRPM) - also called Chief of Operations thus will plan your activities closely with the LRPM and will work very closely with other Technical Advisors, National Demining Supervisors and other demining team members.
Contribute to project planning and implementation in line with the existing frameworks:
  • Contribute to project planning and implementation in line with the existing frameworks;
  • Contribute to planning and preparing activities, tools and the associated resources, and implement the action plan in conjunction with the support services and the technical unit;
  • Ensure that activities are implemented and that resources are correctly allocated as authorized by the project manager;
  • Ensure regular reporting of activities and contribute to the internal and external reporting as requested by the project manager;
  • Contribute to identifying areas of the project in which adjustments are required and put forward adaptations to the project manager.
Contribute to project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning:
  • Contribute to project monitoring, specifically activity progress indicators and the expected outcomes;
  • Contribute to project evaluations at the request of the project manager and ensure that project evaluation recommendations are followed;
Ensure project data management:
  • Ensure that the appropriate data collection and management tools are in place and are used correctly on the project, in line with global standards.
Contribute to the coordination of project teams:
  • As authorized by the project manager, facilitate coordination meetings between the project teams and the support services located in the area when necessary;
  • Ensure that the project teams and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate the implementation of the project in the country.
Contribute to external project communication:
  • Contribute to HI’s external influence by taking part in networks, when required;
  • Communicate about the project to partners, authorities and stakeholders when relevant.
Emergency Preparedness and Response:
  • Contribute to the programme’s emergency preparedness initiatives, and in an emergency situation, adapt his/her working arrangements in order to contribute to an effective humanitarian response from HI.
  • You hold an IMAS EOD 3+ certification and an IEDD certification from accredited training institution;
  • You have at least 3 years of experience managing teams, particularly in high-risk search and clearance environments;
  • You have more than 5 years working experience in the field of HMA;
  • You master the implementation of the land release policy;
  • You demonstrate ethical values and a constructively critical mindset.
  • English : Fluent