Ended DDG Project Officer - Humanitarian Mine Action (Medic)

The Job

Job title: DDG Project Officer -  Humanitarian Mine Action (Medic)

Employment category: H2 (non-management)

Reporting to: DDG Head of Program 

Technical line manager: N/A

Direct reports: N/A

Unit/department: DDG

Location: Mocha

Authorization level: N/A


The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is an International non-governmental organisation, which promotes and supports durable solutions to the problems faced by refugees and internally displaced people all over the world. The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is the mine action and armed violence reduction unit within DRC and focuses on freeing communities from the fear of mines, explosive remnants of war and armed violence. 

Danish Refugee Council/ Danish Demining Group have been operational in Yemen since 2012 focusing on the protection of the displaced and conflict-affected population. This includes Internally Displaced Persons, refugees and asylum seekers and populations affected by Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). DRC/DDG has its head office Sana’a, a second central office in Aden, and field offices in Mokha, Shabwah in the south and in Hodeida, Saada, Hajjah, Abs and Amran in the north.

DDG seeks to hire a Multi-Task Team Officer – Field Medic to provide on-site medical support to humanitarian mine action activities. S/he will report to DDG Technical Field Manager.

Medical support conducted by DDG field medics can be delivered to persons of any age and gender. As such, the candidate must possess enough self-confidence and professionalism to successful stabilise a casualty within close proximity to peers and concerned persons. EOD medic reports to the TFM and will be tasked by him/her.

Duties and responsibilities in general

EOD medic is required to use a hand-held radio or other communications system (cell phone) to monitor the progress demining operations and maintaining a link with the DDG TFM and Team Leaders.

Provision/access to medical services

  • In the event of an incident/accident requiring medical support the medic shall provide the necessary support to stabilise any patients until such time as MEDEVAC / CASEVAC resources are available or deliver the casualty to the nearest suitable medical facility
  • EOD medic is required to conduct medical reconnaissance on areas to be worked in prior to team deployment so as to establish task site casevac routes and casualty transport times. (for NTS, MRE and EOD teams);
  • Conducts surveys of hospitals and medical facilities that may be used by DDG and identifies their usability in line with the DDG Medical SOP.
  • EOD medic shall maintain correct details of the location - and contact details for all relevant local medical facilities.
  • Liaison with mine action, healthcare, local authorities and any other relevant organisations operating in country with regard to medical issues.

Training and capacity building

EOD medic is to conduct periodical refresher/continuation medical training for all project staff.

Equipment management and admin tasks

  • EOD medic is to provide general support in respect of DDG operations in theatre, including but not limited to ensuring all first aid and trauma kits are fully equipped according to SOPs, that teams are regularly briefed and familiar with medical SOPs, to provide technical advice for the purchase of medical equipment, etc.
  • Check medical equipment daily and report any damage to TFM
  • Prior to deployment, ensures that sufficient and appropriate medical supplies are available at operational locations.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of an effective stock control system for medical stores, including the security of controlled drugs.
  • In consultation with other managers, order items for replenishing medical store.
  • Conduct other duties as directed by the TA and/or OM.
  • Maintains a folder containing the following information and documentation:
  • Blank Patient Report Forms
  • Record of all assessment, examination and treatment of DDG staff
  • Individual training record

Essential Qualifications:

  • Relevant and proven emergency room ambulatory experience in trauma situations
  • Excellent command of English (both written and oral) including knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Able to communicate effectively with receiving hospitals and physicians.
  • Knowledge of the areas of operations and medical facilities and services available
  • Computer literate with good understanding and practical ability using Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Works under pressure to strict deadlines with excellent timekeeping essential.
  • Be prepared to work long hours to ensure adequate medical cover is maintained in support of operations.
  • Prior experience in delivering training an advantage but not essential.
  • Organized and able to work with methodological approach

Languages: (indicate fluency level)

  • Professional proficiency in English
  • Arabic (Fluent)





Striving for excellence


Taking the lead


Demonstrating integrity

Find the definition of DRC’s Core competencies here

¨Basic: I master the essentials, but may at times need help from others

¨Advanced: I can work independently at full professional level.

¨Expert: I am the go-to person when others need help.

How to Apply

CVs of qualified candidates are invited at the below link by the 15th Sep 2019. Please name your CV before uploading the file. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.



  • Employer: DRC
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Mokha
  • Posted on: 19 August 2019
  • Deadline: 15 September 2019