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Mine Action Medic *2 - Kirkuk (National Position)
Mine Action Medic  
Duty Station [Kirkuk and surrounding areas] 
We are looking for two qualified field Medic to work in Kirkuk and surrounding areas maintaining all relevant local medical facilities and be available at all time during clearance activities in the field. 
Who are we?  
The Danish Demining Group (DDG) is a Humanitarian Mine Action and Armed Violence Reduction Unit within the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), operating in many of the most fragile and conflict-affected places in the world. Our mission is to "create a safe environment where people can live free from armed violence and remnants of conflict". We believe that a range of fundamental rights depends on the establishment of safety and security for communities in fragile contexts.
Danish Refugee Council is a leading protection agency pursuing our mandate to protect and promote durable solutions to displacement-affected populations on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), DRC apply a regional approach with operational presence in Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Iraq.  
Present in Iraq since 2003, DRC is today operational in the Kurdish governorates, in and around Baghdad and in several South-Central governorates. Focused both on the influx of Syrian refugees and the current IDP crisis, DRC is providing assistance in a range of sectors including Camp Coordination and Camp Management, Protection, Livelihoods, Emergency Response (including food security, cash, and NFIs), WASH, Shelter and Mine Action. The Iraq programme presently employs some 450 national staff and 45 international staff, and is growing to meet new, emerging needs associated with ongoing and recent conflict in multiple locations.  
About the job 
The Mine Action Medic is responsible for carrying out instruction under the direction of the MA Team Leader or as detailed in the DDG SOP’s. 
Reporting lines 
  • Reports to: Mine Action Team Leader / DDG TA / DDG OM / DDG Medic 
  • The MA Medic shall maintain accurate details of the work location and contact details for all relevant local medical facilities.
  • Ensure that the assigned medical equipment is complete and serviceable as described in the Medical SOP and the on-site requirements SOP.
  • Remain alert and available at all times during clearance activities in the field.
  • Ensure that the Ambulance/safety vehicle is available and capable of evacuating a casualty.
  • Maintain a high level of collective hygiene at the work site, the Ambulance at all times.
  • Inspect/ensure the validity of medicine, drugs and equipment on a Daily basis.
  • Report any problems or concerns related to medical coverage, equipment or medical kits in the operation area to the Team Leader.
  • 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.
  • Conduct Casevac excersise at least once a month, when starting a new task site or when ordered to by the DDG TL / NOM / DDG TA / DDG OM.
  • Conform to IMAS and NMAS.
  • The MA Medic is required to use a handheld radio or other communications system (cell phone) to monitor the progress of demining operations and maintain a link with the DDG Radio Operator.
  • Report to and take direction from the MA Team Leader as requested.
  • Conduct periodical refresher/continuation medical training for all project staff. 
  • Provide general support in respect of DDG operations in theatre.
  • Provide relevant emergency room ambulatory experience in trauma situations. 
  • Communicate effectively and concisely with receiving hospitals and physicians. 
  • Ensure high standards of conduct are adhered to. 
About you 
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and Basic English.
  • One-year experience in Mine action.
  • Two years’ experience as a nurse or paramedic at a hospital or clinic.
  • Excellent timekeeping and prioritization skills.
  • An understanding and commitment to DDG/DRC aims and values.
  • Prepared to work long hours to ensure adequate medical cover is maintained in support of operations.
  • Be well presented with excellent personal and oral hygiene. 
  • Ability to speak other International languages 
  • Other relevant qualifications or training courses.
  • Full driving license.
  • Prior experience in delivering training an advantage. 
  • The MA Medic is based in Kirkuk and may expect to spend long days in the field to conduct his/her work as described. 
  • The MA Medic is expected to conduct his/her work in a loyal and efficient manner; show initiative and commitment towards the goals and objectives of the project and Humanitarian Mine Action in general. 
Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and Basic English. 
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:  
  1. Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.  
  2. Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.  
  3. Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.  
  4. Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.  
  5. Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with our vision and values.  
We offer 
DDG will offer the successful applicant a contract until 18th-July-2018, renewable dependent on both funding and performance. You must be available to start work from 2nd- January -2018.  
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for National staff; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level B2.2. 
Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
Please note that applications sent directly to will not be considered. 
Applications close on 12-December-2017. The interviews are expected to take place on 20th December 2017.  
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website  
Danish Demining Group (DDG) is widely recognised as provider of efficient and community-oriented solutions to human security problems caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war as well as small arms and light weapons.

DDG is part of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which is a humanitarian, non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded in 1956 that works in more than 35 countries throughout the world. We are the largest humanitarian NGO in Denmark and consistently ranked as one of the world’s best NGOs according to Global_Geneva.

We fulfil our mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people and host communities in the conflict areas of the world. We also advocate on behalf of conflict-affected populations globally on the basis of humanitarian principles and the Human Rights Declaration. Our work and long-term strategies are guided by our five core values: Humanitarian approach - Respect - Independence & neutrality - Inclusion - Honesty & transparency.

You can read more about our vision and work on

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