Technical Field Manager – Iraq

Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion

Handicap International/Humanity & Inclusion (HI) is an independent and impartial international solidarity organization, which intervenes in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflicts and disasters. Working alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, it acts and speaks out to meet their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights. More info:

At Handicap International-Humanity & Inclusion, we truly believe in the importance of inclusion and diversity within our organisation. This is why we are engaged to a disability policy to encourage the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities.

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HI has been present in Iraq since 1991, working to improve access to services for Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and to protect human security and safety through the provision of:

  • Rehabilitation and promotion of the rights and inclusion of PwD initiatives, including the provision of support and quality reinforcement to rehabilitation services in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah and Dohuk, Salah Al-Din, Ninewa Governorates
  • Risk reduction initiatives (focusing on mines, explosive remnants of war, and SALW) in Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah Al Din governorates.

Currently, HI implements several long-term projects in Ninewa and Salah Al-Din,

  • Risk awareness and Clearance operations
  • Victim assistance, including PSS, Referral, and Rehabilitation
  • Support to civil society
    • Contributes to the drafting of new proposals for new opportunities under their technical scope.


Working directly for the Chief of Operations and general direction and line management from the Area Manager South/Country manager, the TFM supports the CoOps in the implementation of Humanity & Inclusion’s mine action operational strategy in Iraq. They draw on global and national best practices in all elements of Humanitarian Mine Action, training, external cooperation and beyond, to enhance and steer HI’s Mine Action efforts. While providing technical expertise to the program as well as the Mine Action projects, they ensure all programmatic, operational and strategical elements comply with all the relevant international/national standards and internal SOPs.

Mission 1. Support the CoOps with Technical Support to all HMA Related areas of Intervention.

  • Stays abreast of EO related trends in Iraq and their impact on conflict-affected populations.
  • Provides appropriate technical guidance (including tools) and support to project managers.
  • When required, contribute to the design and update of risk education (RE) training packages, RE materials and RE mass media campaigns.
  • When required, contribute to the development and the data analysis of RE/NTS needs assessments, KAP surveys, effect/impact studies, and other research efforts.
  • When required, provide technical guidance and support to HI’s project managers and project officers in charge of risk education and NTS programs.
  • Supports in the drafting of MA related elements of proposals/concept notes.

Mission 2. Lead on all mentorship aspects for nationalising field positions with a specific role in developing National TFM(s)

  • Support existing National TFM(s) in developing sufficient skills and attributes specific to their role.
  • Identify capacity building and career development opportunities in Land Release teams.
  • Identify training needs and skill gaps of Land Release staff.

Mission 3. Accountability for the Land Release Activities assigned by the CoOps

  • Manage the sound, safe and timely implementation of NTS, TS and land release activities.
  • Contribute to internal and external reporting for the NTS and clearance components.
  • Support the internal QAQC Technical Specialist in ensuring an effective Quality Management System is fully compliant with HI SOPs
  • Ensure sound coordination of the team, in line with HI’s Code of Conduct, rules and regulations.
  • Define and follow, with each staff under your coordination, an Individual Action Plan (IAP) and the time frame to achieve the desired objectives.
  • Ensure good communication, coordination, and information-sharing with each member of the team through participation in regular coordination meetings and individual meetings.
  • Support conflict resolution (personal and professional) within the team and inform the Area Manager and the HR coordinator of any major conflict.
  • Support the respect of HI’s Code of Conduct, HI’s Misconduct Reporting Mechanism, HI’s Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, HI’s Security rules, and other relevant rules and regulations by the members of the team under your coordination.
  • Monitor and analyse all Land Release related outputs for internal and external project reporting.

Mission 4. Responsible for all Project Management, Reporting and Planning in line with the Elements Delegated by the CoOps

  • Contribute to the reports relevant to the activities and projects directly affiliated to.
  • Effectively manage, plan and forecast all budget related aspects relevant to the activities and projects directly affiliated to.
  • Ensure procurement procedures are followed and lead times adhered to and factored into routine planning for LR activities.
  • Where necessary, support the CoOps in designing the implementation plans for phases of intervention (staff recruitment plan, training plan, supply plan, financial plan), with the support and guidance of the HR, finance and logistics departments.
  • Contribute to the development of documents and systems and to the negotiations for local accreditation processes where needed.


  • You have relevant and certified EOD and IEDD qualification to fulfill organizational needs,
  • You have an IMAS Level 3+ qualification from accredited school or organisation,
  • You have experience in NGOs and humanitarian settings,
  • You have experience in project management and design, planning, managing, supervising/controlling survey, and clearance operations,
  • You have experience in the field of training /professional training,
  • You have experience in data collection, data management and community liaison,
  • You have a thorough understanding of international mine action standards, as well as project management tools,
  • You are able to work autonomously in arduous conditions, with high levels of motivation and proactivity, and a patient, flexilble open-mind,
  • You have very good written and oral communication and diplomacy skills.


At HI, the conditions offered are up to your commitment and adapted to the context of your mission.

  • 6 months International contract starting from 1st, June 2024
  • The international contract provides social cover adapted to your situation:
  • Unemployment insurance benefits for EU nationals
  • Pension scheme
  • Medical coverage with 50% of employee contribution
  • Repatriation insurance paid by HI
  • Salary from 5300€ gross/month upon experience
  • Perdiem: 577,9€ net/month – paid in the field
  • Hardship: 250€ net/month paid with your salary
  • Paid leaves: 25 days per year;
  • R&R: 5 days every 3 months
  • Position: unaccompanied
  • Housing: Collective taken in charge by HI

If you are resident in the country: local package

How to apply

Only online by joining a CV and cover letter via the following link:

Applications will be processed on an ongoing basis, don’t wait for applying!

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 14 Mar 2024

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