Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

Senior Operations Officer

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Job Overview

Duty Station :  Baghdad, with travel to Anbar, Basra, Muthanna and Ninewa

Function prerequisite: 

The Senior Operations officer is part of the programme operational team and is to support the Operations Manager with operational administrative related work. The position requires:

  • Good knowledge of office administrative procedures.
  • Have an extensive knowledge of Mine Action clearance operations being conducted in Iraq which include: None technical Survey, Explosive Ordnance Risk Education, Technical Survey, Battle Area Clearance, Manual Mine Clearance, EOD spot tasks and legacy ISIS IED Clearance
  • Good ability in the use of MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate directly with both international and national staff.
  • Must be able travel throughout Iraq when required.


General responsibilities

  • Assist the Operations Manager in fulfilling his duties
  • Act a as an interpreter and driver for the Operations Manager
  • Liaise with national stakeholders on operational issues.

Specific duties

  • Liaise with the Directorate of Mine Action and other stakeholders on behalf of the Operations Manager and NPA when required
  • Act as a translator when required, translating all correspondence to and from the DMA
  • Act as driver for Operations Manager when required
  • work with senior operational staff to generate operational plans in absence of Operations ManagerTravel with the Operations Manager to field locations as required
  • Become a focal point for operational enquiries from external national run organisations
  • Develop weekly Operational forecast with OM to be sent to the DMA weekly
  • Work with the Operations Manager to develop and translate the NPA/DMA Activity implementation plan which is to be submitted to DMA when required
  • Liaise with the DMA to organize operational visits to field locations on behalf of the Operations Manager
  • Update Office tools for tracking of operational teams, including maps and operational notice boards
  • Provide input in the development of new operational procedures and methodologies when required
  • Adhere to all NPA policies, regulations and procedures
  • Adhere to the NPA SOP at all times
  • Work within the framework of NPA core values
  • Required qualifications:Education:

    Must have:

    • Valid Driving Licence (authorised for both manual and automatic transmission)


    • International Mine Action Standards qualification
    • National EOD/IMAS level 3 or higher qualification
    • Formal Interpreter education or practical experience


    Must have:

    • Conducted Humanitarian Mine Action or Commercial Mine Action Operations previously at officer/ Senior officer level
    • Verbal proficiency in Arabic and English
    • Written proficiency in Arabic and English


    • Experience in working with NGOs.
    • Former interpreting/translation experience.
    • To have previous experience with working with the DMA

    Personal Competencies:

    • Ability to function under pressure with minimal supervision
    • Willingness & ability to travel within the country
    • Willing to adjust working hours because of the weather and other operational conditions
    • The desire to learn new topics as required
    • Ensure good time keeping
    • Demonstrate a proactive attitude at all times
    • Maintain a neat appearance within the working hours and in the office enviroment

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