Mine Action AoR Sub-national Coordinator FTA P3

Mine Action AoR Sub-national Coordinator FTA P3

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Job Identification



  • Kyiv, Ukraine

Posting Date

05/25/2023, 05:12 PM

Apply Before

06/09/2023, 05:59 AM

Job Schedule

Full time





Vacancy Type

Fixed Term

Practice Area



Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

Contract Duration

1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience

Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience

Required Languages

Fluency in English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

mobility required

Job Description


The conflict in eastern Ukraine, which started in 2014, has had widespread impacts on the human security of the civilian population. The civilian toll of the war in Ukraine is approaching 14,000 (as of September 2022). Since 24 February 2022, one-third of Ukrainians have been forced from their homes, including 7 million refugees and 7 million internally displaced people (Source: OCHA) and some 13 million people are estimated to be stranded in affected areas or unable to leave due to heightened security risks (Source: UNHCR), destruction of bridges and roads, as well a lack of resources or information on where to find safety and accommodation.

Landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) contamination represent a significant danger to Ukrainian communities and humanitarian and recovery efforts. These threats require immediate attention to expedite recovery and reconstruction efforts and, most importantly, to keep people safe. Supporting national institutions efforts to effectively lead the national response will be essential as mine action is a prerequisite for reconstruction and sustainable development in support of wider recovery efforts. 

The Government of Ukraine has been undertaking a reform of its mine action response in line with the International Mine Action Standards that include gender dimensions and the National Action Plan to implement the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 “Women, Peace and Security”. New legislation has been passed in December 2018 and together with the Code of Civil Protection of Ukraine and other related secondary legislation (e.g. establishment of Interregional Centre for Humanitarian Demining and Rapid Response of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine) it provides the basis for more efficient and coordinated mine action in Ukraine. The amendments to the Law of Ukraine ‘On Mine Action in Ukraine’ were adopted by the Parliament in September 2020 and signed by the President in December 2020. The role of the National mine action authorities is currently shared between the Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoI). While the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SESU), serves as the lead agent at Interregional level, extensively supported by international partners.

The mine action law – along with the related institutional setup – was developed before the recent war and will require a review to be more “fit for purpose” in today’s very complex and rapidly shifting environment. Prioritizing scarce mine action resources to the most relevant tasks will require evidence-based plans relying on assessments, strong sector oversight and close coordination with all key stakeholders at government levels through integrated, multi-sectoral and inclusive, whole-of-government approaches. 

The Mine Action Area of Responsibility (AoR) coordinated by UNDP since 2015 is seeking independent Mine Action AoR Coordinator to support Mine Action Coordination at the subnational level covering priorities areas as per the Mine Action AoR agreed priorities, ai Dnipro, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv. These three designated locations may vary based on the evolution of Mine Action AoR needs and priorities.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Coordination 

  • Supports effective coordination of mine and ERW hazard-related activities among humanitarian and other relevant partners. This includes, but not limited to securing commitment of humanitarian partners to respond to identified needs, fill gaps, ensure an appropriate distribution of responsibilities and complementarities of different actors’ actions, and promote responses to urgent protection concerns;
  • Convene regular coordination meetings and participate in other relevant meetings at a regional level as required. Contribute to national level MA AoR meetings and relevant working groups as agreed with the Nationwide Ma AoR Coordinator; 
  • Provide technical guidance and information to OCHA, protection cluster and other cluster members and partners as needed regarding the EO threat; 
  • Provide EO awareness raising in relevant forums. Link MA AoR partners that deliver more substantive training with other humanitarian responders as required;
  • Maintain the profile of EO hazard management within the broader protection structure – promoting the available services of mine action partners to support other humanitarian actors to mitigate the risks from explosive ordnance in their work;
  • Support the inclusion of Mine Action aspects in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle, which includes the Humanitarian Needs Overview, Humanitarian Response Plan and Flash Appeal; assist in bridging humanitarian and development programmes; 
  • Assist in building an effective and comprehensive protection response; 
  • Develop and maintain appropriate links with national and local authorities, state institutions, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders.

 2. Monitoring and Reporting 

  • Report regularly as required to the MA AoR Coordinator on developing regional contexts and activities of relevance to mine action and to the MA AoR and plans;
  • Prepare and distribute regular and consistent reports about the nature and extent of explosive threats; 
  • Record and report any EO casualties in the area of responsibility and communicate with partner and government victim assistance programmes;
  • Monitor humanitarian space and opportunities for mine action assistance provision in coordination with local authorities;
  • Provide any relevant data to support the platforms of Information Management System for Mine Action (IMSMA), contribute to populate relevant OCHA products (in coordination with the MA AoR IM Officer) and provide input to UNDP monthly mine action reporting;
  • Participate and report on other meetings as requested by the Nationwide MA AoR Coordinator. 

3. Policy and Advocacy

  • Advocate for victim assistance as equal pillar of Mine Action; assist with partners in developing National Mine Victim assistance mechanism at sub-national level; 
  • Promote standards and norms in mine action: International Mine Action Standards (IMAS), International Ammunition Technical Guidelines (IATGs) and National Technical Standards and Guidelines for Ukraine;
  • Promote Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes to mainstream gender considerations and strive for gender balance in the planning, implementation and evaluation of MA programmes.


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Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems 
Learn Continuously LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility  LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands 
Act with Determination LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and Inclusion LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity
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Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, politics, economics, international relations, project management, law, Disaster or Emergency Management or a related area. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public administration, politics, economics, international relations, project management, law, Disaster or Emergency Management or a related area in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of Master’s degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years with Master’s degree or 7 years with Bachelor’s degree of relevant experience at the national or international level, 3 of which should be in coordination and/or management of humanitarian mine action programmes and/or emergency preparedness and response. 
  • Experience in inter-agency coordination of humanitarian mine action in emergency response or emergency response (e.g., clusters or sectors) is required.
  • Knowledge of mine action standards and norms (e.g., International Mine Action Standards), information management systems (e.g., IMSMA). Humanitarian MA, IMAS, UN Gender Guidelines for Mine Action Programmes, mine disarmament treaties and conventions, and other relevant documents instruments, is an advantage. 
  • Deep understanding of the humanitarian sector architecture is highly desirable. 
  • Previous field experience in crisis countries is highly desirable. 
  • Experience in advocacy is an advantage. 
  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required
  • Knowledge of another UN language is desirable

Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.


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