Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

MDD Handler

  • Hadithah
  • Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)
  • Posted date: 5 days before
  • End date: 2024-06-23

Job Title: MDD Handler

Job In Hadithah

Company: Norwegian People's Aid (NPA)

Start Date: 2024-06-10

End Date: 2024-06-23

Job Description

Position : MDD Handler 

Duty Station : Ramadi - Haditha - Ana 

"The advertised vacancies are to attend the NPA Mine Detection Dog Handler training course. Upon successful completion of the course, four candidates will be hired based on performance during the training."


Main function and area of responsibilty 

  • Operational Deployment of MDD according to SOP and by respecting safety distances as defined.
  • MDD’s operations in working lane or box, following instructions on the method of the work.
  • Conducts internal control and accreditation.
  • Maintaining the required standard of training, hygiene and cleanliness within the kennel area
  • Informing the MDD team Leader of any changes in the kennel during the last 24 hours.
  • Conducts control of cleaned working lanes or boxes by observing on daily basis and using metal detectors.
  • Reporting to MDD team Leader in case of deterring violations of SOP or other irregularities in the work of MDD teams
  • Organizes training of dogs and handlers within his team, according to the instructions obtained by MDD teams’ advisor/trainer. Makes sure that they achieve requested quality in the process of obtaining NMAC accreditation.
  • Ensures that all dogs are well taken care of and in good health both during operations and in the kennel
  • Verification of performed daily tasks and planning the tasks for the following day.
  • Entering of daily progress in work folder, making reports on daily progress and forwarding reports to MDD team Leader at the end of working hours
  • Providing necessary operative information for MDD team Leader.
  • Daily control of maintenance of protective and MDD equipment, tools and transport vehicles.
  • Preparation, maintenance and control of storage of necessary operative equipment
  • Walking their dogs and carrying out the daily health check early each working day.
  • Conducting daily capability test
  • Full control over MDD’s and minimize down time, daily fill in MDD Log book, measuring productivity.
  • Reporting all irregularities (according to check list) regarding their own MDD or any other MDD belonging to their section.
  • Having full control of all the issued personal equipment necessary to perform mine clearance according to this SOP and national standards.
  • Following a detailed maintenance and development training program for on MDD to be used during operations and after or before scheduled operations (following program/instruction by NPA MDD team Leader).
  • Plan a kennel routine schedule for each kennel assistance with the aim to maximize rest during kennelling.
  • Carrying out a detailed (according to check list) control of the kennel facilities every day.
  • Ensuring all equipment necessary to carry out MDD operations is available as needed
  • Ensuring that all required documentation is completed and stored appropriately.
  • Ensuring that as operational staff they are properly dressed with the issued uniform, PPE, blood group ID-tag, first-aid kits etc...
  • Ensuring that a Daily Detection Capability Test is carried out.
  •  Conducting at least one detection capability control/check each operational day
  •  Conducting other tasks assigned by his/her superior (for example observer duties, manual deminer duties, quality control tasks etc.)

Guiding Policies, Documents, and Principles

  • Adhere to all NPA policies, regulations and procedures; including those specific to the department including, but not limited to; NPA Iraq HR Policy, Confidentiality policy, environmental principles and guidelines.
  • Work within the framework of NPA core values.
  • Act as an ambassador for NPA, through professionalism and conduct.
  • Follow all verbal and/or written instructions, unless in direct violation of safety and duty of care
  •  Maintain and care for all equipment issued by NPA and for any loss or damage, being liable for repair or replacement in case of damage resulting from negligence.
  • Ensure a safe workplace and protect all staff and equipment from damage/ injury. 

Required qualifications:

  • Basic Demining course-desirable
  • Dog Handlers Course-preferable

If you are interested and have the minimum job requirements please submit your application through the following link 

Notes : 

  • CVs must be in English Language.
  • NPA is an equal opportunity employer and Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email and/or phone call.
  • Unsuccessful candidates will not get a reply.
  • The Closing date is   23rd June 2024.

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