A senior Mine Action project manager


HAMAP-Humanitaire’s mission is to enable populations to access, recover and make the most of their land and water resources.

In the face of conflict and climate change, HAMAP-Humanitaire supports local organizations in their projects to clear landmines, provide access to water and sanitation, and promote environmentally-friendly agriculture.

HAMAP-Humanitaire joins forces with other organizations to meet essential needs such as education and health.


Signed in 1997, the Ottawa Convention sets the standard for a total ban on anti-personnel mines. However, only 28 of the 162 signatory states have finalized their demining programs, and 134 are still struggling to achieve their objectives, given the scale and complexity of landmine contamination, and the need for considerable expertise and funding. This is why HAMAP-Humanitaire is committed to mine action, with a clear objective: to make land safe and return it to the local population, by raising awareness among vulnerable populations, identifying contaminated areas, and neutralizing and then detonating the devices found.


HAMAP-Humanitaire’s human philosophy is to stimulate its ecosystem, develop and sustain its employees, ensure health and quality of life at work, corporate social responsibility and respect for all. THE HUMAN BEING AT THE HEART OF EVERYTHING.


Reporting to the Director and working closely with the Mine Action teams in the field and at head office, the Mine Action Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing ongoing projects in one of our action countries, developing projects in new countries and maintaining relations with donors.

1.Managing of current projects

• Programming and monitoring of contracted activities, in collaboration with project staff.

• Programming and participation in project COPIL meetings. Ongoing dialogue with field coordinators and operational decisions concerning project implementation and the administrative needs of local offices.

• Regular exchanges with local and expatriate teams.

• Budgetary and financial management of projects in liaison with the Head Office Administrative and Financial Manager, and preparation of any necessary adjustments and amendments.

• 2 to 3 field monitoring missions per year.

• Monitoring of the geopolitical and humanitarian context, and preparation of strategic intelligence reports on project areas.


• Drafting of regular reports to donors according to guidelines with the support of the field team.

• Production of internal activity monitoring reports.

• Monitoring of indicators and achievement of objectives for ongoing projects.

3. Development of new projects

• Analysis of local demand and identification of project opportunities, preparation and drafting of new projects in line with donor requirements.

• Ensure the gathering of requirements for project implementation, the possible search for local partners, dialogue with local authorities and any other actor facilitating the setting up of new projects.

• Write narrative and financial proposals for new projects.

4. Search for financing

• Support the implementation of a solicitation and prospecting plan for national and international donors in the field of mine action, in conjunction with local offices, the Partnership Development Manager, the Managing Director and the rest of the Mine Action team.

• Carry out meetings with identified donors in conjunction with the Partnership Development Manager and the Managing Director, and participate in the analysis of the NGO’s eligibility criteria in relation to donor requirements.

• Communicate and pass on donor guidelines to all stakeholders.

• Respond to national and international calls for projects (e.g. from EU donors, USAID, European or Japanese bilateral agencies).

• Mobilize the field team for fund-raising and donor prospecting in the field, ensuring that proposals are consistent with field needs.

• Maintain the existing network of financial partners and develop new partnerships.

5. Other tasks

• External representation: other consortium members, associated clusters and technical groups, thematic working group meetings.

• Participate in drafting and updating internal policies defined according to priorities.

• Develop and create useful documents and templates for project development and funding applications.

• Ensure compliance with these procedures (mine financing partner process and mine action process) by the field team.

• Participate in safety.


  • Skills and know-how required


– Indispensable : Master’s degree in international projects and programs or studies in Political Science, Development or Humanitarian Aid or related fields.

– Appreciated : International solidarity/humanitarian aid.


– Indispensable :
5/7 years minimum in a similar position at the head office of an NGO.
3/4 years field experience in development cooperation/humanitarian aid.
Experience in fundraising with EU, USAID, Luxembourg, European or Japanese bilateral agencies. Experience of procurement procedures.
Safety concepts.

– Appreciated :
Mine action experience or knowledge.
Experience in implementing multi-partner and multi-theme projects is highly appreciated.


– Indispensable :
Methodology of project management, humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
Minimum knowledge of the Mine Action or Armed Violence sector.
Strategic / geopolitical analysis of the area of intervention.
Search for funding.
Knowledge of international and national donor requirements.
Reporting methods.
Development of monitoring tools.
Project monitoring (budget, activities).

– Appreciated :
Creation of internal procedures
Monitoring / evaluation


– Indispensable : Fluent English and French


– Indispensable : Pack Office
– Appreciated : Management Tool

  • Expected personal characteristics

– A sense of responsibility that allows you to be enterprising.
– Excellent writing skills in French.
– Autonomous, enabling rapid integration and grasp of projects and themes.
– Ability to analyze and synthesize, to better define and draft projects.
– Proactive.
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Attention span and reflexes.
– Ability to manage stress.
– Organized and rigorous.
– Taste for exploratory missions.

  • Terms and conditions

– EMPLOYEE : Permanent contract with a 6-month trial period / Occasional travel on field assignments

Compensation components
– GROSS MONTHLY SALARY: Salary to be negotiated according to experience.
– WORKING HOURS: Package of 217 days per year.
– TELECOMMUTING: 2 days per week possible.

Expenses covered
– INSURANCE: Mutual insurance 50% covered by HAMAP.
– TRANSPORT: 50% of public transport season tickets paid by HAMAP.
– MEAL VOUCHERS : Meal vouchers with a face value of 6 euros (60% paid by HAMAP).
– PAID HOLIDAY : 2.08 days per month worked + rest days (days of recuperation related to the fixed rate days are determined at the beginning of each year).

How to apply

To apply, please send your application (covering letter + CV) to recrutement@hamap.org, quoting reference “PM-conf-ACM”. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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