The Development Initiative

Clearing the way for Business and People

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CAREERS

TDI frequently has opportunities available for qualified and experienced personnel.  Our team is diverse as we currently employ staff from over 35 different nationalities and aim to create a sustainable relationship with each member of staff.

With a commitment to building a culturally diverse community, TDI particularly encourages applications from women and minorities. Each applicant receives consideration without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race or religion.

If you would like to be considered for any of the vacancies below; please apply using the online portal. If you are suitably qualified and do not see your ideal role below, please send your CV and certificates to: info@thedevelopmentinitiative.com

New Opportunities

  • EOD Team Mentor
  • Project Manager
  • Team Supervisor
  • Minewolf Mechanic

TDI is seeking candidates for the role of EOD Team Mentor for an upcoming project in Mali.

All life support and flights will be provided, with suitable separate facilities for women, accompanied by a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse community, and as such, particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.

PLEASE NOTE: if you do not meet all of the criteria below, you will not be considered for the role and should not apply.
  • Interested personnel must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • Hold an IMAS EOD Level 3+ and IEDD qualification from an internationally recognised training establishment;
  • Have IEDD experience within the past 8 years, with a minimum of 3 years cumulative experience in EOD/IEDD;
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken, either through native speaker or through at least 3 years of working in English speaking environments;
  • Be medically fit, mentally and physically robust to meet the challenge of operating in austere environments, harsh conditions and extremes of temperature;
  • A valid passport.
Applicants should ensure that their CV contains a detailed account of area of expertise, past and present positions, responsibilities and experience. Applications can be done through the portal below or sent directly to info@thedevelopmentinitiative.com

TDI is seeking an experienced Project Manager for an upcoming mechanical clearance project in South Sudan.

All life support and flights will be provided, with suitable separate facilities for women, accompanied by a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse community, and as such, particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Interested candidates must have a minimum of:
  • At least 5 years of proven experience in project management;
  • At least 3 years documented experience of recent deployments in humanitarian demining operations, managing projects involving integrated clearance capacities and ground preparation using mechanical assets;
  • Experience overseeing teams conducting BAC and mine-clearance operations;
  • Experience in conducting bulk demolitions and the understanding of land service ammunition and fusing mechanisms;
  • Excellent language skills in verbal and written English;
  • Be medically fit, mentally and physically robust to meet the challenge of operating in austere environments, harsh conditions and extremes of
  • temperature; Previous experience in South Sudan or a similar environment would be an advantage. Preferred but not essential.
  • A valid passport.
Applicants should ensure that their CV contains a detailed account of area of expertise, past and present positions, responsibilities and experience. Applications can be done through the portal below or sent directly to info@thedevelopmentinitiative.com

TDI is recruiting a qualified Team Supervisor for an upcoming mechanical clearance project in South Sudan.

All life support and flights will be provided, with suitable separate facilities for women, accompanied by a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse community, and as such, particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Interested candidates must have a minimum of:
  • 2 years of humanitarian mine action experience in a similar role managing projects involving integrated clearance capacities and ground preparation using mechanical assets;
  • Documented explosive ordnance disposal skills; Documented capability to undertake, record and report non-technical survey, road assessment and clearance, technical survey and mine clearance;
  • Experience in supervising teams conducting BAC and mine clearance operations, accompanied with one person one lane and linear drills;
  • Experience in conducting bulk demolitions and the understanding of land service ammunition and fusing mechanisms;
  • Excellent language skills in verbal and written English;
  • Be medically fit, mentally and physically robust to meet the challenge of operating in austere environments, harsh conditions and extremes of temperature;
  • Previous experience in South Sudan or a similar environment would be an advantage. Preferred but not essential.
  • A valid passport.
Applicants should ensure that their CV contains a detailed account of area of expertise, past and present positions, responsibilities and experience. Applications can be done through the portal below or sent directly to info@thedevelopmentinitiative.com

TDI is recruiting qualified MineWolf Mechanics for an upcoming project in South Sudan.

All life support and flights will be provided, with suitable separate facilities for women, accompanied by a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse community, and as such, particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Interested candidates must have a minimum of:
  • At least 3 years experience as a MineWolf Operator and Mechanic;
  • Documented operator’s licence from an internationally recognised institution;
  • Be medically fit, mentally and physically robust to meet the challenge of operating in austere environments, harsh conditions and extremes of temperature.
  • Previous experience in South Sudan or a similar environment would be an advantage. Preferred but not essential.
  • A valid passport.
Applicants should ensure that their CV contains a detailed account of area of expertise, past and present positions, responsibilities and experience. Applications can be done through the portal below or sent directly to info@thedevelopmentinitiative.com

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Medical Trainers & Co-ordinators
  • Finance & Administration

TDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse community, and as such, particularly encourages applications from women and minorities.

TDI offers ongoing positions for the following medical trainers:

  • Doctor
  • Nursing Officer
  • Trauma medic

all with an internationally recognized diploma.

As a prerequisite, candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • Certified Instructor in either ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) PHTLS (Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support) or BARTS (Battlefield Advanced Resuscitation Techniques and Skills)
  • Fluent in French written and spoken, proven either through native speaker or otherwise certified is preferred but not essential.

Professionals with the qualities listed below are encouraged to apply to work in the field maintaining strict financial policy, dealings and records.

TDI is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse community, and as such, particularly encourages applications from women and minorities. Candidates must:
  • Display knowledge and experience with finances, bookkeeping and budget forecasting
  • Have a diploma in finance and/or accounting, with at least 3 years working experience
  • Provable strengths in Excel and MS Word
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and proactive approach to tasks
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