The ERW Operations Coordinator provides support to prepare and conduct the unexploded ordinance of war surveys in the areas where the pipeline construction activities will take place. This position is temporary – foreseen as necessary for a period of not more than six months.

The position is considered to be based on the EACOP offices in Tanzania but certain parts of the required activities may be conducted remotely. Frequent travel to field locations will be necessary


  • Desktop survey of suspected hazard areas (SHA) along the pipeline route to determine if and where any technical surveys and or clearance activities are required along the pipeline route.
  • Determine any SHA outside of the pipeline right of way but nearby that should be designated as off limits to project connected personnel and resources.
  • Coordinate with GIS to determine if any previously acquired land release require clearance deeper than is covered in the already obtained land release documents.
  • Identification of required specialty equipment required to conduct any scanning for ERW, determined from the desktop, to sufficient depths
  • Coordinate with Uganda and Tanzania Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) teams to schedule any technical surveys, battle area clearance, required for clearance of SHA determined from the desktop survey, and deep scanning required determined from the desktop survey and GIS survey.
  • Develop and provide training to the Government Security Force EOD teams in either or both countries as required for any new deep scanning equipment and any refresher training deemed needed to meet commercial clearance standards and to conduct an IMAS compliant ERW clearance program
  • Develop scope of works and/or scope of services for the required ERW QA/QC services to obtain land release.
  • Work with Contracts & Procurement process to identify qualified contractors to provide these services.
  • Coordinate with the project construction team and develop a schedule for deep scanning of the trench route – to be done after vegetation clearing and preliminary levelling of the right of way and before the excavation of the trench, or any other excavation within a SHA or Confirmed Hazard Area (CHA) which would be deeper than 80cm from the original surface.
  • Ensure defined operations are conducted effectively to achieve project timelines i.e. on-time and on-budget
  • Review contractor control plans for alignment with company plans.
  • Monitor the ERW clearance program as the EACOP company representative.
  • Contribute to assessing and identifying risks which might prevent the proper development of the project.
  • Raise awareness amongst the project team on ERW risks and aspects that need to be considered including any SHA which will not be cleared and should be off limits to project personnel.
  • Follow implementation of the Contractor Control Plans (CCPs) by contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Working with the social and stakeholder teams, provide any training materials for local communities required to meet IMAS compliance.

Context and environment:

The EACOP project includes the oil export pipeline, several above ground facilities, a marine terminal and tie-in point for a refinery and possible 3rd party shippers. The Pipeline project will be the largest privately led transnational infrastructure project ever undertaken in East African region which raises high level geo-political, public international law considerations as well as complex high-risk cost, transportation, commercial, environmental and local content issues in a delicate partnership and regulatory context. The job holder is also accountable for demonstrating exemplary behavior with regard to HSE rules & requirements and for implementing and controlling HSE rules for all planning related activities.


  • ERW clearance program reporting
  • SME for ERW projects and EOD process.
  • Project and field ERW support
  • ALARP mitigation strategy of ERW along the pipeline route
  • Land Release for the pipeline route.


Experience / Skills: Minimum 20 years professional experience in Explosive Ordnance Management (EOD), Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), and Explosive Remnants of War Management (ERW)

Behavioral competencies: Proven ability in working and training Government Security Forces to IMAS certification standards.

Proven ability to work independently and meet deadlines

Minimum education qualifications;

  • Secondary Education
  • The individual must be a graduate of a qualified UXO.
  • IMAS EOD 3 certified

Preferred but not required qualifications include;

  • IMAS EOD 3+
  • IMAS Trainer qualified (able to certify others to EOD 3)
  • Project Management – Degree, Diploma or Certificate
  • GIS – Degree, Diploma or Certificate
  • Fluent in English, (speaking, writing)

Application procedure:

Interested and qualified applicants should submit their applications through the link below.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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