Jacobus Johannes Strydom


Phillip St 06. Kroonstad South Africa

Position Wanted:
Management, quality Management or survey position

Overall Management and Quality Management of Mine Action activities.

Summary of work experience (Reverse order)

Republic of Turkey (Deputy Project Manager/ Chief of Operations)

January 2016  Current

- Drafting of project plans, reports and related documents to support program activities.

- Conducted Non Technical Survey on 225 Minefields on the Eastern Border of Turkey in conjunction with the Turkish Armed forces.

- Chief of Operations during clearance of more than 23000 landmines.

Democratic Republic of Congo (Country Manager)

November 2012  December 2015

- Overall Command of MECHEM Operations.

- Liaison with United Nations Agencies

Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei Region) (Project Manager)

November 2011- October 2012: MECHEM (Pty) Ltd

- Overall Command of MECHEM Operations.

- Liaison with United Nations Agencies.

Republic of Angola (Technical Advisor)

May 2011-September 2011: VDS (Vanguard Demining Services)

- Advisor for the planning, monitoring and Quality management of demining operations.

- Monitor and

analyzed productivity in order to ensure cost effective operations with the program.

Democratic Republic of Congo (Regional Operations/ Quality Assurance Officer)

February 2011-April 2011: UNOPS

- Insured the comprehensive functioning of the Regional UNMACC Office in regards of management, Coordination, planning and tasking, Quality Management, reporting and capacity building.

Democratic Republic of Congo  (Deputy Project Manager/ Operations Manager)January 07- January 2011: MECHEM (Pty) Ltd

- Drafting of project plans, reports and related documents to support program activities.

- Mine action Advisor to all deployed personnel.

Taiwan (Senior trainer/Team Leader)

Sep 06-Nov 06: MECHEM (Pty) Ltd

- Training of Military Engineers in demining and EOD operations.

- Supervision of clearance on Minefield R61 on Kinmen Island.

Sudan (Senior Trainer/Supervisor/Team Leader)May 05  June 06:  MECHEM (Pty) Ltd

- Training of 36 National deminers.

- Supervision of demining operations

Democratic Republic of Congo (EOD/Manual Team Leader)

Jan 05  May 05: MECHEM (Pty) Ltd

- Conduct EOD, mechanical and manual clearance operations.

Afghanistan (Mechanical Team Leader)

Feb 04  Dec 04: MECHEM (Pty) Ltd

- Conduct mechanical operations Bagram and Kandahar Regions.

South African Defense Force (WO class 2)

Feb 88  Jan 04: South African Defense Force

- Senior instructor at School of Engineers for 14 years.

Certificates of Completion obtained from the Peace Operations Training Institute

- Mine Action and Explosive Hazard Management: Humanitarian Impact

- Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR): Principles of Intervention and Management in Peacekeeping Operations

- Human Rights

- Protection of Civilians

- Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) in Africa

- Principles and Guidelines for UN Peacekeeping Operations

- Logistical Support to United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: An Introduction

- Operational Logistical Support of UN Peacekeeping Missions: Intermediate

- International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict

2000: Certificate as Trainer for United Nations Military Observers and Peacekeepers. Presented by the United Nations DPKO Training Unit.                                              

2003: Certificate in Demining and Demining Techniques obtained from MECHEM (Pty)Ltd training Unit

1992: Diploma in  Ambulance care obtained  from Free State Ambulance college

1987: Academic Senior certificate obtained at Piet Retief High School

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