Technical Field Manager (AMD) West Africa

Job
from Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 22 Apr 2018

Depending on location, the salary package for these roles is generally £53,004 - £65,172 per annum including basic salary, Hardship allowance and cost of living allowance.

About MAG:

MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

About MAG in Africa:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. One predominate area of focus in MAG’s programmes across Africa is Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM)/ Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. These programmes include Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Sierra Leone, Mauritania, Gambia and others. We have various PSSM/AMD Technical Field Manager roles in various locations across West Africa

About the roles:

Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work, and actively manage and lead our teams of national staff to safely implement our life saving work. The PSSM/AMD Technical Field Managers, deal regularly with national and local defence and security authorities, including the police and military, on weapons and ammunition stockpile management. Operations focussing on armoury construction, design and management, Weapons management, assessment of SALW needs and bulk demolitions. They must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical interventions and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s project work, including administration, finance, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. Roles can often be remote, working in challenging contexts away from home comforts, but the life-saving impact the work has on local communities is very real, and rewarding. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in MAG’s life-saving work on a day-to-day basis.

About you:

You must be qualified and experienced in PSSM/AMD work, with previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. You must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world, as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities which need it most.

You must have fluent professional working knowledge of English and/or French.

You should be aware though, you will need to be able to live and work in challenging environments, where the need for your skills and MAG’s work is most.

How to apply:

For the further information on the roles, the application form and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG. Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be carried out on an ongoing basis, therefore we advise you submit your application as soon as possible.