Technical Field Manager – AMD, Burkina Faso

Job
from Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 27 Oct 2019

The total package for this position is £59,304 per annum (c. USD $72,450) including salary and all allowances.

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 Burkina Faso:

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 West Africa is 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. Our AMD operations are focused on armoury construction, design and management, weapons marking and management, assessment of needs and bulk demolitions. MAG has been operating in Burkina Faso since 2015.

About the role:

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 AMD Technical Field Manager deals 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:

Ideally, you will be qualified and experienced in both PSSM/AMD and EOD work, with previous experience working for a similar organisation in the humanitarian sector. Successful candidates will also need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with local authorities and security forces. All candidates should be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world and work as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it the most.

Fluent French language skills are essential and English language skills are desirable. Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

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 https://www.maginternational.org/vacancies/ by the closing date of 27 October 2019. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the advert will be taken down once an appointment is made. MAG can arrange the completion of interviews in French if required.