20 month Fixed Term Contract (Subject to funding)
The starting salary package for this position is £40,404 GBP per annum (approx. $55, 562 USD) including all allowances.
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 the Lebanon programme:
MAG has been operational in Lebanon since 2000, conducting impact assessment surveys, delivering Mine Risk Education and clearing landmines, cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance. Lebanon has an extensive legacy of conflict, and MAG is addressing the contamination left behind across predominantly southern and north-eastern areas of the country. The crisis in neighbouring Syria and movement of populations into Lebanon has made this work only more vital, and MAG continues to support both Lebanese and Syrian communities. Since 2006, MAG Lebanon has cleared more than 17 million square meters of contaminated land and removed more than 35,000 dangerous weapons, benefitting over 1.6 million people.
Since 2017, the programme engaged in a Weapon and Ammunitions Management project to strengthen security and stability in Lebanon by increasing the LAF’s ability to effectively manage and maintain state-held weapons and ammunition.
About the role:
Ensuring the physical security of weapons and ammunition is a crucial part of MAG’s work. Our Construction Managers play a key part in this, being responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects relating to construction projects. The focus of the Construction Manager’s role will be to ensure quality delivery of the rehabilitation and construction of armouries and ammunitions storage areas.
You are required to support the programme in a range of tasks including designing interventions in line with technical guidance from our technical experts, completing construction planning, budgeting, preparation of tendering documents, rehabilitation and construction supervision, conducting quality assessments, ensuring best practice is adhered to and building the capacity of national staff. Roles can often be remote, working in challenging contexts and 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 in a very practical and real way.
The successful candidate will need experience working overseas in developing countries. You will also have experience of managing complex construction projects on time, and within budget. You will be able to demonstrate the coordination of activities of a multidisciplinary team, including contractors and technical staff from a diverse range of backgrounds, ensuring work is delivered to a high quality. You should also have substantial knowledge of the development and evaluation of engineering design and construction contracts, bills of quantities and specifications. You should be willing to take on the challenges of working as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities which need it most. Strong knowledge of excel and relevant engineering software such as AutoCAD/Autodesk Revit is essential. Previous experience working within Weapons and Ammunition Management and alongside national authorities would also be a significant asset.
Fluent English language skills are essential, with French/Arabic language skills being an advantage.
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.
MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.
How to apply
For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 14 May 2021.