Mechanical Support Manager, Syria Response (Subject to Funding)

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Mechanical Support Manager, Syria Response (Subject to Funding)

The starting salary package for this position is £58,476 GBP per annum, approx. $82,786 USD including 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 the Syria Response programme:

MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support the development 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.

About the role:

The Mechanical Support Manager will be responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical assets with associated spares within the programme as required. This includes heavy machinery management. The successful candidate will also conduct training, assessment and monitoring of all staff utilising the excavators/front end loaders/backhoes in order to build a local capacity for humanitarian mine action activities. Overall, this role will be responsible for assisting the Technical Operations Manager to achieve maximum productivity in the team and capacity of all mechanical assets for the programme.

About you:

You must be qualified as a Heavy Equipment Operator, and have experience in managing and operating multiple mechanical assets across different locations within a developing country ideally within the mine action sector. Our ideal candidate will have experience of working in a fast paced and challenging environment with the capacity to coordinate and prioritise in order to meet deadlines. You will also need previous experience of managing a team. It is essential that you are fluent in English language and knowledge of Arabic is 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. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on the MAG website, using the link below.

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 by the closing date of 23 June 2021.