Frequently Asked Questions About Recruitment
In MAG programmes, we employ only a small number of international staff, more than two-thirds of whom are technical experts. They provide the expertise to allow us to train and supervise the national staff we employ to undertake demining and stockpile destruction or management work.
This is in line with our aim to build a safe and skilled local capacity to deal with areas affected by the remnants of conflict. Our staff therefore have substantial experience and technical knowledge of landmines and unexploded ordnance, in order to safely train and supervise others.
We also employ Country Directors, Programme Officers, Finance Managers, Base Managers, Logisticians and Community Liaison staff – these posts are again responsible for training and developing local staff in their own areas of expertise (people management, finance systems, donor liaison and management, logistics, community development etc).
UK: We do have some opportunities for volunteers at our HQ in Manchester city centre. If you would be interested in volunteering with our Public Fundraising team, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. MAG will also occasionally announce volunteer opportunities on the vacancies page of our website.
International: MAG does not use volunteers in our programmes. This is because MAG trains and employs staff from the countries in which we work, to allow them to contribute to the rehabilitation of their own country. Employing international volunteers overseas would restrict the number of opportunities for local staff to be employed by MAG.
UK: MAG does occasionally offer internship placements of varying lengths at our Manchester HQ. MAG’s internship is an excellent opportunity for people looking to start their career in international development. Internships are advertised on the vacancies page.
International: MAG does occasionally offer international internship placements. Internships will vary in length, location and type. Details of any internships will be available on the vacancies page when they arise.
While MAG is focused on providing relevant training for national staff in its programmes, unfortunately we do not have the capacity to provide Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/demining training for International people looking to enter this field of work. Applicants for International vacancies need to have relevant, transferable skills and experience in order to be considered for international technical vacancies.
MAG’s Technical Field Managers (TFMs) coordinate ordnance clearance operations in our overseas programmes. As well as possessing relevant EOD qualifications, TFMs are required to demonstrate previous experience of working in mine clearance, EOD, small arms and light weapons and/or arms management and destruction operations in developing countries.
Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accommodate work placements at our HQ in the UK, or in our overseas programmes.