Technical Field Manager, Zimbabwe  (1 year fixed term contract)

Open to Zimbabwean nationals only

Salary package: Basic gross salary of 5000 USD per month + food allowance

Location: Mudzi District, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe during deployment cycles. 

About the Zimbabwe programme:

MAG’s Zimbabwe programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. In Zimbabwe MAG undertakes minefield survey and clearance and limited EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) tasks. This is supported and enhanced by MAG’s community liaison activities, including providing Risk Reduction Education (RRE) to the local population. In total the programme employs more than 70 staff.

About the role:

Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work and actively manage and lead our teams of technical staff to safely implement our life saving mine clearance and EOD projects. They must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical teams often in remote locations and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s lifesaving work, including administration, procurement, reporting and planning. The Zimbabwe TFM role is based for the majority of the time in remote field locations and therefore the ability to work autonomously and with demonstrable people management skills will be essential for this role. 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 and make a difference in Zimbabwe.

The TFM will be based at MAGs field camp during deployment cycles, which is in Mudzi District, Mashonaland East.

About you:

You must hold a recognised EOD / demining qualification or have significant experience in the technical and operational management and leadership of Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities. Technical knowledge of mines/SALW/unexploded ordnance and mine clearance techniques, including new developments is essential. This role requires the post holder to spend most of their time working in an environment with few amenities, and as the lead technical member of staff in the programme, the successful candidate will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrable experience in leading, motivating, managing and training a diverse team. Previous experience of working in an international capacity is essential for this role.

Benefits:

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The basic gross salary for this position is 5,000 USD per month
  • Food Allowance: This is currently set at 65 USD per month
  • Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation for you whilst you are deployed to the field site.
  • Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. The TFM will work according to Operational cycles and will have time off during standdown periods.
  • Insurance: You will be covered by MAG's comprehensive Personal accident insurance whilst at work

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.

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

HOW TO APPLY

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Technical Field Manager, Zimbabwe- Application Pack

Application is made by submitting a completed application form. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the advert will close if a suitable candidate is found. Therefore, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Interview Arrangements: Most of our interviews are conducted by skype or MS Teams.  Please advise us of any dates that you would not be available for interview if you were shortlisted.   If you have been shortlisted, you will be contacted by email to confirm interview arrangements.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.

Data Protection: MAG is an international organisation with programmes worldwide, many outside the European Economic Area (EEA). In submitting an application to MAG you are agreeing, in accordance with the European General Protection Regulation 2018, that MAG can hold, transmit and use personal information, such as that contained in application forms and CVs, for the purposes of assessing suitability for employment with MAG or for project and proposal resourcing. This information can be stored in manual and/or computer form and due to the locations in which MAG works, may involve transmission outside of the EEA. You should be aware that protection of personal information may not be equivalent to the protection provided in the EEA. However, MAG will seek to uphold the same standards of security and respect when processing your data across our organisation.  Information will not be shared with third parties without express agreement between the individual and MAG during this process of application for employment. All recruitment information collected during the application process will be confidentially destroyed 6 months following the end of the recruitment campaign.