Technical Field Manager, Ecuador (Fluent in Spanish and English working level required) / 

Supervisor técnico de gestión de armamento y municiones (WAM) – rol internacional

Start date: as soon as possible

The starting salary package for this position is £63,156 GBP (approx. $78,268 USD) including all allowances.

About the Ecuador programme / Introducción:

ENG : MAG has had a Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) programme in Peru since 2017, and in Ecuador since 2020. The programme in Ecuador has successfully established itself as provider of a range of Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) tools and training to the national security actors and is now expanding.

This will include helping the Ecuadorian capacity to properly store and manage state-held weapons stockpiles and to have the technical expertise and capability to routinely and safely dispose of excess and obsolete weapons. Additionally, this support will mitigate the risk of an unplanned explosion that may threaten or harm the local civilian populace and military personnel. Finally, the Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) project will result in more secure stockpiles, thereby eliminating a potential source of weapons for non-state actors and criminal organisations.

ESP : Las actividades de Gestión de Armamento y Municiones (WAM, por sus siglas en inglés) de MAG tienen como objetivo fortalecer las capacidades de actores públicos a nivel nacional para gestionar de forma segura y sistemática las armas y municiones. Tras dos años de apoyo a las actividades WAM en Ecuador, el programa está ampliando el alcance de su proyecto a todo el país.

El objetivo general del proyecto es mejorar de forma sostenible la capacidad nacional ecuatoriana existente de los actores públicos para gestionar los arsenales de armas en poder del Estado y eliminar de forma segura las armas excedentes y obsoletas.

About the role / Objetivo general del puesto :

ENG : Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work. The aim of the post will be to implement all aspects of Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) and related tasks in accordance with standard operating procedures and as directed by the Technical Field Manager – Team Leader (TFM – TL). You will provide coordination and technical oversight of WAM projects from initial project design, rehabilitation and/or construction of new facilities to the development of sustainable national capacity. In addition, you will support the TFM-TL and the Senior Manager in Country (SMiC) in ensuring overall safe execution of all MAG technical activities within the country.

ESP: El Supervisor técnico de –gestión de WAM de MAG será responsable de apoyar al Gerente Técnico (TFM-TL) para dirigir, supervisar y gestionar de forma segura todos los aspectos de las operaciones de Gestión de Armas y Municiones (WAM) y las tareas relacionadas, de conformidad con las Normas Internacionales y los Procedimientos Operativos Estándar, garantizando que éstos sean coherentes con las políticas y el mandato de MAG.

El Supervisor técnico de WAM también será responsable de llevar a cabo la formación, la evaluación y el seguimiento de todo el personal que lleve a cabo operaciones técnicas de WAM para garantizar una práctica segura y con el fin de crear una capacidad local para las actividades de WAM.

About you / Requisitos Esenciales :

ENG :The successful candidate must have experience of delivering Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) type activities and operations. You must be EOD 3 IMAS qualified and have at least 5 years’ experience of working in SALW/ PSSM type Operations in developing countries and of managing field operations. You will be experienced in leading, motivating and managing a diverse team of people, and in mentoring and coaching others. You will also have experience of conducting formal or informal training and the transfer of appropriate skills to others. Experience of working independently for extended periods of time in ‘stand-alone’ environments with minimal supervision is also required. To be successful in this role, the post-holder will have excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

ESP : 
Se requiere certificación EOD Nivel III y dominio del español y del inglés a nivel de trabajo. Se requiere experiencia en la ejecución de operaciones WAM, incluida la experiencia en el manejo de armas y la gestión de municiones. Se valorará la experiencia previa en coordinación y enlace entre las partes interesadas. Deseable experiencia previa en la entrega de paquetes de formación a las Autoridades Nacionales. Se requieren conocimientos técnicos sobre Armas Pequeñas y Armas Ligeras y municiones sin detonar. Capacidad para desarrollar, revisar y cumplir procedimientos operativos estándar técnicos y de seguridad. Experiencia de trabajo independiente durante largos períodos de tiempo en entornos "autónomos" con una supervisión mínima.Excelentes dotes organizativas con capacidad para planificar y coordinar actividades y proyectos. Excelentes habilidades de comunicación e interpersonales. Deseable experiencia previa de trabajo en América Latina. Buenos conocimientos de lectura, escritura, aritmética e informática.

    Fluency in Spanish and English working level required.


    MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

    • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £63,156 GBP (approx. $78,268 USD) per annum including all allowances, and this increases with service.
    • Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
    • Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You'll have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year.
    • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year. This will be pro rata for those on fixed term contracts.
    • Insurance: All international staff are automatically covered by MAG's comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance including evacuation and repatriation.

    Please see the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details on these benefits.

    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 age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. 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 application pack below:

    MAG – Technical Field Manager WAM, Ecuador - Application Pack

    Application is by completed application form. Please return the application form  to by the closing date of 11th June 2023.  If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.

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    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.

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