Technical Field Manager WAM, Lebanon

The starting salary package for this position is £71,656 GBP / approx. $91,000 USD including all allowances

About the role:

Our Technical Field Managers (Weapons and Ammunition Management) are the core of our work and actively manage and lead our WAM projects. 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 Operations Manager (TOM). This will include coordinating and providing technical oversight on WAM type projects from the initial project design, rehabilitation and/or construction of new facilities through to development of a sustainable National capacity. In addition, you will support the Technical Operations Manager (TOM) in ensuring overall safe execution of all MAG technical activities within the country.

About you:

You must have experience of working in weapon and ammunition management (WAM /PSSM) type operations, including significant focus on ammunition interventions, ideally in a number of different contexts. You must have relevant professional training, ideally as an Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO), or as an EOD 3+ IMAS qualification. You should be familiar with international standards including MOSAICS and IATGs. 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. The ability to work autonomously and develop, review and comply with security and technical Standard Operating Procedures is essential. In addition, you will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, diplomacy and organisation skills, with the ability to plan and coordinate activities and projects.

About the Lebanon programme:

MAG has been operating in Lebanon since 2000, as an international HMA organization working under the supervision of the Lebanese Mine Action Centre (LMAC) and is accredited to implement manual and mechanical clearance on minefields and cluster munition strike areas countrywide. MAG also undertakes Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) activities in communities. Lebanon has an extensive legacy of conflict, and MAG is addressing the contamination left behind in the South, Mount Lebanon and the West Beqaa. 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 23.1 million square meters of contaminated land and removed more than 70,000 dangerous items, benefitting over 1.9 million people.

In addition to HMA, MAG Lebanon piloted its first ever Weapon and Ammunition Management project in 2017 to strengthen security and stability in the country by increasing the LAF’s ability to effectively manage and maintain state-held weapons and ammunition. Since then, MAG team have established a solid relationship with the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and supported with country wide assessments of LAF facilities. In line with international standards, MAG rehabilitates existing ammunitions depot, constructs new ones and also reinforces the LAF staff capacity with delivery of training.

Benefits and further information:

MAG staff are rewarded with comprehensive benefits – you can read the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details:

  • Salary: £71,656 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 eight weeks out of the programme per year.
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year.
  • Insurance: Programme based 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.

MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.

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 here and background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through 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. Women are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

For further information and the application form, please download the candidate information pack:

MAG – Technical Field Manager WAM, Lebanon – Application Pack

Please return the application form to humanresources@maginternational.orgby the closing date of 18th June 2024. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.