MAG vacancy: Community Liaison Manager – Laos

The total package for this position is £33,900 per annum (c. USD $41,051) including salary and all allowances.

About the Laos programme:

Laos has the unenviable title of being the most bombed country in the world per capita. For nearly a decade, Laos was subjected to heavy US bombing as part of the wider war in Indochina. US bombing records show that at least two million metric tonnes of ordnance was dropped between 1964 and 1973.

Working across Xieng Khouang and Khammouane provinces since 1994, MAG has directly helped more than 1,070,000 people to live safer lives, free from danger and fear. Another 2.6 million men, women and children have benefitted indirectly. Our teams have cleared more than 88,000,000 square metres of land in Laos, removing and destroying more than 295,000 items of UXO, including more than 163,000 cluster sub munitions. In addition, MAG has given more than 3,400 risk education sessions to around 128,000 people, helping them to stay safe until land is cleared.

About the role:

We are seeking a Community Liaison Manager (CLM) in Laos to oversee the safe and effective management of all aspects of Community Liaison (CL) including activities such as risk education, community baseline assessments (non-technical survey) and impact assessment to enable informed decision-making. You will create and maintain strong relationships with National Authorities, whilst ensuring CL activities are implemented to the highest standard. You will be responsible for managing CL staff, as well as contributing to the development of the strategic direction of CL in Laos. MAG’s CLMs are essential to our life-saving work and as the only international CLM in the programme this is a great opportunity to take a leading role.

About you:

The successful candidate will have experience of conducting needs or risk assessments in order to design and implement appropriate interventions and experience in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects, including changes in gender norms and social inclusion. You will enjoy leading, motivating and managing national staff spread over large geographical areas and have a strong educational or behavioural change background with good analysis and data gathering skills. In addition, you should have experience in working independently for extended periods in ‘stand-alone’ environments with minimal supervision. We would be especially pleased to hear from you if you have this experience in a Humanitarian Mine Action context, although this is not essential for the role if you have the necessary transferable skills. Previous experience in Laos is also highly desirable.

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £33,900 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/eight weeks out of the programme per year
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year
  • 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. 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 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.

How to apply

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

MAG – Community Liaison Manager, Laos - Candidate Information Pack

Please return the application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 21st August 2022.  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 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.