Mechanical Support Manager, South Sudan

18 months Fixed Term Contract

The starting salary package for this position is £63,356 GBP / approx. $76,192 USD including all allowances

About the South Sudan programme:

South Sudan is one of the youngest, poorest and least developed countries world-wide. The 2013 outbreak of hostilities has led to thousands of people being killed or wounded, and hundreds of thousands of people being displaced by the violence.  MAG has been successfully working in South Sudan since 2004, to clear landmines/unexploded ordnance and deliver mine risk education to at-risk populations in a constantly challenging environment.

About the role:

The Mechanical Support Manager will be responsible for ensuring that MAG’s vehicle fleet and mechanical assets are managed and maintained in order to support our operations in South Sudan. As well as ensuring effective and timely maintenance, servicing and repair of the MAG fleet and mechanical assets, the postholder will also be expected to lead the day to day strategic management of MAG’s heavy and light vehicles mechanical assets, generators and workshops to ensure high standards of performance and safety. A key part of this role will be training national staff to strengthen their capacity to conduct maintenance, repairs and the correct use of tools, equipment, vehicles and mechanical assets.

About you:

The successful candidate will have experience in mechanical and fleet management, including plant machinery and Tiller and Flail remote platforms. You must have experience of maintaining and repairing a large fleet of vehicles and a wide range of mechanical assets; this includes diagnostics; welding (welding/arc welding specific, TIG and MIG welding desirable) and preventative maintenance. Communication skills are essential to this role as the successful candidate will need to have experience managing and capacity building a team of national staff and in designing and delivering training in the repair and maintenance of fleet and other machinery. You should also have the ability to find creative solutions to issues that arise and experience of providing technical expertise to develop existing fleet management policies and procedures.

Benefits:

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £63,356 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 will 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 – Mechanical Support Manager, South Sudan - Application Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date 5thFebruary 2023. 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.