Technical Field Manager – AMD, Lebanon
The starting salary package for this position is £61,404 GBP / approx. $81,847 USD including all allowances
About the Lebanon programme:
MAG has been operational in Lebanon since 2000, conducting impact assessment surveys, delivering Mine Risk Education and clearing landmines, cluster munitions and other unexploded ordnance. Lebanon has an extensive legacy of conflict, and MAG is addressing the contamination left behind across predominantly southern and north-eastern areas of the country. 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 17 million square meters of contaminated land and removed more than 35,000 dangerous weapons, benefitting over 1.6 million people.
About the role:
Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work and actively manage and lead our teams of national staff to safely implement our life saving projects. They must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical teams and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s lifesaving work, including working with internal and external stakeholders, administration, team cashbooks, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. This particular role will involve acting as the lead TFM for all our arms management and destruction (AMD) activities in the programme. You will be responsible for conducting technical assessments, managing physical rehabilitations and/or physical constructions. You will also be responsible for providing ammunition stockpile training and drafting national SALW and PSSM Standards.
The TFM may also be required to take on the role of acting Technical Operations Manager (TOM) during periods of the TOM’s absence. The position will require the selected candidate to work independently on occasions. However the ability to work as a team and fit in with the rest of the Lebanon programme is paramount. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in MAG’s life-saving work on a day-to-day basis
Due to the nature of the project, the successful candidate will need a background in ammunition management, ideally gained from a military career and use in the humanitarian or commercial sectors managing similar projects. Any experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) or Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) is advantageous. You must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world, as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities which need it most. You will be required to work with internal and external stakeholders and the successful candidate must therefore be able to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and tenacity.
Fluent English language skills are essential, with French/Arabic language skills being an advantage.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £61,404 per annum 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 or pro rata if the contract is less than a year.
• Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year pro rata if your contract is less than a 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.
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 application pack below:
Please return the Application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible.
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.