Technical Field Manager (AMD) - Somalia

The starting salary package for this position is £61,804 GBP/ approx. $82,500 USD including all allowances.

About the Somalia programme:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. MAG first worked in Somalia in 2001 and has had a sustained presence in the country since 2008. The MAG Somalia programme is operating in a complex political and security environment with operations firmly established in Somaliland and Puntland. The main area of focus in Somalia is Arms Management & Destruction (AMD).

About the role:

MAG’s AMD activities in Somalia aim at strengthening national level capacities for managing weapons and ammunition systematically and safely. The overall objective of the role is to increase security and local capacity to plan and manage their SALW.

Field activity will include training of both field and headquarters staff of the National State Security Actors across the country, demonstrating and scaling up weapons marking and registration including supporting legislative efforts to mark civilian weapons, armoury/site risk assessments, agreements with authorities on prioritisation of interventions and the building and/or refurbishment of armouries/explosive stores.

This role will require time and resource management (in coordination with SMiC) for the deployment and fulfilment of all AMD contracts. All work will need ownership of local actors and work flexibly to the timelines achievable with existing local realities and capacities.

AMD Technical Field Managers must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical interventions and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s project work, including administration, finance, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. Roles can often be remote, working in challenging contexts away from home comforts, but the life-saving impact the work has on local communities is very real, and rewarding. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in MAG’s life-saving work on a day-to-day basis.

About you:

You will be qualified and experienced in AMD work, with previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. This would include all aspects of weapons handling and ammunition management and technical knowledge of SALW / UXO. You will also need experience of coordination and liaison between national stakeholders and experience of delivering training packages to national authorities.

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.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £61,804 GBP/ approx. $82,450 USD 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'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.

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 AMD, Somalia Application Pack 

Please return the Application form to as soon as possible. MAG will review applications and arrange interviews with candidates on a rolling basis.

Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to take part in the selection process, which usually consists of a selection test and two interviews. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of applying, you should assume that your application has not been successful.