Technical Field Manager (AMD) – Weapons Marking, Chad (Fixed Term for 6 months)
The starting salary package for this position is £66,004 GBP /approx. $81,000 USD including all allowances.
About the Chad programme:
Over 30 years of civil conflict - including Libyan invasion - have resulted in extensive landmine/UXO contamination and large-scale population displacement in Chad. In 1997, the Chadian authorities signed and ratified the Ottawa Treaty and established the High Commission for National Demining to remove all mines and is now aiming to destroy all anti-personnel mines in areas under its jurisdiction no later than 1 January 2020.
MAG has worked in Chad since 2004 and currently has a humanitarian mine action consortium project funded by the European Union in the Lake and Tibesti Regions. Since 2014 MAG has also been implementing Arms Management and Destruction projects across the country, working closely with the Chadian authorities to reduce the risks and impacts of unplanned explosions and reduce the danger of weapons proliferation for civilian populations.
About the role:
Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work. The AMD Technical Field Manager focused on Weapons Marking will be responsible for setting up and launching the marking programme in Chad, which includes the training of a national marking TFM and marking teams. Alongside this the TFM will be responsible for the writing of procedures and national strategy and action plan in line with the specific project.
You must be experienced and knowledgeable in SALW, with expected prior knowledge about SALW international treaties. You will also have experience of conducting form and informal training, ensuring the transfer of appropriate skills and knowledge. To succeed in this role, you will need to be able to prioritise and structure a busy workload, which working independently to ensure the smooth running of the weapons marking programme.
French language skills essential, with Arabic desirable.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £66,004 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 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.
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 age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. 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.