Technical Field Manager – AMD (Lebanon)

To begin in December 2018/January 2019 - 12 month fixed term contract with possible extension

The starting salary package for this position is £61,404 GBP /approx. $81,950 USD including all allowances.

About the Lebanon programme

MAG has been operating in Lebanon since 2000, when MAG first undertook an assessment mission to evaluate the country’s landmine problem, after years of civil war and the 2006 hostilities. MAG works closely with the national demining authority, the LMAC, who task and monitor MAG’s activities in support of the long-term plan which aims to achieve “a Lebanon free from the impact of landmines by 2020”. We have also recently begun a new project working on arms management activities in Lebanon.

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 working on a new AMD project, 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 EOD 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

About you

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.

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position £61,404 GBP /approx. $81,950 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 (for permanent contracts)
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year (for permanent contracts)
  • 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.

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, Lebanon Application Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of the 25th November - applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 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.