Technical Field Manager, Angola
The starting salary package for this position is £65,656 GBP / approx. $82,000 USD including all allowances
About the Angola programme:
Angola remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. MAG has been active in Angola since 1994, clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war. The programme currently operates in the east of Angola in Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte provinces. Landmine clearance operations are focussed in Moxico, some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the country. Our focus is to improve the security and wellbeing of these communities by returning safe land for productive use. We also deliver Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) projects.
About the role:
Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work and actively manage and lead our teams of locally recruited staff to safely implement our life saving mine clearance and EOD 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 administration, team cashbooks, procurement of equipment, representation of MAG to local communities and Government, operational planning and reporting. Capacity building and people management is a core area of this role. Roles are in remote areas, 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.
You must have a recognised and relevant EOD / demining qualification and have extensive experience of managing efficient minefield clearance / EOD/ SALW operations, ideally in an integrated clearance (manual and mechanical) setting. Successful candidates will need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with our national partners and authorities. You must have excellent people management skills with a proven track record of leading, motivating, and managing a diverse team of people. The successful candidate will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to contribute technical knowledge and clearance targets in proposals and reports. You will also have a proven track record of delivering training and capacity building of locally recruited staff. It is also crucial that the candidate is self-reliant and holds a high level of initiative as they will need to work independently and travel within the country. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are essential. Portuguese language skills are also desirable. Finally, all candidates must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world and working as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it most.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
- Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £65,656 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'll have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year. (This is pro rata if you start part way through the leave year.)
- Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year (This is pro rata if you start part way through the leave 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 – TFM, Angola - Application Pack
Please return the Application form to firstname.lastname@example.org the closing date of 11 June 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.