The total package for this position is £61,404 GBP per annum (approx. $75,632 USD) including salary and all allowances.

About MAG in Senegal

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. The main area of focus of MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD), working with national defence and security authorities toward the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. Our AMD operations are focused on armoury construction, design and management, weapons marking and management, assessment of needs and bulk demolitions. Senegal is a new programme for MAG. Following recent assessments in country MAG will be working with partners across a number of AMD activities.

About the role:

Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work. The aim of the post will be to lead, oversee and safely manage all technical aspects related to the transportation and the storage of ammunition in accordance with International Standards and MAG’s policies and mandate. The post holder will also provide ongoing mentoring to the Senegalese Armed Forces personnel in charge of transportation and storage of ammunition.

About you:

The successful candidate must be at Ammunition Technician Officer Level and have experience in Bulk Demolition experience. The successful candidate will also be familiar with IATGs and MOSAICs. Experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and familiarity with regional and international SALW related texts and conventions is required. The successful candidate will also have report writing and office software skills and the ability to manage field budgets.

The successful candidate will need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with partners, local authorities and security forces. They will have experience in managing field operations in developing countries. It is also crucial that the candidate is self-reliant and demonstrates a high level of initiative. Fluent written and spoken French language skills are essential. Finally, you 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.

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The total package for this position is is £61,404 GBP per annum (approx. $75,632 USD) and increases with service. Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.

• 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

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: Arms Management and Destruction (AMD)  Ammunition Specialist – Application Pack

Please submit your application form and CV to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 17th November 2019. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the advert will be taken down once an appointment is made. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.