Technical Field Manager, Sri Lanka (Armoury Construction and Refurbishment)

Subject to Funding – expected to begin in June 2019

The total package for this position is £57,204 per annum (c. USD $75,038) including salary and all allowances.

About the Sri Lanka programme:

MAG’s Sri Lanka programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. The Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009, but landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to threaten communities in northern and eastern districts. MAG uses a mixture of manual and mechanical teams to maximise the efficiency of the land release process in country. By making land safe and returning it to the affected communities, MAG is helping people in Sri Lanka to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures following the civil war. MAG Sri Lanka will be extending its programme activities by adding AMD activities to the programme in 2019.

About the role:

Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work. MAG’s TFMs are responsible for the day-to-day management of all technical interventions and as well as managing administration, finance, procurement, reporting and planning.  MAG’s AMD TFMs liaise with national and local defence and security authorities, seeking to improve weapons and ammunition stockpile management. AMD operations are usually focused on armoury construction, design and management, weapons management, needs assessment and bulk demolitions.

This role in Sri Lanka will focus on armoury construction and refurbishment for Small Arms and Light Weapons and training national security forces in those domains.

About you:

The successful candidate must be EOD Level 3 qualified, as well qualified and experienced in AMD work. However, we will also consider applications from candidates who have gained the relevant technical skills within the military, providing they are qualified to EOD Level 3 standards. Experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and/or bulk demolitions will be advantageous.

Successful candidates will need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with partners, local authorities and security forces. It is also crucial that the candidate is self-reliant and holds a high level of initiative. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are essential. 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.

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The total package for this position is £57,204 per annum (c. USD $75,038) 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 .

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 – Sri Lanka Application Pack

Please return the application form and your CV to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 24 March 2019.  If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.