Technical Field Manager – Standards & Training, Ukraine (Subject to Funding)

The starting salary for this position is £67,656 GBP / approx. $85,476 USD per annum including all allowances

About the Ukraine programme:

Since the Russian invasion of 24th February 2022, Ukraine has been subjected to heavy artillery bombardment, missile, and air strikes, as well as the use of landmines and cluster munitions. The scale of the conflict and the use of high impact and indiscriminate weapons requires an urgent and extensive response. MAG responded to the crisis in 2022 and now employs nearly 200 staff in our Ukraine programme, in a range of operational and support/administrative activities with further scale-up planned during 2024. The programme has a representation office in Kyiv, and operational offices in Mykolaiv (also covering accessible areas of Kherson) and now in Kharkiv. MAG has received accreditation for EORE, NTS, TS, Manual Demining and BAC and is currently working on its first minefields of the year in Mykolaiv. With the arrival of 2 Minewolves in mid-April, the programme will move towards mechanical accreditation during late spring; this will be followed by seeking EOD accreditation.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing Ukraine programme to lead on technical instruction and quality assurance for our operations teams. Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work and actively manage, lead, and capacity build our teams of locally recruited staff to safely implement our life saving mine clearance and EOD projects.  You will join our standards and training team to develop and deliver quality Training Management Packages in all areas of land release, operational management, and technical EOD competencies in compliance with our Global Technical Standards, Standard Operating Procedures, mission and mandate. You will work in challenging contexts away from home comforts, but the lifesaving impacts the work has on local communities is very real, and rewarding. 

About you:

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. You will have excellent people management skills and proven experience in managing training and QA operations, designing training material, and conducting formal and informal training for diverse groups of people. You must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and examples of where you have used mentoring and coaching skills to conduct training programmes. You will need to have excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with our national partners and authorities with the ability to contribute technical knowledge and clearance targets in proposals and reports. It is also crucial that you are self-reliant and hold a high level of initiative as you will need to work independently and travel within the country. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are essential. Finally, you must be willing to take on the challenges of working in a complex context like Ukraine, and working as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it most.

Benefits and further information:

MAG staff are rewarded with comprehensive benefits – you can read the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details:

  • Salary: £67,656 GBP 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 eight weeks out of the programme per year.
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year.
  • Insurance: Programme based 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.

MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.

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 here and background checks 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. Women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

For further information and the application form, please download the candidate information pack:

MAG – Technical Field Manager – Standards & Training, Ukraine- Application Pack

Please return the application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 7th April 2024. Due to the high volume of applications 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.