Technical Field Manager – AMD, West Africa (French Speaking)

The total package for this position is £59,304 per annum (c. USD $79,100) including salary and all allowances.


About MAG in Africa:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.  One predominate area of focus in MAG’s programmes across Africa is Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM)/ Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. These programmes include Chad, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Gambia and others.  

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 work. The PSSM/AMD Technical Field Managers, deal regularly with national and local defence and security authorities, including the police and military, on weapons and ammunition stockpile management. Operations focussing on armoury construction, design and management, Weapons management, assessment of SALW needs and bulk demolitions. They must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical interventions and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s project work, including administration, finance, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. Roles can often be remote, 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.

About you:

Ideally, you will be qualified and experienced in both AMD and EOD work, with previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. However, we will also consider applications from candidates who have gained the necessary technical and practice experience in the military and can demonstrate a keen interest and willingness to learn the skills needed for AMD work. Where required, MAG will offer on the job training in all areas of AMD.

Successful candidates will also need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with local authorities and security forces. All candidates should be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world and work as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it the most.

Fluent French language skills are essential and English language skills are desirable. 


Benefits
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The total salary package for this position is £59,304 per annum (c. USD $79,100) 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 note that 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

How to Apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG –Technical Field Manager – West Africa Application Pack

Please return the application form and your CV to humanresources@maginternational.org. 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.