Technical Field Manager, Zimbabwe
The starting salary package for this position is £59,304 GBP / approx. $81,553 USD including all allowances
About the Zimbabwe programme:
MAG’s Zimbabwe programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. In Zimbabwe MAG undertakes minefield survey and clearance, EOD work (explosive ordnance disposal) and cluster munition clearance. This is supported and enhanced by MAG’s community liaison activities, including providing Risk Reduction Education (RRE) to the local population. In total the programme employs more than 70 national staff, supported by a small team of international staff.
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 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 often in remote locations and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s lifesaving work, including administration, procurement, reporting and planning. The Zimbabwe TFM role is based for majority of the time in remote field locations, working in a challenging living context. 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 hold a recognised EOD / demining qualification or have significant experience in the technical and operational management and leadership of Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities. Technical knowledge of mines/SALW/unexploded ordnance and mine clearance techniques, including new developments is essential. This role requires the post holder to spend most of their time working in a warm climate with few amenities, and as the lead technical member of staff in the programme, the successful candidate will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and experience in leading, motivating, managing and training a diverse team.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £59,304 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.
• 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.
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:
Application is made by submitting a completed application form. These documents should be submitted to email@example.com
Due to the urgent need to identify a candidate for this role, MAG will review applications on an ongoing basis, as they are received, and arrange interviews with shortlisted candidates as soon as possible. We therefore strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible, as acceptance of applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.
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 three weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.