Technical Operations Manager, Chad

The total salary package for these positions is £88,900 per annum (c. USD $108,500) including all allowances.

About MAG in Chad:

Over 30 years of civil conflict - including Libyan invasion - have resulted in extensive landmine/UXO contamination and large-scale population displacement in Chad. In 1997, the Chadian authorities signed and ratified the Ottawa Treaty and established the High Commission for National Demining to remove all mines and is now aiming to destroy all anti-personnel mines in areas under its jurisdiction no later than 1 January 2020.

MAG has worked in Chad since 2004 and currently has a humanitarian mine action consortium project funded by the European Union in the Lake and Tibesti Regions. Since 2014 MAG has also been implementing Arms Management and Destruction projects across the country, working closely with the Chadian authorities to reduce the risks and impacts of unplanned explosions and reduce the danger of weapons proliferation for civilian populations.

About the role:

As the senior technical representative in country, the Technical Operations Manager role is responsible for leading and safely managing all mine clearance and EOD operations, as well as leading teams of national and international staff. To do this you will need to hold a recognisable EOD qualification and have extensive experience of planning and implementing efficient clearance operations in challenging environments.

Working closely with and reporting to the Country Director, you will provide high quality technical input into proposals and reports, liaise with donors, and government agencies. As a member of the programme’s Senior Management Team, you will need to demonstrate considerable experience of working strategically and ensuring the quality and efficiency of MAG’s clearance work.

About you:

You will have excellent people and project management skills with the ability to coordinate, design, manage and report on activities simultaneously. Previous experience of working in a senior technical position within a similar organisation is essential. This is a demanding yet highly rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible manager. A patient, tactful and diplomatic approach will be required in the challenging environments MAG works in. Teams in Chad are often based in remote areas and work in demanding conditions. You will need to be able to live and work in particularly difficult environments.

Fluent written and spoken French Language skills are essential, with English language skills desirable.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is around £88,900 per annum (c. USD $108,500) dependent on location and this increase 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, rising to 8 weeks with service.

• Flights: MAG may provides three international flights home per year, depending on post holder circumstances.

• 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

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

MAG – Technical Operations Manager, Chad Candidate Information Pack

Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 2nd
February 2020. 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 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.