The total salary package for these positions is £88,900 per annum (c. USD $110,308) including all allowances.

About MAG in Mali:

MAG has been working in Mali since 2013 delivering risk education to local communities, refugees and displaced people to keep themselves safe from the dangers of landmines and unexploded ordnance. We also conduct non-technical survey, collecting information about levels and types of contamination to allow better prioritisation of clearance. Since 2014, MAG has also been undertaking arms management and destruction (AMD) activities, working closely with Malian authorities to reduce the risk and impact of unplanned explosions and reduce the risk of arms being diverted to the illicit market.

About the role:

As the senior technical representative in country, the Technical Operations Manager is responsible for leading work with Malian defence and security forces to improve management of nationally held weapons and ammunition, with the aim of reducing the risk of diversion of items to the illicit market as well as the risk of unplanned explosions in ammunition depots. The role also leads teams of national and international staff to safely manage humanitarian mine action activities, through the provision of community liaison, conducting non-technical surveys (identification and marking) and supporting referral systems. 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 Senior Management Team, you will need to demonstrate considerable experience of working strategically to ensure the quality and efficiency of MAG’s work.

About you:

The successful candidate will be qualified to IMAS EOD level 3, with demonstrable AMD and HMA experience in challenging environments, specifically in armouries and ammunition depot construction and rehabilitation, SALW destruction, weapons marking, SAA destruction, mine action risk education, and non-technical surveys. You will have solid knowledge of MOSAIC, good report writing skills, the ability to plan and organise, and good representation and negotiation skills. You will have the ability to build capacity of national teams, and to establish and maintain productive partnerships with donors and partners. Understanding of difficult security contexts as well as the limited possibility of deployments into remote areas is crucial. 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. Previous experience in West Africa, and in the remote management of staff would be a benefit. This is a demanding yet highly rewarding position 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.

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

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is around £88,900 per annum (c. USD $110,308) 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, Mali Candidate Information Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 7th June 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.