Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Technical Field Manager

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Job Description

Technical Field Manager – AMD, Democratic Republic of Congo The starting salary package for this position is £66,004 GBP / approx. $81,363 USD including all allowances About MAG: MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict. About the DRC programme: Between 1996 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the site of the most deadly conflict since World War Two, which led to as many as 5.4 million deaths and left the country contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. MAG established a Humanitarian Mine Action Program in DRC in 2004 and established its first Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) / Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) program in DRC in 2006. We are also the only non-governmental organisation accredited to carry out arms management and destruction initiatives in the country. The DRC programme more recently ceased its mine action project, and is currently focused on the implementation of the arms management and destruction initiatives. 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 projects. They must be willing to lead from the front, and are responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical teams, being involved in all aspects of MAG’s lifesaving work, including working with internal and external stakeholders, Administration, team cashbooks, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. You will be responsible for conducting technical assessments, managing physical rehabilitations and/or physical constructions, and for providing ammunition stockpile training and PSSM Standards. The TFM may also be required to take on the role of acting Technical Operations Manager (TOM) during periods of the TOM’s absence. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in MAG’s life-saving work on a day-to-day basis. About you: Due to the nature of the project, the successful candidate will need experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) or Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM). You will have excellent people and Project Management skills with the ability to coach and mentor others effectively. Understanding of difficult security contexts is crucial. This is a demanding yet highly rewarding position suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible individual. Fluent written and spoken language skills are essential. Knowledge of English would be an advantage. 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. 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.
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