Technical Field Manager, AMD – Sierra Leone
The total salary package for this position is £61,404 per annum* (c. USD $79,211**) including salary and all allowances.**
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 MAG in Sierra Leone:
MAG has been working in Sierra Leone since 2016. The area of focus is in Arms Management and Destruction (AMD), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions.
About the role:
Our Technical Field Managers are at the core of our work, and actively manage and lead our teams of national staff to safely implement our life saving work. The AMD Technical Field Manager in Sierra Leone will be responsible for liaising with national and local defence and security authorities, including the police and military, on weapons and ammunition stockpile management. Operations will focus on armoury and ESH construction, design and management, weapons management, technical needs assessment 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. The successful candidate will be offered a permanent global contract with MAG, and would have the opportunity to be deployed to other programmes after the initial Sierra Leone deployment, in accordance with MAG’s International Staff Deployment Policy. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in our life-saving work on a day-to-day basis, and to develop a long-term career within MAG, where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of MAG programmes and develop your skills throughout your career with us.
The ideal candidate will be EOD Level 3+ and/or ATO qualified, with experience in AMD work and bulk ammunitions disposal. We will also consider applications from candidates who have gained the relevant technical skills within the military, providing they are qualified to EOD Level 3+ standards. Such candidates should have a keen interest and willingness to learn the skills needed for AMD work and MAG will provide on the job training where required. Experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) will be advantageous.
Successful candidates will need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with partners, local authorities and security forces. It is also crucial that the candidate is self-reliant and holds a high level of initiative. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are essential. Finally, all candidates must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world and working as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it most. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who are interested in a long-term career with MAG.