Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 25 Feb 2018
The total salary package for this position is £78,612 – £86,568 per annum, including basic salary, hardship allowance, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance.**
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 Mali Programme:
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 activities, through bulk demolitions, as well as armoury rehabilitation and construction, 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:
We are seeking to recruit a Technical Operations Manager to lead and safely manage all Mine Action and Arms Management and Destruction operations in Mali, specifically armouries and ammunition depot construction and rehabilitation, SALW destruction, weapons marking, SAA destruction, mine action risk education and non-technical surveys. The Technical Operations Manager is also responsible for leading technical teams of national and international staff. 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 programmes Senior Management Team, you will need to demonstrate considerable experience of working strategically with an aim to increase destruction activities within the programme. You will also be responsible for ensuring the quality and efficiency of MAG’s clearance work.
You will need to hold a recognisable EOD qualification (Level 4 equivalent) and have extensive experience of planning and implementing efficient AMD activities in challenging environments, with a mine action background being desirable. The Technical Operations Manager will also be required to have solid knowledge of IATG’s. You will need to be a strong negotiator with excellent people and project management skills. This is a demanding yet highly rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible manager. You will be required to represent MAG at a senior level and therefore a patient, tactful and diplomatic approach is required. Previous experience of remote management is desirable.
The teams in Mali can be based in remote areas, working in challenging contexts away from home comforts, you will need to be able to live and work in extremely challenging environments, where your skills and MAG’s work is needed most.
Fluent written and spoken French Language skills are essential, with English language skills desirable.
How to apply:
For the further information on the role, the application form and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 25 February 2018.