Jul 17, 2017

Peru: Technical Field Manager, Peru

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Country: Peru
Closing date: 13 Aug 2017

Location: Peru

Length of contract: 5-6 weeks

Start date: Approx. October 2017

The total salary package for this position is £53,004- £59,172 including basic salary and cost of living allowance.

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 Peru programme:

This is a new project subject to funding and a successful bid, but looking to start from approximately October 2017 onwards. MAG has been in negotiations with the ministries of environment and production regarding the initial survey, production of a report and then as required follow-up clearance of a former military firing range to the North of Lima. National plans are then to develop the area in Ancon into an industrial park.

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 mine clearance and EOD projects. They must be willing to lead from the front, responsible for the day-to-day management of our technical teams and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s lifesaving work, including administration, team cashbooks, procurement of equipment, reporting and planning. Roles are in remote areas, 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.

About you:

You must be qualified and experienced in demining / EOD operations, with previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. You will be Spanish speaking with well-developed GIS/mapping skills to work on the initial diagnosis project which is expected to take around 5-6 weeks. You must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world, as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities which need it most.


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 http://ift.tt/1wqQW62 as soon as possible, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the vacancy removed once filled.