Technical Field Manager, Zimbabwe

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Country: Zimbabwe
Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Technical Field Manager, Zimbabwe

The starting salary package for this position is £59,304 GBP / approx. $81,553 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 Zimbabwe programme:

MAG’s Zimbabwe programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. In Zimbabwe MAG undertakes minefield survey and clearance, EOD work (explosive ordnance disposal) and cluster munition clearance. This is supported and enhanced by MAG’s community liaison activities, including providing Risk Reduction Education (RRE) to the local population. In total the programme employs more than 70 national staff, supported by a small team of international staff.

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 often in remote locations and being involved in all aspects of MAG’s lifesaving work, including administration, procurement, reporting and planning. The Zimbabwe TFM role is based for majority of the time in remote field locations, working in a challenging living context. 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 hold a recognised EOD / demining qualification or have significant experience in the technical and operational management and leadership of Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities. Technical knowledge of mines/SALW/unexploded ordnance and mine clearance techniques, including new developments is essential. This role requires the post holder to spend most of their time working in a warm climate with few amenities, and as the lead technical member of staff in the programme, the successful candidate will also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and experience in leading, motivating, managing and training a diverse team.

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. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here***.* You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on the MAG website, using the link below.**

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

How to apply:

For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG. Due to the urgent need to identify a candidate for this role, MAG will review applications on an ongoing basis, as they are received, and arrange interviews with shortlisted candidates as soon as possible. We therefore strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible, as acceptance of applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.



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