Technical Field Manager (AMD), Somalia
The starting salary package for this position is £61,804 GBP/ approx. $82,500 USD including 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 the Somalia programme:
MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. MAG first worked in Somalia in 2001 and has had a sustained presence in the country since 2008. The MAG Somalia programme is operating in a complex political and security environment with operations firmly established in Somaliland and Puntland. The main area of focus in Somalia is Arms Management & Destruction (AMD).
About the role:
Paragraph on what the job is. What will they be doing? Where? What are the main responsibilities of the role. MAG`s AMD activities aim at strengthening national level capacities for safely managing weapons and ammunition systematically and safely. The overall objective of the role is to increase security and local capacity to plan and manage their SALW.
Field activity will include training of both field and headquarters staff of the National State Security Actors, demonstrating and scaling up weapons marking and registration, armoury/site risk assessments and improvement options, agreement with authorities on prioritisation of interventions and the building and/or refurbishment of armouries/Explosive stores. All work will need ownership of local actors and work to the timelines achievable with existing local realities and capacities.
AMD Technical Field Managers 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.
You will be qualified and experienced in AMD work, with previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. This would include all aspects of weapons handling and ammunition management and technical knowledge of SALW / UXO. You will also need experience of coordination and liaison between national stakeholders and experience of delivering training packages to national authorities.
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 pack and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG as soon as possible. MAG will review applications and arrange interviews with candidates on a rolling basis.