Mechanical Technical Manager
Mechanical Technical Managers, South Sudan (Subject to Funding) – start date of circa 1 October 2020.
The starting salary package for this position is £58,576 GBP/ approx. $75,400 USD including all allowances.
We are currently planning for restart and development in the South Sudan programme and therefore looking for expressions of interest at this point in the above position.
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 South Sudan programme:
South Sudan is one of the youngest, poorest and least developed countries world-wide. The 2013 outbreak of hostilities has led to thousands of people being killed or wounded, and hundreds of thousands of people being displaced by the violence. MAG has been working in South Sudan since 2004, to clear landmines/unexploded ordnance and deliver mine risk education to at-risk populations.
About the role:
The Mechanical Technical Manager will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of our MW 330, 370 and 240 assets as well as our Bozena 4 assets. The role is responsible for training, assessing and monitoring all national staff who utilise these assets, working to build local capacity for humanitarian mine action activities. The role 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 must be a qualified mechanic with significant experience of working in HMA with mechanical demining equipment such as Minewolf and Bozena. Additionally, you will have the dynamics to train Mechanics and have experience of developing capacity through conducting training and mentoring to our locally recruited operators and mechanics. Areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments. 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 that need it most.
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.
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 age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. 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. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible. **