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28 Jan 2021

Technical Field Manager

Job Description

Technical Field Manager, South Sudan (Fixed Term until 31 March 2022, subject to confirmation of funding)

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The starting salary package for this position is £68,004 per annum (c. USD $92,000) **including all allowances.

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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.

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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.

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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, representation of MAG to local communities and Government, operational planning and reporting. 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.

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About you:

You must be qualified to EOD 3 and experienced in demining / EOD / Mechanical operations, with previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. Previous experience of working in South Sudan would be beneficial. You must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world, setting a good example of working with South Sudanese government, military and staff as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities which need it most. MAG takes the conduct of its staff very seriously, and therefore you will also be required to demonstrate impeccable conduct and respect for others, and the cultures in which we work.

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 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 by the closing date of 4th February 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.

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