Technical Field Manager, Somalia (subject to confirmation of funding) – Somalia

Technical Field Manager, Somalia (subject to confirmation of funding)

18 month fixed term contract

The starting salary package for this position is £61,804 GBP (approx. $74,842 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 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, Puntland and Jubaland. The main area of focus in Somalia is Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).

About the role:

MAG’s WAM/HMA activities in Somalia and Somaliland aim at strengthening national level capacities for managing weapons and ammunition systematically and safely. For safe storage and disposal of explosives. The overall objective of the role is to increase security and local capacity to plan and manage Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and store/dispose of explosive ordinance.

Field activity will include training of both field and headquarters staff of the National State Security Actors across the country i.e. Police EOD Teams, demonstrating and scaling up weapons marking and registration including supporting legislative efforts to mark civilian weapons, armoury/site risk assessments, agreements with authorities on prioritisation of interventions and the building and/or refurbishment of armouries/explosive stores.

This role will require time and resource management (in coordination with the senior manager in country) for the deployment and fulfilment of all AMD/HMA contracts. All work will need ownership of local actors and work flexibly to the timelines achievable with existing local realities and capacities.

The Technical Field Manager 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.

About you:

The successful candidate will have previous experience in Weapons Ammunition Management. You must have extensive experience in demining / EOD / Mechanical operations and strong technical knowledge of EOD principles. Additionally, you must be willing to take and have experience in the challenges of working in insecure areas. The successful candidate will have previous experience working for a similar organisation, either in the humanitarian or commercial sector. Strong management skills are essential to this role, as an emphasis will need to be on the training, mentoring and capacity building of national staff.

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 by the closing date of 4th September 2022.

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