Technical Field Manager, Peru
Permanent post subject to final confirmation of donor funding
The starting salary package for this position is £63,156 GBP (approx. $78,268 USD) including all allowances.
About the Peru programme:
Since 2017, MAG has been conducting dedicated Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities in Peru. Currently, it is implementing a Conventional Weapons Destruction Programme and additional capacity building activities, both of which are funded by the US Government.
MAG effort in Peru is focused on enhancing the national PSSM capacity and reducing the risk and impact of unplanned explosions at munitions sites (UEMS) as well as the consequences of weapons and munitions being diverted to the illicit arms trade. Unplanned explosions and arms proliferation both have a devastating humanitarian impact and strategically destabilising consequences; both of these issues represent a tangible concern in Peru and in the wider Latin America and Caribbean Region (LAC). Recently MAG is carrying out a scale-up of its business operation in Peru and in the LAC region.
About the role:
Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work and actively manage and lead our teams of staff to safely implement our life saving Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) projects.
The aim of the post will be to implement all aspects of Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) and related tasks in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and as directed by the Technical Operations Manager (TOM). This will include performing large scale EOD operations across the country, delivery of training to stakeholders, rehabilitation and/or construction of new facilities and monitoring of all staff carrying out technical operations to ensure safe practices and in order to build a local capacity for WAM activities. In addition, you will support the Technical Operations Manager (TOM) in ensuring overall safe execution of all MAG technical activities within the country.
The successful candidate must have experience of working in mine clearance/EOD/SALW operations in developing countries that are contaminated by remnants of conflict. You must be EOD 3 IMAS qualified and have substantial previous experience as EOD operator. You will be experienced in leading, motivating and managing a diverse team of people, and in mentoring and coaching others. You will also have experience of conducting formal or informal training and the transfer of appropriate skills to others. The ability to work autonomously and develop, review and comply with security and technical Standard Operating Procedures is essential. Technical knowledge of two or more of these technical skills areas is essential: EO/SALW/unexploded ordnance, EOD and mine clearance techniques, including new developments.
The postholder will be innovative, proactive, and committed to high quality standards and continually improving effectiveness and efficiency. You will be able to establish and develop effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally and to represent and promote MAG. In addition, you will possess excellent communication, interpersonal, diplomacy and organisation skills, with the ability to plan and coordinate activities and projects. Experience of working independently for extended periods of time in ‘stand-alone’ environments with minimal supervision is required.
Fluency in English is required, Spanish skills would be highly beneficial.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
- Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £63,156 GBP (approx. $78,268 USD) per annum including all allowances, and this increases with service.
- Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
- Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You'll have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year.
- Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year. This will be pro rata for those on fixed term contracts.
- Insurance: All international staff are automatically covered by MAG's comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance including evacuation and repatriation.
Please see the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details on these benefits.
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 further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the application pack below:
Application is by completed application form. Please return the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 1st October 2023. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.
Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.