Feb 8, 2016

Technical Field Manager, Vietnam

Employer:  Mines Advisory Group
Location: Vietnam
Closing date: 17 Feb 2016

Fixed term for 11 months

The total salary package for this position is £51,004 - £57,172 per annum* (circa $72,950 - $81,770 USD) including basic salary and cost of living allowance.

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 MAG in Vietnam:
MAG has been present in Vietnam since 1998. MAG Vietnam is reducing the risk of death and injury in communities, within two provinces (Quang Binh and Quang Tri), through the delivery of risk education, clearance of Cluster Munitions, and removal and destruction of other items of UXO.

About the role:

MAG has been requested by its donor to undertake a capacity building project for Peacetrees Vietnam, an NGO based in Quang Tri province. Peacetrees has been working in Quang Tri since 1995 conducting development and mine action projects and has strong relationships with the military and government authorities within the province.

MAG has agreed to deploy a TFM to work with PTVN over a 10 month period to conduct a needs assessment to identify areas where support is needed and then to develop and implement the training plan. This project will focus on areas such as operational management capabilities and practices, mapping and information management.

About you:

Your will be qualified to the equivalent of EOD level 3, with significant experience in the technical and operational management of UXO clearance operations, including task planning and prioritisation, writing and reviewing SOPs, assessing clearance methodology and reviewing operational structures. You will have extensive experience in developing and delivering training packages and long-term, targeted and measurable capacity building strategies. With excellent influencing, negotiation and diplomacy skills, you will be able to work in partnership with various stakeholders. Previous experience in the South East Asia context is desirable but not essential. MAG takes the conduct of its staff very seriously, and therefore you will also be able to demonstrate impeccable conduct and respect for the cultures in which we work.