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Technical Field Manager - AMD, Gambia

The total package for this position is £59,304 per annum (c. USD $79,150) including salary and all allowances.

About MAG in Gambia

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.  One predominate area of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD), working with national defence and security authorities toward the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. Our AMD operations are focused on armoury construction, design and management, weapons marking and management, assessment of needs and bulk demolitions. Gambia is a new project for MAG. Following recent assessments in country MAG will be working with partners (which include the military and government) across a number of AMD activities.

About the role

Our Technical Field Managers are the core of our work. MAG’s TFMs are responsible for the day-to-day management of all technical interventions and as well as managing administration, finance, procurement, reporting and planning.

The role in Gambia will focus on all aspects of AMD work and will also involve working with partners to improve the capacity of national security forces. This is part of a bigger regional project in West Africa. The TFM in Gambia will be the only MAG technical member of staff in country, responsible for implementing the project, working closely with MAG’s Regional Representative managing the project.

About you

The successful candidate must be EOD Level 3+ qualified and will be qualified and experienced in AMD work and bulk demolitions. However, we will also consider applications from candidates who have gained the relevant technical skills within the military, providing they are qualified to EOD Level 3 standards. Such candidates should have a keen interest and willingness to learn the skills needed for AMD work and MAG will provide on the job training where required. Experience in Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) will be advantageous.

Successful candidates will need excellent diplomacy and liaison skills to effectively build relationships with partners, local authorities and security forces. It is also crucial that the candidate is self-reliant and holds a high level of initiative. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are essential. Finally, all candidates must be willing to take on the challenges of working in the developing world and working as part of a flexible and committed team, to save lives in communities that need it most.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The total package for this position is £59,304 per annum (c. USD $79,150) and increases with service. Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the application pack, below:

MAG –Technical Field Manager – Gambia Application Pack

Please return the application form and your CV to Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the advert will be taken down once an appointment is made. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.