Technical Field Manager (Standards and Training), Iraq

  • Contract
  • Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

Mines Advisory Group

Technical Field Manager (Standards and Training), Iraq

The starting salary package for this position is £69,654 GBP / approx. $85,600 USD including all allowances

About the Iraq programme:

Following decades of conflict, Iraq is heavily contaminated with landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) and the ongoing regional crisis has added to the scale of this problem. MAG has been working in Iraq since 1992 and after expansion into new area over the past 12 months; we currently have 800 national staff and 88 teams operating in 6 areas in northern Iraq. By clearing hazardous areas, MAG has enabled new schools, roads and hospitals to be built, opened up vital trade routes and allowed communities to use their farming land in safety, giving them greater food security and an escape from poverty. Most recently, our work has supported the safe expansion or establishment of camps for displaced people and clearance of areas of return, as well as delivering life-saving risk education for those fleeing the violence.

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. The Iraq programme is looking for a Technical Field Manager to support the Standards and Training Manager (STM) and Technical Operations Manager (TOM) to develop training objectives and plans and deliver training in line with MAG Global Technical Standards (GTS), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), mission and mandate. Another key aspect of the role is to conduct Quality Assurance assessments of operational teams as directed by the STM and TOM.

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, cashbooks, procurement, reporting and planning. Roles can often be in remote locations, working in challenging contexts. 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:

You must be qualified to IMAS EOD 3, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience of working within the HMA sector. It would be beneficial to be experienced in IEDD or High Risk Search operations, through working for a similar organisation in a similar region, either in the humanitarian, commercial sector or military/civil service sectors. You must be willing to take on the physical challenges of working in a ‘hands on’ role in hostile environments, as part of a flexible and committed team.

You will have proven experience in managing training and QA operations, designing training material, conducting formal and informal training for diverse groups of people is essential. You must be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and examples of where you have used mentoring and coaching skills to conduct training programmes.

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. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on the MAG website, using the link below.

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 by the closing date of 10th October 2022.