Standards & Training Manager, Cambodia

Mines Advisory Group

Standards & Training Manager, Cambodia

The salary package for this position is £71,028 GBP per annum (approx. $89,062 USD), including all allowances.

About MAG

MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international humanitarian organisation based in Manchester, UK, and working in 32 countries. We remove landmines and unexploded ordnance to release safe and productive land for communities, and work to reduce the threat of armed violence by supporting governments to safely manage weapons and ammunition. In 1997, MAG was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for our work campaigning for the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

About the role

The Standards and Training Manager (STM) will manage a Training, Monitoring and Evaluation Team (TMEU), focusing on developing and delivering quality Training Management Packages (TMPs) across the programme.

You will implement a comprehensive Quality Management Systems (QMS) across all areas of technical operations in order to maintain safety, improve standards and promote best practise. You will also improve standards across the programme in all matters relating to field operations, equipment and training, and to provide logistical, administrative and technical support to the Technical Operations Manager, Technical Field Managers and TMEU. Roles are in remote areas, 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

You must be EOD qualified and have experience of working in technical survey (TS), non-technical survey (NTS), both manual and mechanical mine clearance, battle area clearance (BAC), cluster munitions technical survey (CMTS), animal detection (support activities), EOD, and integrated clearance activities operations in developing or conflict affected countries that are contaminated by remnants of conflict, as well as managing multiple field clearance operations. 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 designing, developing, and delivering formal or informal training, and the transfer of appropriate skills.

The postholder will be innovative, proactive and committed to high quality standards and continually improving effectiveness and efficiency. The ability to develop, review and comply with security and technical Standard Operating Procedures is essential to the role. You will be determined 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 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.

About the Cambodia programme

Cambodia is one of MAG’s longest running programmes. For over 25 years, we have cleared the country of landmines, cluster munitions and other unexploded bombs. In the west of Cambodia, MAG responds to the threat of landmines and unexploded grenades, mortars and other weapons within Battambang and Pailin provinces. On the eastern side of the country, in Ratanakiri, we clear land of unexploded bombs. MAG uses a mixture of manual and mechanical clearance teams, deploying resources to suit the type of contamination and terrain and also uses locally-trained mine detection dogs which help to speed up the clearance process. In Cambodia we also use roving teams which respond quickly to community reports of unexploded bombs found on the land. Our work helps people live a life free from danger and fear, and releases safe land back to communities so they can feed their families and earn a living.

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 16th June 2024.

MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.

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 here and background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on our website.

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