The salary package for this role is £27,868 – £31,012 per annum*, including basic salary and a cost of living allowance.
About the Laos programme:
Laos has the unenviable title of being the most bombed country in the world per capita. For nearly a decade, Laos was subjected to heavy US bombing as part of the wider war in Indochina. US bombing records show that at least two million metric tonnes of ordnance was dropped between 1964 and 1973.
Working across Xieng Khouang and Khammouane provinces since 1994, MAG has directly helped more than 900,000 people to live safer lives, free from danger and fear. Another 2.1 million men, women and children have benefitted indirectly. Our teams have cleared more than 58,000,000 square metres of land in Laos, removing and destroying more than 211,000 items of UXO, including nearly 90,000 cluster sub munitions.
In addition, MAG has given more than 2,900 risk education sessions to around 194,000 people, helping them to stay safe until land is cleared.
About the role:
We are seeking a Community Liaison Manager in Laos to oversee the safe and effective management of all aspects of Community Liaison (CL) including activities such as risk education, non-technical survey and impact monitoring to enable informed decision-making. You will be able to create and maintain strong relationships with National Authorities, whilst ensuring CL activities are implemented to the highest standard. You will be responsible for managing a team of CL Supervisors, as well as contributing to the development of the strategic direction of CL in Laos. MAG’s CLM’s are essential to our life-saving work and as the only international CLM in the programme this is a great opportunity to take a leading role.
You will have good knowledge of non-technical survey and experience in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects, including changes in gender norms and social inclusion. You will enjoy leading, motivating and managing national staff spread over large geographical areas and have a strong educational background with good analysis and data gathering skills. In addition, you should have experience in working independently for extended periods in ‘stand-alone’ environments with minimal supervision. You should also have experience in designing and implementing participatory community processes. We would be especially pleased to hear from you if you have this experience in a Humanitarian Mine Action context. Previous experience in Laos is highly desirable.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The total salary package for this position is £27,868 – £31,012 per annum*.
*Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.
• Accommodation: MAG provides 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.
How to Apply
For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:
Please return the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of 17 September 2017. 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 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.