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Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

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Field Operations Coordinator (FOC) (1 Position)

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a British based Non-Governmental Organization engaged  in the eradication  of landmines  and other unexploded ordnance. MAG’s mission is to build  the futures of people affected by the remnants of conflict through responsive, quality-driven  and progressive action. We remove the physical threat of injury and death and alleviate economic  devastation. We provide clearance and education enabling an escape from the poverty and suffering caused by conflict. MAG has been working in the field of Humanitarian Mine Action in Cambodia since 1992.

MAG is now seeking applications from suitably qualified and experienced Cambodian National  to fill the following position below.

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Field Operations Coordinator (FOC) (1 Position)


1. Specific Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist the TFM/TOM with the planning and execution of the deployment of operational teams and assign them to dedicated Field Supervisors to conduct Battle Area clearance (BAC), Cluster Munition Technical Survey (CMTS)  and  Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams. This will include the deployment of manual deminers and associated mechanical assets assigned to the teams to conduct clearance and mechanical ground preparation.
  • Oversee and ensure that Field Supervisors' deploy the BAC, CMTS and EOD Teams appropriately and in accordance  with the identified needs within the designated AOR.
  • Understand and uphold the standards outlined in MAG’s Safeguarding Framework, acting with due care and attention  to safeguard the wellbeing of anyone that comes into contact with MAG’s work and reporting concerns if they do arise.
  • Review, correct and sign off all implementation plans for all clearance activities within the designated AOR.
  • Work within the framework of MAG’s core values, promoting its ethos and mission statement.
  • Monthly collate relevant information and prepare the first draft of the monthly HD Report relating to Mechanical assets  and ensure they are submitted to the TFM – TMEU on or before the 7th of each month, covering the previous month’s activities.
  • Work towards achieving programme and/or department business plan objectives
  • Ensure full knowledge of and safe implementation of all Standard Operating Procedures, drills, processes and other  work practices related to BAC, CMTS and EOD conducted in the AOR.
  • Ensure familiarity with and adhere to all MAG policies and procedures and keep informed of MAG activities
  • Continually conduct risk assessment exercises to ensure that the safety of operations is maximised and make recommendations to the TFM RTK on suggested amendments and or improvements.
  • Undertake and apply learning from appropriate training and development programmes.
  • Ensure that the TFM-RTK/TOM is fully briefed on all technical / operational issues & any technical difficulties arising  and propose solutions for consideration.
  • Conduct daily monitoring and evaluation of all operational tasks to ensure safety, efficiency, and effectiveness and  report any and all non-conformities daily to the TFM-RTK and TFM-TMEU together with corrective action taken  or planned.
  • As required by the TOM, ensure that accurate and thorough reports following investigation into all incidents/accidents  are completed in a timely and comprehensive manner and provided to the TFM-RTK/TOM with details of appropriate action taken, in accordance with MAG policies and procedures.
  • Undertake the role in a manner appropriate to the cultural context and within the local legal framework
  • Conduct reconnaissance and survey of suspected and/or confirmed contaminated areas as directed by the TFM-RTK  or TOM.
  • Contribute to internal discussions and planning designed to improve MAG's performance, results and impact in the  Cambodia programme.
  • On occasion, work outside regular working hours as circumstances dictate.
  • Liaise with and represent MAG to donors, implementing partners, local officials and other agencies as and when required and directed by the TFM-RTK/TOM to further MAG's aims and ensure operational efficiency.
  • Collate information for the first draft of the internal monthly report on the activities undertaken by all teams deployed  in the assigned AOR (Ratanakiri).
  • Maintain an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of all relevant technical equipment used in the AOR within Cambodia  programme.
  • Support the TFM-RTK and TOM to ensure that the maintenance, safe and appropriate storage of all necessary technical materials and equipment (including explosives and accessories) are within programme directives and  immediately report all deficiencies and or obstacles encountered to the TFM-RTK.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as may be required and as directed by the TFM-RTK/TOM.

2. Responsibilities of all staff:

  • Advise and assist with the implementation of new systems and procedures in relation to maximising productivity and safety.
  • Conduct, oversee, support and plan operational assessments and technical evaluations of new or current equipment being used within the Cambodia programme in conjunction with the TFM-RTK as directed by the TOM.
  • Uphold and implement MAG standard policies including, but not limited to the Policy on Personal Conduct, Protection  of Children and Vulnerable Adults, Dignity at Work, Financial Crime Policy, Gifts and Hospitality Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy


  • At least five years’ experience in humanitarian mine action, at least two of which must have been spent in a technical supervisory position.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the National, Organizational and international standards and guidelines for humanitarian mine action (HMA).
  • Excellent working knowledge of the types of mines and ERW encountered in Cambodia.
  • Good knowledge and sufficient experience of monitoring and evaluation (M & E) of Mine Action activities.
  • Good communication skills including reading and writing in Khmer. Proficiency in English is highly desirable.
  • Able to collate information and produce written reports.
  • Ability to develop the capacity of subordinates.
  • Valid driving license for motor bikes.

How to apply

Interested applicants who meet the requirements should submit a Cover Letter and CV with three referees (certificates should  not be included with the application and please subject the email in the contact detail with the position you are applying for, Ex: Ms/ Mr. Xxx Xxx is applying for Field Operations Coordinator.

All applications will be retained in MAG and only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Please input the names and phone numbers of two referees in your CV, preferably who know you in a professional context.

As part of MAG’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.

Contact Person: Mines Advisory Group

E-mail: jobs.cambodia@maginternational.org

Tel: 023 215 115 (Head Office) / 012 978 456 (Ratanakiri) / 053 952 546 (Battambang)

  • MAG Head Office - #9AB, St. 446, Tuol Tumpung Ti Muoy Sangkat, Chamkar Mon Khan, Phnom Penh Capital, Cambodia
  • MAG Ratanakiri - #136, St. 78, 7 Makara, Labansiek Sangkat, Ban Lung Municipality, Ratanak Kiri Province, Cambodia
  • MAG Battambang - #99, Group10, Rumchek 4, Rottanak Sangkat, Battambang Municipality, Battambang Province, Cambodia