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  • Posted: Mar 1, 2017
    Deadline: Mar 11, 2017
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  • The name Mines Advisory Group was established in the early days of the organisation, when it was decided that MAG’s initial role would be to draw the attention of the international community towards issues relating to mines and UXO. Between 1990 and 1991, the McGrath brothers carried out two assessment missions to Afghanistan and Cambodia, hoping th...
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    Community Liaison Officer

    Overview of role:

    Gather data, deliver risk education activities and provide support to MAG’s wider operations using community liaison and participatory approaches to assist MAG achieve its aim of mitigating the negative effects of armed violence and conflict

    Responsibilities:

    • Liaise with communities, traditional leaders, local authorities, NGOs, INGOs, and other relevant stakeholders to gather information that will support MAG’s operational planning using interviews, meetings, community mapping and other participatory approaches
    • Carry out non-technical surveys to identify suspected or confirmed hazardous areas and produce related reports and sketch maps
    • Gather information relating to accidents and victims of landmines, ERW or SALW and produce related reports
    • Deliver risk education to targeted groups ensuring that all participants have a good understanding of risks and mitigation strategies
    • Liaise with communities to support MAG’s clearance operations at all stages of the clearance process
    • Liaise with MAG’s clearance teams to ensure all relevant information is shared prior to clearance operations
    • Gather data relating to the impact of MAG’s work through relevant reports and case studies
    • Deliver training and support to community focal points, leaders and/or teachers where relevant and provide follow up monitoring and support
    • Contribute to the process of developing CL methodologies, materials, policies and procedures
    • Work with other CL staff to design and field test CL resources as required
    • Ensure that all reports are completed to a high standard and that all data is accurate and well-presented
    • Contribute to the day-to-day planning of CL activities and deployments to the field
    • Take due care and responsibility for all equipment issued by MAG
    • Represent MAG in relevant meetings as and when required
    • Adhere to all MAG policies and procedures both Technical and Administrative, including safety and security
    • Any other reasonable duties as requested by the Community Liaison Manager or CL Team Leader.

    Essential requirements:

    • Previous experience of using participatory techniques to gather information in at-risk communities
    • Previous experience of carrying out community-based education activities or similar
    • Good knowledge and understanding of local communities, their norms and culture
    • Ability to record information accurately and clearly
    • A flexible and adaptable approach to work
    • Ability and willingness to travel
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective relationships with a range of people
    • Excellent presentation skills with the ability to engage with an audience

    Method of Application

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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