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International Field Officer - various locations overseas (April 2023 start date)

Dumfries

  • Organization: The HALO Trust
  • Location: Dumfries
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Civil Society and Local governance
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: Closed

Description

This application opportunity should ONLY be taken up by individuals able to attend a selection day in south-west Scotland between the 24th and 25th January 2022, and able to start training on Monday 12th April 2023.

The mission of the HALO Trust is: “To lead the effort to save lives and restore livelihoods for those affected by conflict”. HALO clears landmines, disposes of explosive ordnance including IEDs, and is involved in weapon control.

When you become a Field Officer in HALO, you join a team with a shared commitment to making a difference in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. HALO offers a full training package for the role of Field Officer, and you do not require previous knowledge of landmine clearance or ordnance disposal.

HALO wants people who have a sense of adventure but are responsible and mature. We are looking for leaders who are resilient and self-motivated.

HALO’s Field Officers work across our programmes in various roles and with early responsibilities. You will need the aptitude to be able to function in dynamic and challenging environments and you should have demonstrable management and leadership skills.

HALO’s training will prepare you for deployment to one of our programmes where you could be leading between 250 and 1,000 local employees. On the Field Officer course you will receive technical training in mine clearance, basic explosive ordnance disposal and minefield survey. You will cover HALO’s finance, logistics, security and quality management systems. Once deployed to a programme, in addition to operational field work you will be involved in equipment auditing and maintenance, overseeing repair of vehicles, and writing reports and proposals.

Working for HALO is rewarding, but it is also physically and mentally demanding. Living and operating in remote locations in basic conditions can be wearing. You will be away from home for months on end. HALO Field Officers must be flexible and be willing to be posted to any of HALO's programmes. Research our programmes at www.halotrust.org.

You will work and live with staff from a range of backgrounds and cultures. You will need to be tolerant; you will need good interpersonal skills.

Working for HALO offers valuable personal and professional development, and for those who succeed we offer further training and development to support career progression.

No two days working for HALO are ever the same. Life is rarely dull, but working for HALO can be tough. However, if you genuinely want to make a difference to people's lives, it could be the job for you.

HALO has six values that all staff are expected to live by:

  • Courage
  • Discipline
  • Integrity
  • Respect for Others
  • Loyalty
  • Selfless Commitment

If you want to join HALO you must confirm you can meet these values.

If you are interested in joining HALO but are unable to meet the above dates, we will be running further Field Officer training in 2023. Keep an eye on the website at www.halotrust.org.

The HALO Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. The HALO Trust is committed to a culture that is both diverse and inclusive and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people form a diverse candidate pool.

If this role is for you please apply no later than 30th November 2022.

Requirements

Who we're looking for:

ESSENTIAL

  • Experience: At least two years of relevant professional experience (experience outside of Mine Action is welcomed)
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and direct others, build effective relationships and develop potential
  • Proactive: Able to identify problems and address them; self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Team Work: Work effectively with others, committed to shared goals and willing to offer support
  • Practical Ability: Will do whatever is required to get the job done; comfortable with physical labour and adept at picking up new practical skills
  • Communication: Strong English language skills (C1) in oral and written communication; able to be both persuasive and diplomatic across cultures
  • Resilience and Stamina: Able to cope with physically demanding conditions
  • Computer/IT Skills: Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Flexibility: Adaptable, and able to adjust to changing circumstances; willing to deploy to ANY global HALO programme at short notice.
  • Driving licence: Full licence required

DESIRABLE

  • STEM qualification or experience
  • Project management
  • Management of security and safety in a professional context
  • Experience of working or living with people from different cultures
  • Knowledge of languages such as Russian, Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish.

Benefits

  • Competitive salary from £24720 to £32342 following completion of training
  • Living overseas allowance
  • 49 days annual leave rising to 56 following 2 years service
  • Accommodation and food
  • Non contributory life assurance
  • Emergency medical insurance, including repatriation

 

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