We're proud to employ a global workforce made up of 50 different nationalities in 23 countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe. Check back here for a rotating look at some of our employees at home and in the field.
Operations Manager, LaosManixia has been at MAG since 2007, joining straight from school. Step by step she has progressed her career, eventually becoming an operations manager in 2016. Manixia wants to use her success to inspire other women to become leaders in their field.
“It is a difficult job, and not everyone can do it,” she says. “But we have shown that men and women can do it equally as well.”
Technical Field Manager, IraqSalaam has been with MAG for 26 years. Today he manages nine weapons destruction teams, two mine detection dog teams, two mechanical teams and three community liaison teams.
"Without doubt the greatest achievement is when I return to places that were cleared years ago and think about the lives that have been saved."
Deminer, LebanonFatima started working with MAG two and a half years ago. She previously studied graphic design.
“When I found my first mine, I was a little bit scared, but after that I just felt proud. None of us have the full approval of our family doing this work. And none of us would want our children to do this work.”
International Communications Manager"Landmine clearance is a prerequisite to any normal activity in so many areas after conflict. People can't safely farm, they can't safely build a house and their children can't safely play. Aid agencies can't drill water wells, can't build schools and in many cases can't deliver medical assistance or food aid. All of these factors show why MAG’s work is so important, and has a great impact."
Evaristo Luis Cambembe
Community Liaison ManagerEvaristo took on the position with MAG in 2003 due to his own experience of being uprooted by the conflict and seeking refuge abroad. The conflict also claimed his father, brother and sister. On returning, he was determined to help others who had been through similar experiences.
“I joined MAG just to save lives and to help people know how to live safely”
Project Manager, Burkina Faso"I started to work for MAG in February 2015 in Sahel-West Africa; over the past year, I have been able to work on many aspects of programme management, in diverse environments and with people of different horizons. It has been very enriching on a professional but also on a personal level."