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Investing in local staff

Training on how to make a Kalashnikov safe in Burundi

Training and employing local staff is a key objective in all MAG programmes.


More than 90 per cent of our employees are national staff – that's to say, native to the country they are working in – which maximises the long-term development impact of our work.

Improving the skills and broadening the experience of a workforce is an investment in the development of the country.

MAG has devised recruitment policies that ensure the poorest and most vulnerable people in communities are not only beneficiaries of clearance, but also have the opportunity to be gainfully employed in the process.

Training of staff is integral to the way MAG works, producing national demining professionals, while ensuring that courses are tailored, taking into account the specific requirements of each particular country.

Read more: National importance: capacity building



Photo [MAG Burundi]: MAG Burundi's Technical Field Manager teaches members of the Burundian Civilian Defence the first training of its kind to ever be offered to the Civilian Defence.






Case studies:

BURUNDI: Targeted training for the Civilian Defence

MAG Sri Lanka’s female deminers tell their stories

SUDAN: Countdown to national handover starts with a bang

SUDAN: Partnership and dedication

See also:

National importance: capacity building

FAQs about recruitment

Careers with MAG



Meet MAG Sri Lanka's female Mine Action Team

MAG Sri Lanka's all-female MAT

Profile: MAG Sri Lanka’s female deminers

About MAG


MAG (Mines Advisory Group) saves and improves lives by reducing the devastating effects armed violence and remnants of conflict have on people around the world.
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