HALO Operations Managers Middle East and North Africa At HALO Trust

This application opportunity should ONLY be taken up by individuals able to work through an internet based selection process during March and April 2022, and able to start training on Monday 9th May 2022

The HALO Trust is seeking candidates for the role of Operations Manager in the Middle East and North Africa region. Applicants must be fluent in Arabic (C2 level or mother tongue), and be able to demonstrate experience of leading and managing teams. Prior experience in mine action and ordnance disposal is not required as a full training course will be provided upon employment.

Candidates may either work in their home country where HALO has a programme (see where we work at www.halotrust.org), or may be posted to other countries in the region.

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 an Operations Manager 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 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 Operations Managers 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 Middle East and North Africa programmes where you could be leading large teams. On the course you will receive technical training in all forms of explosive ordnance clearance and disposal, and survey. You will also learn about HALO’s support and quality management systems.

Working for HALO is rewarding, but it is also physically and mentally demanding. 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 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.

This application opportunity should ONLY be taken up by individuals able to work through an internet based selection process during March and April 2022, and able to start training on Monday 9th May 2022



  • 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: Fluency in Arabic (C2), strong English language skills (B2) 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.
  • Driving licence: Full licence required


  • STEM qualification or experience
  • Experience of working or living with people from different cultures
  • Management of security and safety in a professional context
  • Project management.

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

How to apply

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 6th March 2022. Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Please apply via the link on The HALO Trust Recruitment page: https://apply.workable.com/the-halo-trust/j/DA0417B3FF/