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Janete Malichi

Deputy Team Leader, Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

I am Janete Malichi, I was born in the Angolan town of Luena on March 30, 1990, during the war period and I spent most of my childhood and youthhood as a refugee in the neighbouring country of Zambia. Following the end of the war, I returned home to Moxico, Angola. I am a single mother of three girls of ages Ten, Eight and five.

Before joining MAG, I worked as a Nurse in the General Hospital of Moxico, after hearing of a MAG recruitment for Deminers, I thought, being a mother I wanted to contribute to making land safe for children and communities in Angola so I decided to apply for a job as a Deminer and I was successful in getting a job as a Deminer with MAG Angola on May 1st, 2018.

After working for one year as a Deminer, I was given the opportunity to become a Deputy Team Leader, a position that l held for two years, and progressed further to become a Team Leader which is my current role.

As a team Leader, I am responsible for managing mine action team, providing leadership and guidance, safety oversight, ensuring effective coordination and communications, ensuring Team implement the approved operational plans, carrying out MAG´s internal quality assurance and controls and mentoring other colleagues (women and men).

Besides being a trained Deminer, Team Leader with MAG, I am also trained as a Nurse, and I wish to continue to further my career and skills for the future once the work of land clearance is completed in Angola to which l am committed working with MAG.

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