Programme Manager, Somalia
Fixed Term for 12 months (with the possibility of extension, subject to receipt of funding)
The starting salary package for this position is £40,804 GBP / approx. $52,000 USD including all allowances **
MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.
About the Somalia programme:
MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. MAG first worked in Somalia in 2001 and has had a sustained presence in the country since 2008. The MAG Somalia programme is operating in a complex political and security environment with operations firmly established in Somaliland and Puntland. The main area of focus in Somalia is Arms Management & Destruction (AMD).**
About the role:
MAG is recruiting for a Programme Manager to support our Somalia programme. This is an exciting time to join our growing MAG Somalia team, supporting community liaison strategies and working with partner organisations to support MAG’s AMD activities. **
The Programme Manager will be responsible for providing senior level support to the Country Director (CD) in the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management and the development of new business, in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. The PM will be responsible for the day-to-day management of all aspects of MAG’s AMD activities in the region will also be responsible for information management and developing systems within the programme. A key aspect of this role will include supporting with the development of Community Liaison programme strategies (including survey design and needs/ impact assessments) and implementation plans in coordination with the Country Director. Additionally, this role will include grant/contract management, proposal development, donor liaison, business development, people management and capacity building relating to AMD activities. **
The successful candidate will have worked overseas in an international development setting and be able to develop solid relationships with donors, government bodies and other NGO’s. Experience in community development activities, including familiarity with survey design, and conducting needs assessments in order to design and implement appropriate interventions and guide activities will be essential. The successful candidate will also require experience in developing and supporting projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation and contract compliance and have proven expertise in the development of new business. This will include demonstrable skills in proposal writing and development, networking/ contract negotiations and experience of producing high quality donor reports and proposals. In addition to this the post holder will also need to have experience in financial management and a proven ability to improve and develop systems. Knowledge of the Arms Management and Destruction/ Weapons and Ammunition Management sector is desirable. This as a great opportunity for an experienced project manager to play a vital part in MAG’s life-saving work. Demonstrable experience of working on gender inclusion initiatives would be highly desirable, a passion and commitment towards diversity, equality and inclusion is essential.
In order to strive towards gender diversity within the programme, we would strongly welcome applications from female candidates. **
Please note that as part of MAG’s commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed.
MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.
How to apply
For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply as soon as possible.