Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Programme Manager, Syria Response
The starting salary for this position is £44,904 per annum, approx. $59,900 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 Syria Response programme:
MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support and protect conflict affected communities from explosive remnants of war, so that people can restore and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.
About the role:
MAG is recruiting for a Programme Manager to support our Syria response programme. After a period of rapid expansion last year, this is an exciting time to join the MAG team, leading emergency response activities and working with partner organisations in a rapidly changing context.
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 the project and in addition to pursuing and developing future opportunities for MAG in the region will also be responsible for information management and developing systems within the programme. This role will include grant/contract management, proposal development, donor liaison, business development, people management and capacity building. The base location for this position will be North East Syria, with regular travel around the Middle East region as part of the Syria response hubs for NGO’s and UN Agencies.
Previous experience in the mine action sector is not essential however 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. The successful candidate will 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.
Excellent people management skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both internally and externally will be key to this role. This as a great opportunity for an experienced project manager to play a vital part in MAG’s life-saving work.
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.
For further information on the role, the application form and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 7th April 2019.