Mines Advisory Group (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 Nigeria Programme:
MAG is planning to begin working in Abuja, Nigeria, subject to funding and a successful bid. A Programme Manager will be needed to run the project based around a range of Arms Management and Destruction activities. More specifically MAG will be working with the Presidential Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons and various defence and security forces to improve arms management procedures and practices in line with international good practice. This project will be implemented in close collaboration and coordination with the German organisation BICC .
About the role:
MAG is seeking a Programme Manager to oversee and ensure efficient delivery of MAG’s Arms Management and Destruction project in Nigeria. The Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all project objectives are met, which will include overseeing the day to day management of the country team. With support from the Regional Director, the Programme Manager will also oversee all financial, administrative, security, HR and logistics elements of the in country. A key element of the role will be successful liaison with local authorities, embassies, donors, NGO’s and UN agencies.
You should have previous experience in overseas project management roles with a focus on Liaison, within an international aid/humanitarian organisation. You will also need experience across the range of project management functions, including experience of managing international and national staff and the ability to motivate a team. In addition, you should have experience working with a range of institutional donors and experience of developing new projects. English language skills are essential for this post.
There will be regular travel to MAG’s operational bases in country for oversight and coordination purposes. Areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments.
For the 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 14 February 2016.