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  • Posted on: 5 February, 2016 Deadline: 14 February, 2016
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    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.

    We are recruiting to fill the position

    Programme Manager


    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.

    About you:

    • 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.

    MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:


    • The total salary package for this position is £36,216 - £36,972 GBP (approximately $51,520 - $52,596 USD) *Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.


    • MAG will provide accommodation in-country.


    • We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You will have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year or pro rata if the contract is less than a year.


    • MAG provides three international flights home per year (for permanent contracts)/ MAG provides three international flights home per year pro rata if your contract is less than a year (for fixed-term contracts).


    • All international staff are automatically covered by MAG's comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance including evacuation and repatriation.

    Method of Application

    To apply, download the the candidate information pack to apply, fill and return the Application form to:

    Note: Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.

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