Position subject to funding – due to start 1 April 2016
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 MAG in Nigeria:
MAG has been working to start up operations in Nigeria since the end of 2015. This funding is for a new project, and is subject to a successful bid, looking to start on 1 April 2016. The project will be based in the North East of Nigeria working to deliver Risk Education to 70 different communities. The project will involve 4 national Community Liaison and Risk Educations teams, with the CLM having an oversight of the project, with a focus on delivering Risk Education sessions and where possible conducting Non-Technical Surveys.
About the role:
As a Community Liaison Manager with MAG you will work with local communities and a wide range of stakeholders. Our community liaison roles are varied, and can involve designing and delivering Risk Education programmes to be implemented in the region by our Community Liaison teams, collecting and analysing data on accidents and MAG’s impact to lower these, conducting non-technical surveys, or building relationships with communities so that MAG’s teams can enter a region to start the process of making it safe. Our Community Liaison Managers are essential to MAG’s life-saving work and this is a great opportunity to be part of that.
You will have experience of leading, motivating and managing national staff, have strong participatory learning and facilitation skills and experience of conducting assessments in order to design and implement appropriate interventions. In addition, you should have experience in designing and delivering formal or informal training, with the ability to organize and coordinate activities or projects. We’d be especially pleased to hear from you if you have previous experience of working in Africa.
You should be aware though, MAG’s areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so you will need to be able to live and work in challenging environments, where the need for your skills and MAG’s work is most.
For further information about this opportunity, please submit your CV with an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by 13th March 2016. In line with our Nationalisation policy, we would strongly encourage applications from Nigerian Nationals for this position.