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  • Posted on: 4 November, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    MAG has been working in Nigeria since late 2015. To date, MAG’s work in Nigeria has focused on arms management and destruction activities, aimed at reducing the risk of unplanned explosions and the impact of weapons and munitions being diverted to the illicit arms trade.  This position will be working setting up a new base for a new project, pending the confirmation of funding. Based in Northern Nigeria, this project will be focused on delivering emergency mine risk education and non-technical survey to local populations in IDP camps/settlements in newly accessible areas. It will also involve providing risk education to other humanitarian actors and agencies working in the area.

    Base Manager


    3 Months Fixed term
    The salary package for this role is £35,868 - £39,012 per annum* including basic salary, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance.

    About the role:
    Based in Maiduguri, Borno state, you will be responsible for setting up a base to support the new project. The Base Manager will have a wide range of duties and responsibilities including managing logistics, procurement, financial and administrative services and finding suitable office / guesthouse accommodation. As well as being security focal point you will be required to liaise with the communities and local authorities.

    About you:
    You will need experience of working overseas in international aid or development, ideally in a conflict / post conflict environment, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. This is a varied role that will require proven experience of implementing and managing logistics, HR, administration and finance systems, including setting up a new base.  As a security focal point in a high risk location, you will need experience of monitoring a dynamic security situation. Our ideal candidate will have a flexible and proactive approach to work who enjoys working with a multi-cultural team. It is essential that you are fluent in English language and knowledge of Hausa is desirable.

    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.

    MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

    Salary: The total salary package for these types of positions tends to be £35,868 - £39,012 per annum. *Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.

    Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
    Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You'll have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year.  As Nigeria is a hardship programme staff are also be entitled to an additional 10 days leave.
    Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year.
    Insurance: 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

     For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:
    MAG - Base Manager, Nigeria Candidate Information Pack

    Please return the application form and your CV to as soon as possible – applications will be considered on an ongoing basis.

    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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