Regional Representative, Burkina Faso & Niger

Job
from Mines Advisory Group
Closing date: 03 Jun 2018

The total salary package for this position is £42,960- £47,424 GBP including Basic Salary, Programme Management Allowance and Cost of Living Allowance.

About MAG:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. One predominate area of focus in MAG’s programmes across Africa is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. These programmes include Chad, Burkina Faso, DRC, Sierra Leone and others.

About MAG in Burkina Faso and Niger:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. One predominate area of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. Our AMD operations are focused on armoury construction, design and management, weapons marking and management, assessment of needs and bulk demolitions. MAG has been operating in Burkina Faso since 2016, with Niger being a new project for MAG.

About the role:

The role is expected to begin in July 2018 and will be based in Burkina Faso with regular travel to Niger. The Regional Representative will be responsible for ensuring that projects are implemented and managed in each location including day-to-day management and support of country teams, and managing the start-up of operations in Niger. This will also include the oversight and management of all financial, administrative, security, HR and logistics elements of projects. As part of this, a key element of the role will be successful liaison with local authorities, defence forces, embassies, donors, NGO’s and UN agencies to build and expand projects in both locations.

About you:

Although desirable, previous experience in Mine Action or AMD is not essential but you should have previous experience in overseas project management roles, within an international aid/humanitarian organisation. You will also need practical knowledge 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 and establishing administrative systems to support the successful implementation of operations. Fluent French and English language skills are essential for this post.

How to apply:

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 3 June 2018.