Head of Support Services, Syria Response – based in Erbil, Iraq
Subject to funding
The starting salary package for this position is £54,904 per annum (approx. USD $77,729) including all allowances
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 Syria Response:
MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support the development 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.
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to use your project and people management skills to lead a team of senior staff across key support functions. Reporting to the Country Director, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of support services, including; finance, vehicle fleet, IT, HR, facilities and logistics & procurement day to day, as well as on a longer term project basis. You will be key in ensuring that all programme support services systems are robust and working to enhance efficiency and minimise risk, with added responsibility for developing and mentoring national staff. This is an opportunity to put your experience of, successfully designing, implementing, managing and monitoring support systems and processes, into practice in an interesting and diverse programme.
As a key strategic and senior manager in the programme you will be a member of the Senior Management Team, working to develop the programme. This role will be based in Erbil, Iraq with frequent travel within the North East Syria region.
You will need relevant overseas experience preferably in international aid and development with a humanitarian agency in a developing country. You will have proven experience of working at a senior level managing projects, HR, Finance, Logistics and Fleet functions in complex large scale and high risk operations. The Syria Response programme is growing and therefore you’ll need to be a dynamic, motivated, flexible self-starter, who is able to hit the ground running. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced support services professional to take the next step in their career and grow their strategic and operational skills in a senior, varied and autonomous role.
Please note that as part of MAG's commitment to safeguarding, this post is subject to background checks before an offer of employment is confirmed. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on the MAG website, using the link below.
MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential
How to apply
For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please submit your application as soon as possible.