Regional Director, Sahel and West Africa

Manchester, UK, with significant global travel
£45,768 - £51,780 (plus contributory pension)
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior manager to lead a regional portfolio of MAG programmes, with oversight of programme and project development, implementation and delivery and with a current annual value of around $12 million.
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.
This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a strategic and senior management role in an international NGO. As one of four Regional Directors, reporting to the Director of Programmes, you will lead and manage the Country Directors of MAG’s programmes based in Sahel and West Africa to ensure the quality delivery of MAG’s operations and the compliance of grants and contracts.
The post holder will coordinate MAG’s regional strategic approach, supporting Country Directors in the development and implementation of business plans, including coordinating expansion into new countries and the development and strengthening of donor relationships. This is a challenging and varied role, offering the opportunity to use your wide-ranging management experience to influence the organisation and the wider sector. The post-holder will be expected to lead and coordinate complex networks of relationships across the region and beyond.
The successful candidate will have excellent project management, business planning and budget management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities at the same time. Experience of working in a senior management position in a development or humanitarian organisation is essential, and experience of working in humanitarian mine action or arms management and destruction (AMD) sector would be highly advantageous. Experience of working in this region would also be an advantage. Regular travel will be essential in this role, which could be to a MAG programme, or to meet with donors or other stakeholders – you could be in Manchester one week, visiting Washington the next, then Mali or the Democratic Republic of Congo. French language skills are also essential for this role.
This is a demanding but highly rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible manager. It will offer you the opportunity to use your strategic and leadership skills in a fast-paced environment.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit the jobs page of our website, available at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-mag by the closing date of Sunday 4 December 2016.