Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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 the Guinea programme:
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. The focus of MAG’s programme in Guinea is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management and destruction of weapons and munitions.
About the role:
This role will be responsible for the effective day-to-day management of all aspects of the Country Programme, including staff, resources, partners and networks. A key element of the role will be to ensure contractual compliance with project donors, coordinating and developing relationships with donors and other stakeholders to represent MAG, and planning and developing further opportunities for MAG in the country. The role will have ultimate responsibility for the programme’s finances, as well as budgeting and reporting; as well as having oversight of the security and safeguarding management in country. As the senior manager in country, the Country Representative will provide leadership to and oversee programme support functions, including logistics, human resources and finance, as well as management of implementing partners.
You should have previous experience in overseas project management roles, within an international aid/humanitarian organisation. You will also need experience across the range of project management functions, including experience of managing national staff and the ability to motivate a team. In addition, you should have experience working across a range of disciplines and experience of growing and developing projects. It will be key for the selected candidate to be able to demonstrate an analytical and solution oriented management approach to working within a complex context. Previous professional experience in North or West Africa would be beneficial.