Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 25 Sep 2016
Manchester City Centre, UK with significant travel overseas
Fixed Term Contract until 31 December 2017
£23,016 – £28,644 (plus contributory pension)
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.
We are currently seeking a Programme Support Coordinator to provide support to MAG’s lifesaving programmes around the globe. Reporting to our Programme Support Manager, and working closely with a Regional Director, you will act as the focal point for a challenging portfolio of international programmes in Sahel and West Africa. The role incorporates key aspects of developing and supporting projects, including grant management, proposal development and reporting and internal stakeholder engagement, providing the opportunity to test your skills in a truly international role.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with experience of developing and supporting programmes, ideally including experience of working with a wide range of institutional donors. Excellent planning and organizational skills are essential, with the ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential for this role. With excellent project management and interpersonal skills, you will be creative, flexible, solution-focused, professional and committed to MAG’s goals. Strong written and spoken French and English language skills are essential. Experience of working overseas would be beneficial.
Experience and understanding of technical issues relating to mine clearance are not necessary for this post; more important is your commitment to international humanitarian and capacity building principles. The role will be based in Manchester and will involve a high level of overseas travel to the Sahel and West Africa region.
Applicants who are non-residents of the UK will need to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.
How to apply:
For further information about the role, and details of how to apply, please visit our website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies before the closing date of 25th September 2016. Please note that application is by submission of a completed application form. CVs will not be accepted.
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