Regional Programmes Manager, Senegal & Mauritania
The starting salary package for this position is £66,346 GBP / approx. $89,594 USD 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 the Senegal & Mauritania programmes:
MAG works across the Sahel and West Africa, to contribute to Armed Violence Reduction (AVR), through Weapons & Ammunition Management (WAM) Community Risk Reduction (CRR) and Humanitarian Mine Action (HMA) activities. WAM activities include working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage and management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. CRR activities include working with civil society in activities that contribute to AVR. HMA in these contexts addresses activities to understand and clear countries of landmines and unexploded ordinance (UXO).
About the role:
Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for the delivery, effective management, monitoring and evaluation of the programmes within Senegal & Mauritania, as well as project activities in Gambia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. You will have a wide variety of strategic responsibilities including designing country strategies, contract management, donor and stakeholder liaison, business development, people management, security management, capacity building and risk management. This senior role will provide you with the opportunity to use your people management skills, leading a diverse team of international and national staff operating across a geographically varied environment. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in business development and stakeholder management, to take a leading role in donor development, identifying funding opportunities in a demanding donor environment, and working with a wide range of national and international actors.
The successful candidate will have extensive experience of strategically managing and directing large scale projects including, implementation, management, risk assessment and mitigation and contract compliance. Experience of working overseas at a senior management level is essential. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are important for this role as you will need to build effective relationships and develop networks with all local and regional stakeholders. Experience of working in a regional setting, and in structures that involve matrix management are desirable.
Fluency in French and English is essential.
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.
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.