Roving Programme Officer At Mines Advisory Group

Roving Programme Officer 

Permanent contract

The starting salary package for this position is £36,796 GBP / approx. $51,351 USD including all allowances

About MAG:

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 in West Africa:

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 main area of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage, management and destruction of weapons and munitions.

About the role:

As Roving Programme Officer with MAG in West Africa, you will be responsible for providing support to the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM) in the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management for grants implemented in Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone. You will undertake a wide range of activities including grant and contract monitoring, information systems management, and proposal and report writing for donors. You will support the RPM in ensuring that programmes meet their contractual requirements, and in programme business planning and budgeting. Communication with donors and partners will be a core function of the role. This role will involve regular travel between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Gambia, and it is expected that the role will be based in Guinea when not travelling.

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About you:

The successful candidate will have significant experience working in development and humanitarian programme related field operations or field activities in developing countries. Project design and planning, proposal writing, report writing and research skills are essential, as is experience of developing and supporting projects. The ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally is essential to this role and therefore we are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Fluency in English and professional proficiency in French (reading, written and spoken) are 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. 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 Due to the urgent need to identify a candidate for this role, MAG will review applications on an ongoing basis, as they are received, and arrange interviews with shortlisted candidates as soon as possible. We therefore strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible, as applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.


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