Base Manager, Balakliya, Ukraine

The starting salary package for this position is £49,474.50 GBP per annum (approx. $62,872 USD) including all allowances.


About the Ukraine programme

Since the Russian invasion of 24th February 2022, Ukraine has been subjected to heavy artillery bombardment, missile, and air strikes, as well as the use of landmines and cluster munitions. The scale of the conflict and the use of high impact and indiscriminate weapons requires an urgent and extensive response. MAG responded to the crisis in 2022 and now employs nearly 200 staff in our Ukraine programme, in a range of operational and support/administrative activities with further scale-up planned during 2024. The programme has a representation office in Kyiv, and operational offices in Mykolaiv (also covering accessible areas of Kherson) and now in Kharkiv.

About the role

This role reports to the Country Director (CD) and encompasses a wide range of duties and responsibilities, including managing logistics, procurement, basic financial, and HR services. The Base Manager serves as the primary point of contact for ensuring robust and efficient administration and field coordination. Additionally, this role involves representing MAG in interactions with local authorities, other organizations, and NGOs within the relevant area of operations.

About you

You will have experience working and living overseas, ideally in sensitive conflict or post-conflict environments, with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. This varied role requires proven experience in implementing and managing logistics, HR, administration, and finance systems.

In the capacity of a security focal point in a high-risk location, you should possess experience in monitoring dynamic security situations and formulating comprehensive security procedures and policies. Our preferred candidate demonstrates a proactive approach, adaptability to address evolving needs, and thrives within a multicultural team environment, exhibiting composure in stressful situations. Proficiency in English is crucial, alongside outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities. You should also be able to demonstrate a track record of fostering constructive relationships with authorities, NGOs, and partners, while effectively overseeing the development and management of national staff teams.

The postholder should be willing and able to live and work in a remote and insecure environment with extremely restricted movement.


Benefits and further information

MAG staff are rewarded with comprehensive benefits – you can read the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details:

  • Salary: £49,474.50 GBP per annum including all allowances and this increases with service.
  • Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
  • Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You'll have a minimum of eight weeks out of the programme per year 
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year
  • Insurance: Programme based staff are automatically covered by MAG's comprehensive insurance package including: Personal accident and medical expenses insurance; Death by natural causes insurance and access to 24-hour medical assistance.

MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.

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 here and background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through 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 further information and the application form, please download the candidate information pack:

Base Manager - Application Pack

Please return the application form to humanresources@maginternational.orgby the closing date of 24th June 2024. Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.