Project Manager, Benin, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria

Fluency in French and English required

The starting salary for this position is £45,504 per annum, approx. $57,552 USD including all allowances.

About MAG’s OCWAR-T (Organised Crime: West African Response to Trafficking) programme:

In 2020, MAG started work on an ECOWAS regional project covering Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin,

funded by the European Union and the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). The OCWAR-T

programme carries out activities in different strategic areas, and MAG implements objective II ‘Increase national

and regional capacities in the field of small arms and light weapons (SALW)’. This action aims at

strengthening the organisational and operational capacities of the National Commission on SALW

and national security sector institutions to more effectively address SALW trafficking. At the same

time the aim is to reduce the proliferation of SALW.

About the role:

The Project Manager will be responsible for providing senior level support to the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM) in the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management and the development of new business, in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. The PM will be responsible for the representation of MAG at country level meetings across wide range of stakeholders and will develop effective relationships and networks with stakeholders including national and local authorities, donors, UN agencies, national partners, NGO forums, the wider NGO, community and commercial operators in the region. They will also support the RPM in identifying and pursuing opportunities to expand MAG programme activities in new locations within the countries, and be responsible for national partner project management and implementation, and external programme communications when delegated.

About you:

The successful candidate will have significant experience in working in development and humanitarian program related field operations in developing countries, and experience of developing and supporting projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation and contract compliance. You will have proven expertise in the development of new business, including proposal development, networking and contract negotiations, and experience of having developed successful relationships and negotiated with donors, government bodies, other NGOs and local partners. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally will be key to the role.

Fluency in English and French are essential.


MAG staff are rewarded with a range of benefits

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £45,504 per annum, (approx. $57,552) 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.
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year
  • Insurance: All international 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 including evacuation and repatriation.

Please see the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details on these benefits.

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 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

How to Apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG –Programme Manager, Benin, Togo, Ghana & Nigeria Candidate Information Pack

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the advert will close if a suitable candidate is found. Therefore, please submit your application as soon as possible to

Due to the high volume of applications that 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.