Security Manager, Sahel and West Africa (based in Burkina Faso)

**For the right candidate MAG may consider other working locations in West Africa**

The starting salary package for this position is £45,004 GBP / approx. $56,890 USD including all allowances

About MAG in Sahel and 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:

This is an exciting opportunity to join the growing MAG global security team. MAG is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Security Manager who will be responsible for ensuring the consistent application, management and monitoring of MAG’s security management framework across our Sahel and West Africa Programmes. Reporting to the Regional Security Manager, you will be based in Burkina Faso and will undertake travel to country programmes to provide MAG programmes in the region with access to quality security information and analysis, training, and expert support with the implementation of policies, standards and and procedures. You will conduct assessments, training and audit programme security. You will support the Regional Security Manager with the consistent application of a security management framework in order to enable MAG to meet its duty of care obligations in line with the Global Security Policy and Standard Operating Procedures. You will be developing and facilitating relationships between MAG and other stakeholders we engage with (national and local government, other humanitarian mine action actors, aid agencies and other security personnel).

About you:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in security management in the West Africa region, and will need to be conversant with the techniques of violent attack, the planning and execution of safety and security protection, intelligence assessment, modern security equipment and first-hand knowledge of security management issues. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the capacity to remain calm under pressure and not losing sight of strategic priorities is vital to this role. For the full person specification, please see the job description.

The working language in most programmes will be French, however, fluency in both French and English is essential.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £45,004 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 six/eight weeks out of the programme per year
  • 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


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

MAG – Security Manager, SWA - Application Pack

Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 3rd July 2022. 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.