Community Liaison Manager, Syria Response

The starting salary package for this position is £40,500 GBP per annum, approx. 54,000 USD including all allowances.

About MAG Syria Response:

MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support the development 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.

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 Syria Response Programme:

MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support the development 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.

About the role:

Due to expansion within the programme we are seeking a Community Liaison Manager (CLM) to work in our Syria Response programme  You will be responsible for leading a range of activities including non-technical survey, risk education and impact monitoring as well as designing and delivering mine risk education sessions and materials. Alongside this, the Community Liaison Manager will be expected to contribute to the design and development of data gathering tools and information management systems, supporting the development of revised impact monitoring tools and working with the programme to enhance their CL strategy.  MAG’s CLM’s are essential to our life-saving work and this is a great opportunity to take a leading role in this area of our work.

About you:

You will have experience of leading, motivating and managing national staff, have strong participatory learning and facilitation skills and experience of conducting assessments in order to design and implement appropriate interventions. In addition, you should have experience in designing and delivering formal or informal training, with the ability to organize and coordinate activities or projects. Previous experience in Risk Education, Community Liaison and Non-technical Survey is desirable. We would be especially pleased to hear from you if you have previous experience of working in the Middle East and/or with the Humanitarian Mine Action sector.

In this role you will be required to work in challenging contexts away from home comforts, you will need to be able to live and work in extremely challenging environments, where your skills and MAG’s work is needed most.

The successful candidate should also have strong skills in information management and impact monitoring. In addition, you will have solid experience in community based work and participatory approaches.  

Fluent English and Arabic language skills are essential for this role.


Benefits:

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £40,500 ($USD 54,000) per annum 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. 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

    How to apply

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

    MAG – CLM, Syria response Application Pack

    Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 24 February 2019. 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.