Community Liaison Manager – Team Leader, Iraq

The starting salary package for this position is £42,904 (approx. $57,250 USD) including all allowances.

About the Iraq programme:

Following decades of conflict, Iraq is heavily contaminated with landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) and the ongoing regional crisis has added to the scale of this problem. MAG has been working in Iraq since 1992 and after expansion into new areas over the last 2 years; we currently have 1000 national staff and 88 teams operating in 6 areas in northern Iraq. By clearing hazardous areas, MAG has enabled new schools, roads and hospitals to be built, opened up vital trade routes and allowed communities to use their farming land in safety, giving them greater food security and an escape from poverty. Most recently, our work has supported the safe expansion or establishment of camps for displaced people and clearance of areas of return, as well as delivering life-saving risk education for those fleeing the violence.

About the role:

As a Community Liaison Manager – Team Leader (CLM-TL), you will provide senior and strategic support to the Technical Operations Manager (TOM) and be the CL focal point within the wider Iraq programme. You will also play a role in providing input into proposals, reports, success stories and any other relevant stakeholder documentation.

Additionally the CLM TL will be responsible for monitoring progress on targets for CL projects and activities within the programme. The role will include developing Iraq’s Community Liaison programme strategy, whilst conducting research in MAGs CL approach and it’s evolution within Iraq. The CLM TL will manage a team of international Community Liaison Managers and national CL partners on both a strategic and operational level. You will play a key role in identifying and recommending areas for development and expansion, as well as advising how the programme can focus current activities to achieve maximum benefit for the local communities we serve.

About you:

You will have previous experience working in the community liaison field, with the capability to develop, manage and monitor the full range of CL activities in addition to managing a team of CL staff. Ideally the post holder will have previously worked with a range of Humanitarian Mine Action actors, including national authorities, Mine Action Centres and international organisations with sound knowledge of current approaches in CL and HMA.

The successful candidate should also have strong skills in information management and impact monitoring. In addition, you will have a solid experience in community based work and participatory approaches and the ability to mentor and manage a team remotely. Fluency in English is essential, Arabic language skills are desirable.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £42,904 GBP /approx. $57,250 USD 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. You'll have a minimum of six/eight weeks out of the programme per year. As Iraq is considered a hardship posting you will receive an additional 10 days leave.

Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year (for permanent contracts

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.

How to apply

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

MAG –Community Liaison Manager– Team Leader, Iraq Application Pack 

Please return a completed application form to by the closing date of the 19th June 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.