Country Director, Angola

The starting salary package for this position is £58,296 GBP / approx. $71,000 USD including all allowances

About the Angola programme:

MAG has been active in Angola for more than 20 years, clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war. The programme currently operates in the east of Angola in Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte provinces. Landmine clearance operations are focussed in Moxico, some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the country. Our focus is to improve the security and wellbeing of these communities by returning safe land for productive use. We also deliver Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) projects. We are seeking to recruit a Country Director, based in Luena with frequent travel to Luanda, to lead MAG’s programme.

About the role:

Reporting to the Regional Director you will be responsible for the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate.  You will have a wide variety of strategic responsibilities including contract management, donor liaison, business development, people and change management, security management, capacity building, and risk management. This senior role will provide you with the opportunity to use your people management skills, leading a large team of staff operating across a varied environment. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in stakeholder management, to take a leading role in donor development, identifying funding opportunities in a demanding donor environment.

About you:

You will have extensive experience working overseas at a senior management level in large-scale humanitarian or development programmes. It is essential that you have strong programme and people management skills, with experience of managing large scale, multi-year projects, ideally from project design through to contract delivery. You will need to have experience of leading, maintaining and where necessary introducing, engagement, safeguarding and equity, diversity and inclusion strategies within the programme cycle. You will also need demonstrable skills in people and financial management, as well as previous experience working overseas in complex political environments that require tact, sensitivity and relationship-building skills. Previous experience in the mine action sector is highly desirable, however we welcome applications from experienced managers from any development sector.

Portuguese language skills are desirable but not essential.

In order to strive towards gender diversity within the programme, we would strongly welcome applications from female candidates.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £58,296 per annum including all allowances and this increases with service.
  • Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
  • Leave: 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 –Country Director Angola- Application 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