Country Director, Cambodia

The starting salary package for this position is £54,096 GBP / approx. $69,000 USD including all allowances

About the Cambodia programme:

MAG’s Cambodia programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. In Cambodia MAG undertakes minefield survey and clearance, EOD work (explosive ordnance disposal) and cluster munition clearance. This is supported and enhanced by MAG’s community liaison activities, including providing Risk Reduction Education (RRE) to the local population. In total, the programme employs more than 500 national staff, supported by a small team of international staff.

About the role:

As Country Director, you will spend time both in the capital, Phnom Penh as well as our operational bases in Battambang and Ratanak Kiri. Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for 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.  You will have a wide variety of strategic responsibilities including contract management, donor liaison, business development, people 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 diverse team of international and national staff operating across a geographically varied environment. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in business development and stakeholder management, to take a leading role in donor development, identifying funding opportunities in a demanding donor environment, and working with a wide range of national and international actors.

About you:

You will have extensive experience working overseas at a senior management level in large-scale programmes in the protection and/or humanitarian field. It is essential that you have strong programme management skills, preferably with experience of managing large scale, multi-year projects, ideally from project design through to contract delivery. 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.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £54,096 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 will have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year rising to eight with years of service.

Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year (for permanent contracts)/ MAG provides three international flights home per year pro rata if your contract is less than a year (for fixed-term 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.

    MAG may also consider offering this role with additional ‘accompanied’ benefits, which would include suitable accommodation and insurance and allowances for accompanying dependents. Please see the general information sheet in the candidate information pack for more detail on these additional 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.

    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 Cambodia - Application Pack

    Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 25 October 2020. 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.