The total salary package for this position is £51,396 per annum, comprised of basic salary and cost of living allowance.

About the Ecuador programme:

MAG has had an Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) programme in Peru since 2017, and is due to begin operations in Ecuador as soon as possible after May 2020. It is recognised that given the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, this date will be subject to change when the environment is operationally feasible.

The aims of the project are to augment the existing Ecuadorian domestic military capacity through provision of a range of Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) tools and training necessary to ensure long-term self-sufficiency. This will include helping the Ecuadorian capacity to properly store and manage state-held weapons stockpiles and to have the technical expertise and capability to routinely and safely dispose of excess and obsolete weapons. Additionally, this support will mitigate the risk of an unplanned explosion that may threaten or harm the local civilian populace and military personnel. Finally, the Conventional Weapons Destruction (CWD) project will result in more secure stockpiles, thereby eliminating a potential source of weapons for non-state actors and criminal organisations.

About the role:

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, 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 small team of international and national staff. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in stakeholder management, to take a leading role in donor development, and working with a wide range of national and international actors.

About you:

As well as demonstrable skills in people, project and financial management, you will need previous experience working overseas in senior management roles and managing and leading projects and/or programmes, from project design through to contract delivery. You will have demonstrable experience of working in complex political environments that require tact, sensitivity and relationship-building skills. You will need to have high level planning, organisational and diplomatic skills to negotiate with various political and military stakeholders. You will also have the ability to engage with high level military contacts. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The total salary package for this position is £51,396 per annum. Please see the general information for terms and conditions related to this.

• 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 weeks out of the programme per year and this increases with service.

• Flights: MAG may provide up to three flights per year, depending on post-holder circumstance

• 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.

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, Ecuador – Application Pack

Application is by submission of completed Application Form. This document should be submitted to by the closing date of 7th June 2020.

Due to the urgent need to identify a candidate for this role, MAG will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, as they are received, and will arrange interviews with shortlisted candidates before the closing date, where possible. We therefore strongly encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible, as we may close the post to further applications before 7th June, if a suitable candidate is found.

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.