Country Finance Manager, Iraq

Location: Kurdistan region, Iraq

The starting salary package for this position is £54,904 GBP / approx. $73,250 USD per annum 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:

Based in Erbil and reporting to the Head of Support Services, the Country Finance Manager will be a member of the programmes’ Senior Management Team, and provide strategic and operational financial leadership to the programme. With a global budget in excess of $20 million USD and a range of institutional donors, this is a challenging, fast paced role in MAG’s largest programme. As the Country Finance Manager, you will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks, from day to day financial management such as cashbooks, payroll and cash flow; to strategic financial analysis, budget forecasting, business planning and risk management.

About you:

You will need to be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc) with previous overseas experience in a similar role, managing large and complex budgets. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to report in a timely and accurate manner, the ability to work independently and build excellent working relationships with project stakeholders. You must be self-motivated, with a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work, and able to work well under pressure with limited supervision in a fast paced environment. You will also need experience of providing strategic and operational financial leadership . Arabic Language skills desirable.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

Salary: The starting salary package for this position £54,904 GBP / approx. $73,250 USD per annum including all allowances, 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.

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.

How to apply

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

MAG – Country Finance Manager, Iraq Application Pack 

Please return the Application form to Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so please submit your application as soon as possible, as the advert will be taken down once an appointment is made. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.