Country Representative, Guinea (French speaking)

The starting salary package for this position is £45,504 GBP/approx. $55,865 USD including all allowances

About the Guinea programme:

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. The focus of MAG’s programme in Guinea is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management and destruction of weapons and munitions.

About the role:

This role will be responsible for the effective day-to-day management of all aspects of the Country Programme, including staff, resources, partners and networks. A key element of the role will be to ensure contractual compliance with project donors, coordinating and developing relationships with donors and other stakeholders to represent MAG, and planning and developing further opportunities for MAG in the country. The role will have ultimate responsibility for the programme’s finances, as well as budgeting and reporting; as well as having oversight of the security and safeguarding management in country. As the senior manager in country, the Country Representative will provide leadership to and oversee programme support functions, including logistics, human resources and finance, as well as management of implementing partners.

About you:

You should have previous experience in overseas project management roles, within an international aid/humanitarian organisation. You will also need experience across the range of project management functions, including experience of managing national staff and the ability to motivate a team. In addition, you should have experience working across a range of disciplines and experience of growing and developing projects. It will be key for the selected candidate to be able to demonstrate an analytical and solution oriented management approach to working within a complex context. Previous professional experience in North or West Africa would be beneficial.

The ability to work in both French and English is essential for this post.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits: 

Salary: The total salary package for this position is £45,504 GBP including all allowances
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.
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.

    This post has unaccompanied status.

    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.

    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 Representative, Guinea – Application Pack

    Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 12th July 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 three weeks of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.