Country Security Manager, North-East Syria

12-month FTC – until 31st January 2023

The starting salary package for this position is £47,860 GBP per annum (approx. $57,500 USD) including all allowances.

About the MAG North-East Syria programme:

MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support the development 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.

About the role:

MAG is seeking a Country Security Manager (CSM) to manage the daily security requirement of the programme including work sites, bases, operational areas and internal and external guard force. The CSM will monitor and assess security conditions and advise the Senior Management Team (SMT) as appropriate.  The post holder will also be responsible for developing and delivering safety and security training as well as mentoring and developing the national Health, Safety and Security Manager. This is a great opportunity to use your extensive technical knowledge and experience in security management and analysis to support an organisation working hard to improve the lives of communities in challenging environments.

This role will be based in North-East Syria (NES) with frequent travel in NES and Erbil, Iraq.

About you:

The successful candidate will have significant experience of practical security planning and implementation, preferably gained in the context of relief operations in highly volatile areas. The ability to analyse rapidly changing security environments and react appropriately is also essential. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and liaison skills with an awareness of diplomacy and tact. Accredited academic and/or training qualifications preferably in security management or related and 3 – 5 years of professional experience are essential. Previous experience of working in a humanitarian sector is desirable although consideration would be taken from other sectors with similar context. Areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments. Verbal and written English is essential for this role, with Arabic language skills being beneficial.   

Benefits

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The total salary package for this position is £47,860 GBP per annum (approx.. $57,500 USD) 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, pro-rated to the length of the contract. 
  • Flights: MAG will provide four leave flight per annum.
  • 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.

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 Security Manager, Syria - Candidate Information Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by the closing date of 13thFebruary 2023. 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.