Finance and Support Services Manager, Democratic Republic of Congo
The starting salary package for this position is £53,554 GBP / approx. $71,382 USD including all allowances
About the DRC programme:
Between 1996 and 2003, the Democratic Republic of Congo was the site of the most deadly conflict since World War Two, which led to as many as 5.4 million deaths and left the country contaminated by landmines and unexploded ordnance. MAG established a Humanitarian Mine Action Program in DRC in 2004 and established its first Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) / Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) program in DRC in 2006. We are also the only non-governmental organisation accredited to carry out arms management and destruction initiatives in the country. The DRC programme more recently ceased its mine action project, and is currently focused on the implementation of the arms management and destruction initiatives.
About the role:
This is an exciting new opportunity to support a growing programme. Reporting to the Country Director, the Finance and Support Services Manager will be a member of the programmes’ Senior Management Team, and will provide leadership and oversight to support service functions in the programme, including Logistics, Procurement, Stores, Fleet, IT, HR and Finance ensuring system design, implementation and continuous improvement in line with MAG policies, good practice and donor guidelines. The role will be responsible for management of the Deputy Finance Manager, Logistics Manager, and HR Assistant.
The successful candidate will have relevant overseas experience in the NGO sector, and experience in managing Finance and other Support Services at a senior level. Strong communication skills are essential, as is excellent people management experience. You will also need to be able to demonstrate the ability to report in a timely and accurate manner, the ability to work independently and build excellent working relationship with project stakeholders.
The ability to work in both French and English is required.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £53,554 GBP / approx. $71,382 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'll 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.
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 application pack below:
This role is being advertised on a rolling basis, with no fixed closing date. Applications will be reviewed initially during the week beginning 4th January 2021. Following this, the advert will be removed as soon as a suitable candidate is identified.
Please return the Application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.