GISF Admin & Projects Assistant (Admin)

12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Starting salary for this position is £23,304 per annum (plus contributory pension)

The successful candidate can choose to work from GISF’s London office or to work from home within the UK, with attendance in the office as required. The anticipated level of required office attendance is a least once a month. All travel costs to the London office will be borne by the post-holder.

Join The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), an independent platform for security focal points from global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF works directly with 140 + humanitarian agencies (members). The GISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies, academic institutes, think tanks, consultants and NGO platforms, in order to promote and enhance security risk management in humanitarian assistance. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group.

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GISF Vision:  Aid workers and operations are safe and secure to achieve sustainable access for populations in need

GISF Mission:  GISF drives positive change in security risk management across the humanitarian sector through original research, collaboration and events.

GISF Values:

  • GISF operates according to the fundamentals of the humanitarian principles, i.e. humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.
  • GISF takes a professional, member driven and collaborative approach to its’ work.
  • GISF aims to remain relevant to its’ members and the broader sector through continuous innovation and added value.
  • GISF champions inclusivity across security risk management and operates in a transparent, accessible and open manner.

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Admin & Projects Assistant to join our dynamic and successful GISF team. This is a fantastic opportunity to a join a small but growing NGO, with offices in UK/EU and North America.

This role will work closely with the Business & Operations Manager and the Administrator & Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive. You will provide efficient administrative support to enable the smooth functioning of the GISF Secretariat.  This will include supporting with event logistics and travel bookings, as well as maintaining and ordering stock and supporting with database updates. You will also assist the Research and Communications team with mail outs and social media updates.  

This role would be suitable for anyone wishing to get into the humanitarian sector but essentially you will come from an administrative background within a systemic approach to work and strong attention to detail. You will

have sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic social media skills on such platforms as LinkedIn and Twitter. Overall, you will be a good communicator that is able to work on your own initiative and keen to help GISF drive positive change in security risk management across the humanitarian sector.

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. For more information on MAG’s approach to background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.

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 including the job specification, as well as the application form, please download the application pack, below:

MAG – GISF Admin & Projects Assistant – Admin Pack

Application is by submission of an application form, CV and cover letter. This should be sent to the GISF Administrator, Justina Amenu ( highlighting:

  • How your skills and experiences match those in the job description as well as your interest for the role
  • How you see this role fitting into your future career plans
  • Also complete the attached Application Form. Your application will not be considered without this

Closing date:             27th March 2023

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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 after the deadline, it means that your application has not been successful.