GISF Admin & Projects Assistant

Candidates are likely to work from home but preference will be given to London/ Manchester based applicants as regular travel to either location is expected for Team meetings.

6 month FTC (with the possibility of extension)

£18,960 per annum (plus contributory pension)

Join The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), an independent platform for security focal points from global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF works directly with 120 + 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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The Role

We are looking for an 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.

The role provides general administrative support to the GISF Secretariat and various sub-teams. It is varied and provides opportunities to train and work on various projects in communications and social media, event organisation, webinars, podcasts whilst networking and learning about security risk management in the humanitarian sector.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in an administrative role, be IT Literate, with good communication skills. A full job description can be found within the candidate pack.

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, as well as the application form, please download the application pack, below:

MAG – GISF Admin & Projects Assistant Application Pack

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

• Your suitability for the role and interest in joining GISF

• Relevant experience in office administration or in a team supporting 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

As this post is UK-based, any non UK applicant will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Closing date: Monday 25th June 2021

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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.