GISF Projects & Membership Officer
Location: London based (regular trips to London expected although working from home is an option) 
12 month FTC (with the possibility of extension)
Starting salary for this position is £31,776 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 exceptional Projects & Membership Officer to join our dynamic and successful GISF team. This is a fantastic opportunity to a join a small but growing NGO, with an offices in UK/EU and North America.

The role is responsible for tracking, maintaining and enhancing GISF member engagement. The primary function being to develop and manage the member services component of GISF, including face to face events such as bi-annual forums, workshops and ad-hoc round-tables and virtual events such as webinars, teleconferences, podcasts and maintenance of the GISF on-line chat facility for information sharing.

The position also provides support to the GISF Executive Director and the Research Advisor to enhance GISF’s performance as a centre of excellence for security risk management in the aid sector.

The ideal candidate will have experience organising events, be IT Literate, with strong communication skills. Good project management and familiarity with the humanitarian security risk related issues would be essential. A full job description can be found within the candidate pack.

GISF is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to this role 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.

Please Note: GISF is not a registered organisation, but an independently-run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group (MAG). All GISF Staff are essentially employed by MAG.

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. 

How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the application pack, below:

MAG – GISF Projects & Membership Officer 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 of supporting member organisations and / or event management
• Your understanding of the security risk management challenges faced by humanitarian agencies
• 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, non-EU nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Closing date:
Tuesday 20th April 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.