Global Partnerships Advisor

Home based – working remotely within mainland Europe with regular travel to Geneva

Starting salary for this position is €54,592 per annum

At MAG, we believe that we can have maximum humanitarian impact by placing greater emphasis on working in partnership.  Over the past five years MAG’s income and geographic footprint has been expanding. Growth, coupled with changing donor attitudes, means that MAG is working in an ever-increasing range of local, national and international partnerships. Organisational ambition means that growth in this area is likely to continue as we seek to develop operational and strategic ventures to extend our impact and influence. 

In response, MAG is looking for an exceptional Global Partnerships Advisor to strengthen its in house capacity to develop, monitor and manage its partnership portfolio in order to maximise the reach and impact of our work.  This role will work closely with programme teams and the wider Policy and Strategic Partnerships (PSP) team, liaising with key partners in the mine action and disarmament sectors, with a particular focus on Geneva-based organisations.  The successful candidate will build new and effective partnerships that can strengthen MAG’s activities and lead the development of a global partnerships strategy to frame how and when MAG works with other actors in order to increase our impact and extend our influence.

The GPA will also work closely with programme teams to support staff working with partners at programme level, improving organizational capacity to develop and manage partnerships within a given country or regional context. This will be supported by the review and development of systems, tools, policies and processes that strengthen MAG’s ability to assess, manage and monitor national, regional and international partnerships in line with MAG’s 2024-28 Organisational Strategy. Communicating across the organization, they will also ensure information flows effectively to assist lesson learning, enhance best practice and improve efficiency of delivery.

The successful candidate will have excellent capacity development, project management, and strategic planning skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities at the same time. Previous experience of donor engagement and representation, as well managing humanitarian and/or development activity which has been implemented via local or international partnerships is essential and experience of working in humanitarian mine action would be highly advantageous. Fluency in written and verbal communication in a relevant second language (French, Arabic, Spanish) is also required. This is a fast-paced and challenging role, which will require high levels of initiative, pro-activeness and strong multi-tasking skills. With an ability to influence, motivate and develop colleagues and key stakeholder and ensuring effective communication, you will be organised, flexible and solution-focused.

Role location

The role will be based from home in mainland Europe with regular travel to Geneva as well as international travel to our office in Manchester and country programmes in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean, possibly at short notice.

MAG will consider applications from candidates who are based in mainland Europe, however the final decision on whether employment in a specific country location can be supported will be based on a compliance and budget check, and be reviewed by MAG’s senior management. Please note that the terms and conditions of employment may be set according to location, to ensure legal compliance, and therefore it is not possible to include full details here.

Where a candidate is based on a location where MAG is not registered as an employer, employment may be through an Employer of Record service. In all cases, the employee will be subject to tax and other statutory deductions in line with the relevant law of their country of domicile. You should therefore clearly set out the country that you would wish to be based remotely in, and MAG will provide further details on the method of employment in that country, and the relevant tax and statutory deduction implications, to candidates invited for interview.

Further Information:

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 safeguarding hereand background checks 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 and the application form, please download the candidate information pack:

MAG – Global Partnerships Advisor Candidate Information Pack

Please return the application form to by the closing date of 28th July 2024. Due to the high volume of applications 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.