Grants and Communications Manager, Laos

The starting salary package for this position is £38,304 GBP / approx. $46,384 USD including all allowances

About the Laos programme:

Laos has the unenviable title of being the most bombed country in the world per capita. For nearly a decade, Laos was subjected to heavy US bombing as part of the wider war in Indochina. US bombing records show that at least two million metric tonnes of ordnance was dropped between 1964 and 1973.

Working across Xieng Khouang and Khammouane provinces since 1994, MAG has directly helped more than 1,070,000 people to live safer lives, free from danger and fear. Another 2.6 million men, women and children have benefitted indirectly. Our teams have cleared more than 88,000,000 square metres of land in Laos, removing and destroying more than 295,000 items of UXO, including more than 163,000 cluster sub munitions. In addition, MAG has given more than 3,400 risk education sessions to around 128,000 people, helping them to stay safe until land is cleared.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our team in MAG’s Laos programme. Under the direction of the Country Director, the Grants and Communications Manager will be responsible for developing effective relationships and networks with stakeholders including donors, development actors, UN Agencies, NGOs and UXO sector stakeholders and also be responsible for external programme communications including visibility and the management of the three Visitor Information Centres. You will be responsible for overall grant management; including writing proposals, reports, case studies and information management and will lead on the development and implementation of cross-cutting and regional projects, in thematic areas such as gender, housing, land & property, and the environment.  A key aspect to this role will also be to provide on-the-job training and capacity development support to the Grants Officer.

About you:

The successful candidate will have demonstrable senior management experience overseas, preferably in international aid and development with a humanitarian agency in a developing country and experience of developing and supporting projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation and contract compliance. You will have proven expertise in the development of new business, including proposal development, networking and contract negotiations, and experience of having developed successful relationships and negotiated with donors, government bodies, other NGOs and local partners. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally will be key to the role. Experience of producing high quality donor reports and proposals is also a requirement. As the post holder will be responsible for providing on the job training and capacity building to the Grants Officer previous experience of day-to-day mentoring and formal capacity development of junior staff members will be essential for this role.

In order to strive towards gender diversity within the programme, we would strongly welcome applications from female candidates.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £38,304 per annum including all allowances 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 will have a minimum of six/eight weeks out of the programme per year or pro rata if the contract is less than a year
  • Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year pro rata if your contract is less than a 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. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and 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 candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Grants and Communications Manager, Laos - Application Pack

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the advert will close if a suitable candidate is found. Therefore, please submit your application as soon as possible to