Head of Support Services, Sri Lanka

The starting salary package for this position is £48,204 per annum (c. USD $62,000) including all allowances.

About the Sri Lanka programme:

MAG’s Sri Lanka programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. The Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009, but landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to threaten communities in northern and eastern districts. MAG uses a mixture of manual and mechanical teams to maximise the efficiency of the land release process in country. By making land safe and returning it to the affected communities, MAG is helping people in Sri Lanka to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures following the civil war.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to use your project and people management skills to lead a team of senior staff across key support functions. Reporting to the Country Director, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of support services, including; finance, vehicle fleet, IT, HR and logistics & procurement day to day, as well as on a longer term project basis. You will be key in ensuring that all programme support services systems are robust and working to enhance efficiency and minimise risk, with added responsibility for developing and mentoring national staff. This is an opportunity to put your experience of, successfully designing, implementing, managing and monitoring support systems and processes, into practice in an interesting and diverse programme.

As a key strategic and senior manager in the programme you will be a member of the Senior Management Team, working to develop the programme.

About you:

You will need relevant overseas experience preferably in international aid and development with a humanitarian agency in a developing country. You will have proven experience of working at a senior level managing projects, HR, Finance, Logistics and Fleet functions in complex large scale operations. Given the scale and size of our programme in Sri Lanka, you’ll need to be a dynamic, motivated, flexible self-starter, able to hit the ground running. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced support services professional to take the next step in their career and grow their strategic and operational skills in a senior, varied and autonomous role.

Benefits:

MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £48,204 per annum 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'll have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year.

• Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per 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.

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 – Head of Support Services, Sri Lanka - Application Pack

Please return the Application form to humanresources@maginternational.org by Wednesday 2ndDecember 2020. 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 of applying, it means that your application has not been successful.