Head of Support Services, Syria Response – based in Erbil, Iraq
Subject to funding
The starting salary package for this position is £54,904 per annum (approx. USD $77,729) including all allowances
About MAG Syria Response:
MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support the development from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.
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, facilities 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. This role will be based in Erbil, Iraq with frequent travel within the North East Syria region.
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 and high risk operations. The Syria Response programme is growing and therefore you’ll need to be a dynamic, motivated, flexible self-starter, who is 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.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £54,904 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. 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 application pack below:
Please return the Application form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. 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.