HR Advisor – Sahel West Africa

Location: Dakar, Senegal.

Salary: 1,670,136 CFA Franc (XOF) per month gross.

Full time, 12-month fixed term.


This is an exciting time to be joining the MAG People and Culture team as we start our new five-year strategy. Join us in our commitment to making a difference, driving progress, and cultivating a culture that empowers individuals and communities. This role presents a unique opportunity to use your expertise to contribute toward greater impact of an international charity across West Africa, helping to save lives and build safer futures, free from fear, for communities affected by conflict.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced HR Advisor to join our Human Resources team, providing  support and advice to MAG’s managers and employees working across the West Africa Region. This is a varied and generalist operational HR role, using your professional HR skills and experience to support our lifesaving work in locations such as Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Benin, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Mauritania and Niger.

Working with senior managers across our West Africa portfolio, you will be responsible for the review, development and implementation of HR Frameworks to ensure the fair, effective, consistent and compliant employment and management of locally contracted staff in line with MAG’s values.  This will include reviewing and implementing new modes of employment, staff handbooks, reward frameworks, and general HR procedures, tools and interventions.  You will also be responsible for delivering high quality generalist HR services and professional advice with regard to employees contracted from the UK but working in the West Africa region, with a focus on coordinating effective end-to-end recruitment and selection processes.

This role will be based in MAG’s office in Dakar, Senegal, but the postholder may have the opportunity to travel within the region to visit and support MAG’s projects.

About you

You will have experience of delivering HR services and supporting managers to resolve a wide range of people related issues.  You will also have experience in recruitment and selection, preferably with experience of recruiting and deploying expatriate experts.  You will have experience of reviewing employment law requirements, and developing and implementing HR policy and procedures, as well as experience of salary benchmarking and reward analysis. This is a fast-paced role, which will require high levels of initiative, pro-activeness and strong multi-tasking skills.  You will also be a creative, flexible, solution-focused HR professional committed to MAG's goals. 

Previous experience of working in an international HR setting is not necessary, but you will need sound project management, communication and influencing skills. You will also need fluency in both English and French.

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 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 and the application form, please download the candidate information pack:

MAG – HR Advisor (Senegal) Candidate Information Pack

Please return the application form to humanresources@maginternational.orgby the closing date of 31st 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.