The starting salary package for this position is £42,904 GBP / approx. $55,528 USD including all allowances

About the Iraq programme:

Following decades of conflict, Iraq is heavily contaminated with landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO). The recent regional crisis has added to the scale of this problem. MAG has been working in Iraq since 1992 and has expanded into new areas over the last few years. We currently have approximately 750 national staff and 75 teams operating in seven areas across Northern Iraq, in both the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Federal Iraq. By clearing hazardous areas, MAG has enabled new schools, roads and hospitals to be built, opened up vital trade routes and allowed communities to use their farming land in safety, giving them greater food security and an escape from poverty. Our work over the last 4 years in particular has supported the surveying and clearance of contaminated land, as well as delivering life-saving risk education for those who have fled the violence and are now seeking to return. The HQ office for the programme is in Erbil, KRI, with 6 operational bases in various locations and a support office in Baghdad.

About the role:

The Programme Manager will provide senior level support to the Country Director (CD) with a wide range of externally facing strategic and programme management responsibilities. They will be required to develop effective relationships and networks with stakeholders, including donors and local, regional and national authorities, in addition to pursuing and developing future opportunities for MAG in the region. This role will be responsible for overall grant management, proposals, external communications, business development and people management. The base location for this position will be Erbil, with regular travel throughout Iraq.

About you:

The successful candidate will have worked overseas in an international development setting and be able to develop solid relationships with donors, government bodies and other NGOs. This will include demonstrable skills in proposal writing and development, networking/contract negotiations and experience of producing high quality donor reports and proposals. Experience in developing, implementing and managing projects is also essential. In addition to strong grants management experience, the successful candidate will have excellent communication and media skills as well as effective people management understanding. Knowledge of the Mine Action sector is also desirable. This as a great opportunity to play a vital part in MAG’s life-saving work.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The total salary package for this position is £42,904 GBP 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 will have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year, pro-rated to the length of the contract.

• Flights: MAG will provide three leave flight per annum.

• 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 – Programme Manager, Grants and Partnerships, Iraq - Application Pack

Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 29th November 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.