Programme Officer – West Africa (Burkina Faso and Niger)
The starting salary package for this position is £34,696 GBP (approx. $45,455 USD) including all allowances
About the Burkina Faso & Niger programmes:
MAG supports the development of countries emerging 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. The main area of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. Our AMD operations are focused on armoury construction, design and management, weapons marking and management, assessment of needs and bulk demolitions.
About the role:
As a Programme Officer with MAG, you will undertake a wide range of activities including grant and contract monitoring, information systems management, and proposal and report writing for donors. You will support the Country Director in ensuring the programmes meet their contractual requirements, and in programme business planning and budgeting. Communication with donors and partners will be a core function of the role.
The successful candidate will have experience of working at HQ or field level in international aid or development and will have previous experience in West Africa. Experience in reporting and knowledge of support service procedures is required. You will have proposal writing and research skills, excellent organisational skills, and French language skills, with the ability to produce high quality written material in French and English. You will be able to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally, and good security awareness, particularly where it applies to project design.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £34,696 / $45,455 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/eight weeks out of the programme per year (for permanent contracts)
• Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year (for permanent contracts)
• 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.
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 by the closing date of 01 March 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 three weeks of the closing date, it means that your application has not been successful.