Regional Security Manager– West Africa region

The starting salary package for this position is £50,104 GBP /approx. $66,850 USD including all allowances.

About MAG in Africa

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.  There are three predominate areas of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa, including Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management and the destruction of weapons and munitions. In some programmes, MAG also delivers risk education to ensure that local communities, refugees and displaced people keep themselves safe when exposed to the dangers of landmines and UXO. Alongside risk education MAG conducts non-technical survey, collecting information about the presence, type, distribution and surrounding environment of mines and UXO, to better define where the contamination is and allow better prioritisation for clearance. 

About the role

MAG is seeking a Regional Security Manager (RSM) to support our programmes across our West Africa regional portfolio. This is a new position and the primary function of the RSM will be to provide advice to the Regional and Country Directors on all safety and security issues, as they relate to staff, assets and operations. The RSM will monitor and assess security conditions, and make recommendations to the Regional Director, Senior Managers in Country and MAG’s Global Security Manager as appropriate.   

A solid understanding of NGO security management is a key requirement for the role, as is effective communication with key internal and external stakeholders.  This is a great opportunity to use your extensive technical knowledge and experience in security management to support an organisation working hard to improve the lives of communities in challenging environments.

The RSM will report into the Regional Director for the West Africa portfolio who is based at HQ. The base location will be in Dakar, Senegal, but with extensive travel throughout the region.

About you

The successful candidate will have considerable experience of security planning and implementation, preferably gained in the context of relief operations in highly insecure areas. The ability to analyse rapidly changing security environments, and react appropriately is also essential. Candidates should ideally also have experience of working in the West Africa region. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and liaison skills with an awareness of diplomacy and tact. Areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments. Both Verbal and written English and French language skills are essential for this role.  


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The total salary package for this position is  £50,104 GBP /approx. $66,850 USD per annum*.   *Please see the general information for terms and conditions related to this.
  • 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.

How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Regional Security Manager, West Africa Candidate Information Pack

Please return the Application form to by the closing date of the 6 January 2019 - applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. 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.


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