Roving Programme Officer, West Africa

Permanent contract

The starting salary package for this position is £36,796 GBP / approx. $52,058 USD including all allowances

About MAG in West 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. The main area of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage, management and destruction of weapons and munitions.

About the role:

As Roving Programme Officer with MAG in West Africa, you will be responsible for providing support to the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM) in the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management for grants implemented in Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone. 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 RPM in ensuring that 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. This role will involve regular travel between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Gambia, and it is expected that the role will be based in Guinea when not travelling.

About you:

The successful candidate will have significant experience working in development and humanitarian programme related field operations or field activities in developing countries. Project design and planning, proposal writing, report writing and research skills are essential, as is experience of developing and supporting projects. The ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally is essential to this role and therefore we are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Fluency in English and professional proficiency in French (reading, written and spoken) are essential


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £36,796 per annum including all allowances 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

• 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 candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Programme Officer, West Africa - Application Pack

Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 18th April 2021. 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 applying, it means that your application has not been successful.