Senior Procurement and Inventory Manager, Iraq

Location: Kurdistan region, Iraq

The starting salary package for this position is £48,004 GBP/ approx. $62,891 USD including all allowances

About the Iraq programme:

Following decades of conflict, Iraq is heavily contaminated with landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) and the ongoing regional crisis has added to the scale of this problem. MAG has been working in Iraq since 1992 and after expansion into new areas over the last 2 years; we currently have 1000 national staff and 88 teams operating in 6 areas in northern 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. Most recently, our work has supported the safe expansion or establishment of camps for displaced people and clearance of areas of return, as well as delivering life-saving risk education for those fleeing the violence

About the role:

Reporting to the Head of Support Services, the Senior Procurement and Inventory Manager, Iraq will ensure that all local procurement and inventory management activities are carried out in line with MAG policies and procedures, donor requirements and INGO best practice, while maintaining appropriate controls and accountability and ensuring best value for MAG. The role will oversee programme assets and manage their full life cycle, work to maintain appropriate controls and accountability, and ensure best value for MAG, both locally and internationally. The role will work in collaboration with other programme staff managing the inventory, strengthening the monitoring systems and developing programme procurement plans, ensuring timely procurement and enable the efficient running of operation bases.

This role is required to develop a Country-level inventory management system by working with key stakeholders across country operations to standardise all operational and support needs in terms of equipment and consumables across locations.

This role will directly manage the country Logistics Manager, as well as develop and maintain relationships with national agencies and local authorities, and represent MAG procurement and inventory management with external stakeholders ensuring professionalism and embodying MAG vision and values.

About you:

You will come from a background in overseeing logistics, procurement and supply management, preferably on a larger scale for an international non-government organisation. You must have experience of successfully implementing and managing logistical controls to support the operational requirements of a project, as well as experience of asset management and liaising with external stakeholders. You will have previously developed and implemented systems and procedures to ensure an efficient logistics and procurement function and to do this you will need to be a dynamic, motivated self-starter who is able to communicate clearly and credibly over paper and face-to-face.

As MAG takes the conduct of its staff very seriously, you will be required to demonstrate impeccable conduct and respect for others, and the cultures in which we work. Fluent English is essential for this role, while further language skills in Kurdish or Arabic would be desirable.


MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

• Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £48,004 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.
• 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:

MAG – Senior Procurement & Inventory Manager, Iraq – Candidate Information Pack

Please return the Application form to as soon as possible – applications are being 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.