Mines Advisory GroupClosing Date : 2019-05-31
Duty Station : Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Organization: Mines Advisory Group
Country: Sri Lanka
Closing date: 31 May 2019

Support Services Manager, Sri Lanka
Subject to funding expected to begin mid-July 2019
The starting salary package for this position is 44,754 GBP /approx. $59,700 USD including all allowances.

About MAG:
MAG saves lives and builds futures by working with others to reclaim land contaminated with the debris of conflict, to reduce the daily risk of death or injury for civilians, and to create safe and secure conditions for development. MAG shared the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize as a founding member of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines for our work to ban landmines. Our vision is a safe and secure future for men, women and children affected by armed violence and conflict.

MAG has been operating in Lebanon since 2000, when MAG first undertook an assessment mission to evaluate the country s landmine problem, after years of civil war and the 2006 hostilities. MAG works closely with the national demining authority, the LMAC, who task and monitor MAG s activities in support of the long-term plan which aims to achieve a Lebanon free from the impact of landmines by 2020

About the Sri Lanka programme:
MAG s Sri Lanka programme addresses the problems faced by mine-affected communities by providing efficient, effective and safe clearance of land. The Sri Lankan civil war ended in 2009, but landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) continue to threaten communities in northern and eastern districts. MAG uses a mixture of manual and mechanical teams to maximise the efficiency of the land release process in country. By making land safe and returning it to the affected communities, MAG is helping people in Sri Lanka to rebuild their lives, livelihoods and futures following the civil war.

About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills in project and people management to lead a team of national staff across key support functions. Reporting to the Country Director, you will be responsible for providing leadership and oversight across various support services, which may include finance, logistics and procurement, fleet, and HR, depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. You will be key in ensuring that the programme support services systems are robust and are working to enhance efficiency and minimise risk, with responsibility for developing and mentoring experienced national staff. This is an opportunity to use your experience in successfully designing, implementing, managing and monitoring support systems and processes in an interesting and diverse programme.

As a key strategic and senior manager in the programme, you will be a member of the Senior Management Team. You will also act as the Senior Manager in Country as and when required which will provide a fantastic opportunity to use your skills in leadership and programme management.

About you:
Previous experience in the mine action sector is not essential but you will need experience in support services management roles, in an international aid/humanitarian organisation. You will be required to work with internal and external stakeholders and the successful candidate will therefore need to be able to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and tenacity, in addition to being dynamic, motivated and a flexible self-starter. You will also need experience of having developed successful relationships and negotiated with donors, government bodies and other NGOs/local partners. You will have previous overseas experience managing a wide range of support services functions and systems, particularly procurement and finance. Our ideal candidate will have a flexible and proactive approach to work, able to prioritise a heavy workload, and enjoy working with a multi-cultural team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Support Services Manager to take the next step in their career and grow their skills in a senior, varied and autonomous role.

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 the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAGby the closing date of the 31 May 2019.

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