Project Manager, Benin, Ghana, Togo and Nigeria
Fluency in French and English required
The starting salary for this position is £45,504 per annum, approx. $62,523 USD including all allowances. **
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.
About MAG’s OCWAR-T (Organised Crime: West African Response to Trafficking) programme:
In 2020, MAG started work on an ECOWAS regional project covering Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin,
funded by the European Union and the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). The OCWAR-T
programme carries out activities in different strategic areas, and MAG implements objective II ‘Increase national
and regional capacities in the field of small arms and light weapons (SALW)’. This action aims at
strengthening the organisational and operational capacities of the National Commission on SALW
and national security sector institutions to more effectively address SALW trafficking. At the same
time the aim is to reduce the proliferation of SALW.
About the role:
The Project Manager will be responsible for providing senior level support to the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM) in the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management and the development of new business, in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. The PM will be responsible for the representation of MAG at country level meetings across wide range of stakeholders and will develop effective relationships and networks with stakeholders including national and local authorities, donors, UN agencies, national partners, NGO forums, the wider NGO, community and commercial operators in the region. They will also support the RPM in identifying and pursuing opportunities to expand MAG programme activities in new locations within the countries, and be responsible for national partner project management and implementation, and external programme communications when delegated.
The successful candidate will have significant experience in working in development and humanitarian program related field operations in developing countries, and experience of developing and supporting projects including implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation and contract compliance. You will have proven expertise in the development of new business, including proposal development, networking and contract negotiations, and experience of having developed successful relationships and negotiated with donors, government bodies, other NGOs and local partners. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels internally and externally will be key to the role.
Fluency in English and French are essential.
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.