Head of Support Services, South Sudan

Mines Advisory Group

Head of Support Services, South Sudan

Fixed term contract until December 2025 – with possibility for extension

The starting salary package for this position is £66,932 GBP / approx. $83,900 USD including all allowances

About MAG:

MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international humanitarian organisation based in Manchester, UK, and working in 32 countries. We remove landmines and unexploded ordnance to release safe and productive land for communities, and work to reduce the threat of armed violence by supporting governments to safely manage weapons and ammunition. In 1997, MAG was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for our work campaigning for the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to use your project and people management skills to lead a team of senior staff across key support functions. As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), you will provide strategic and operational leadership to ensure the efficient and effective management of all support services for MAG’s activities in South Sudan including Finance, Logistics, Human Resources, IT, Facilities Management and Administration. You will be key in overseeing that all programme support service systems are robust and working to enhance efficiency and minimise risk, whilst ensuring the programme’s operation is compliant with donor requirements and with MAG’s internal policies and procedures.

About you:

You will have international senior management experience, preferably with a humanitarian agency, having managed projects, HR, Finance and Logistics functions, in complex, high volume operations. You will need experience of developing and implementing management systems in these areas, and demonstrate the ability to develop new business proposals and budgets in competitive environments. You will have excellent people management experience, with proven ability to lead, and be a dynamic, motivated, flexible self-starter, able to hit the ground running. The Head of Support Services will be sensitive to cultural differences, able to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts and have the willingness and ability to work both at strategic and operational levels, with hand-on approach when required. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced support services professional to take the next step in their career and grow their strategic and operational skills in a senior, varied and autonomous role.

About the South Sudan programme:

South Sudan is one of the youngest, poorest and least developed countries world-wide. The 2013 outbreak of hostilities has led to thousands of people being killed or wounded, and hundreds of thousands of people being displaced by the violence. MAG has been working in South Sudan since 2004, to clear landmines/unexploded ordnance and deliver mine risk education to at-risk populations.

How to apply

Further information and 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-MAG by the closing date of 27th May 2024.

MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.

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 here and background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on our website.

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