MAG (Mines Advisory Group)

MAG (Mines Advisory Group) Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
Manchester City Centre, UK with regular travel overseas Starting salary for this position is £25,272 per annum (plus contributory pension) The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a global humanitarian organisation that finds, removes and destroys unexploded landmines, bombs and munitions from places affected by conflict. We make it safe for communities to use their land again so people can take themselves out of poverty and live without fear. We also provide education programmes, particularly for children, so people can live, work, travel and play as safely as a possible until land can be cleared. Since 1989, MAG has helped over 17 million people in 40 countries rebuild their lives and livelihoods after war. We are currently seeking a Programme Support Coordinator to provide support to MAG's lifesaving programmes around the globe. Reporting to one of MAG's Regional Programmes Manager, you will act as the focal point for a challenging portfolio of international programmes in the Sahel and West Africa region. The role incorporates key aspects of developing and supporting projects, including grant management, proposal development and reporting and internal stakeholder engagement, providing the opportunity to test your skills in a truly international role. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with experience of developing and supporting programmes, ideally with experience of working with a wide range of institutional donors. Excellent planning and organizational skills are essential, with the ability to prioritise a busy and varied workload. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also essential for this role. With excellent project management and interpersonal skills, you will be creative, flexible, solution-focused, professional and committed to MAG's goals. Strong written and spoken French and English language skills are essential for this role. Experience of working overseas would be beneficial. Experience and understanding of technical issues relating to mine action are not essential for this post; more important is your commitment to international humanitarian and capacity building principles. The role will be based in Manchester and will involve regular overseas travel to the Sahel and West Africa region. For further information about the role, and details of how to apply, please visit our website before the closing date of 28 October 2018 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 your application, it means that your application has not been successful. Applicants who are non-residents of the UK will need to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.
MAG (Mines Advisory Group) Manchester Central Library, St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
Manchester City Centre, UK Starting salary for this position is £25,272 per annum (plus contributory pension) The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is a global humanitarian organisation that finds, removes and destroys unexploded landmines, bombs and munitions from places affected by conflict. We make it safe for communities to use their land again so people can take themselves out of poverty and live without fear. We also provide education programmes, particularly for children, so people can live, work, travel and play as safely as a possible until land can be cleared. Since 1989, MAG has helped over 17 million people in 40 countries rebuild their lives and livelihoods after war. We are seeking a Regional Finance Officer to join our Finance team, which provides day-to-day financial support and advice to MAG's programmes in countries across the globe. Ideally the candidate will be part qualified. This is an exciting and dynamic role, where your finance skills and experience will help us make a real difference, supporting our lifesaving work across the globe. Based in our Manchester HQ, you will provide an important bridge between the Finance Managers based overseas and our HQ, producing central management accounts. You will have the ability to provide specialised diagnosis, support and advice on the majority of programme finance issues, related to the role. You will also review variances on contracts and create financial reports for our donors and budget proposals. You'll therefore need motivation and excellent communications skills, as well as a background in reporting financial information, including data analysis, variance investigation and general bookkeeping. This is a fast-paced role, which will require high levels of initiative, pro-activeness and strong multi-tasking skills. It will give you the opportunity to use your finance experience for an international charity. Above all, you will need to be approachable, flexible, have a good eye for detail and be ready to work in a busy and varied role. You will also recognise that good financial support can make a real difference to MAG's success in saving lives and building futures. For further information about the role, and details of how to apply, please visit our website as soon as possible - applications will be 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 three weeks of your application, it means that your application has not been successful. Applicants who are non-residents of the UK will need to provide documentary evidence of their eligibility to work in the UK.