Programme Officer – MAG International


Programme Officer
The starting salary package for this position is £36,796 GBP/ approx. USD $49,000 per annum, including all allowances

About the Nigeria programme:

MAG has been responding to the Nigeria crisis since 2015 working to support and protect conflict affected communities from explosive remnants of war, so that people can restore and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.

About the role:

Reporting to the Country Director, the Programme Officer will have responsibilities for proposal development, report writing, grant management and assisting the Country Director to meet contractual requirements. You will work closely with both HQ colleagues in Manchester and MAG’s operational staff in Nigeria, coordinating programme information and data to accurately draft proposals, reports and assist the Country Director to monitor contractual compliance. You will also support the Country Director to create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in Nigeria including donors, partners and other parties as required.

About you:

The successful candidate will need experience working in international aid or development, ideally overseas in a conflict / post conflict environment and be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. The ability to work in dynamic teams of national and international staff and produce written material of the highest quality is essential. It is also important that candidate is self-motivated, flexible and has an enthusiastic approach to work. The successful candidate should also have experience writing reports and proposals for a range of institutional donors and have excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills.


• Salary: The total salary package for this position is £36,796 GBP per annum – please see the candidate information sheet for full terms and conditions related to this.
• 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, plus additional hardship entitlement.
• Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year pro rata if your contract is less than a year, plus additional hardship entitlement.
• 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.

How to apply

For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG – Programme Officer, Nigeria Candidate Information Pack

Please return the Application form to by the closing date of 22 March 2020. Please advise us of any dates that you would not be available for interview if you were shortlisted.

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.

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.

About MAG International

The Mines Advisory Group ( MAG International) is a non-governmental organization that assists people affected by landmines, unexploded ordnance, and small arms and light weapons. MAG takes a humanitarian approach to landmine action. They focus on the impact of their work on local communities. 


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