Greater Manchester
London, Greater London
£18,960 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

GISF Admin & Projects Assistant

Location: London/ Manchester based (regular trips to London expected although working from home is an option)

6 month FTC (with the possibility of extension)

Starting salary for this position is £18,960 per annum (plus contributory pension)

Join The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), an independent platform for security focal points from global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF works directly with 120 + humanitarian agencies (members). The GISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies, academic institutes, think tanks, consultants and NGO platforms, in order to promote and enhance security risk management in humanitarian assistance. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group.

For more information, please visit

The Role

We are looking for an Admin & Projects Assistant to join our dynamic and successful GISF team. This is a fantastic opportunity to a join a small but growing NGO, with an offices in UK/EU and North America.

The role provides general administrative support to the GISF Secretariat and various sub-teams. It is varied and provides opportunities to train and work on various projects in communications and social media, event organisation, webinars, podcasts whilst networking and learning about security risk management in the humanitarian sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist other GISF staff on administration issues such as room and travel bookings, stationary requests and orders, etc.
  • Maintain GISF publications stock and storage room
  • Support Researcher with mail outs
  • Support Projects & Membership Officer with event logistics
  • Support Communications team with social media updates
  • Support with database updates – training will be provided
  • Provide general admin support to the team

Essential Skills

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent with Maths and English
  • Some experience in a similar administrative role – at least one year
  • Able to work on own initiative – a self-starter
  • Able to work virtually as part of an already existing team
  • IT-literate, with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel and Office 365
  • Good communication skills and good written and spoken English
  • An eye for detail and a systematic approach to work
  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Basic social media skills – LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Previous experience of voluntary sector desirable but not 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. For more information on MAG’s approach to background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.

MAG is committed to the principles of diversity, equality and inclusion. If you think you would be suited to one of our roles we would welcome your application regardless of your background. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.



For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website.

Application is by submission of an application form, CV and cover letter. This should be sent to the GISF Administrator, Justina Amenu highlighting:

  • Your suitability for the role and interest in joining GISF
  • Relevant experience in office administration or in a team supporting role
  • How you see this role fitting into your future career plans
  • Also complete the attached Application Form. Your application will not be considered without this

As this post is UK-based, non-EU nationals will require current and valid permission to work in the UK.

Closing date:                    Monday 25th June 2021

For further details:         see GISF website


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 after the deadline, it means that your application has not been successful.

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Posted on: 28 May 2021
Closed date: 25 June 2021
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