Greater Manchester
£61,380 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Regional Director – Middle East & Europe

Based in UK or remotely from an MEE programme with significant travel

Salary: £61,380


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior manager to lead a regional portfolio of MAG programmes, with oversight of programme and project development, implementation and delivery and with a current annual value of around $30 million.


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. 


This is a fantastic opportunity to undertake a strategic and senior management role in an international NGO.  As one of five Regional Directors, reporting to the Director of Programmes, you will lead and manage the Country Directors of MAG’s programmes in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Bosnia to ensure the quality delivery of MAG’s operations and the compliance of grants and contracts. 


The post holder will coordinate MAG’s regional strategic approach, supporting Country Directors in the development and implementation of business plans, including coordinating expansion into new countries and the development and strengthening of donor relationships. This is a challenging and varied role, offering the opportunity to use your wide-ranging management experience to influence the organisation and the wider sector. The post-holder will be expected to lead and coordinate complex networks of relationships across the region and beyond.


The successful candidate will have excellent project management, business planning and budget management skills and the ability to coordinate multiple activities at the same time. Experience of working in a senior management position in a development or humanitarian organisation is essential, and experience of working in humanitarian mine action sector would be highly advantageous. Experience of working in this region would also be an advantage. Regular travel will be essential in this role, which could be visiting a MAG programme, or to meet with donors or other stakeholders – you could be in Manchester one week, then Iraq or Syria after that. Arabic language skills are desirable for this role. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, this role will be remote, working from home, with travel as and when necessary.


This is a demanding but highly rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible manager.  It will offer you the opportunity to use your strategic and leadership skills in a fast-paced environment.


For further information and details of how to apply, please visit the jobs page of our website by the closing date of Sunday 8th November 2020 at 00.00.


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.



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Posted on: 27 October 2020
Closed date: 08 November 2020
Tags: Project Management