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Regional Security Manager, West Africa - Mines Advisory Group

May 21, 2014
Hi All,
The Mines Advisory Group is currently recruiting for a Regional Security Manager to cover the West Africa region of our programmes.

The starting salary package for this position is £50,104 GBP /approx. $66,850 USD including all allowances.
About MAG:

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.

About MAG in Africa:
MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. There are three predominate areas of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa, including Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management and the destruction of weapons and munitions. In some programmes, MAG also delivers risk education to ensure that local communities, refugees and displaced people keep themselves safe when exposed to the dangers of landmines and UXO. Alongside risk education MAG conducts non-technical survey, collecting information about the presence, type, distribution and surrounding environment of mines and UXO, to better define where the contamination is and allow better prioritisation for clearance.

About the role:
MAG is seeking a Regional Security Manager (RSM) to support our programmes across our West Africa regional portfolio. This is a new position and the primary function of the RSM will be to provide advice to the Regional and Country Directors on all safety and security issues, as they relate to staff, assets and operations. The RSM will monitor and assess security conditions, and make recommendations to the Regional Director, Senior Managers in Country and MAG’s Global Security Manager as appropriate.
A solid understanding of NGO security management is a key requirement for the role, as is effective communication with key internal and external stakeholders. This is a great opportunity to use your extensive technical knowledge and experience in security management to support an organisation working hard to improve the lives of communities in challenging environments.
The RSM will report into the Regional Director for the West Africa portfolio who is based at HQ. The base location will be in Dakar, Senegal, but with extensive travel throughout the region.

About you:
The successful candidate will have considerable experience of security planning and implementation, preferably gained in the context of relief operations in highly insecure areas. The ability to analyse rapidly changing security environments, and react appropriately is also essential. Candidates should ideally also have experience of working in the West Africa region. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and liaison skills with an awareness of diplomacy and tact. Areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments. Both Verbal and written English and French language skills are essential for this role.

For the further information on the role, the application form and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at https://www.maginternational.org/work-for-us/regional-security-manager-west-africa-region/and return your application as soon as possible.

Questions? Please contact the HR team directly on humanresources@maginternational.org and we will reply to you
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