Finance and Support Services Manager, Nigeria

Job posted by: MAG (Mines Advisory Group) - Tue, 7 Jul 2020

Job Details:

Organisation: MAG (Mines Advisory Group)

Deadline Tue, 21 Jul 2020

Job type: Permanent

Location: Niger Nigeria

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The starting salary package for this position is £51,829 GBP / approx. ${esc.dollar}63,500 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 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. We are seeking to recruit a Finance and Support Services Manager to help successfully design, implement, manage and monitor the finances, systems and processes.


About the role:

This is an exciting new opportunity to support a growing programme, and to develop the Support Services team to ensure it is fit for purpose. Reporting to the Country Director, the Finance and Support Services Manager will be a member of the programmes’ Senior Management Team, and provide strategic and operational financial leadership to the MAG programme, including control of expenditure, budgeting, cash flow management, financial reporting and identification of financial liabilities. In addition, the role will include the management of support services including Human Resources, Procurement, Administration, and IT ensuring system design, implementation and continuous improvement in line with MAG policies, good practice and donor guidelines. The post holder will divide their time between our Abuja and Maiduguri bases.


About you:

You will need to be a fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA etc.), or qualified by experience in a similar role. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to report in a timely and accurate manner, the ability to work independently and build excellent working relationship with project stakeholders. The successful candidate will have relevant overseas experience in the NGO sector, managing Support Services at a senior level. You will also have experience of managing projects across multiple sites including implementation, monitoring and evaluation and contract compliance. We are looking for people who are innovative, proactive and solutions-focussed, who have excellent communication skills, and who have a track record of delivering high quality finance and support services.


This role will involve support and travel between our bases within the Nigeria programme that are often remote with basic amenities and therefore applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments.


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.


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 at by the closing date of 21 July 2020.


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