Country Director, Peru
The total salary package for this position is £54,324 GBP per annum (approx. $69905.USD) per annum, including basic salary and all relevant allowances.
About the Programme:
MAG started conducting dedicated Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) activities in Peru in October 2017 where it is currently implementing a Conventional Weapons Destruction Programme funded by the US Department of State and additional capacity building initiatives supported by the US Department of Defence.
To date, thanks to US Government funding, MAG has assessed several ammunition storage facilities all-over Peru and has safely destroyed over 1,000 US tons of obsolete or surplus munitions and Small Arms Ammunition (SAA), including man pads and anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) belonging to the Peruvian Army, MAG’s strategic-partner. MAG has since expanded to work with additional national partners and is continuing to expand our operational footprint across the country, responding to requests for support.
About the role:
Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management and the development of new business, in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. You will have a wide variety of strategic responsibilities including contract management, donor liaison, people management, security management, capacity building and risk management. This senior role will provide you with the opportunity to use your people management skills, leading a small team of international and national staff. You will also have the opportunity to use your skills in stakeholder management, to take a leading role in donor development, and working with a wide range of national and international actors.
As well as demonstrable skills in people, project and financial management, you will need previous experience working overseas in senior management roles and managing and leading projects and/or programmes, from project design through to contract delivery. You will have demonstrable experience of working in complex political environments that require tact, sensitivity and relationship-building skills. You will need to have high level planning, organisational and diplomatic skills to negotiate with various political and military stakeholders. You will also have the ability to engage with high level military contacts. Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
- Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £54,324 (approx. $69905.USD) per annum including all allowances, and this increases with service.
- Accommodation: MAG will provide accommodation in-country.
- Leave: We recognise our staff work hard and need the appropriate time out to stay motivated. You’ll have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year and this increases with service
- Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year.
- 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.
Please see the candidate information sheet in the application pack for further details on these benefits.
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 age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation. We strive to provide an inclusive and supportive working environment where all employees feel respected and supported in fulfilling their potential.
How to Apply
For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the application pack below:
Application Pack: Country Director, Peru
Please return the Application form to email@example.com by the closing date of 30th August 2023. 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.