Head of Support Services, Ukraine
The total starting salary package for this position is £67,132 GBP per annum (approx. $83,827 USD) per annum (including basic salary, and allowances)
About the Ukraine Programme:
Since the Russian invasion of 24th February 2022, Ukraine has been subjected to heavy artillery bombardment, missile and air strikes, as well as the use of landmines and cluster munitions. The scale of the conflict and the use of high impact and indiscriminate weapons requires an urgent and extensive response. MAG is in the process of establishing an operational response programme in Ukraine.
About the role:
As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), the Head of Support Services provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure the efficient and effective management of all support services for MAG’s activities in Ukraine, including Logistics, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Facilities Management and Administration. You will be responsible for managing senior staff and the role will focus on overseeing management systems, increasing the cost-efficiency and effectiveness of support service functions, ensuring the programme’s operation is compliant with donor requirements and with MAG’s internal policies and procedures. Finally, you will contribute to the Senior Management Team (SMT) in country in risk management.
You will have demonstrable senior management experience overseas, preferably in international aid and development with a humanitarian agency. You will need significant experience of developing, implementing and managing Finance, Logistics, HR and administrative management systems. You will also be experienced in overseeing complex financial planning, monitoring, forecasting and reporting activities within complex high volume/high risk operations. The ability to develop new business proposal/budgets and to implement and monitor policies and procedures in challenging and competitive environments will be a key part to this role. Experience in similar regional contexts is highly desirable
In addition, you will be highly skilled in monitoring and managing projects and programme costing from a variety of donors and have good understanding of financial, logistics and human resources risk management areas. You will be skilled in production of high quality financial, logistics and human resources reporting and analysis. Effective financial management skills including complex financial scenario planning are essential and you will also be able to interpret and implement donor/client contract requirements. Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills, including data manipulation utilising Excel and excellent organisational skills, with the ability to coordinate activities, teams and improve processes are required. The Head of Support Services will be sensitive to cultural differences, able to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts and have the willingness and ability to work both at strategic and operational levels, with hand-on approach when required.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
- Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £67,132 GBP 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
- 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. For more information on MAG’s approach to safeguarding and background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.
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How to Apply
For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:
MAG – Head of Support Services Ukraine – Candidate Information Pack
Please return the Application form to email@example.com by the closing date of 30th May 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.