Programme Officer, Angola
The starting salary package for this position is £35,800 GBP / approx. $46,068 USD including all allowances
About the Angola programme:
Angola remains one of the most heavily mined countries in the world. MAG has been active in Angola since 1994, clearing landmines and other explosive remnants of war. The programme currently operates in the east of Angola in Moxico, Lunda Sul and Lunda Norte provinces. Landmine clearance operations are focussed in Moxico, some of the poorest and most marginalised communities in the country. Our focus is to improve the security and wellbeing of these communities by returning safe land for productive use. We also deliver Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM) projects.
About the role:
This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and play a key role in the development of the MAG Angola programme. Reporting to the Country Director, the Programme Officer will have responsibilities for leading on and managing the process of proposal development, report writing, grant management, donor and partner re-engagement and assisting the Country Director to meet contractual requirements.
You will work closely with both colleagues in Manchester and MAG’s operational staff in Angola, managing and coordinating programme information and data to accurately draft proposals, reports and assist the Country Director to monitor contractual compliance. You will also represent MAG Angola at coordination meetings and work closely with the Country Director to create and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in Angola including donors, provincial and national government institutions, partners and other parties as required. There is also a requirement to implement capacity building plans for locally contracted staff as well as coach senior programme staff on information collection and report writing.
The successful candidate would ideally have experience working overseas on development/ humanitarian projects and will be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. They will have proven experience in developing donor proposal and high-quality donor reporting as well as report writing and knowledge of budgetary requirements and how to build a budget for a project delivery. Research skills are essential to the success of this role as is the ability to work in dynamic teams of national and international staff. Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills are a requirement. Fluent English language skills are essential for this role and knowledge of Portuguese would be highly desirable.
Experience of Humanitarian Mine Action and working in Africa is desirable for this role but not essential. As is knowledge of relevant institutional donors, legal issues in relation to contracts and charity and company law and knowledge of Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM). A passion and demonstrable experience of working on cross cutting initiative such as Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Safeguarding and the Environment would be highly desirable.
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. The life-saving impact the work has on local communities is very real, and rewarding. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in MAG’s life-saving work on a day-to-day basis.
MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:
- Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £35,800 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 will have a minimum of six weeks out of the programme per year pro rata if the contract is less than a year
- Flights: MAG provides three international flights home per year pro rata if your contract is less than a 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.
MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.
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 here and background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through the link below.
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.
How to Apply
For further information and the application form, please download the candidate information pack:
MAG – Programme Officer, Angola – Application Pack
Please return the application form to email@example.com the closing date of 30th August 2023. Due to the high volume of applications 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.