Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Finance and Support Services Manager

Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

Job Description

Finance and Support Services Manager, Angola The starting salary package for this position is £48,954 GBP / approx. $67,320 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 Angola programme:

MAG has been active in Angola for more than 20 years, 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. 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:

Reporting to the Director" id="link" class="link">Country Director, the Finance and Support Services Manager will be a member of the programme’s Senior Management Team, and will 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.

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 at a senior level and will also have experience of managing projects including implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and contract compliance. It is essential that you are fluent in Portuguese (preferred) or Spanish (written, spoken and reading), in addition to English. We are looking for a candidate who is innovative, proactive and solutions-focussed, with excellent communication skills, and who has a track record of delivering high quality finance and support services.

This role will involve support and travel between all of our bases within the Angola programme that are often remote with basic amenities and therefore applicants will need to be able to live and work 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. 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 on the MAG website, using 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
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