Mines Advisory Group
Country Security Manager, Ukraine
1 year fixed term contract (with possible extension)
The starting salary package for this position is £45,004 per annum (approx. $52,700 USD) including all allowances
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 Ukraine Programme:
Since the Russian invasion of 24th February, Ukraine has been subjected to heavy artillery bombardment, missiles, 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 a formal presence in Kyiv following an initial assessment visit in April, and is coordinating with the relevant national authorities, national and international partners, and other key stakeholders to address the needs generated by the presence of explosive ordnance contamination.
About the role:
MAG is seeking a Country Security Manager (CSM) to manage the daily security requirement of the programme including humanitarian access, security and information management, training, incident management, and compliance. The post holder will provide the programme with quality security information and analysis, training, policy and standards guidance, and expert support. The CSM will monitor and assess security conditions and advise the Country Director and Technical Operations Manager as appropriate. The post holder will also be responsible for developing and delivering safety and security training. This is a great opportunity to use your extensive technical knowledge and experience in security management to support an organisation working hard to improve the lives of communities in challenging environments.
You will have considerable experience of security planning and implementation, preferably gained in the context of relief operations in insecure areas. In addition, you will also have experience and knowledge of the Ukrainian context, including high-risk front line exposure in the region or in similar high risk profiles, and the ability to analyse the changing security environment is essential. In addition, you must have proven excellence in communication and liaison skills with an awareness of diplomacy and tact. Areas of operations can be remote with basic amenities, so applicants will need to be able to deal with living and working in challenging environments. Verbal and written English and Ukrainian is essential for this role, with the ability to deliver verbal presentations and written reports in both languages.
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.
How to apply
For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website at www.maginternational.org/vacancies-at-MAG by the closing date of 5th October 2022.