Finance and Support Services Manager,

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Finance and Support Services Manager,

Burkina Faso & Niger (based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

The starting salary package for this position is £53,554 GBP / approx. $62,742 USD including all allowances

About MAG in Sahel and West Africa 

MAG supports the development of countries emerging from conflict by finding and destroying the explosive remnants of war, so that communities can raise their families and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury. The main area of focus in MAG’s programmes across West Africa is Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM), working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage, management and destruction of weapons and munitions.

About the role:

MAG is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Finance and Support Services Manager (FSSM) who will provide leadership and oversight to Support Services functions and systems within a multi-countries programme (including Logistics, Procurement, Stores, Fleet, IT, and Finance), ensuring system design, implementation and continuous improvement in line with MAG policies, good practice and donor guidelines. Reporting to the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM), acting as Senior Manager in Country (SMiC) in their absence and deputising for them when required, the Finance and Support Services Manager (FFSM) will act as a key member of the programme Senior Management Team (SMT) and is expected to contribute to the strategic development of the programme. The postholder will also provide support and advice to the programme staff, in collaboration with the Regional Programmes Manager (RPM).

About you:

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in working in development and humanitarian program related field operation or field activities in developing countries and relevant overseas experience in the NGO sector, at a senior level, managing programme, Finance and support service functions. A Master’s degree in Finance, Business, Project Management or related field and a proven expertise in managing finance are essential. You will have experience of managing projects including : implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation, risk assessment and contract compliance. The postholder will have significant experience is people management, with proven ability to lead and manage national staff and to develop successful relationships with various stakeholders (donors, NGOs, local partners and government bodies).

The Finance and Support Services Manager will possess excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills, including excellent written skills to be able to write proposals and reports. The knowledge and understanding of relevant institutional donors e.g., EU, UN, government departments is required. You will be innovative, creative and proactive with an analytical and solution-focused approach to work and a commitment to MAG’s strategic direction and core values. You will be able to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure, to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.

For the full person specification, please see the job description.

Fluency in both French and English (read, written and spoken) is essential.



MAG staff are rewarded with generous benefits:

  • Salary: The starting salary package for this position is £53,554 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/eight 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.

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 about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the candidate information pack, below:

MAG – FSSM, Burkina Faso & Niger – Application Pack 

Please return the Application form to [email protected] by the closing date of 2nd October 2022. 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. 

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