Country Director, Syria Response

Amman, Jordan
Apply by 11 March 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 12 February 2018

Job Description

The total salary package for this position is £50,960 - £55,424 per annum* including basic salary, programme management allowance and cost of living allowance.

About the Syria Response programme:

MAG has been responding to the Syria crisis since 2013 working to support and protect conflict affected communities from explosive remnants of war, so that people can restore and pursue their livelihoods in a safe and secure environment, free from fear of death or injury.

About the role:

MAG is recruiting a Country Director to lead our Syria response programme. After a period of rapid expansion last year, this is an exciting time to join the MAG team, leading emergency response activities and working with partner organisations in a rapidly changing context. Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be responsible for the effective integration of strategic, programmatic and operational management and the development of new business, in compliance with contractual obligations and MAG’s mission and mandate. You will have a wide variety of strategic responsibilities including contract management, donor liaison, business development, people management, security management, capacity building and risk management. This position is based in Amman, with travel to MAG’s operational bases as and when required.

About you:

Previous experience in the mine action sector is not essential however you will need extensive experience working overseas at a senior management level managing large scale programmes. This should include extensive experience of managing a multi-million and multi-funded projects, with experience developing new business and representation to the highest levels. The successful candidate will also need experience leading programmes in volatile security environments, ideally in the Middle East with experience monitoring and analysing security information, assessing threats, managing critical incidents and the development of security procedures. You will also need excellent people management skills and the ability to manage support functions including HR, administration, logistics and finance. Finally, the successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working in complex political and volatile security contexts and the tact, diplomacy and tenacity needed to lead this rapidly expanding programme.


MAG staff are rewarded with a range of benefits

  • Salary: The total salary package for this position is £50,960 - £55,424 per annum *Please see the general information for full terms and conditions related to this.
  • 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 eight weeks leave 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.

How to Apply

For further information on the role, the application form and details of how to apply, please visit, the MAG website at as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

About the Organization

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.

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