Country Director, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The total salary package for this position is £52,746 GBP (approx. $70,055 USD) per annum including basic salary and cost of living allowance.
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. One predominate area of focus in MAG’s programmes across Africa is Arms Management and Destruction (AMD) work, working with national defence and security authorities towards the safe storage management as well as destruction of weapons and munitions. These programmes include Chad, Burkina Faso, DRC, Sierra Leone and others.
About the Bosnia and Herzegovina Programme:
Bosnia and Herzegovina was one of the first states to sign the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in 1997, but more than 20 years later there is still a lot of work to do. The Bosnia and Herzegovina Mine Action Centre (BHMAC) estimates that approximately 1,100 square kilometres remains contaminated by mines and other explosive remnants of war. This directly affects nearly 1,500 communities which is more than half a million people, or approximately 15% of the total population.
About the role:
MAG is recruiting a Country Director to lead our Bosnia and Herzegovina programme. Based in Sarajevo and reporting to MAG’s Regional Director based in Amman, the Country Director 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.
Previous experience in the mine action sector is not essential however you will need extensive experience working overseas at a senior management level managing programmes. This should include experience of managing multi-funded projects, with experience developing new business and representation to the highest levels. 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 programme.
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.