Community Liaison Manager, Nigeria At Mines Advisory Group (MAG)

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 Nigeria Programme:

MAG has been responding to the Nigeria crisis since 2015 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:

The Community Liaison Manager will assist the Senior Management Team in country to ensure that MAG’s approach to community participation in mine action is integrated into the planning and implementation of programme activities. The postholder will also undertake the management, training, assessment and monitoring of Community Liaison (CL) staff and activities in the field and recommend improvements to the Country Director (CD) / Senior Manager in Country (SMiC), Project Manager (PM) and Regional Programmes Manager (RPM) where appropriate. You will be responsible for the gathering and dissemination of relevant and accurate information to enable informed decision making, maximisation of impact and the achievement of MAG’s vision, mission and key aims.

About you:

You will have demonstrable experience working overseas in community and/or educational development activities and in emergencies. You will need significant experience of participatory research techniques in a working context and of conducting needs or risk assessments in order to design and implement appropriate interventions. You will also be experienced in the monitoring and evaluation of development projects and in the design and delivery of formal or informal training and transfer of skills to others. The postholder will have experience working independently for extended periods of time in “stand-alone” environments with minimal supervision.

To be successful in this role, you will need strong information and people management skills, relevant numeracy and IT skills and good spoken and written English skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to establish relationships with local authorities and people from a military, development and community background are required. You will also have sound understanding of rural livelihood and international development issues and excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate activities and projects.

In addition, you will be able to establish effective working relationships at all levels and to represent and promote MAG. The Community Liaison Manager will be sensitive to cultural differences, able to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts and have humanitarian and capacity building principles. You will need to be self-motivated, flexible, and have a strong interest in and commitment to MAG’s humanitarian mandate. You will be able to demonstrate initiative, be determined, and offer an enthusiastic and flexible approach to work.

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 the closing date of 11th September 2022.

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