Regional Director – Eastern Europe At Mines Advisory Group

Regional Director – Eastern Europe

This role can be based from home, on a remote basis*

Starting salary of £66,552 plus contributory pension (if UK based)**

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced senior manager to lead a regional portfolio of MAG programmes, with oversight of programme and project development, implementation and delivery and with a current annual value of approximately $30 million.

About the role:

As one of six Regional Directors, reporting to the Director of Programmes, you will lead and manage the Country Directors of MAG’s portfolios in Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Bosnia and Herzegovina to ensure our conflict prevention, recovery and response activities are delivered to the highest levels of quality and safety and integrate MAG’s organisational priorities around gender, diversity, inclusion, conflict sensitivity and partnerships. Duty of care for staff and beneficiaries are a key part of programme delivery, and in this highly complex portfolio require sustained focus on maintaining safety and security procedures and frameworks.

The post holder will develop and lead MAG’s strategic approach, supporting Country Directors the development and implementation of country strategies and annual business plans. Effective and meaningful stakeholder management, including with donors, UN agencies, regional bodies, partner organisations and communities, are an essential aspect of the role. This is a challenging and varied portfolio of programmes, offering the opportunity to use your wide-ranging management experience to influence the organisation and the wider sector.

About you:

The successful candidate will possess a wealth of experience in program and project management, particularly within challenging contexts and will be distinguished by their strategic thinking and sound judgment. They are adept at representing organizations at senior levels, skillful in negotiations with various stakeholders, and ensure that all activities comply with legal requirements. Furthermore, they demonstrate proficiency in financial management, the effective leadership of remote teams, and the ability to develop and execute strategic plans. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential to this role, the successful candidate will have experience in reviewing proposals, budgets, reports, and donor communications and will also have a solid grasp of institutional donors’ dynamics. Regular travel will be fundamental to this role, which could be visiting a MAG programme, or to meet with donors or other stakeholders – you could be in Manchester one week, then Ukraine or Bosnia after that.

This is a demanding but highly rewarding position that will be suited to a highly motivated, solution-focused and flexible manager. It will offer you the opportunity to use your strategic and leadership skills in a fast-paced environment.

How to apply

Further information and how to apply:

For the further information on the role, the application pack and details of how to apply, please visit the MAG website Regional Director – Eastern Europe | MAG ( by the closing date of 12th November 2023.

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 hereand background checks here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available on our website.

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.

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