Nov 6, 2016

Base Manager , Nigeria

Employer: Mines Advisory Group
Location: Nigeria
Closing date: 04 Dec 2016

3 months Fixed term

The salary package for this role is £35,868 - £39,012 per annum*** **including basic salary, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance.

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 MAG in Nigeria:

MAG has been working in Nigeria since late 2015. To date, MAG’s work in Nigeria has focused on arms management and destruction activities, aimed at reducing the risk of unplanned explosions and the impact of weapons and munitions being diverted to the illicit arms trade. This position will be working on a new project, pending the confirmation of funding. Based in Northern Nigeria, this project will be focused on delivering emergency mine risk education and non-technical survey to local populations in IDP camps/settlements in newly accessible areas. It will also involve providing risk education to other humanitarian actors and agencies working in the area.

About the role:

Based in Maiduguri, Borno state, you will be responsible for setting up a base to support the new project. The Base Manager will have a wide range of duties and responsibilities including managing logistics, procurement, financial and administrative services and finding suitable office / guesthouse accommodation. As well as being security focal point you will be required to liaise with the communities and local authorities.

About you:

You will need experience of working overseas in international aid or development, ideally in a conflict / post conflict environment, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. This is a varied role that will require proven experience of implementing and managing logistics, HR, administration and finance systems, including setting up a new base. As a security focal point in a high risk location, you will need experience of monitoring a dynamic security situation. Our ideal candidate will have a flexible and proactive approach to work who enjoys working with a multi-cultural team. It is essential that you are fluent in English language and knowledge of Hausa is desirable.

You should be aware though, MAG’s areas of operations are often remote with basic amenities, so you will need to be able to live and work in challenging environments, where the need for your skills and MAG’s work is most.


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