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GISF Projects & Membership Officer

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10 Apr 2021

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GISF Projects & Membership Officer

Location: London based (regular trips to London expected although working from home is an option)

12 month FTC (with the possibility of extension)

Starting salary for this position is £31,776 per annum (plus contributory pension)

Join The Global Interagency Security Forum (GISF), an independent platform for security focal points from global humanitarian agencies operating overseas. GISF works directly with 120 + humanitarian agencies (members). The GISF Secretariat and Steering Group also engage and collaborate with a wide range of actors, including institutional donors, researchers, UN agencies, academic institutes, think tanks, consultants and NGO platforms, in order to promote and enhance security risk management in humanitarian assistance. The Forum is not a registered organisation, but an independently-run entity, currently hosted by Mines Advisory Group.

The Role

We are looking for an exceptional Projects & Membership Officer to join our dynamic and successful GISF team. This is a fantastic opportunity to a join a small but growing NGO, with an offices in UK/EU and North America.

The role is responsible for tracking, maintaining and enhancing GISF member engagement. The primary function being to develop and manage the member services component of GISF, including face to face events such as bi-annual forums, workshops and ad-hoc round-tables and virtual events such as webinars, teleconferences, podcasts and maintenance of the GISF on-line chat facility for information sharing.

The position also provides support to the GISF Executive Director and the Research Advisor to enhance GISF's performance as a centre of excellence for security risk management in the aid sector.

Essential Skills

Degree or equivalent qualification in relevant field or equivalent professional experience plus relevant work experience.
Experience of organising events.
IT-literate, able to grasp website content management systems, lead on virtual events and support social media communications.
Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) and the ability to tailor communications to different audiences with a proven ability to build relationships from a distance with a wide range of stakeholders.
Good project management skills (including budget planning) and experience of working within budget constraints.
Self-starter and innovative thinker, able to work on own initiative and manage a complex workload.
Sound knowledge of humanitarian issues and global contextual understanding.
Familiarity with humanitarian security risk management related issues.
Excellent teamwork, interpersonal and relationship-building ability.
Ability to handle confidential information.

Willingness to learn and to travel for a minimum of eight weeks per year.

Excellent written and spoken English.

Desirable Skills

Working knowledge of other European languages

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 background checks, please click here. You can also find more information in the candidate information pack, available through 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.


For further information about this opportunity, as well as the application form, please download the application pack, below:

Closing date: Tuesday 20th April 2021

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are not able to respond to every application. If you have not heard back from us within 3 weeks after the deadline, it means that your application has not been successful.
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