People and Culture Manager, Kyiv, Ukraine

Mines Advisory Group

People and Culture Manager

Kyiv, Ukraine

12-month fixed term contract

The total starting salary package for this position is £55,356.90 GBP per annum (approx. $70,049.45 USD) per annum (including basic salary, and allowances)

About MAG:

MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is an international humanitarian organisation based in Manchester, UK, and working in 32 countries. We remove landmines and unexploded ordnance to release safe and productive land for communities, and work to reduce the threat of armed violence by supporting governments to safely manage weapons and ammunition. In 1997, MAG was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for our work campaigning for the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.

About the Ukraine Programme:

Since the Russian invasion of 24th February 2022, Ukraine has been subjected to heavy artillery bombardment, missile and air strikes, as well as the use of landmines and cluster munitions. The scale of the conflict and the use of high impact and indiscriminate weapons requires an urgent and extensive response. MAG responded to the crisis in 2022 and is now in a dynamic scale up phase having secured funding for 2023/24 and is conducting explosive ordnance risk education and recruiting multiple demining teams. The programme has representation in Kyiv and Kropyvnytski.

About the role:

The role of People & Culture Manager will focus on supporting the start-up of the Ukraine programme, as well as building ongoing capacity of the local HR team and line managers, to ensure sustainable HR support for the life of the programme. The postholder will be responsible for providing strategic HR Management support to the Senior Management Team in country, promoting good management practice and strengthening HR capacity, systems, procedures, and policies. The People & Culture Manager will help to ensure a strong culture aligned with MAG values, and design and deliver culture, engagement, safeguarding and wellbeing initiatives to ensure a collaborative, inclusive, productive, and safe working environment for all. This role will be based from Kyiv.

About you:

You will have previous experience of designing and delivering HR services in an international NGO with a focus on building capacity. You will also need experience of developing and implementing a wide range of effective HR policies, systems, procedures and projects. You will be able to demonstrate evidence of applying knowledge of national labour law to develop HR frameworks in a variety of different country contexts. Additionally, you will have the ability to navigate complex and challenging environments to ensure the delivery of best practice HR, putting our employees at the centre. Finally, you will have experience of providing a broad range of high-quality HR policy advice and dealing with complex employee relations issues.

You will work closely with the Senior Management Team in-country and remotely with HR colleagues, and you will therefore need to effectively communicate and influence across cultures, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills with a pragmatic approach to your work.

MAG will support the successful applicant with any visa or work permit required, including application, administration and costs, however applicants will need to be able to obtain these within a reasonable time period to be considered for the role, due to programme needs.

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 by the closing date of 7th January 2024.

Deadline: 7 Jan 2024