SW1A, London
£30,000 per year plus pension
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Passionate about the rights of civilians? Track record in human rights or development programming? Fluent in English and Arabic?

Programme Officer (English/Arabic speaking)

Central London, GBP £30,000 plus pension        

Work with us to implement Ceasefire’s programmes in conflict-affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa, including supporting civilian-led monitoring of violations, building skills of activists and partner organisations, and facilitating claims for reparations and other justice mechanisms.


1. Programme implementation

- to handle all aspects of programme coordination and administration, including preparing plans and schedules, regular communication with in-country partners, administering partner agreements, event organisation, travel and logistical arrangements, production of materials, monitoring progress, evaluations and problem-solving.

- to prepare and manage programme budgets, including preparing purchase orders and receipts, approving expenditure, and monitoring financial performance.

- to moderate reports of violations uploaded onto Ceasefire’s online monitoring platform(s), and to produce regular user reports (see our website for an example)

- to prepare narrative and financial reports on programme implementation

- to discuss and deal with problems as they arise, in consultation with senior staff as necessary.

2. Communications

- to help coordinate one or more social media accounts for Ceasefire, including in Arabic.

- to prepare communications on programme outputs and achievements for donors, supporters and partners.

3. Research and development

- to contribute to the further development of online tools for monitoring violations, from a user perspective

- to undertake and write up research to support future programme development and fundraising.

4. To undertake any other tasks as may from time to time be requested by your line manager.

5. To maintain high standards of personal and organisational integrity, including confidentiality, and commitment to the safety and security of Ceasefire’s partner organisations.  

Occasional foreign travel may be required.

Duration:           One year contract



First degree in a relevant subject, such as law, politics/sociology, international relations, development.

Demonstrated knowledge of international humanitarian law (law of armed conflict) and/or international human rights law.


Essential: One year of professional experience in programme coordination work or other relevant field.

Desirable: Professional experience working in an international environment. Experience/understanding of working with civil society in challenging environments.


Organisational/Finance: Excellent organisational and coordination skills, including planning, budgeting, evaluation and reporting, event organisation, travel and logistics, problem-solving. High level of numeracy and financial accuracy.

Communications: a) Excellent social media skills for a professional environment, including
Twitter/Facebook, with ability to build and sustain constituencies.  b) Very high level of professional presentation, both in writing and in person. Ability to interact with senior individuals from a wide range of professional and international backgrounds and inspire confidence. 

Computer:  Strong computer skills, including Word/Excel, database design and manipulation, and an awareness of issues and applications in technology and human rights.

Languages: English – fluent (spoken/written); Arabic – fluent (spoken/written).

Motivation and status:

Commitment to human rights and equality, ability to work for an impartial and neutral organisation, willingness to be self-servicing and to work with minimum supervision.

Permission to work in the UK and ability to travel as required.

Posted on: 15 October 2019
Closed date: 11 November 2019
Tags: Intl Development, Project Management

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