- Full-time (37.5 hours)
- Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2020
- London-based, frequent travel to the region
- Salary: £41,872.31 plus 9% employer pension contribution
- Closing date: 9.00am UK time 11 February 2019
- Interviews: 28 February and 1 March
We are seeking an experienced Project Manager who will be responsible for managing and developing our peace building and conflict transformation work in the Caucasus. This includes facilitation of dialogue; dealing with the past initiatives; promoting community inclusion and engagement in peacebuilding and peace processes, research and analysis on peacebuilding and conflict, and policy work. The post holder is responsible for the full project cycle, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. They act as a resource to partner organisations and represent the programme in meetings with a range of interlocutors in the field. The post-holder contributes to strategic development, implementation and resourcing of the Caucasus programme as a whole, also drafting funding proposals and building relationships with donor representatives, and manages consultants and volunteers and potentially a Programme Officer. The post is based in London and will involve frequent travel to the region.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Substantial experience of project management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and narrative and financial reporting.
- Practical experience of designing and implementing conflict transformation and peacebuilding interventions, including experience of working with international, national and local partner organisations in conditions of current or recent conflict.
- Knowledge of the social and political landscape in the Caucasus and wider region, and its conflicts.
- Good working knowledge of written and spoken English and Russian.
- Experience of and sensitivity in communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including senior government officials, politicians, opposition groups, national and local NGOs and other conflict-affected communities).
- Experience of planning, running, and facilitating effective meetings and workshops.
- Demonstrable experience of preparing, managing and monitoring budgets, accompanying local partners’ activities and of financial and narrative reporting to donors.
- Experience of developing new project ideas, building relationships with donors and writing proposals and budgets to secure new funds.
- Appreciation of confidentiality, political sensitivity and the complexities of working in a situation of unresolved conflict or political transition.
- Post-graduate study or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, gender, peace and security or other related fields.
- Willingness to work irregular hours on occasions and for frequent international travel.
- Experience of working in a conflict-affected area, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
- Excellent word processing, spreadsheet, database and email software skills.