Project Manager International Alert (DR Congo)

Project Manager – ‘Tushiriki Wote (Let’s all participate!). Building peace through women’s economic empowerment and participation’, International Alert, DRC
Closes: Apr 24, 2017

Website International Alert
working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict
Salary: £39,963
Based in: Goma – DRC

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our DRC team, Alert’s largest country programme. This is a project manager position of the 4-year project ‘Tushiriki Wote (Let’s all participate!)’ – the largest in our DRC portfolio. The project seeks to promote women’s civic, political and economic empowerment through knowledge, networking, high visibility and advocacy, and it will be implemented in partnership with civil society actors in DRC, Rwanda and Burundi.

You will be responsible for the timely and effective implementation of the project and for coordination and synergy across a total of 15 local partners across 3 countries and in 3 provinces in DRC. In collaboration with the communication and advocacy specialist, other project staff and with relevant Alert personnel, you will be responsible to develop, monitor and oversee the implementation of a very ambitious and successful advocacy and networking strategy. You will be responsible for nurturing a close collaboration and relationship with an increasingly highly demanding donor.

Essential qualifications include extensive experience of implementing large and complex peacebuilding or development programmes in the DRC or in a similar context. You will also have substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for contract management and donor relations, as well as proven experience of managing many staff remotely. You will have a proven expertise on women political empowerment/women economic empowerment, masculinities and involvement of men in gender-relational approaches and familiarity with conflict-sensitive approaches to development. In addition, experience of developing and nurturing constructive relationships with local partners (governmental and non-governmental) is essential as well as an excellent working knowledge (spoken and written) of both French and English.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

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Please note we do not accept CVs.
Closing date: 26 April 2017 at 5:00 pm (UK time)
Interviews will tentatively take place on the week of 1 May 2017.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

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