Project Manager, International Alert (Goma, DRC)

– ‘Tushiriki Wote (Let’s all participate!)’, International Alert, DRC
Temporary  Closes: Sep 13, 2017

WebsiteInternational Alert working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict

Salary: Competitive with additional benefits (housing and relocation allowance, medical coverage, pension, R&R, etc.)
Based in: Goma, DRC
Closing date: September 13 2017 at 5 pm (UK time)

‘Building peace through women’s economic empowerment and political participation’

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 – building peace through women’s economic empowerment (small cross border trade) and political participation.

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 three countries and in three provinces in DRC. In collaboration with the communication and advocacy specialist, other project staff and with relevant Alert personnel, you are accountable to develop, monitor and oversee a very ambitious and successful advocacy and networking strategy. You will be expected to nurture a close collaboration and relationship with government authorities, the donor, civil society and other external stakeholders.

Essential qualifications include extensive experience of implementing large and complex peacebuilding or development programmes in the DRC or in a similar context. Substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for contract management and donor relations, and proven experience of managing many staff remotely is a must. Furthermore, we are looking for proven experience in women political and economic empowerment, masculinities and involvement of men in gender-relational approaches and familiarity with conflict-sensitive approaches. 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, please see our website.

To apply, please follow this link and fill out an application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application.

Closing date: 13 September 2017 at 5:00 pm (UK time)

Interviews will tentatively take place in Goma or via Skype in the week of 18th of September.

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.

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