Vacancy with International Alert, Project Manager, Women, Citizenship and Peacebuilding Project, DRC

Project Manager, Women, Citizenship and Peacebuilding Project, DRC


Salary: £40,497 per annum for local staff / £37,497 per annum for expatriate staff with benefits including accommodation, relocation package, annual flight back home and medical insurance cover.


Contract Duration: Ends 31st July 2014


Based: Bukavu, DRC

We are looking for a dynamic leader with strong management skills, who has proven ability to lead and mentor a team as well as complex partnership relationships, and who is a creative facilitator of sensitive multi-stakeholder processes.

You will lead the implementation of a joint project between International Alert and Kvinna till Kvinna focussing on the promotion of the political participation of women in DRC. You will be responsible for the establishment of appropriate systems and procedures and for the leadership of the project team. This project being an international partnership, executed through local civil society organisations, you will need to play an important role in ensuring good communication and coordination among varied stakeholders across different provinces and countries. As a senior member of the DRC team you will also be expected to take leadership and representation responsibilities as necessary.

You will have significant experience of operational management in an NGO, including responsibility for programming, staffing, financial and administrative systems. Knowledge of the Great Lakes region and previous experience in peacebuilding, gender approaches and advocacy are key requirements. Writing and speaking English and French fluently is also essential.

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 and ‘How to Apply’. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to, both of which can be found under ‘How to Apply’ which is part of the Jobs section of Alert’s website.   We would encourage female candidates to apply.

Please note we do not accept CVs

Closing date: Friday 7th December 2012 at 5pm (UK time)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for face to face interviews on the 18th of December 2012 in London.

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 one week 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 is a 26-year old independent peacebuilding organisation. We work with people who are directly affected by violent conflict to improve their prospects of peace, and we seek to influence the policies and ways of working of governments, international organisations like the UN and multinational companies, to reduce conflict risk and increase the prospects of peace.


We work in Africa, several parts of Asia, the South Caucasus, the Middle East and Latin America and have recently started work in the UK. Our policy work focuses on several key themes that influence prospects for peace – the economy, climate change, gender, the role of international institutions, the impact of development aid, and the effect of good and bad governance.


We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding NGOs with more than 159 staff based in London and 14 field offices. To learn more about how and where we work, visit


Kvinna til Kvinna strengthens women in war and conflict to enhance their power and influence.  We work with women’s organisations in different ways to strengthen women to participate in the work for sustainable peace.  We also provide information on the effects of war and shape public opinion on women’s participation in peace processes.  We believe that gender bias and unequal power structures are underlying causes of social division and thus an obstacle to democracy, development and peace.  Kvinna til Kvinna’s staff is currently about 70 people – spread over ten field offices and at headquarters in Stockholm.


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