Vacancy at International Alert - European Commission Project Manager, DRC

European Commission Project Manager, DRC


Salary: £38,712 per annum (with additional benefits including accommodation, relocation package, annual flight back home and medical insurance cover for expatriate staff)


Contract Duration: Ends 31st January 2017


Based: Goma, DRC

We are looking for a dynamic leader with strong management skills, who demonstrates a keen understanding of conflict and peacebuilding issues, possesses excellent strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills and is able to work to tight deadlines, delivering high-quality outputs. You will ideally have a strong grasp of the conflict and peacebuilding context in the Great Lakes region (and specifically in the DRC), experience with European Commission (EC) budget and project management and considerable experience in working in partnerships with local organisations.

You will lead implementation of the EC-funded project ‘Building Peace from the Bottom Up: Reinforcing Local Actions for Peace in the Kivus.’ The overall objective of the project is for local peacebuilding actors in Eastern DRC to initiate and lead a bottom-up, effective peace process, through: (1) Strengthening local peace actors and processes, and (2) generating peacebuilding feedback and input from local levels to national, regional, and international policy. Within the overall project framework, you will lead the design of project activities including support for community-level peace dialogues, establishing a network of peacebuilding actors with a shared vision for peace and building their capacity, and supporting advocacy on conflict drivers that will link these local actors to stakeholders at higher levels.

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, previous experience managing peacebuilding/conflict transformation projects and experience managing EC projects are desirable criteria. Writing and speaking both English and French fluently is essential.

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.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to , both of which can be found under ‘Downloads’. We would encourage female candidates to apply.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: Sunday 5th January 2014 at 5pm (UK time).

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for phone interviews on Wednesday 15th January 2014, with face-to-face interviews in late January.

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 nearly 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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