Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We currently have three vacancies, one volunteer opportunity and two consultancy contracts available. 

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  • South Asia Programme Volunteer
  • Security Consultant - Northeast Nigeria
  • Pacific Programme and Finance Officer
  • Consultant - Research support for a study on partnerships between international NGOs and local civil society organisations
  • Communications Assistant 
  • West Africa Project and Finance Officer 

South Asia Programme Volunteer

  • Voluntary position, London based
  • Average of 3 days a week for a 12-14 week period
  • Travel (London zones 1-6) and lunch expenses (max £5) reimbursed against receipts
  • Closing date: 9am (UK Time) 29 August 2017
  • Interviews: 4 September 2017

Our South Asia Programme is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to support the team in hosting a month long Fellowship.

The Fellowship consists of five individuals travelling from South Asia and taking part in a programme of events in London, Birmingham and Edinburgh. The post holder will be expected to undertake the following duties, including but not limited to:  

  • Liaise with the fellows and arrange the logistics of travel, accommodation, and preparation for the arrival of the fellows
  • Financial responsibility- ensuring payments are sent to our finance team and that they meet the necessary internal and external requirements
  • Supporting the month long programme for the Fellows including arranging meetings and trainings
  • Support the fellows in completing their final reports of the Fellowship

The candidate will be offered the opportunity to attend the events in either Birmingham or Edinburgh in order to see the project through to fruition. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English, good knowledge of standard Microsoft Office packages, and report writing. Knowledge of India, Pakistan & Kashmir conflicts would be desirable.

Candidates should have experience of, and commitment to administrative work, be highly organised, have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent attention to detail is required, as is the ability to work autonomously.  

Downloads for this post: Role DescriptionApplicant information form part 1Applicant statement form part 2

Security Consultant, Northeast Nigeria

We are currently seeking a consultant to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the key risks/threats to the safety and security of Conciliation Resources’ and local partner NGOs’ personnel, premises and assets in Borno and Yobe State, Nigeria and to provide advice, guidance, practical and implementable recommendations on risk reduction and mitigation measures to respond to the identified risks/threats that support the safe implementation of project activities. Consultancy deliverables include 

  • Undertake a context analysis of Borno and Yobe States, with a particular emphasis on the project’s target LGAs, which should include incident mapping, current risk analysis, a summary of existing external security mechanisms and sources of reliable and timely security updates.
  • Review Conciliation Resources’ current security operating procedures for staff visits to northeast Nigeria (no staff based in northeast Nigeria) and make practical recommendations to minimise any gaps and weaknesses.
  • Engage with local partner NGOs to understand their current security guidelines and collaboratively draft a security procedure for each of them taking into account their current capacity (training, resources and infrastructure).
  • Identify local partner NGO capacity needs (training, resources and infrastructure) and agree with them how they should be addressed over time.
  • Liaising with representatives from State security services, UN organisations and relevant NGOs to build closer working links, communications and backup plans and identify opportunities for collaboration on safety/security issues.
  • Using scenario planning, explore and recommend different options in case evacuation from the area is needed. 

Duration of contract: 10-15 days

Timeframe: Conciliation Resources is looking for this consultancy to be undertaken as soon as possible with the final report and debrief expected to be delivered at the very latest by 29 September 2017.

All proposals should be emailed to recruitment@c-r.org. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 17.00 BST (London) on Monday 21 August 2017. Proposals will be reviewed upon receipt and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

Downloads for this post: Terms of Reference

Pacific Programme and Finance Officer

  • Full time (37.5 hours), based in London.
  • £33,032 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Fixed term contract to the 31 December 2018
  • 25 days annual leave and 3 Christmas office closure days and 8 UK bank holidays
  • Closing date: 9am (UK Time) 28 August 2017
  • Interviews: 4/5 September 2017

Conciliation Resources is recruiting a Pacific Programme & Finance Officer to join the dynamic Pacific Programme team.

The Pacific Programme & Finance Officer will support the Conciliation Resources’ Pacific team to implement peacebuilding programmes in the Pacific region. The emphasis in this post is to provide the programme with financial, reporting, research and logistical support necessary for programme implementation.

The successful candidate will have experience in programme support including in financial administration and reporting, be proficient in the use of filing systems and databases, and preferably have experience in managing research projects. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential as well as excellent communication skills.

Downloads for this post: Job DescriptionApplicant information form part 1Applicant statement form part 2

Consultant Research support for a study on partnerships between international NGOs and local civil society organisations

We are currently seeking a consultant to provide research support in a multi-year project being implemented in a consortium with International Alert and Saferworld. The consultant will provide support for a project sub-theme led by Conciliation Resources on what makes for effective and equitable partnerships between international non-governmental organisations and local civil society organisations in conflict settings. Consultancy deliverables include a literature review; a 'shaping brief' with guiding questions for further research; and participation/facilitation in a one-day workshop with some of Conciliation Resources' partners in January 2018. The consultancy is to be delivered from late August 2017 - January/February 2018 over approximately 10 days. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17.00 BST on Monday 14 August 2017. Further details can be found in the Terms of Reference. 

Downloads for this post: Terms of Reference 

Communications Assistant 

  • Part time (22.5 hours per week) based in North London
  • £24,561.81 FTE gross per annum (paid pro rata) 
  • Fixed term contract, 12 months
  • Closing date: 21 August 2017 (9am UK time)
  • Interviews: week commencing 28 August 2017

Conciliation Resources is looking for a creative, flexible and self-motivated individual to join our Communications team, and support us in the smooth running of our communications activities across all areas of the team’s work. This role will enable the chosen candidate to develop their communications skills and experience across a range of different channels and platforms.

With good writing skills, and the ability to convey information in a compelling and concise way, the chosen candidate will help create written and visual content for our online and offline communications channels, including website and social media. They will have some previous experience of writing for different audiences and communications channels, and ideally some experience of using image and/or video editing software.

The chosen candidate will also support the team in monitoring and evaluating the organisation’s communications, managing our photography library, and assisting with other communications projects and activities. They will have good interpersonal skills, with experience of working within a team and supporting others.

An interest in peacebuilding, conflict resolution or international development will also be beneficial for this role. 

Downloads for this post: Job DescriptionApplicant information form part 1Applicant statement form part 2

West Africa Project and Finance Officer

  • Full time (37.5 hours), based in London with the potential to travel.
  • £28,483 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • 9-month fixed term contract (subject to extension)
  • 25 days annual leave and 3 Christmas office closure days and 8 UK bank holidays
  • Closing date: 17:00 (UK time) Friday 18 August 2017
  • Interviews: Week commencing 28 August 2017

Conciliation Resources is recruiting a West Africa Project & Finance Officer to join and work with a dynamic team made up of the West Africa Programme Director and the West Africa Projects Coordinator.

The West Africa Project & Finance Officer will support the implementation, management and be responsible for all project financial bookkeeping the administrative processes of the Project "Peace by the people: Strengthening the capacities of youth to prevent and respond to violent conflict in northeast Nigeria” in partnership with two local NGOs.

The successful candidate will have experience in a project support position as well as proven experience in financial administration, documenting and reporting; and be proficient in the use of filing systems and databases. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential as well as excellent communication skills.

This project is scheduled to start on 1 August 2017 subject to the final signing of the contract with the donor. This vacancy is dependant on such funding.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/ Applicant information form part 1/ Applicant statement form part 2