Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We have four vacancies and one consultancy opportunity available. 

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  • Trustees 
  • Programme Director, Smart Peace
  • Horn of Africa Project Manager 
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Consultancy - Final Project Evaluation ‘Strengthening youth involvement in conflict prevention in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’

Trustee Vacancies 

Conciliation Resources is currently seeking three new Board members. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals with competence and interest in fundraising, finance, media and communications or general charity management. Our organisation is led by its Board, who are responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the charity. Being a Conciliation Resources Trustee is an influential and valuable role and you will make an important contribution to our current peacebuilding work, and our future direction. This is an opportunity to contribute to and learn from a leading peacebuilding organisation. For further details on the expectations of the role can be found in the download available below. 

Conciliation Resources strongly encourages candidates from all backgrounds to apply. At present, we are particularly keen to receive applications from younger adults, ethnic minorities and people from or with experience of Africa or Asia. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation.

Conciliation Resources is committed to safeguarding and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will do everything possible to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us. This post may be subject to a range of screening checks.

How to Apply

To apply to be the a Trustee of Conciliation Resources, please provide the following:

  • A letter of interest explaining your motivation for applying, your interest in the role and how you meet the requirements for the position of Trustee. This should be a maximum 2 sides of A4, minimum 10 point, Arial
  • An up-to-date CV
  • Closing date: 1 October 2018
  • Interviews: from TBA

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

Shortlisted candidates may be required to undertake an additional assessment prior to the final interview.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jonathan Cohen, Executive Director on 020 7288 8369 or jcohen@c-r.org or the current Chair via Jo Bundo, Executive Assistant on 020 7288 8372 or jbundo@c-r.org who will make the logistical arrangements.

Downloads for this post: Role Description.

Programme Director, Smart Peace

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Fixed-term contract until 31 August 2022.
  • London-based, with occasional international travel
  • Salary: £48,558.68 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 8 October 2018
  • Interviews: weeks commencing 22 and 29 October 2018

We are seeking an experienced Programme Director to manage a significant, four year, UK Aid Connect-funded innovative programme of conflict resolution, in partnership with International Crisis Group, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, The Asia Foundation, ETH Zurich, Behavioural Insights Team and Chatham House. The programme will deliver innovative The Smart Peace programme combines the expertise of consortium members to address the challenges of building sustainable peace in some of world’s most fragile states. It focuses on innovative approaches to peacebuilding in the Central African Republic, Nigeria and Myanmar.

The postholder will lead the operational development, coordination, implementation and resourcing, and play a significant role in the strategic development of Smart Peace. Theywill be responsible for convening the cross-consortium Steering Committee; guiding the process for allocation and monitoring of the significant four year budget, and for ensuring that the programme delivers its expected results. They will be the primary point of contact for the consortium partners undertaking this programme of work, and will manage day-to-day and strategic relationships with the donor.

Essential experience:

  • Significant experience designing and implementing international development or peacebuilding projects, including programme design, budget development, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Significant financial management, including experience preparing and managing annual budgets of at least £1 million. Experience of setting and monitoring budgets of other teams or organisations; forecasting and internal and external financial reporting.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other international or national organisations (particularly but not limited to NGOs), including experience of coordination and joint planning and monitoring.
  • Experience leading a consortium project, or having worked within a consortia.
  • Significant experience of leading a government funding programme and liaising closely with a government donor, including relationship management, programme development and narrative and budget reporting.
  • Practical experience of successfully implementing projects in difficult social and political situations or conflict contexts.
  • Significant experience of working alongside research or evaluation personnel, setting clear objectives for learning and adapting programming in response to evidence.
  • Experience of and sensitivity to communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences, and experience in developing and delivery external communication.
  • Experience of line managing staff, including task management, performance management and personal development.
  • Experience of working in environments affected by conflict.
  • Experience of undertaking hostile environment training, or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.

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

Horn of Africa Project Manager 

  • Horn of Africa Project Manager
  • Based in London, United Kingdom
  • Salary £41,872.31 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week) ending 31 December 2019
  • Closing date: 5 October 2018 09.00 UK time
  • Interviews: 11/12 October 2018

Conciliation Resources is currently seeking a Project Manager to lead on the implementation and resourcing of a Conciliation Resources’ Programme of work in Ethiopia in support of promoting inclusive peace and dialogue processes in Ethiopia and the wider Horn of Africa region.

The Horn of Africa Project Manager will specifically manage our peace and mediation support work in Ethiopia, including support to formal negotiation processes, supporting transition to peace work for armed opposition groups, promoting community inclusion and engagement in peace processes, contributing to research and analysis on peace and conflict drivers and dynamics, overseeing the entire project cycle for these activities (design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting). They will travel frequently to Ethiopia and Kenya, acting as a resource person to partner organisations and representing the programme in meetings with a range of interlocutors in the field. The post-holder will contribute to strategic development, implementation and resourcing of the Horn of Africa Programme as a whole, and manages relationships with programme partners, consultants and potentially volunteers. They report to the Horn of Africa Programme Director.

The applicants are expected to have practical conflict experience in designing and implementing conflict resolution and peacebuilding interventions; substantial experience of project management (e.g. project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and narrative and financial reporting); a postgraduate university degree or the equivalent experience, in a relevant subject area (e.g conflict resolution, international relations, development studies).

Knowledge and experience of peace mediation and dialogue processes as well as knowledge of Ethiopia context and in-country and international stakeholders are desirable.

Fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Knowledge of one or more of the major languages in the Horn of Africa (Somali, Amhara, Oromo, Arabic) is desirable. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Applicant Information form 1/Applicant Statement form 2

Fundraising Manager

  • Duration: Perm Contract 
  • Location: Based in our North London Office with some potential to travel
  • Salary: From £41,872.31
  • plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + UK public holidays
  • Closing date: 9:00 am (UK time) 13 September 2018

We are seeking a career fundraising professional who is diligent, hardworking and able to work responsively in a fast-paced environment to undertake the role of Fundraising Manager. The postholder will manage the effective implementation of Conciliation Resources’ fundraising strategy, coordinating elements of Conciliation Resources’ donor diversification strategy, by initiating opportunities for increased trust and foundational giving.

The Fundraising Manager leads on generating unrestricted income through the strengthening of existing funding relationships as well as the development of new funding relationships within their fundraising portfolio.   They also support fundraising efforts from other sources, such as trusts and foundations, High Net Worth Individuals and corporations. They will represent Conciliation Resources directly with donors as well as supporting and creating opportunities for others in the organisation to do so.

They work closely with other staff members across Conciliation Resources to develop and implement fundraising and donor relationship management strategies, based on a detailed understanding of Conciliation Resources’ organisational and programme objectives and resource requirements on the one hand, and donors’ peacebuilding policies, funding priorities and opportunities on the other. 

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to clearly demonstrate:

  • Degree level education, or local equivalent, or qualification by experience in a relevant subject area.
  • Substantial writing/editing skills; in the form of grant-writing, preparation of strategic, donor reports, preparation of government and ministry briefings, or other relevant work (essential)
  • Substantial fundraising experience, including a proven track record of successfully raising funds from new and existing donors in competitive as well as non-advertised bid processes, resulting in winning multi-year awards in excess of €1,000,000 per annum, and handling of the subsequent reporting requirements (essential)
  • Good knowledge and experience of working with Government donors that support the peacebuilding sector, the US and UK trust and foundation sector, and online fundraising (essential)
  • Experience of carrying out programme design as part of developing a funding proposal and developing high quality logframes (essential)
  • Experience of taking the initiative and making decisions as part of a complex, varied and, at times, heavy workload (essential)
  • Knowledge of conflict transformation and peacebuilding issues (desirable)
  • Experience of working in an international NGO (desirable)

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

Consultancy - Final Project Evaluation ‘Strengthening youth involvement in conflict prevention in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’

We are seeking consultancy services from an individual or organisation with the relevant experience and expertise to undertake a final evaluation of Conciliation Resources’ project ‘Strengthening youth involvement in conflict prevention in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’, funded by the European Union’s Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP).

The Final Evaluation will assess the effectiveness and relevance of the programme, provide recommendations and generate learning to inform EU, Conciliation Resources and partner organisations in DRC. This document sets out the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Final Evaluation, expected outputs, the experience and skills required by the consultant, and the recruitment and delivery timescales.

Expressions of interest to arrive via email to recruitment@c-r.org, no later than 5 pm UK Time on the 19 September 2018.

Downloads for this post: Terms of Reference