Conciliation Resources is an international organisation committed to stopping violent conflict and creating more peaceful societies.  We have six vacancies at present. 

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Project Manager, South Asia 

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Fixed-term contract 9 months and 18 months (two roles)
  • London-based, with frequent travel to the region
  • Salary: £42,919.12 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 4 March 2019
  • Interviews: Expected 14/15 March 2019

The Project Manager, South Asia is responsible for developing and managing our peace building and conflict resolution work in Pakistan and India in the context of Kashmir. This includes support to dialogue and negotiation processes, promoting community inclusion and engagement in peace processes, contributing to research and analysis on peace and conflict drivers and dynamics.

The post holder is responsible for overseeing the full project cycle for these activities, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. They act as a resource to partner organisations and representing the programme in meetings with a range of interlocutors in the field. The post-holder contributes to strategic development, implementation and resourcing of the South Asia programme as a whole, and manages a Programme Officer, consultants and volunteers. The post is based in London and will involve frequent travel to the region.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Substantial experience of project management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and narrative and financial reporting.
  • Practical experience of designing and implementing conflict resolution and peacebuilding interventions, including experience of working with international, national and local partner organisations in conditions of current or recent conflict.
  • Experience of living or working in or with India or Pakistan.
  • Experience of and sensitivity to communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including senior government officials, politicians, opposition groups, national and local NGOs and conflict-affected communities).
  • Experience of planning, running, and facilitating effective meetings and workshops.
  • Demonstrable experience of preparing, managing and monitoring budgets, local partners’ activities and of financial and narrative reporting to donors.
  • Experience of developing new project ideas, building relationships with donors and writing proposals and budgets to secure new funds.
  • Appreciation of confidentiality, political sensitivity and the complexities of working in a situation of unresolved conflict or political transition.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Post-graduate study or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, gender, peace and security or other related fields.
  • Experience of working in a conflict-affected area, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Spoken and written Hindi or Urdu (desirable).

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

PA to the Executive Management Team 

  • PA to Executive Management Team
  • Full-time: 37.5 hours
  • Location: Tufnell Park, North London
  • Salary: £29,633.46 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9am UK time 5 March 2019
  • Interview date: week commencing 18 March 2019

We are seeking an experienced, well-organised and confident PA to provide comprehensive administrative and executive support to the Executive Director, the Executive Management Team and Conciliation Resources’ Board of Trustees. The duties include solid administrative and logistical support to the ED’s strategic leadership of the organisation; including financial administration, and budget monitoring and reporting. Effective support to the EMT comprised of the Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Programmes and Director of Policy and Learning. The effective coordination of Board meetings and support to the Board of Trustees.

This role would be well suited to someone looking for the next step in their career as a PA or in a secretarial capacity who thrives in a role that supports the work of an organisation from an administrative angle.

Experience and knowledge

  • Experience supporting senior executive staff, preferably including support to a team or number of staff.
  • Experience of working in an organisation with an international outlook, preferably with experience of working with individuals in different time zones.
  • Proven experience of effective administration of meetings including accurate recording and minute-taking.
  • Experience of communicating with external bodies or individuals on behalf of a senior executive team.
  • Experience of event organisation including logistics, travel (domestic and international including visas and travel booking) and budgeting.
  • Experience of working effectively as a link between executive management and other key stakeholders
  • Working within a board arrangement desirable
  • Proven experience of prioritising own workload and working autonomously.
  • Experience of taking fast and accurate minutes.
  • Prior experience using content management systems (desirable – training will be provided)
  • Good computer literacy and knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel, and database software.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge of information management systems including databases.
  • Knowledge of visa application processes and online travel booking systems (desirable).

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

Finance Officer

  • Full-time (37.5 hours), London-based
  • £29,624.23 plus 9% Employer pension contribution
  • Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months
  • 25 days annual leave and 3 Christmas office closure days and UK bank holidays
  • Closing date: 9am (UK time) 22 February 2019
  • Interviews: W/C 4 March 2019

We are seeking a hardworking and diligent finance officer to join our finance team in supporting the organisation to fulfil its financial obligations utilising the appropriate systems and processes. This is a fast-paced role and would suit someone with financial experience who is able to think on their feet and enjoys the challenges of a variety of finance related tasks and queries.

The successful candidate will be experienced in working with finance software (preferably Access) to maintain ledgers and prepare bank reconciliations. They will also have experience in a range of financial administrative duties such as data input and retrieval. They should have excellent attention to detail and numeracy skills whilst being able to work quickly to tight deadlines.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

Knowledge

  • Qualified through experience or professional / academic qualification in accounting such as AAT or CAT, or progress towards.
  • Proficient knowledge of an accounting system preferably Access.
  • Proficient knowledge of MS Office (excel) and database software.

Experience

  • Experience of using financial accounting software to maintain ledgers, prepare bank reconciliations, exporting data for subsequent interpretation and other financial systems to place orders or retrieve information to support budget holders and keeping Conciliation Resources’ financial records up to date
  • Experience of undertaking a range of financial administrative duties including data input and retrieval.
  • Experience of processing financial transactions for expenditure in multi-currencies.
  • Excellent computer and IT skills, preferably in a Mac environment including Excel and Word.
  • Experience of working with staff who are not office based on financial issues.

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

Consultancy: Pacific Programme Consultant - Melbourne Based

Conciliation Resources’ Pacific Programme Team is seeking a Melbourne-based program consultant on a flexible part-time basis to provide support to a number of peacebuilding activities for four months from January to May 2019 (with the possibility of an extension until mid-August 2019). The consultant will be responsible for administrative, logistical, programme implementation, reporting and fundraising support to the Pacific team. The consultant will work approximately two days per week, however, more frequently when travel to the region is required.

We are looking to recruit a consultant with proven administration and writing skills, preferably in international programmes. We require someone with knowledge of the Melanesian region, ideally including experience working in Papua New Guinea. Knowledge of peacebuilding practice and experience in facilitation is also desirable.

To apply for this consultancy, please submit:

  • A short narrative (one A4 page maximum) detailing your suitability for this position in response to the Terms of Reference (attached).
  • your CV (two A4 pages maximum).

All proposals should be emailed to CR’s recruitment email address at recruitment@c-r.org with the title ‘Melbourne Pacific Programme Consultant ’

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 6 February 2019. Interviews are expected to take place the week beginning the 11 February 2019.

Selected candidates will be informed of the decision by the third week of February.

Downloads for this post: Terms of Reference 

Operations and Compliance Officer

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Permanent contract
  • London-based, with occasional international travel
  • Salary: £33,527.88 plus 9% Employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 20 February 2019
  • Interviews: 6 March 2019

We are currently seeking an Operations and Compliance Officer who is enthusiastic, able to work on their own initiative and who will relish the challenges of this role which involves implementing and maintaining systems and processes to keep people safe whilst enabling us to do our work effectively. The Operations and Compliance Officer provides project, administrative and logistical support necessary for the implementation of our safety and security, safeguarding and other compliance work.

The post holder will play a key role in liaising with programme teams, consultants and volunteers, ensuring they are safe and following our internal procedures for security and safeguarding.  Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Compliance Officer will be based in London and will undertake occasional travel to our global operations.

Training will be provided, experience and skills in the areas of security, safety and safeguarding is desirable.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a problem-solving approach to new challenges.
  • Experience of developing compliance processes and structures 
  • Experience in developing and delivering systems for audit or quality assurance;
  • Able to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally.
  • Strong organisational skills including planning, developing, implementing and maintaining administrative systems.
  • An ability to coordinate project planning across multiple countries.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience remotely supporting partners on the successful joint delivery of work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake some travel.
  • Strong commitment to, and experience of, team and cross-organisational working.
  • Appreciation of issues of confidentiality, and cross-cultural and political sensitivity.
  • Graduate study in a relevant area (this could include law, finance, business, project management, conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, peace and security.) Local equivalent or equivalent by experience will be considered.
  • Experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Experience of safeguarding training or willingness to undertake safeguarding training.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email, internet.
  • Some knowledge of and interest in peacebuilding/ humanitarian/ development sector safety and security and safeguarding issues.
  • Interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes.

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

Programme Director, Caucasus

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Permanent contract
  • London-based, frequent international travel
  • Salary: £48,558.68 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 11 February 2019
  • Interviews: 21/22 February 2019

We are seeking an experienced Programme Director to lead Conciliation Resources’ peacebuilding and conflict transformation work in the Caucasus, with a focus on the Georgian-Abkhaz and Nagorny-Karabakh contexts. They are responsible for managing the Caucasus team, providing strategic leadership and operational management to the whole team, with direct line management of three staff.

The postholder is responsible for the successful implementation of a diverse programme of activities, including facilitation of dialogue; dealing with the past initiatives; promoting community inclusion and engagement in peacebuilding and peace processes, research and analysis on peacebuilding and conflict, and policy work. This includes oversight of the full project cycle, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. The Programme Director is responsible for setting and overseeing the management of the Caucasus programme’s budget, and forensuring the integrity and credibility of Conciliation Resources’ reputation in the Caucasus. The postholder leads the team’s efforts to secure new funding for our work in the Caucasus, developing project concepts as well as relationships with existing and new donors.The Programme Director is a member of Conciliation Resources’ Senior Leadership Team. The post is based in London and will involve frequent travel to the region.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Significant project management experience, designing and implementing conflict transformation and peacebuilding interventions, including programme design, budget development, programme implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Practical and conceptual knowledge of peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes, of processes of social and political change and of supporting local capacities for peacebuilding.
  • Extensive knowledge of the social and political landscape in the Caucasus and wider region, and its conflicts.
  • Experience of working with partners in regions affected by conflict in an accompaniment and mentoring role, including capacity building and due diligence.
  • Significant financial management, including experience preparing and managing annual budgets of at least £500k, monitoring and forecasting spend, and overseeing internal and external financial reporting.
  • Experience of leading government-funded or other donor-funded programmes, including donor relationship management, programme development and narrative and budget reporting.
  • Experience of line managing staff, including task management, performance management and professional development.
  • Significant experience of securing funding for new work, including concept development, building donor relationships and writing proposals and budgets.
  • Experience of and sensitivity in communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English and Russian.
  • Experience implementing projects in difficult social and political situations or conflict contexts, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Post-graduate study or equivalent by experience in conflict transformation, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, gender, peace and security or other related fields.
  • Excellent organisational and coordination skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically while also retaining close attention to detail, to manage and prioritise a diverse and demanding workload, to convene and run efficient meetings and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to navigate political sensitivities and awareness of the complexity of working in conflict-affected situations, including appreciation of confidentiality and handling sensitive information with due care.
  • Willingness and ability to work irregular hours on occasion and to undertake frequent international travel.
  • Excellent word processing, spreadsheet, database and email software skills.

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

Project Manager, Caucasus

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Fixed-term contract until 31 March 2020
  • London-based, frequent travel to the region
  • Salary: £41,872.31 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 11 February 2019
  • Interviews: 28 February and 1 March

We are seeking an experienced Project Manager who will be responsible for managing and developing our peace building and conflict transformation work in the Caucasus. This includes facilitation of dialogue; dealing with the past initiatives; promoting community inclusion and engagement in peacebuilding and peace processes, research and analysis on peacebuilding and conflict, and policy work. The post holder is responsible for the full project cycle, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. They act as a resource to partner organisations and represent the programme in meetings with a range of interlocutors in the field. The post-holder contributes to strategic development, implementation and resourcing of the Caucasus programme as a whole, also drafting funding proposals and building relationships with donor representatives, and manages consultants and volunteers and potentially a Programme Officer. The post is based in London and will involve frequent travel to the region.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Substantial experience of project management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and narrative and financial reporting.
  • Practical experience of designing and implementing conflict transformation and peacebuilding interventions, including experience of working with international, national and local partner organisations in conditions of current or recent conflict.
  • Knowledge of the social and political landscape in the Caucasus and wider region, and its conflicts.
  • Good working knowledge of written and spoken English and Russian.
  • Experience of and sensitivity in communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including senior government officials, politicians, opposition groups, national and local NGOs and other conflict-affected communities).
  • Experience of planning, running, and facilitating effective meetings and workshops.
  • Demonstrable experience of preparing, managing and monitoring budgets, accompanying local partners’ activities and of financial and narrative reporting to donors.
  • Experience of developing new project ideas, building relationships with donors and writing proposals and budgets to secure new funds.
  • Appreciation of confidentiality, political sensitivity and the complexities of working in a situation of unresolved conflict or political transition.
  • Post-graduate study or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, gender, peace and security or other related fields.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours on occasions and for frequent international travel.
  • Experience of working in a conflict-affected area, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Excellent word processing, spreadsheet, database and email software skills.

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