Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We have one vacancy at present. 

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  • Proramme Director, Smart Peace
  • Consultancy: Facilitation of Workshops for Women Mediators 
  • Consultancy: Assessing use of gender-sensitive conflict analysis
  • Accord, Policy and Learning Assistant 

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 2 January 2019
  • Interviews: weeks commencing 7th January 2019

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 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 £12m 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/Application form 1/Statement form 2

Consultancy: Facilitation of Workshops for Women Mediators 

We are currently seeking a consultant with a strong knowledge of the gender, mediation, peacebuilding and conflict prevention fields to facilitate a variety of workshops in 2019, to take place in different Commonwealth countries, bringing together members of the The network of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC) as detailed in the terms of reference. You should have a track record of employment/services by, or engagement with, INGOs and government/multilateral institutions with a focus on mediation and process design and implementation. 

Required skills for this post 

  • Sound knowledge of gender, mediation, peacebuilding and conflict prevention fields (essential).
  • Experience of conducting workshops on mediation and designing processes of peacebuilding and peace processes.
  • Experience of working as trainer/facilitator, including with women mediators at various levels of mediation.
  • Experience of employment by and/or engagement with INGOs and government/multilateral departments with a focus on supporting peacebuilding and mediation initiatives. (desirable)
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of gender-sensitive conflict analysis (desirable)
  • Direct working experience as a mediator. (desirable)

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a proposal, including:

  • short narrative (two pages maximum) detailing your suitability for, and approach to, delivering the consultancy requirements including approach or plan for first workshop and proposed plan for delivering additional workshops.
  • an estimated budget, including estimated number of days to fulfil the consultancy, a proposed day rate (inclusive of VAT) and any other anticipated reasonable expenses
  • your CV (two A4 pages maximum).

All proposals should be emailed to CR’s recruitment email addressat recruitment@c-r.org with the title ‘WMC – Mediators Workshops 2019’

The deadline for receipt of proposals is 09.00 UK time 19 December 2018. Review of proposals and discussions with shortlisted consultants will commence 21 December.

Downloads for this post: Terms of reference 

Consultancy: Assessing use of gender-sensitive conflict analysis

We are seeking an external consultant to conduct a series of interviews and draw conclusions relating to the following question: 

'How can policymakers and practitioners better apply gender-sensitive conflict analysis to examine complex violence and power in conflict-affected contexts and what are the ebenfit for inclusive peace practice of doing so'  The consultant will report to Conciliation Resources’ Senior Adviser, Gender and Peacebuilding and work in collaboration with them and the Director of Policy and Learning.

Essential skills for this post. 

  • Sound knowledge of the gender, peacebuilding and conflict prevention fields (essential)
  • Experience of conducting semi-structured interviews, online surveys and facilitating group discussions (essential)
  • Ability to produce high-quality, concise and clear written outputs in English (essential)
  • A sound understanding of industry safeguarding standards, the consultant will be required to, at all times, comply with Conciliation Resources safeguarding policy and code of conduct for the duration of the contract.

To apply for this consultancy, please submit a proposal, including: 

(i) short narrative (2-page maximum) detailing your suitability for and approach to delivering the consultancy requirements; 

(ii) an estimated budget, including estimated number of days to fulfil the consultancy, a proposed day rate (inclusive of VAT) and any other anticipated reasonable expenses*

(iii) your CV (2 A4 pages maximum). 

All proposals should be emailed to CR’s recruitment email address at recruitment@c-r.org with the title ‘PRP – gender analysis consultant application’ The deadline for receipt of proposals is 17.00 BST (London) on 13 December 2018

Downloads for this post: Terms of reference  

Accord, Policy and Learning Assistant 

  • Full-time (37.5 hours), London-based
  •  £24,930.23
  • plus 9% pension contribution
  • Fixed term to 31 March 2020
  • 25 days annual leave and 3 Christmas office closure days and UK bank holidays
  • Closing date: 17.00pm (UK time) 13 December 2018
  • Interviews: 20/21 December 2018

We are seeking a hardworking, organised and diligent Assistant within our Accord Policy and Learning Team to provide administrative assistance and organisational support to ensure the efficient and smooth running and development of individual and team-led activities, projects, events, monitoring and reporting.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, good numeracy skills and planning skills. They should have a keen eye for detail, good interpersonal skills and a good knowledge of computers and IT skills including database usage.

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