Conciliation Resources is an international organisation committed to stopping violent conflict and creating more peaceful societies. We have two vacancies at present.
- Programme Director, Cross-Regional Programme
- Project Manager, Colombia
- Consultancy: Papua New Guinea – End of Programme Evaluation
- Programme Assistant - South East Asia and Pacific Programme
- Finance Assistant
- Assistant to the Executive Management Team
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- Full-time (37.5 hours)
- Fixed-term contract until 31 August 2022
- London-based, with frequent international travel
- Salary: £49,772 plus 9% employer pension contribution
- Closing date: 9.00am UK time 8 May 2019
- Interviews: week commencing 13 May 2019
We are seeking an experienced Programme Director to lead Conciliation Resources’ cross-regional peacebuilding and conflict resolution work. The postholder will be responsible for managing the Cross-Regional Programme 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 programme of diverse projects, including leading the UK Aid Connect Smart Peace consortium management team, overseeing the Women Mediators across the Commonwealth programme, and coordinating work on youth, peace and security and transitional justice. The Programme Director is responsible for oversight of the full project cycle and overseeing the programme’s budget. They lead the team’s efforts to secure new funding for cross-regional programmes, developing new 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 international travel.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Significant project management experience, designing and implementing conflict resolution 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 the development of local capacities for peacebuilding.
- Significant financial management, including experience preparing and managing annual budgets of at least £700k, monitoring and forecasting spend, and overseeing internal and external financial reporting.
- Experience leading or playing a key role within a consortium.
- Significant experience of working alongside research or evaluation personnel, setting clear objectives for learning and adapting programming in response to evidence.
- 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.
- Excellent communication skills, to communicate complex issues effectively and adjust communication style to varying circumstances, including ability to listen actively to people from varying backgrounds, combined with an ability to engage with them clearly and sensitively.
- Excellent written and spoken English.
- 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.
Conciliation Resources welcomes applications from all members of the global community and will support an application for sponsorship of right to work in the UK where necessary.
- Part-time (two days per week or 15 hours)
- Four month fixed-term contract
- London-based, with possible international travel
- Salary: £42,919 plus 9% employer pension contribution
- Closing date: 9.00am UK time 20 May 2019
- Interviews: week commencing 27 May 2019
We are seeking an experienced Project Manager, Colombia to oversee the implementation of our existing peace building and conflict resolution work in Colombia, and to lead efforts to secure sustained funding for the programme. Alongside our partner CIASE, we are supporting a network of indigenous women to play an active role in the country’s peace process, as well as Colombian women living in the diaspora to contribute testimonies to the Truth Commission. 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 and fundraising for the Colombia programme as a whole. The post is based in London and may involve 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.
- Knowledge of Colombia context and connections with in-country and international stakeholders.
- Experience of living or working in or with Colombia.
- Experience of and sensitivity to communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences.
- 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 and Spanish.
- 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.
Conciliation Resources’ Papua New Guinea Programme Team is seeking an experienced consultant to conduct a whole-of-programme evaluation of our peacebuilding work in Papua New Guinea.
The aim of the evaluation is to assess programme impact, relevance and effectiveness and identify contextual changes and programme learnings that may inform future programming design, planning and thinking.
In collaboration with Conciliation Resources, the consultant will be responsible for developing the evaluation design and learning methods, conduct in country consultations, analyse and synthesize data and capture learnings, findings and themes in an evaluation report. In designing the evaluation, the consultant will work with Conciliation Resources and their partners to identify and develop locally-appropriate, participatory methodologies.
We require someone with proven experience in designing and implementing peacebuilding evaluations with a focus on participatory processes. Sound understanding of community-led peacebuilding structuresand knwoledge of the Melanesian region, ideally including experience working in Papua New Guinea, are highly desirable.
To apply for this consultancy, please submit:
- A short narrative (two A4 page maximum) detailing suitability and approach for the evaluation in response to the Terms of Reference (attached).
- your CV (two A4 pages maximum).
- Financial proposal for the evaluation
All proposals should be emailed to CR’s recruitment email address at firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Papua New Guinea – End of Programme Evaluation Consultant ’
The deadline for receipt of proposals is 25 April 2019. Interviews are expected to take place on the week beginning 29 April 2019.
- Full-time: 37.5 hours
- Duration – Fixed term contract to 23 August 2019
- Location: Tufnell Park, North London
- Salary: £25,553.49 gross per annum plus 9% employer pension contribution
- Closing date: 9am UK time 29 April 2019
- Interview date: week commencing 6 May 2019
We are seeking a hard-working and diligent Programme Assistant to assist the South East Asia and Pacific Programme in the smooth running of its administrative and logistical needs. It is essential that applicants for this role are able to hit the ground running and are available for a quick start post interview.
The Programme Assistant provides administrative and logistical support necessary for the implementation of the South East Asia and Pacific programme. The post holder will provide support to the team’s liaison with partners, contribute to financial and narrative reporting and arrange programme travel and events. Reporting to the Programme Officer, the Programme Assistant will be based in London.
Essential knowledge, skills and experience
- Experience of working in an administrative and support position to a team.
- Interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes.
- Experience of financial administration including processing finance reports, receipts or invoices.
- Experience of supporting the organisation of events, including providing logistical support to participants from overseas.
- Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining filing systems.
- Experience of liaising with external partners and service providers.
- Excellent verbal and written English
- Ability to summarise and convey information accurately and concisely.
- Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake occasional international travel.
- Commitment to, and experience of, team and cross-organisational working.
- Appreciation of issues of confidentiality, and cross-cultural and political sensitivity.
- Initiative, enthusiasm and a problem-solving approach to new challenges.
- Good computer and IT skills, including experience working with Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email and the internet.
Full-time (37.5 hours), London-based
£20,582.25 plus 9% pension contribution
Fixed Term Contract - 12 months
25 days annual leave per annum and 3 Christmas office closure days and UK bank holidays
Closing date: 09.00am (UK Time) 2 May 2019
Interviews: W/C 6 May 2019.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and diligent Finance Assistant who is used to supporting a team in all administrative aspects of an organisation’s financial processes.
The main purpose of the role is to:
- Support the finance team through accounts payable processes
- Preparation and posting of income and expenditure into the accounting system (Access)
- Handling the finance team hard copy and electronic filing systems
- Providing general administrative support
The role involves working across all teams, exchanging information and resolving queries with the various teams within Conciliation Resources.
The ideal candidate will have experience in undertaking a wide range of administrative duties and be familiar with using accounts systems to process and export financial information. The candidate should be proficient in the use of Excel with good computer and numeracy skills and a keen attention to detail.
- Some knowledge of using an accounting or book-keeping system.
- Working knowledge of a second language (French, Spanish or Russian would be an advantage but is not required).
- Some experience of undertaking a range of administrative and financial duties including processing financial transactions and exporting financial information into other software (desirable).
- Good computer skills with a degree of proficiency in Excel.
- Experience of professionally handling visitors and responding to telephone and email enquiries would be an advantage.
- Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
- Experience of handling information in a confidential and sensitive manner.
Full-time (37.5 hours), London-based
£29,633.46 plus 9% employer pension contribution
Closing date: 9am UK time 6 May 2019
Interview date: W/C 13 May 2019
We are seeking an experienced, well-organised and confident Assistant 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 in organisational or operational support 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).