Project Manager, West Africa

Conciliation Resources
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 19

Position description

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Fixed-term contract until 31 December 2019
  • London-based, with frequent travel to the region
  • Salary: £41,872.31 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 10 January 2019
  • Interviews: 17/18 January 2018


We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to develop and manage our peacebuilding and conflict resolution work on the UK Aid Connect-funded Smart Peace project in northeast Nigeria.

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 travel frequently to Nigeria, acting 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 West Africa Programme as a whole, and manages a Programme Officer, and volunteers. The post is based in London and will involve frequent travel to the region.


  • 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 on the West Africa, especially Nigeria.
  • Spoken or written languages including Hausa, Kanuri and Bura of northern Nigeria (desirable)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the West African, particularly Nigerian, context, and connections with in-country and international stakeholders.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with people in conflict-affected regions, peace mediation and dialogue processes and local community dialogue and reconciliation processes


  • 9% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + 8 UK public holidays
  • Season ticket loan
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Bike hire purchase scheme
  • Eyecare costs contribution

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