Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. We use this evidence and learning to improve local, national and international policies and practices that can help build lasting peace.
The Project Manager will be primarily responsible for the effective implementation of two projects: 1. a three-year Africa-China-Europe dialogue and cooperation project on preventing the diversion of arms and ammunition in Africa; and 2. a multi-year project on Tackling the illicit transfer and diversion of proliferation-sensitive goods and technologies: supporting government outreach and encouraging a culture of compliance among industry. S/he will be the bridge between management and the teams tasked with the actual execution of the two projects, making sure that the scope of the projects is sound, reporting regularly on the progress of the projects and ensuring that they stay on approved schedules.
In addition, the Project Manager will be responsible for the direct implementation of certain activities, such as participation in field research and policy dialogue, networking and advocacy that will necessitate working closely with African, Chinese and EU policy communities, including officials in charge of conventional arms export controls, scholars, parliamentarians, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), defence industry representatives and the media.
The person we are looking for will have demonstrable experience of project management and of working on arms transfer controls issues. S/he will also have a good understanding of China, particularly in terms of key political, security and economic issues and good knowledge of the discourse on China’s engagement in fragile societies and the implications that this has for conflict prevention and peace-building.
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