Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We are currently recruiting for one vacancy, two consultancy positions, one volunteer and up to three trustees. 

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Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Full-time / 3 year fixed term contract
  • Location: London-based with some international travel
  • Salary: £42,912.70  plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + UK public holidays
  • Closing date: 9:00 am (UK time) Wednesday 12 October 2016
  • Interviews: Wednesday 19 October 2016

This is an exciting and influential role at the centre of Conciliation Resources which will have a substantial impact of the organisation as we continue to develop our practice and learning in this area.  The Head of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting will promote, enable and improve our culture and practice of capturing and measuring progress against plans, and learning from evidence and the successes, or otherwise, of our work by supporting staff particularly in the areas of organisational planning, programme design, monitoring and evaluation. 

With a thorough knowledge of different strategic, organisational and project planning, monitoring and evaluation methodologies the post holder will be a champion of effective planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting within Conciliation Resources providing leadership and technical oversight. Candidates should have a proven track record of coordinating and supporting organisational change processes with a post-graduate qualification (or equivalent through experience) in a relevant area.

Downloads for this post: Job Description / Application Form / Diversity Monitoring Survey


Trustee Recruitment 

  • Initial three year period
  • Closing date: 9 am UK Time on the 26 September 2016
  • Interviews on 17 / 18 October 2016

We would like to appoint up to three Trustees.  Initially each new Trustee will be co-opted at the Board meeting on 14 / 15 November 2016 with the intention of formally appointing each new Trustee for an initial three-year term at the Annual General Meeting in May 2017. The Board has recently identified the key skills, experience and knowledge it is looking to bring on-board through this process and is particularly looking to recruit new Trustees with a specialism or considerable experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience of conflict regions
  • Background in / knowledge of diplomacy, mediation support and engaging armed groups
  • Knowledge and experience of the role of gender in peacebuilding
  • An academic background relevant to our work
  • Organisational development and learning, managing change
  • Communications, media, marketing and/or public relations
  • Experience of being part of an effective board (governance)
  • Financial analysis and senior management experience
  • Access to / knowledge of potential donor-supporters
  • Fundraising, including institutional donors, trusts and foundations and crowdfunding

If you would like to apply, please email to a supporting statement explaining why you would like to be considered to be a Trustee of Conciliation Resources.  You should also send a detailed and up to date CV and complete our online equal opportunities form.  All applications will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Board comprised of the Chair, the Executive Director and one other Board member and those short-listed will be interviewed.  A provisional date for interviews has been set for 17 / 18 October and they will be held in London at Conciliation Resources’ office in Tufnell Park.

We actively encourage applications from all sections of the global community. 

Downloads for this post: Role DescriptionAnnual Audited Accounts 2015 / Annual Report 2015 / 2020 Stategic Plan / Equal Opportunities Survey


Baseline Gender Sensitivity: Consultancy 

Conciliation Resources is recruiting a consultant to conduct a baseline assessment of the gender-sensitivity of Conciliation Resources’ programming and to suggest milestones to inform the future structure of Conciliation Resources’ work on gender-sensitivity. Details of the assignment can be found in the attached Terms of Reference.

Expected deliverables will be:

  • A one-day inception meeting
  • Developing and finalising the criteria for the assessment in consultation with Conciliation Resources staff;
  • Assessment interviews with programme staff (9 teams);
  • A report summarising the analysis, with baselines outlined for each programme, and suggested milestones by programme and (if appropriate) at organisational level;
  • A meeting with Conciliation Resources staff to present and discuss the report and recommendations.

A budget of up to £6,000 including expenses is available for the assignment, which would start in September and be completed by mid-December 2016.

Interested applicants should send:

  • A CV of maximum two pages of A4, minimum 10 point font, highlighting relevant experience. 
  • A covering letter of maximum two pages of A4, minimum 10 point font, outlining briefly:
  • Your approach to the assignment
  • Approximate number of days to complete the assignment
  • Why you are interested in the assignment and what you will bring to it

There will be a conversation (in person or by skype) for shortlisted applicants.

Please send all applications to recruitment@c-r.orgwith ‘Gender-sensitivity assessment’ in the title of the email. If you have any questions please contact the Head of Policy and Learning:

Deadline for submissions: 9 am UK time Wednesday 28 September 2016

Downloads for this post: Terms of Reference / Diversity Monitoring Survey 


Accord Insight 4: Peace, transition and political settlement in border areas, Issue Editor

Conciliation Resources is recruiting an Issue Editor to work with us on the 4th publication in our Accord Insight series, which will look at conflict dynamics and peace processes in borderland areas. It will explore the 'lived' political settlement in a number of conflict-affected border contexts, identifying different actors’ interests at the sub-national level and in relation to the centre, and how these affect peace, security and political inclusion, especially for those living in these areas. Learning from the research will be of practical relevance for peace and development in contexts, as well as globally as a comparative resource.

This Accord project is part of the Political Settlements Research Programme, a four-year research project undertaken by a North-South Consortium of five organisations to examine how political settlements come into being, how open and inclusive they are, and how internal and external actors shape them.

The consultancy is for an estimated 60 days spread over approximately 12-18 months from Autumn 2016, at a competitive daily rate. Ideally, we would like the project to start quickly, with the Joint Analysis Workshop (see 'Key Deliverables' attachment) taking place before February 2017.

Interested applicants should send:

  • A CV of approximately two pages of A4, minimum 10 point font, outlining relevant experience – a bibliography can be attached as an appendix to your CV

A supporting statement of approximately 1-2 pages of A4, minimum 10 point font, outlining briefly:

  • How you meet the brief as detailed in the Summary of Key Deliverables
  • Why you are interested in the role of Accord Issue Editor and what you will bring to it
  • What value an Accord project on borderlands can add

There will be a short additional exercise and a conversation (in person or by skype) for shortlisted applicants.

Please send all applications to with ‘Accord Insight Borderlands Issue Editor’ in the title of the email. Any questions please contact the Head of Accord, Zand Ramsbotham:

Deadline for submissions: 9 am UK time Monday 10th October

Downloads for this post: Role Description / About Accord / Key Deliverables / Equality Monitoring Survey 


South Asia Programme Volunteer 

  • Voluntary position, based at our office in Tufnell Park
  • Average of 3 days a week for a 12-14 week period
  • Travel (London zones 1-6) and lunch expenses (max £5) reimbursed against receipts
  • Closing date: 9am (UK Time) 11 October 2016
  • Interviews: 17 October 2016

Our South Asia Programme is seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual to support the team in hosting a 4 week Fellowship.

The Fellowship consists of 6 individuals travelling from South Asia and taking part in a programme of events in London, Birmingham and Belfast. The post holder will be expected to undertake the following duties, including but not limited to:  

  • Preparation of a 4 week programme for the Fellows including arranging meetings and trainings
  • Liaise with the fellows and arrange the logistics of travel, accommodation, and preparation for the arrival of the fellows
  • Financial responsibility- ensuring payments are sent to our finance team and that they meet the necessary internal and external requirements
  • Support the fellows in completing their final reports of the Fellowship

The candidate will be offered the opportunity to attend the events in either Birmingham or Belfast in order to see the project through to fruition.

Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English, good knowledge of standard Microsoft Office packages, and report writing. Knowledge of India, Pakistan & Kashmir conflicts would be desirable.

Candidates should have experience of, and commitment to administrative work, be highly organised, have excellent verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent attention to detail is required, as is the ability to work autonomously.   

Downloads for this post: Role Description/Application Form/Equality Monitoring Survey