Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace.  We currently have three vacancies and a volunteer placement available at present. 

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Director of Programmes

Executive Assistant

Fundraising Assistant (Volunteer)

Project Manager – Democratic Republic of Congo

Director of Programmes 

  • Duration: Permanent
  • Location: London-based with international travel of approximately 2-3 months per year
  • Salary: From £62,771.01plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + UK public holidays
  • Closing date: 9:00 am (UK time) Monday 13 March 2017
  • Interviews: W/C 20 March 2017

We are seeking a motivated, inspiring and dedicated Director of Programmes to be based in Conciliation Resources’ London office to work with our programme teams comprising experienced and passionate peacebuilding practitioners. 

The Director of Programmes is an integral role in Conciliation Resources’ organisational leadership, contributing to our development as a dynamic, innovative and reflective organisation. They will oversee and support programme directors in their work to prevent, transform and end violent conflicts and promote peaceful and inclusive societies.

The Director of Programmes is a member of the Executive Management Team leading and managing programme teams, ensuring they have well developed strategies and work plans that deliver impact. The role is responsible for overseeing financial management and fundraising and supporting learning in each regional programme as well as supporting this work at an organisational level.

We are interested in receiving applications from candidates who are able to clearly demonstrate

  • A thorough understanding of, and commitment to, Conciliation Resources’ aims, values and principles;
  • An understanding of conflict transformation theories and their application in practice;
  • An understanding of the key issues to be addressed by international non-governmental organisations supporting local capacities for peacebuilding and a substantive knowledge of peace processes;
  • Significant experience of management and leadership in a comparable sized organisation; and
  • Comprehensive understanding of the external environment in which Conciliation Resources operates

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Executive Assistant

  • Full-time: 37.5 hours
  • Location: Tufnell Park, North London
  • Salary: £29,188.46 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9am UK time Monday 6 March 2017
  • Interview date: week commencing 13 March 2017

We are seeking an experienced, well-organised and confident Executive 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 assisting the Executive Director in maintaining good relations with external contacts and networks, administering the Executive Director’s office, supporting the Board of Trustees, liaising with teams across the organisation and supporting Executive Director led meetings and processes. This busy fast paced role requires a high level of autonomy and the ability to juggle many tasks at any given time.

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of MS Office and database software as well as accurate, well presented, touch-typing with a minimum speed of 55wpm. They should have knowledge of information management systems and knowledge of planning, reporting and evaluation processes (desirable)

The successful candidate will have experience in a secretarial or administrative capacity at an executive level preferably in an organisation with an international outlook and proven experience in all aspects of the effective administration of meetings including setting agendas, accurate recording and minute-taking. You should also be well versed in event organisation including logistics, travel and budgeting, and be able to work effectively as a link between the executive and a Board. 

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Fundraising Assistant (Volunteer)

  • Part time: 3 days per week
  • Role Title: Fundraising Assistant (Volunteer)  
  • Location: Tufnell Park, London
  • Closing date: 9am UK time Monday 13 March 2017
  • Interview date: Week commencing 20 March 2017

We are seeking a Fundraising Assistant to undertake administration duties, donor research and fundraising support as well as assisting the team to develop funding proposals. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Fluent English (essential).
  • Experience in maintaining electronic databases and filing systems.
  • Good working knowledge of standard Microsoft Office packages (Word and Excel), preferably in a Mac environment.
  • Some knowledge / experience of institutional donors including government, multilateral and philanthropic donors (desirable)

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Project Manager – Democratic Republic of Congo

  • DRC Project Manager
  • Full-time (37.5 hours), based in Dungu, Northeastern DRC  
  • Fixed-term contract ending 31 December 2018
  • 25 days annual leave + 3 Christmas office closure days + local public holidays
  • Closing date: 5pm (UK Time) Sunday 26 March 2017
  • Interviews: week commencing 3 April 2017

Conciliation Resources is currently recruiting a DRC Project Manager to work with a London based team and local partners. The post, based in  Dungu, northeastern DRC requires frequent travel in BasUélé, Haute Uélé and Ituri provinces, with occasional travel to Kinshasa and outside the country.

The DRC Project Manager will manage the implementation of a 24-month project “Strengthening youth involvement in conflict prevention in areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’

Considerable and proven experience of working with a wide range of social and political actors and young people is essential as is a sound understanding of the conflict dynamics in DRC. Candidates should have considerable field and office based experience of working in conflict transformation, governance or a related fields. They should have a proven track record in successful project management and coordinating work on multiple projects with a range of contacts in conditions of current or recent conflict. Fluency in spoken and written English and French is essential and knowledge of local languages is advantageous.

This project started on 1 January 2017 and will expire on 31 December 2018. All applicants should have the right to work in DRC and should expect to provide evidence of this at interview. 

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