Conciliation Resources is an international organisation committed to stopping violent conflict and creating more peaceful societies.  We have six vacancies at present. 

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Fundraising and Administration Officer 

  • Full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent contract
  • £29,633.46 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: Thursday 28 March 2019 (9am UK time)
  • Interviews: week commencing 8 April 2019

Conciliation Resources is seeking a Fundraising and Administration Officer to support a restructured Fundraising team. If you are seeking a worthwhile challenge, have an interest in fundraising and would relish working in a fast paced but friendly team then this role could be for you.

The role sits within the newly merged Fundraising and Communications team, which consists of six members. The Fundraising team is responsible for the generation of unrestricted income through the strengthening of existing funding relationships as well as the development of new funding relationships. The majority of funding currently comes from institutional donors, however the Fundraising team is working to diversify the organisation’s funding streams, further developing other funding sources, such as trusts and foundations, high net worth individuals (HNWI) and corporations. This role seeks to support the above activities and would be ideal for someone who possesses the following skills and experience:

  • Administration experience, including a proven track record of successfully maintaining office records.
  • Experience of working in an office taking the initiative and multitasking as part of a complex, varied and, at times, heavy workload.
  • Some understanding/knowledge of basic fundraising practices, approaches and environment.
  • Experience of writing for different purposes and presenting information clearly.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and appreciation.
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills (essential), with the ability to communicate and summarise complex information clearly and persuasively.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to work collaboratively, listen to and influence others.
  • Common sense approach, with a positive attitude and the ability to adapt to an evolving business and working environment.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage a varied workload and coordinate processes involving multiple people/teams within short deadlines.
  • Research and analytical skills, with the ability to present information in an accessible way.
  • Good computer and IT skills, preferably in a Mac environment.
  • Excellent command of Excel.
  • Creative, flexible character and open to new ideas.
  • Commitment to Conciliation Resources’ goals, values, work and approach.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Application form 1/Statement form 2

Fundraising Manager

  • Full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Permanent contract
  • £38,881.69 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: Thursday 28 March 2019 (9am UK time)
  • Interviews: week commencing 8 April 2019

Conciliation Resources is seeking a Fundraising Manager to contribute to the effective implementation of Conciliation Resources’ fundraising strategy as part of a restructured Fundraising team. If you have passion for fundraising and an interest in making a difference as part of a small but friendly team, then this role is for you.

The post holder will work closely with the Senior Partnership and Fundraising Manager to increase Conciliation Resources’ unrestricted income. This role coordinates certain elements of Conciliation Resources’ donor diversification strategy, particularly by working with selected bilateral donors, as well as initiating and following up on opportunities for increased trust and foundational giving, and funding from other sources such as HNWIs.

The role sits within the newly merged Fundraising and Communications team, which consists of six members. The Fundraising Manager works on researching and approaching new funders, as well as on strengthening existing and developing new funding relationships with selected bilateral donors, trusts and foundations. They also pursue opportunities for funding from other sources, such as HNWIs and corporates. Working with other Fundraising team members, the Fundraising Manager oversees a pipeline of (calls for) proposals and donor prospects, identifying funding opportunities for the entire organisation.

Required experience and skills:

  • Solid fundraising experience, including a proven track record of successfully raising funds from institutional donors, trusts and foundations, HNWIs and/or corporates, including handling subsequent reporting requirements.
  • Knowledge of the charity/NGO funding environment.
  • Experience of writing professional standard reports, applications, proposals, bids or similar that require the summarising of complex issues in a readable and engaging style.
  • Experience of taking the initiative, making decisions and managing a complex, varied and, at times, heavy workload.
  • Understanding of international issues and appreciation of cross-cultural sensitivities.
  • Relevant university degree, or local equivalent, or qualification by experience in a relevant subject area.
  • Excellent English verbal and writing skills with the ability to communicate and summarise complex information clearly and persuasively (essential).
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the ability to work collaboratively and to influence others.
  • Common sense approach, with a positive attitude and ability to adapt to an evolving business and working environment.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills with the ability to manage a varied workload and coordinate processes involving multiple people/teams within short deadlines.
  • Well-developed conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent research skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Good computer and IT skills (preferably in a Mac environment).
  • Excellent command of Excel.
  • Creative, flexible character and open to new ideas.
  • Commitment to Conciliation Resources’ goals, values, work and approach.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Application form 1/Statement form 2

Finance Officer - Central African Republic 

  • Location: Bangui, with occasional travel to Bossangoa and Paoua
  • Reporting to: East and Central Africa Programme Director
  • Duration: fixed term contract from April 2019 to June 2020
  • Salary: $1,630 gross per month, plus 19% employer contribution to CNSS, 2% employer contribution to ACFPE, 9% of employer pension contribution and medical insurance.
  • Closing date: 09.00 (UK time) 25 March 2019
  • Interviews: week commencing 8 April 2019

The Finance Officer provides financial and logistical support necessary for the implementation of the East and Central Africa programme’s work in CAR. The post holder will play a key role in liaising with partners across the areas in which we work, and in supporting the team in financial management and reporting. The Finance Officer is based in Bangui and undertakes regular travel to Bossangoa and Paoua.  The Finance Officer reports to the Programme Director of the East and Central Africa team, based in London, and works alongside a Project Manager and a Programme Officer (all three London-based) and a Bangui-based Programme Officer.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of undertaking a range of financial administrative duties including data input and retrieval.  
  • Experience supporting financial management including experience in preparing budgets and cash flows, monitoring organisational and partner expenditure and supporting financial reporting.
  • Experience in supporting partners (remotely and in person) on the successful joint delivery of work and accompanying local community-based organisations with limited organisational (financial and management) capacities.
  • Experience of working in a team support position with colleagues who work remotely and travel frequently.
  • Excellent numeracy and accuracy skills with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Able to work quickly and accurately to tight deadlines.
  • Strong organisational skills including planning, developing, implementing and maintaining financial and administrative systems.
  • Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible hard copy and digital filing systems.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake some international travel.
  • Strong 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.
  • Graduate study, local equivalent or equivalent by experience in accounting and finance
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Bossangoa and Paoua, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email, internet.

Applicants must have current right to work status in Central African Republic. 

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Application form 1/Statement form 2

Programme Officer - Central African Republic 

  • Location: Bangui, with regular travel to Bossangoa and Paoua
  • Reporting to: Programme Director
  • Duration: fixed term contract from April 2019 to June 2020
  • Salary: $1,630 gross per month, plus 19% employer contribution to CNSS, 2% employer contribution to ACFPE, 9% of employer pension contribution and medical insurance
  • Closing date: 09.00 (UK time) 25 March 2019
  • Interviews: week commencing 8 April 2019

The Programme Officer provides project, administrative and logistical support necessary for the implementation of the East and Central Africa programme’s work in the Central African Republic. The post holder plays a key role in liaising with partners across the areas in which we work, and in managing programme events and information. They support consults and volunteers working with the team. The Programme Officer is based in Bangui and undertakes regular travel to Bossangoa and Paoua.  The Programme Officer reports to the Programme Director of the East and Central Africa team, based in London, and works alongside a Project Manager and a Programme Officer (all three London-based) and a Bangui-based Finance Officer.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Experience of working in an administrative and support position to a team.
  • Strong organisational skills including planning, developing, implementing and maintaining administrative systems.
  • Understanding of and interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes.
  • Knowledge of and interest in political, social and economic dynamics in CAR, in particular the project areas Bossangoa and Paoua
  • Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible filing systems.
  • Experience of supporting monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects.
  • Experience of revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive reports.
  • Experience of undertaking supervised research work.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience supporting financial management including experience preparing budgets, monitoring organisational and partner expenditure and supporting financial reporting.
  • Experience of supporting partners on the successful joint delivery of work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake national and international travel.
  • Strong 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.
  • Graduate study or local equivalent or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, peace and security.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Bossangoa and Paoua, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email, internet.

Applicants must have current right to work status in Central African Republic. 

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Application form 1/Statement form 2

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • London-based, with some international travel
  • Salary: £34,366.08 gross per annum plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 19 March 2019
  • Interviews: 26 March 2019

We are currently seeking a diligent, strategic thinker to undertake the role of Monitoring and Evaluation Officer within our Accord, Policy and Learning (APL) team. The purpose of this role is:

  • At the organisational level, to provide support to the Head of Monitoring and Evaluation in  developing Conciliation Resources’ systems, skills and approach to design, monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting, and in embedding these in organisational practice;
  • At the project-level, to provide technical support to Conciliation Resources’ Programme teams, partners, and the APL team in the development and implementation of their monitoring, evaluation and learning plans and systems.

Knowledge

  • Knowledge of a range of planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting concepts, tools and approaches.
  • Some knowledge of one or more of the conflicts in which Conciliation Resources works
  • Some knowledge of organisational practices such as partnership working, value for money and organisational learningwould be an advantage.
  • Fluent English (essential).  Other languages desirable (in particular Spanish, French, or Russian).

Experience

  • Experience of providing on-going support for processes of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
  • Experience of applying and adapting different measurement and evaluation frameworks and techniques, such as the logical framework approach and theories of change.
  • Experience of group facilitation and training support on monitoring, evaluation and learning issues
  • Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible filing systems.
  • Experience of revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive reports for external audiences.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience of working across an organisation to influence others.
  • Experience of handling a complex and varied workload where the need to re-prioritise is not unusual.

Downloads for this post: Job Description/Application form 1/Statement form 2