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

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  • IT Officer 
  • Project Manager, Central African Republic 

IT Officer 

  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Permanent
  • London-based
  • Salary £29,633.46 plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Closing date: 9.00am UK time 13 August 2019
  • Interviews: 27 August 2019

We are seeking an IT officer to be the face of the IT function. This is not an average IT job, it requires not only technical skill but a people first approach to delivery. In return you will have a high level of autonomy and scope for developing the IT policies and practices. Although a team of two you will be a member of the broader Core and Operations team in a friendly, supportive and encouraging environment. This will be an interesting and fulfilling role for someone with a head for IT and a heart for peacebuilding.

Working with an external IT Manager the postholder will be responsible for (but not limited to):

Provision of IT support and facilities in a Mac-based environment

  • Support, advice and troubleshooting
  • Training and inducting staff
  • Systems administration and maintenance
  • Internal and external relationship management

Information and communications management

  • Database maintenance
  • Compliance and data protection
  • Intranet and website assistance

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Reasonable technical knowledge of Mac operating systems for desktops and laptops, MS Office and database software, with a good appreciation of the uses and potential of IT and web technologies as information management and learning tools.
  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite, including email, calendars and Google Drive, with knowledge and appreciation of Google Suite Administration.
  • Sound working knowledge of website content management system software (preferably Drupal).
  • Some knowledge and understanding of Mac and Linux operating systems for servers.
  • Experience of providing troubleshooting support on IT matters relating to laptops, workstations, AV, network connectivity and servers.
  • Experience with working with Apple Mac computers.
  • Experience of successfully delivering training on technical issues to non-technical staff.
  • Experience of maintaining and developing an organisation’s IT systems.
  • (Preferable) Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering, over time, an IT strategy.
  • (Preferable) In depth and demonstrable experience of maintaining databases.
  • (Preferable) Experience of proactively introducing IT efficiencies into the way an organisation works and responding to its changes and developments.
  • (Preferable) Experience of using content management systems to manage websites.
  • (Preferable) Experience of working collaboratively with a diverse range of people.
  • (Preferable) Experience of working in an NGO environment

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

Project Manager, Central African Republic 

  • Location:                     Bangui, Central African Republic        
  • Duration:                     Fixed term contract ending 14 July 2022, full time
  • Reporting to:               Programme Director, East and Central Africa Programme                                       (based in London)
  • Responsible for:         Programme Officer and Finance Officer (both based in Bangui)
  • Salary:                         $2,580 gross per month (inclusive of 3% employee CNSS contribution and                                      IRPP income tax, following the IRPP tax scales) plus 19% employer                                      contribution to CNSS, 2% employer contribution to ACFPE,                                      9% employer pension contribution and health insurance.
  • Closing date:              9.00am UK time, 27 August 2019
  • Interviews:                  September 2019

The Project Manager is responsible for developing and managing two of our peace building and conflict resolution projects in the Central African Republic. The post holder is responsible for overseeing the full project cycle, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. The post holder will travel frequently 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 East and Central Africa programme as a whole, and manages Programme Officer, Finance Officer and consultants. The post is based in the Central African Republic and will involve frequent travel to the provinces of CAR in which the projects are operating.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • 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 and sensitivity to communicating with multicultural and diverse audiences (including senior government officials, politicians, opposition groups, national and local NGOs and conflict-affected communities).
  • Good knowledge of the conflicts in CAR, and of the wider contextual understanding of social, political and economic dynamics in the country. 
  • 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 and French.
  • 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 to undertake frequent travel.
  • Experience of working in a conflict-affected area, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Current valid permit to work in the Central African Republic.

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  • Spoken or written Sango.

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

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