• Full time: 37.5 hours 
  • Duration:     Fixed term contract until 31 December 2020
  • Location:     Manila or Cotabato, Philippines with some travel to London
  • Salary:         PHP135,000 gross per month (inclusive of 13 month salary paid in 12 monthly instalments, excluding mandatory social welfare benefits e.g. SSS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth) plus 9% pension fund and private medical insurance
  • Closing date:        09.00 am (UK Time) 16 January 2020
  • Interview date:     From 22 January 2020

We are seeking an experienced, reliable and committed Project Manager based in Manila or Cotabato, Philippines, applicants must have the legal right to work in the Philippines  in order to be considered for the role. The Project Manager, Mindanao, is responsible for developing and managing Conciliation Resources’ peace building and conflict resolution work in Mindanao. This includes managing a programme of work focused on community peacebuilding in specific communities in the Bangsamoro in Mindanao. This work includes working closely with partner organisations in the Bangsamoro. The position will also manage the development of further peacebuilding work in the Bangsamoro, including supporting the normalisation process, and contributing to research and analysis on peace and conflict drivers and dynamics. The post holder is responsible for overseeing the full project cycle for these activities, including design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, narrative and financial reporting. They act 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 Mindanao programme as a whole, and manages a Programme Officer, consultants and volunteers. The post could be based in Manila or Cotabato and will involve frequent travel to Mindanao. 

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 living or working in the Philippines or in the Southeast Asia region.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 for frequent international travel.
  • Experience of working in a conflict-affected area, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training. 

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience 

  • Knowledge of Philippines and Mindanao context and connections with in-country and international stakeholders. 
  • Experience of working in partnership with local CSO, in particular on peace building projects.

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