Project Manager, Central African Republic

  • Added Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019

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  • 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.

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