Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager, DRC at International Alert

International Alert is looking for an experienced Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager for its DRC programme.

You will be responsible for overseeing International Alert’s (Alert) portfolio of projects in DRC and lead the development of new peacebuilding programme initiatives. You will oversee effective project management and will ensure coordination and synergy across individual projects, contributing to maximising the overall impact of Alert’s work in DRC. You will ensure that Alert’s contribution to peacebuilding in the DRC is strengthened, by taking responsibility for sound management of a portfolio of projects (through line management of Project Managers), by developing cross-programme learning and coordination, by providing quality control and support for M&E and by supporting relationship building and visibility for the programme. You will work closely with the Country Manager to lead the development of new projects, contribute to the identification of new partners and lead on raising funds. You will work closely with Alert’s Africa Programme (AP), including the Great Lakes Manager, and with other Alert departments, taking an active role in broader regional strategy and cross-programmatic activities.

Essential qualifications include a minimum of 3 years’ experience of implementing peacebuilding or development programmes in the DRC or in similar context, and a higher degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject, for example sociology, anthropology, political science, international development. You will also have substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for strategy design, contract management and donor relations, as well as experience of leading peacebuilding-related programmes, and familiarity with conflict-sensitive approaches to development. In addition experience of developing and nurturing constructive relationships with local partners (governmental and non-governmental), is essential as well as excellent working knowledge (spoken, written and read) of both French and English.

Note: The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements and an application pack (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), please visit and ‘How to Apply’. In your application, please indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for.

To apply, please send a completed application form and equal opportunities form [email protected], both of which can be found under ‘How to Apply’ which is part of the Jobs section of Alert’s website.

Please note we do not accept CVs. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Closing date: Tuesday 10th Aug 2015 5pm (UK time).

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All applicants will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.

International Alert helps people find peaceful solutions to conflict.

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace.

We work with local people around the world to help them build peace. And we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on issues which influence peace, including governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

Job title: Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager, DRC

Location: Bukavu (with frequent travel to Goma)

Contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension

Closing date: 10 August 2015