International Programmes Manager
(£38,200 per year)
Peace Direct is looking for a dynamic and experienced Programme Manager to oversee all major projects which are part of the organisation’s international programmes portfolio and to ensure their effective management. This post is a maternity cover for up to 12 months.
This is an exciting opportunity for somebody who is passionate about supporting locally led peacebuilding, has experience overseeing a complex portfolio of projects and is able to hit the ground running to take over the management of projects, as well as contribute to programme development.
As International Programmes Manager, you will be part of the International Programmes team and work with Programme Officers and partners to oversee and support effective peacebuilding projects. You will have oversight of several large projects, so we expect the successful candidate to have excellent project management and organisational skills, brilliant interpersonal skills and the ability to think creatively.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar or relevant role, as well as management experience. We are looking for someone with a genuine passion for our mission to support local efforts to build peace.
The applicant must be fluent in written and spoken English and French.
In our efforts to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, we strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, neurodivergent thinkers, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.
Deadline to apply: 5pm on Sunday 27th September 2020.
Only completed applications will be accepted and only applicants with the right to work in the UK will be considered.
People Committee Member
Peace Direct is looking for experienced professionals to join our newly established ‘People Committee’.
The People Committee will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of our HR to ensure that we achieve the highest standards of care and support to staff. The committee is a sub-committee of the Board and will make recommendations to the Board for its review and approval. We are looking for people who have extensive experience of one of more of the following areas:
- Reviewing HR policies and comparing them to sector best practice
- Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
- A deep understanding of, and interest in, the particular HR challenges facing international organisations
- Risk management
- Approaches to reward and recognition for staff
- Legal issues as they relate to charity management, including employment law
The People Committee will meet twice a year but is also expected to provide support to the CEO and the Head of Finance and Operations as and when needed.
While this is a voluntary position, we hope all committee members will find it rewarding to help lead our charity to success and greater impact, making a demonstrable contribution to sustainable peace in some of the most conflict affected countries worldwide.
We expect all volunteers and staff to share our values of non-violence, trust and dignity.
Peace Direct strives to be a diverse and inclusive employer, with equality of opportunities regardless of personal identity, and we are committed to improving our systems and ways of working to support this, including creating a Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) working group, DEI strategy and recruitment guidelines. We strongly encourage individuals from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds to apply, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and people with mental health challenges.
Interested candidates should send their CV and a covering letter to [email protected], outlining why they are interested in the role and what experience and insights they would bring to Peace Direct.
Deadline to apply: 18th October 2020.
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