Project Manager - DRC - 'Tushiriki Wote'
International Alert is looking for an exceptional candidate to join our team in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), our largest country programme. This is a Project Manager position for the four-year project Tushiriki wote (Let’s all participate!) – the largest in our DRC portfolio. This seeks to promote women’s civic, political and economic empowerment through knowledge, networking, high visibility and advocacy, and it will be implemented in partnership with civil society groups in DRC, Rwanda and Burundi.
You will be responsible for the timely and effective implementation of the project and for coordination and synergy across a total of 15 local partners across 3 countries and in 3 provinces in DRC. In collaboration with the communications and advocacy specialist, other project staff and relevant Alert personnel, you will be responsible for developing, monitoring and overseeing the implementation of a very ambitious and successful advocacy and networking strategy.
Essential qualifications include extensive experience of implementing large and complex peacebuilding or development programmes in the DRC or in a similar context. You will also have substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for contract management and donor relations, as well as proven experience of managing many staff remotely.
You will have a proven expertise on women's political or economic empowerment, masculinities and involvement of men in gender-relational approaches. You will also be familiar 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 is an excellent working knowledge (spoken and written) of both French and English.