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Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager DRC, International Alert

Website International Alert

Working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict

Base Salary: COMPETITIVE with additional benefits (housing and relocation allowance, international medical coverage, pension, R&R, etc.)

Based in: Bukavu, DRC with frequent travels to Goma (2nd office) and to the field whenever necessary


We are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our DRC team, one of Alert’s largest country programmes. The Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager is a senior management position within Alert’s DRC programme and reports directly to the Country Manager.


The successful candidate will supervise all Alert projects in DRC (currently 5) and give technical guidance and support to the Project Staff. Alert’s current portfolio includes two Stabilisation projects in North and South Kivu in collaboration with the Congolese Government and the MONUSCO, one youth empowerment project in Itombwe, South Kivu, one regional small cross-border trade and political empowerment project for women (DRC, Rwanda, Burundi) and one conflict analysis/ research project in North and South Kivu.


Your strengths will include coordination, ensuring synergy and cross-project learning among the DRC project portfolio and with other country programs in the Great Lakes region. In collaboration with the Country Manager, you will lead on the development of new programming initiatives – including fundraising and identification of new partners.


You will have extensive experience of overseeing, supporting and monitoring large and complex peacebuilding or development programmes in the DRC or in a similar context. Substantial experience managing NGO projects, including numerous project staff contract management and donor relations is a must. Furthermore, you will have practiced skill and knowledge in peacebuilding/ conflict transformation and familiarity with gender- and conflict-sensitive approaches. You will represent Alert in Bukavu and have the opportunity to work closely and build relationship with government authorities, donors, civil society and other external stakeholders so experience in this area is a must. An excellent working knowledge (spoken and written) of both French and English is required for this post.


The above are some of the requirements for the job. For the full job requirements (the person specification section of which will form the basis of short-listing), and an application form please visit


To apply, please follow this link and click ‘Apply for this job’. Here you can upload an application form which should indicate the full job title of the role you are applying for. Please cite PCDNetwork as the source of the posting in your application.

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Closing date: December 15th at 5:00 pm (UK time). The selected candidate would ideally start at the latest at the end of January.

Interviews will tentatively take place in Bukavu or Goma or via Skype ASAP.

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.

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