Project Officer

CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, we have since grown to be a leader in the field of international peace making.

CMI is seeking a PROJECT OFFICER for its Sub-Saharan Africa team for a fixed term position until the end of 2022 (possibility of renewal)

The Project Officer will be responsible for:

  • Supporting project management including planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, as well as budget management and donor compliance;
  • Monitoring contextual developments, drafting background materials, including e.g. conflict analysis, stakeholder mapping and regional dynamics, and providing working-level analysis (substantive briefs and notes) as requested;
  • Drafting internal and donor reports, and internal and external written products such as briefing notes, meeting notes, non-papers etc;
  • Coordinating and organising complex, high profile events, including arranging international travel and logistical support for these events and high-profile individuals;
  • Liaising with external stakeholders on organizational and operational questions and participating in regular meetings and travels to the region to substantively engage with stakeholders.

 

A successful candidate is expected to:

  • Have a minimum of three years of practical experience in relevant tasks in an international setting, preferably in the field of international dialogue, mediation and peacebuilding in Sub-Saharan Africa;
  • Have excellent communication and teamworking skills;
  • Have excellent organisational and planning skills, creativity, conflict sensitivity and good political judgement;
  • Have a flexible attitude and ability to work under pressure in challenging circumstances and to tight timelines;
  • Have good analytical and writing skills as well as good IT skills;
  • Have fluent written and spoken skills in English, knowledge of French is considered an asset;
  • Have a Master’s degree from a relevant field;
  • Commit to CMI values and principles of neutrality.

 

 

The Project Officer will report to Head, Sub-Saharan Africa. The position is located in Helsinki and requires a work permit to work in Finland. Preferred starting date is as agreed. Apply through the link by October 25 with your CV, application letter and salary request. Applications received through e-mail will not be taken into account. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, Head for Sub-Saharan Africa Tiina Kukkamaa-Bah is happy to answer any questions you might have by email (tiina.kukkamaa-bah@cmi.fi).

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Employment type: Fixed term

CMI

CMI – Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation is an independent Finnish organisation that works to prevent and resolve conflicts through dialogue and mediation. Founded in 2000 by Nobel Peace Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari, we have since grown to be a leader in the field of international peacemaking.

Location: Eteläranta 12, Helsinki
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