The Security Governance Group (SGG), a Canadian research and consulting firm, is seeking a Senior Project Manager.
Location: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Organization: The Security Governance Group (SGG) is a young, dynamic international research and consulting firm headquartered in Kitchener, Canada that specializes in the security and governance dimensions of statebuilding, peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction.
Position Summary: Reporting to the President and Vice-President of the SGG, the candidate will be responsible for developing and leading research and consulting projects for the firm.
Specific Duties Include:
-Develop and lead research and consulting projects from inception to completion.
-Cultivate consulting, grant and other business/funding opportunities for the SGG.
-Write competitive tenders and grant proposals.
-Develop and nurture institutional partnerships for the SGG.
-Assist in marketing the achievements and services of the SGG.
-Conduct desk-based and field-based research in conflict-affected and fragile state environments.
-Write blogs, papers and comprehensive research reports.
-Represent the SGG at international meetings and conferences.
-Organize and facilitate real and virtual events.
-Oversee and mentor junior staff and interns.
-Lead the development of innovative communications and dissemination tools.
-Assist in strategic planning for the firm.
-A graduate degree in the social sciences (Political Science, History, Sociology etc.)
-A minimum of 5 years of employment experience in one or more of the following fields: international development, security and defence, or governance.
-Demonstrated excellence in research and writing.
-A minimum of 1 year of project management and fund-raising experience.
-At least 6 months of field experience in a fragile or conflict-affected state.
-Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, with an attention to detail.
-Self-starter with leadership experience.
Knowledge of the fields of peacebuilding, statebuilding, and security sector reform is a strength.
-Knowledge of social media, web design and eConferencing tools is a strength.
-Ability to speak French and/or Spanish or Arabic is a strength:
Compensation: Base salary with performance incentives. Contact the SGG for more information.
Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter, CV, recent writing sample, and three references to email@example.com by June 26, 2015. We appreciate all candidates’ applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
About the Security Governance Group
The Security Governance Group is a private research and consulting firm headquartered in Kitchener, Canada, which specializes in the security and governance dimensions of state building, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction. Our staff and associates have been at the forefront of policy and practice in the security sector reform field. For more information, visit: www.secgovgroup.com
To Apply: Please submit a CV, cover letter, writing sample and the contact details of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: June 26, 2015
The Operations III Division is responsible for the Africa Programme and for the Gender and Security Programme. DCAF Operations III is looking for an experienced, motivated, and flexible individual who will undertake a wide range of tasks related to project coordination and management in the area of gender and security in Africa, in particular, West Africa.
Candidates should meet the following criteria:
-Excellent command of written and spoken French and English
-A minimum of five years of practical experience managing projects on gender and security including planning and design, budgeting, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
-Producing written material like policy briefs, guidance notes, research reports, media releases and publications
-Providing technical assistance and guidance to integrate gender equality into security work
-Conducting research on gender and security
-Organizing, coordinating, delivering and facilitating workshops, seminars, consultations and capacity building activities
-Demonstrated professional experience working outside of your country of origin
-Demonstrated experience serving as a formal representative of an organization with Embassies, NGOs, funders, International Organizations and at high level events
Demonstrated experience working on gender and security including:
-Advanced university degree in security studies, law, international relations, peace, or international development with a focus or specialization in women and gender; or equivalent.
Desirable additional skills or experience:
-Work experience, knowledge or familiarity in Africa, in particular, West Africa
Experience developing and preparing funding proposals
Position location: Geneva, Switzerland, with frequent travel to Africa, in particular, West Africa.
The position will start as soon as possible.
Closing date: 30 June 2015
Candidates meeting the qualifications are invited to e-mail their CV with a cover letter outlining in further detail how they meet the above criteria, including available start date. Due to the high number of applications, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please send your applications to:
Administrative Assistant, Operations III
Ref: PC Gender and Security – Africa
Vacancy type: Permanent position
Location: Either London, with travel to the region, or else based in Nairobi
Service areas(s): Justice, Security and Peacebuilding
About the role:
Adam Smith International is one of the UK’s leading providers of technical assistance to justice, policing, and defence institutions and agencies in developing and conflict affected countries. We are currently delivering complex and politically sensitive projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
We are looking to expand our existing team of project managers by recruiting for positions in London and Nairobi.
Successful candidates will take on key roles in both the delivery of existing projects and the conversion of new business opportunities. This will involve:
• Providing technical oversight of projects by managing teams of subject matter experts, analysing operating contexts, liaising with beneficiaries and donors, and assuring the quality of deliverables;
• Contributing to setting the JSP team’s business strategy and its implementation by identifying and tracking opportunities, conducting field research, developing technical methodologies, and building expert teams and establishing organisational partnerships;
• Strengthening our focus on achieving, capturing and demonstrating results through innovative project management, building strong evidence bases, and overcoming complex risks;
• Working with other technical and geographic teams within the firm to share knowledge, exchange experiences and collaborate in pursuing cross-cutting business opportunities.
Heard Enough? Ready to Apply?
We would love to hear from you. Please submit a CV (no more than 2 pages) and short cover letter to email@example.com with a subject line of “Manager – JSP Team”. Shortlisted applicants only will be contacted. Thank you for your consideration.
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-Policy Research and Analysis
-Communications and Representation
How to Apply
To be considered for this position, please submit a complete application package consisting of:
1. Cover letter
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2. Consulting Opportunities
The Justice, Peacebuilding and Security Team is looking to expand its network of policing and justice sector experts with proven international advisory experience and an interest in taking up either short or longer term assignments on international projects.
Applicants should demonstrate a minimum of ten years’ relevant experience, with policing or justice sector knowledge and skills and a minimum of two years’ international experience, in relation to one or more of the following areas:
-Justice sector reform – strategy and policy development, capacity-building; training prosecutors and judges; counter-terrorism investigations; case management; cross-sector coordination; legislative frameworks; use of evidence and developing core legal reasoning skills
-Policing reform – strategy and policy development; Ministry of Interior reform, oversight and professional standards; training, mentoring and institutional reform; criminal investigations; community policing; gender in policing; formal and informal policing mechanisms
-Counter terrorism and stabilisation – counter terrorism investigations; legal compliance and oversight; cross-sector coordination; civil society engagement and countering violent extremism
-Cross-cutting technical skills – violence against women and girls; strategic communications; human rights; conflict analysis
-Cross-cutting project management skills – technical and financial project design, management, monitoring and evaluation; team leadership; multi-donor and multi-stakeholder relationship management
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-Language skills – working knowledge of Arabic, Urdu or Pashto is beneficial but not required
Please send a CV and short cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line to specify what role you are applying for, using either ‘Police Adviser – April 2015’ or ‘Justice Adviser – April 2015’.