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Peacebuilding Manager

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  • Mogadishu
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Posted: 14 June 2022

About the job

Requisition ID: req28252

Job Title: Peacebuilding Manager

Sector: Governance

Employment Category: Regular

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Mogadishu, Somalia

Job Description

The Peacebuilding Manager will lead on the design, implementation, and monitoring of peacebuilding and advoca cy interventions and trainings in Baidoa, Barawe, Hawlwadaag, and Karaan. This position will support local stakeholders (women, youth, local CSOs, elders, religious and community structures) to promote the participation and empowerment of local youth, including young women, in peace structures for conflict prevention. This position will also conduct regular analyses of evolving conflicts to inform project strategy and implementation, will provide technical expertise and capacity building support for project and local partners, and ensure conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm approaches within all project interventions. The Peacebuilding Manager will help establish and maintain strong relationships with project stakeholders for the fulfillment of project objectives. Furthermore, the Peacebuilding Manager will manage SWYPP’s Senior Peacebuilding Officer (PBO), MEAL Officer and Senior Learn to Earn (L2E) and GEWE Officer. the Peacebuilding Manager will directly report to the Project Consortium Consultant with secondary reporting to the Economic Development and Recovery (ERD) Coordinator.

Key Responsibilities

Program Reporting & Compliance

The Peacebuilding Manager is responsible for implementing compliance and reporting activities and plans to lead program implementation. The planning includes the development of workplans, spending plans and financial reports, the monitoring of spending plans, creations of donor reports as well as any other strategic communications and compliance documents.

  • Lead on the compiling of program outputs for reports and compliance documents, including financial management and spending.
  • Assist Project Consortium Consultant with coordination of partnership activities and communicate with partners on implementation progress across all target locations.
  • Lead meetings to discuss program reporting and compliance progress as well as provide updates on spending plans, workplans and reporting timelines.
  • Ensure that communications materials and human-interest stories of beneficiaries are created and shared with the Project Consortium Consultant.
  • Provide support to the Project Consortium Consultant on inputs for new project proposals, concept notes, and other applications for Peacebuilding and Governance funding opportunities.

Program Implementation

The Peacebuilding Manager responsible for implementing all the program activities. The Peacebuilding Manager ensures all program needs and plans are met on time in accordance with IRC and donors’ standards.

  • Lead on the timely and effective implementation of all activities in all target locations.
  • Provide capacity building support and trainings to local partners under the consortium on all tools and approaches, in particular on the CPDF framework.
  • Monitor progress towards implementation of activities in all target locations. In case where there are challenges, the Peacebuilding Manager will ensure timely and effective communication to the Project Consortium Consultant.
  • Meet with local district authorities, ministries and other government officials and key stakeholders to ensure appropriate and timely implementation of all activities, as well as continued community acceptance and government buy-in.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Project Consortium Consultant.


  • Lead on the development of the peacebuilding learning agenda across all partners during the inception phase of the project.
  • Lead on the development of the learning agenda and ensure complete compilation and creation of learning outputs from all partners.
  • Work closely with the Project Consortium Consultant to ensure all activities are implemented according to plan and that learning is captured and disseminated across all partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Peace and Conflict Prevention, Governance, International Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or relevant field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience designing and implementing related peacebuilding and advocacy programming and trainings for women and youth.
  • Knowledge and understanding of local and national conflict dynamics in Somalia.
  • Strong communication skills with diverse groups of stakeholders with different levels of seniority and ability to develop and maintain relationships and key partnerships.
  • Demonstrated innovation and success in staff capacity-building and in participatory, flexible, and gender-sensitive programming and implementation.
  • Knowledge of context and conflict analysis and stakeholder analysis.
  • Experience with gender and conflict sensitive programming and implementation.

Required Competencies

Commitment to service, strong communications skills, ability to be punctual and ensure timely reporting, proactive, a good team player, and ability to work under difficult conditions in the field.

All IRC staff are required to adhere to the IRC Way Standards for Professional Conduct and the IRC country employment policies.

Standards Of Professional Conduct

The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Harassment-Free Workplace, Fiscal Integrity, Anti-Retaliation, Combating Trafficking in Persons, and several others.

Gender Equality

IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity And Inclusion

at IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. Organizations that are diverse in age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and perspective are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe workspace environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So, bring your whole self to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In keeping with our core values of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment built on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally, and free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever they are located, are accountable for creating an environment free of discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation.












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