UMass Boston’s Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development (http://www.umb.edu/cpdd/) and Public Conversations Project (PCP: http://www.publicconversations.org/) are pleased to announce a major initiative to support the conflict resolution work of the Interfaith Mediation Centre (IMC) of Kaduna, Nigeria (see http://www.imcnigeria.org/). We seek a Program Manager to assist IMC in coordinating the day-to-day operations of UMass Boston and PCP under the supervision of IMC leadership, and to support IMC operations if requested. The Program Manager will be responsible for delivering services, consulting with staff and serving as primary liaison between IMC and PCP/UMass. The role of the Program Manager is to ensure coherence among the international partners and the sustainability of their support efforts, and to help UMass better understand the daily working and needs of IMC. The Program Manager will be responsible for assisting the PCP Project Director with delivering training in Reflective Structured Dialogue while he is in country, and will continue to monitor and support PCP dialogue initiatives when the PCP Project Director is not in Nigeria. The Program Manager will also work with the UMASS Principal Investigator to oversee UMass Graduate Student teams while they are in Nigeria, including the gathering of monitoring and evaluation data. Lastly, the Program Manager will also work with UMass and PCP in the development of as early warning system, and assist in developing the network in the field.
Consequently, the ideal candidate will have several years experience in Reflective Structured Dialogue and other conflict resolution methods, interfaith peacebuilding work, project management skills, and have lived in Africa. Candidates with strengths in several of these areas are encouraged to apply, but conflict resolution experience is required, preferably with a Masters degree or higher in a relevant discipline.
Interested candidates please email your CV to both Prof. Darren Kew (email@example.com) and Dave Joseph (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible. Further information about the project can also be provided on request.
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