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Programme Manager (Peace & Security) At Cardno Emerging Markets

Date Posted: 05/Jun/2014
Deadline: 30/Nov/-0001

Cardno Limited is an international professional infrastructure and environmental services company with over 60 years’ experience and 8,000 people shaping the future for communities around the world.

Cardno Emerging Markets Division has offices in Australia, North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Our expertise covers all phases of design, management, and assessment of projects for donors including USAID, AusAID, UK DFID, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, European Union, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development as well as selected foundations and private clients.

Our dedicated professionals speak over 40 languages and are spread over 59 countries collaborating to deliver sustainable solutions for our clients and projects in some of the most challenging locations. We are passionate about development that sustains communities by improving their access to clean water, sanitation, health care, governance and trade and investment; we provide children with greater access to education and we bring communities together through the design and rehabilitation of roads, bridges and port structures.

For new and exciting opportunities with Cardno Emerging Markets visit our Careers Page located on Cardno's Company Website. Alternatively, you can register your interest in Cardno through our Candidate Registration Portal:

Programme Manager (Peace & Security)


Job description

Cardno Emerging Markets (UK) has recently submitted a formal Expression of Interest to tender to provide Technical Assistance services for the programme “EU Support to ECOWAS Regional Peace, Security and Stability Mandate (EU-ECOWAS PSS)”, and provide advisory support to the management and implementation of the regional programme, particularly supporting ECOWAS to carry out its conflict prevention and resolution mandate by building ECOWAS capacities in strategic planning and policy development as well as programme operations, management, supervision and coordination.

We are seeking an skilled and experienced Team Leader who will be responsible for the overall management of the programme as well as:

  • Capacity development of the organisation
  • Provision of policy and expert advice
  • Strengthening of programme implementation
  • Preparation/facilitation of EU cooperation
  • Preparatory and ancillary tasks relating to planning, monitoring, reporting on project components
  • Day-to-day relations and dialogue with the ECOWAS Commission

Desired Skills and Experience

The successful candidate should possess the following background and skills:

  • University degree in an appropriate topic 
  • Highly experienced programme manager and team leader with extensive experience and proven track record in leading institutional capacity building and development processes in complex public sector organisations. 
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience providing professional expert experience in building capacity in efficient and effective total programme planning, management and coordination processes and procedures
  • Practical knowledge and management of grant funds processes would be an advantage.
  • In depth knowledge of EU/EDF procedures and processes, preferably including experience in managing at least one, but preferably more than one, EU funded multi-country programme with a large budget. 
  • Substantive experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa in a similar role is essential, ideally within the ECOWAS region. Multi-country, regional programme 
  • management experience would be advantageous. 
  • Knowledge of the peace and security sector would be an asset, particularly a thorough understanding of issues related to conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace-building, rule of law and mediation processes. 
  • A skilled communicator with the ability to effectively engage multiple-stakeholders in cooperative dialogue. 
  • Fluency in both English and French (spoken and written)

The programme is anticipated to commence in September 2014. The duration of the programme will be 48 months based in Abuja, Nigeria.

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday 31st July 2014.

Cardno offers an excellent compensation and benefits package. Cardno is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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