Senior Conflict Advisor, ActionAid, Nairobi or Johannesburg

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Home-based where ActionAid has presence with preference for Nairobi or Johannesburg or centres of active conflict networking.

£36,270.00 per annum: basic salary plus benefits on international terms and conditions


  • Your ability to support others, showing leadership where necessary, listen and build positive peer relationships will assist you to work at different levels; internally with the International Emergencies and Conflict Team and with country programmes and externally with donors, conflict networks, the UN and regional peacekeeping and other aid agencies.
  • Your knowledge and experience of practice, current thinking and policy on reducing violent conflict and addressing its consequences will help you to keep the conflict network informed of the latest thinking and encourage critical debate and experience sharing.
  • Your knowledge of international humanitarian sector and peacekeeping operations- practice, standards, policy trends, funding and coordination systems will help you maintain the evolution of the ActionAid conflict positioning framework and ensure that ActionAid policy remains relevant and coherent in relation to key debates of the day.
  • With a demonstrable commitment to women's rights in relation to conflict you will be responsible for ensuring that the synergies of women's rights and conflict work are reflected throughout conflict policy and practice in ActionAid.
  • You will act as project manager for the Violence Against Women work in DRC, Burundi and Sierra Leone and ensure that experience from these programmes is widely shared across the organisation.
  • Your understanding of the causes, consequences and dynamics of working in conflict is critical to success.
  • Experience of the theory and practice of conflict analysis, fundraising and maintaining donor relationships and networking and communications skills are also essential.
  • You will have a minimum of three years of programme design and implementation of relevant conflict programmes.

    Applications should be sent with a CV, cover letter and contact names and details of at least two referees to sca.jhb [at] no later than.

    ActionAid International is an equal opportunities employer.

    Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.

    Recruitment will be based both on attitude and personality and technical skills.

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